The Autumn colours are nice and make photographs more interesting, but it gets dark early in the afternoon. In summer I go out at two o’clock on a Sunday to take photos. This week I was ready to come home by two thirty having rushed to take some photos before the light changed. The weather is changeable, it’s either dark and cloudy or bright and sunny, but very cold.
13, November 2013 | Categories: culture, philosophy, Ramblings, writing | Tags: British culture, British society, England, happiness, Iconic, Iphone, Starbucks, Victorian buildings | 1 Comment
That’s Redhouse Park in the picture. It’s about 6 miles from here. I didn’t really want to drive that far, but I’m running out of things to photograph here. People seem fascinated by travelling. It must be some primitive instinct.
8, May 2013 | Categories: Humour, Ramblings | Tags: Arabic coffee beans, celebrities, Queen's speech, Redhouse Park, Starbucks, travelling, West Bromwich | 3 Comments
We all seem to judge people too quickly. People judge me too quickly. Some people think I’m a communist, because I believe in fairness and opportunities for everyone. Then there are those who think I’m a capitalist, because I play the stock market. I have fairly liberal views really.
30, December 2012 | Categories: Ramblings | Tags: benefit claimants, cutting pensions, elitism, Oxford and Cambridge, Starbucks | 5 Comments
When I look at town centre shops, I see charity shops, pawn brokers and pay day loans. Then there are discount stores like Poundland. I also see some signs of wealth in this photo, some posh shops and expensive take-away food. I also see a pedestrian area that must have cost a fortune to lay out. The blue signs of the local council are evident everywhere. The top council officers and the top councillors probably don’t use the charity shops. Do they?
12, October 2012 | Categories: culture, Finance, Finance Friday | Tags: benefit day, Britain, champagne and strawberries, Charity shop, chipping norton, Costa Coffee, occupy-wall-street, Oxbridge, pawn brokers, Politics, posh shops, Poundland, poverty, society, Starbucks, survival attitude, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer | 8 Comments