Thursday, 21 October 2010

ONE : 2009 - Dubrovnik


Well, that's it. In a few hours time we are off. Hopefully there will be a postcard or two sent to my News From Nowhere Blog. And this Blog will be back on my return : on the 8th of November.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

TWO : 2008 - Camogli, Italy


2008 and it seems like only yesterday. A lovely holiday which included a visit to Camogli on the Italian Riviera.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

THREE - 2007 - The Canary Islands


If you want to visit the moon but don't fancy the long journey or the zero gravity, go to the Canary Islands. We did back in 2007, and we will be doing so again in a few days time. Three days to go and the cases still not fully packed!

Monday, 18 October 2010

FOUR : 2006 - Venice


It's 2006 and I'm in Venice. I'm travelling on an over-large cruise ship. What I can't quite work out, four years down the line, is how I managed to take a photograph of the ship when I was obviously not on it!.

FIVE : 2005 - Tortola


It's 2005 and we are visiting Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and staying with my niece and nephew. We will be returning to the island (just for a day unfortunately) as part of our forthcoming holiday. If the above beach has not been washed away in the recent hurricane, who knows, I might be walking along it in two weeks time.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

SIX : 2004 - Tenby, Wales


It's 2004 and we were holidaying in Tenby, Wales. A beautifully photogenic place.

SEVEN : 2003 - Disneyland, Paris


Oops, I'm falling behind schedule. Here is Seven and Six will follow later today. In 2003 our holiday was in Disneyland, Paris. If nothing else the picture is a wonderful example of the innate ability of the photographer to keep taking pictures even when terrified.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

EIGHT : 2002 - Scotland


It is 2002. We have a new member of the family (the one with the four paws and the beautiful fur in the photograph) and we decide to holiday at home. In her home country of Scotland to be precise. Looking back at this photograph, it all seems so long ago. That little Lad holding Amy will be 21 in a few weeks time.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

NINE : 2001 - San Blas Islands


In 2001 we were on a Caribbean cruise which visited the San Blas Islands, just off the coast of Panama. It was back in the days when I still smoked a pipe (oh happy days) and I was smoking my pipe when I came across this redoubtable lady. She motioned to my tobacco pouch indicating that she wanted to fill her pipe from it, and I happily agreed. She managed to cram a remarkable amount of tobacco into her pipe. but I didn't mind. In exchange she let me take this photograph. As I said, oh happy days.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

TEN : 2000 - Porto, Portugal


According to my calculations there are now ten days left before I go on holiday. On my computer I have stored my digital holiday pictures from the last ten years. So, as a count-down to my forthcoming holiday, I intend to give you a holiday photograph from each of those years. Today's picture was taken in 2000 during a visit to Porto in Portugal.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Amy's Over-Inflated Sense Of Her Own Inherent Beauty


Amy has been complaining that she has not featured in any of my photographs for ages. So to placate her, here she is (the photograph was taken the other day as we took our walk through the woods). If you think she looks cute don't bother telling her, she already has an over-inflated sense of her own inherent beauty.

Friday, 8 October 2010

If It Wasn't For The Mist In Between


There is an old British music hall song which tells of the wonders of the singers' house from which you could see 'Ackney Marshes "if it wasn't for the 'ouses in between". Well you could see our house in this photograph taken a couple of mornings ago, if it wasn't for the mist in between.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Restart The Clock Please


The twelve photographs have been selected and I am now in the process of creating a Lulu calendar from them. Who knows, one of these might be dropping through your letterbox for Christmas.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Stop The Clock


There was this East-West Nuclear Disarmament Conference back in the 1970s in which the participating parties set a deadline for reaching an agreement. As the deadline - 12.00 midnight on a particular day, I forget which - approached the parties were near agreement but more discussions were needed. The problem faced by the negotiators was that their mandate to negotiate lasted only until midnight. The solution to the problem was gloriously simple : all the clocks in the conference venue were stopped at 23.55 hrs. The deadline was extended and agreement was eventually reached.

What I am trying to say is that I know I promised to stop parading these old black and white photographs at the end of September, but there are just a few more to check out yet before I decide what will go into my 2011 Calendar. So, I have stopped the clock. The clocks in this old railway shed in Halifax were stopped long before I took this photograph in the mid 1960s.