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The review: carousels

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Christmas is over and although we didn’t have a White Christmas, Boxing Day gave us a little snow. The street light isn’t working in the street outside my house, so it was very dark when I took this photo. Aren’t digital cameras marvellous? (more…)


Boxing Day: more Frying Pan photos

I hope everyone is enjoying Christmas. It hasn’t been a white Christmas here, but it is getting colder; it was freezing outside when I woke this morning.  Today’s photo was taken in 2011. I think we had snow quite early that year. (more…)


Christmas Day: Life and soul

I hope everyone is enjoying Christmas. Some people seem to enjoy it more than others; they are the life and soul of the party. They seem confident and loud.
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Photography: Top pictures of 2014

Spring picture of a lake

I took this picture in April and it must be my best landscape of 2014. The colours are great. I tried to improve it today and it looked better a tiny bit lighter, but it’s hard to make it better. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: challenging

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Christmas is nearly here and it looks like being ‘challenging’. Challenging is the word the politicians and other politically correct people say when they don’t have a bloody clue. There are people with greater life challenges. (more…)


The review: Do we have a right to judge?

Merry X edit

While most of us are thinking about Christmas, many people in the UK are worrying about where their next meal is coming from or whether they will end up on the streets begging. Its freezing where I am and will be even colder tonight. (more…)


Photography: Christmas shots

Wednesbury Christmas tree

It’s nearly Christmas and so there are lots of new things to point your camera at. I’ve bought some new filters, a warm filter, soft focus and a 4 point star filter. I used the 4 point star filter to take this shot of the town Christmas tree. (more…)


The Review: Countdown to Christmas

Christmas Tree in Wednesbury

Yes, I’ve been out photographing the Christmas Lights! I’ve even put my own Christmas tree up. This week I published more blog posts and hope to do more over Christmas too; right up to New Year. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Countdown

The Aldi super-six this week are tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g), savoy cabbage, lemons (3), swede and onions (1Kg). They are all 49p each and the offer ends next Wednesday. I think that webpage has been corrected. (more…)


Blogging: Meeting your readers

Christmas Lights

I usually write a blog post every day, but I missed Monday this week and yesterday published a photography post on a Zillion Ideas. Last week’s photography post was published on my local newspaper’s website. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: November Bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are Royal Gala apples, conference pears, cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), sweet pointed peppers (2), large flat mushrooms (250g) and persimmon (3). They are all 69p each. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Halloween Bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are plums (500g), satsumas (600g), cox apples (6-10 pack), mixed peppers (3), butternut squash and mushrooms (380g). They are all 69p and the offer lasts until the 5th of November. (more…)


The Christmas review

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Are you thinking about making New Year resolutions? Setting goals in life, whether it’s to lose weight and keep fit or something even more challenging can be useful. Try writing some things down and thinking about what is achievable and how you might achieve it. I have a few goals that include more photography. (more…)


Christmas Day in the Black Country

This Christmas Day post will be syndicated to my local readers later and a link will go on Twitter for all my followers on there; Facebook will also get a instant link. That is the power of the Internet at Christmas. There is no need to send a letter to Santa these days, you can email the guy. You might remember that I wrote and published a Christmas Story last year. You can click that link and read it today! I am writing a sequel, but it’s still not finished. It took me weeks to think of an ending, that is always the hardest part. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Countdown 6 days

The super six at Aldi today are clementines (600g), Brussels sprouts (750g), Maris Piper potatoes (1.5Kg), parsnips (750g), carrots (1.5Kg) and lemons (5). They are all 69p. That offer lasts until the end of the month with new offers beginning on the 2nd of January. That’s the same as last week.

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The weekend review

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I read a really good article yesterday about how to take night pictures. They say you should consider the exposure triangle to set your camera for this type of picture. That is set the ISO, aperture and speed. While I was doing all that and setting up a tripod, I would probably get mugged for the camera. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Countdown 13 days

The super six at Aldi today are clementines (600g), Brussels sprouts  (750g), Maris Piper potatoes (1.5Kg), parsnips (750g), carrots (1.5Kg) and lemons (5). They are all 69p. That offer lasts until the end of the month with new offers beginning on the 2nd of January. I think we can assume they will be closed on the 1st of Jan.

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Wednesbury at Christmas

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I found out this morning that some of my photos are on the website of the local newspaper.  I was asked if I was from the Express and Star when I was taking them. Newspapers are fighting for survival and have to adjust to the new era of digital communication. Advertising is changing too with Google dominating. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Countdown 20 days

Xmas calendar

The super-six at Aldi today are tomatoes (6), broccoli, swede, chantenay carrots (500g), onions (1kg) and lemons (3). They are all 49p. Those offers continue until the 11th of December. Those are the same as last week. I went to Aldi yesterday and I bought some of those persimmons. I’ve never tried them before. I like them! They’re packed with vitamins, especially vitamin A; it’s good for the skin.

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Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Countdown 26 days

The super-six at Aldi today are tomatoes (6), broccoli, swede, chantenay carrots (500g), onions (1kg) and lemons (3). They are all 49p. Those offers continue until the 11th of December. They have lamb and pork chops on offer this week too.

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Christmas is coming

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Christmas is coming and it’s getting colder in the UK. The energy companies are increasing the prices of gas and electricity as usual. If the people running these companies or the regulators had any morality at all they would at least increase prices in the spring or summer. Like the government they are immoral.

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Thrifty Thursday: Christmas countdown 33 days

The super-six at Aldi today are tomatoes (6), broccoli, swede, chantenay carrots (500g), onions (1kg) and lemons (3). They are all 49p.

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Autumn bargain hunting

The Aldi super six this week are cherry tomatoes (250g), broccoli, snack pack grapes (150g), carrots (1Kg), savoy cabbage and onions (1Kg). They are all 49p each. That offer ends on the 25th of September. The weather is getting cold now and so we have to think about winter soups and stews to keep us warm.

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Boxing Day blues.

Panoramic watercolour pencil

I’ve started with an artistic picture today. I used three different programs to do that one. It’s Boxing Day and I think there will be a few hangovers around today. For those of you asking about supermarket opening hours, I think they’re all closed except for Asda. You can check out iopeningtimes for most stores.

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