This is an update on the rock crawler i reviewed on the 15/3/20, as you can see I'm experimenting with cameras on it, but at this time I am awaiting batteries as the one I have doesn't seem to want to charge as it's not been used for a while.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Saturday, 10 October 2020
If you've come here from my youtube channel, may i say welcome, as i said the little 3 axis gimbal fimi Palm I think is a brilliant concept in photo stabilisation, but from the time i had it in my hand, it's also a very delicate bit of gear. I still keep looking at it on youtube to see what others are saying about it, there's lots of positive reviews but there are also some who seem a bit wary like me, so watch this space.
More to follow.
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Looking round our garden these three fucia bushes caught my eye. Two of them are small container bushes, while the middle one is in the ground and grows quite large, but they are all different and i have googled for the names but finding it very difficult to find the exact name of each.
The top one looks a bit like fucia snowdrop.
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Yes, our first visit from a hedgehog since the late icy spring a few years ago. We used to see them every night in the summer wandering the grounds at dusk, sorry sounds posh, but we live in sheltered housing, the wife was manager & i was gardener/cleaner, so i was very much aware & interested in the nature & surrounding area. They used to come into our own private garden to drink at our pond, which went & became a lawn , so it was quite a surprise when we saw one the other night, I'm so glad they are around again.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Saturday, 2 May 2020
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
you tube link:---we'll meet again
will now update this site on a regular basis so if you've landed on here somehow, hope to see you again or on my youtube channel, thanks in advance.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Sunday, 2 February 2020
I remember it well, I was about 16 living in Burnley with my parents, & usually I was first up & would immediately put the radio on as I was well into music then, as I’d started playing sax at 9years old, & as there were no pirate radio stations then or radio1, I always listened to the German (or Danish) version of radio Luxembourg which played all the latest pop, the English radio lux was of course transmitting in the evenings.
I remember it was winter & whilst I had a portable electric fire on, if I had time I would light the coal fire with a ‘blower’ a piece of metal with a handle.on it over which you placed a large sheet of newspaper to force the draft up the chimney to get the fire roaring, which sometimes catches on fire sending smoke in the living room. & sparks shooting out of the chimney, ah what memories, no health & safety in those days!!!
That was before portable radios, tape decks & whatever were invented, in fact I don’t think we had a fridge then either, because I recollect going to a girlfriends house where her mum gave me some crumbly cheese out of their fridge, I loved it & consequently told my mum when I got home, begging for us to get one. We did have a square black & white tv though.
Well there you go, all that info from just hearing a song on a tv add.
This particular song seems to have cropped up in my life a few times as in the post below from 2010, regarding radio Luxembourg.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
At last I'm up & running again, well what a mild winter, or should i say an extended autumn, bulbs are showing through, buds shooting out here & there, cyclemen looking its usual best at this time of year, glad i haven't still got the pond, or the frogs would be going berserk now, & then when or if we do get some cold , probably at easter the frogspawn would be knackered.
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Thursday, 8 May 2014
I also put a bird box on the fence, & pleased to say blue tits are in and out of it, so something's going on.
Friday, 28 March 2014
There's a link to Radio Caroline on this page, you can also find all the fabulous jingles which the pirates were famous for.