Hello - you are looking damned fine from here... and I hope you are well
It has been a fairly tiring couple of weeks for yours truly. You know - physical, lots of kit to move and send around the country (London Fashion Week, Broadcast and Video Expo etc), and some staff sickness to cover.
All this was preceded a couple of weekends ago by mixing of concrete to fix a 56 inch (approx. 142 cm) 5 inch ( 12 cm) "H" profile steel girder to protect my recently built wall from turning traffic.
Son Chris kindly dug out the 24 inch (60 cm) deep hole through the soil and concrete footing, which was as well as it would have take me and my helper a month of Sundays to do so.
Half a day was taken to attach a reflective chevron plate to the post before rain stopped play. Another to put the post into place.
I am biased, but it definitely seems a good job. If any vehicle gets too close to my wall, it will take the wing off or leave a fabulous dent at the impact point.
Sadly, I heard the news that one of my Mum's oldest friends Esther Harrison passed away aged 87. We first knew the family when we lived in Chelsea back in the 1960s.
Esther was a stalwart of the church going community at Christchurch in Chelsea, and a whirlwind.
Here are a couple of photos that I have come across - one of Esther when she was given her MBE and another meeting one a Brownie's dad when she was Brown Owl.
Music, Music, Music
Since my last outpouring, there have been a couple of gigs - a bit of a showcase with Colour Me Wednesday and The Tuts on 11th February, followed by Rae Morris on the 12th.
I enjoyed both very much, and inevitably took some snaps. Click on the following links:
The next week or so bring me to an intimate gig with Slow Club and then a trip up to the Roundhouse to see the Unthanks promoting their sublime new album Mount The Air.
I have spent a bit of time uploading the photos of gigs to my Photostream on Flickr.
I am trying to get a point across to more "serious" photographers that you really don't NEED a state of the art DSLR and associated paraphernalia to get decent pictures.
The results to date are here for all to see, but I am working through my older digital concert images (until at least 2011 or maybe as early as 2008, if I can find my original images on the PC) and will get them all onto Flickr eventually.
If you are interested the link is <<HERE>>
The photos will still be available to view via the more usual Music / Gig / Artist pages on this site.
The 'mighty' Gunners
Form has been mixed of late, with too many lows to balance the highs. Inconsistency will be the thing which wrecks my expectations.
The win against Manchester City was great, but the defeat in the first leg of the Champions League game against Monaco was awful.
I was allowed back in the hall at Cubs this week for our back after half term games night.
With Mother's Day looming here in the UK, we had have had to think what the Little Darlings can make for their Mums.
We have come up with an arty card showing a plant or tree with a photo of the Cubs face in the flower.
So it is 20+ portrait photos of Cub Scouts next Monday.