Monthly Archives: January 2016

Star man and a 500+ choir……………

I have never been the greatest fan of David Bowie although I have bought the odd album over the years. Never did get the glam rock and “Spiders from Mars”periods but more attunded to his Berlin days and remember buying … Continue reading

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Everything is green at Hardcastle Crags

I visited Hardcastle Crags in the Spring of 2015 and managed to photograph the Bluebells and Wild Garlic in all their glory. Last Saturday I made a return visit in the depths of winter and was greeted with a “sea … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with the Flying Scotsman

One of my Christmas presents this year was a half day photography course which would enable all the participants to “get up close and personal” with the Flying Scotsman as it was being prepared to pull those very lucky people … Continue reading

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Even bleaker in Burnley

Originally posted on ulearn2bu:
The weather service said it was 1 degree C but felt like -5. And they were right! I stopped my car to take this, took one shot and my battery died so I was lucky…

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Trust me…………….

A little light humour to start the day………   I am indebted to Andre Green on Facebook who posted the original of this.

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For all budding psychologist out there……….


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Some sanity at last, and as usual it takes a woman to talk sense

It takes a woman to talk some sense………………. Nobel prizewinner Sir Tim Hunt, hounded from his academic job over light-hearted remarks deemed sexist… historian David Starkey removed from a Cambridge University video over claims that he has espoused ‘racist’ views … Continue reading

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