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Bluebells at Sissinghurst

18 Jul 2013 Leave a comment

Categories: Journal

RSPB Reserve Dungeness

1 May 2011 Leave a comment

RSPB Reserve Dungeness

I am somewhat of a lapsed ornithologist, but today marked the day I got back to doing something I have not been doing doing for some time. The reserve is about 20 minutes from where I live, the RSPB reserve at Dungeness in Kent. Managed to snap a few photos too; although my only issue is the fact that the 300mm lens is simply inadequate for 1. small birds and 2. birds that are far away. I think to only way to do these birds any justice when it comes to photographs would be a 100-400mm lens with 2x extender.

Bird List

Somewhere on the reserve is the elusive Purple Heron. Needless to say it remained elusive . Bird list from today: Tufted Duck; Pochard; Goosander; Common Tern; Mute Swan; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose (with young); Ringed Plover; Shelduck; Linnet; Whitethroat; Reed Bunting; Willow Warbler; Coot (pretty much everywhere you look); Nesting Cormorants

Of these the highlight has to be the Reed Bunting, Pochard, Ringed Plover, Whitethroat and Linnet since these were the first time I can recall making positive identifications on these.

Categories: Ornithology, Photography

iPad 2 in London

28 Mar 2011 Leave a comment


I’ve had my iPad for eight months so pretty much convinced this is already a brilliant device. However, now getting hold of the new version you feel how much of a refined version this is. You want to pick it up and use it, plus it is a whole lot lighter than iPad 1. Will not be upgrading but still really like the new one. So it would seem do all the people in Apple’s Recent Street store, the rest of the store seems empty compared to the buzz round the three benches reserved for iPad2. What amazes me is that when people use these devices they login using their real accounts and never log out again. Erm. Okay.

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Pink shirts + test

28 Mar 2011 Leave a comment


New mobile device, new everything. Pink seems to be the colour of the season.


7 Dec 2010 Leave a comment

For reasons that are not quite clear to me now I have decided to resurrect this blog, no idea why or what I will be doing with it, but it seems like a good idea.

Categories: Journal

Hits – Ssshhh

1 Jul 2009 Leave a comment

Quirky video, addictive track…

01-07-2009 18-08-33

Categories: Entertainment, Vids

Folding Plug (UK)

23 Jun 2009 Leave a comment

Much like everyone else who has picked this up today, I must add my voice to the chorus that is hoping this concept makes it into production; this has to be one of the neatest, even simplest solution for making plugs compact and similar designs could be applied to the world’s plugs – if it can be done with the world’s “biggest standard plug” then it could also be applied to others. The multi-plug concept is even sweeter

Categories: Design