#DAILYPHOTO : Machines…


During the Winter months construction has started on a small housing estate at the edge of our village… various machines are abandoned on a Sunday on the site. Had a muddy time taking photos…

#DAILYPHOTO : First snow of 2015


After a weekend of birthday celebrations – I’ve woken up with a gastro and snow…


Currently waiting for Marco the plumber to turn up, he has been so busy that our bathroom hasn’t been touched in over a week…

 

Video : 2014 en images… 2014 in images…


Voilà… notre 2014 en video avec un message à la fin…

Here we are… our 2014 in video with a message at the end…

#DAILYPHOTO: L’onze novembre quelque part en France…


This morning I attended the village rememberance ceremony for the first time since moving to France 17 years ago… Very emotional…

The 1970 Nuneaton carnival


In 1970 I came along… and believe it or not, was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. At around that time, my Dad took this footage of the local carnival procession.

How do I know it is Nuneaton? Well, I don’t. Even if I was born there, I wouldn’t know my way around the town at all. However, thanks to the fact the film was digitised to CD, I did a freeze frame of the Carnival Queen featured in the footage.

“Nuneaton” is mentioned on her sash.

Ah… Technology eh?

60’s Austrian coachtrip


Continuing the theme, eventually I will document the entire holiday in Austria my parents and Grandparents went on back in the 1960’s, via my Dad’s cine footage. As I’m interested in buses & coaches, I’ve taken the clips from various reels of the coach trip part of their holiday. These, I’ve edited together into a short roadtrip video. Hope you like it…

Hinckley Station – A 60’s snapshot


Recently I had 14 Standard 8 reels of ciné film, taken by my Dad, digitised onto CD. Back in those days, 3 minutes of film per reel was the order of the day, so clips were very short compared to todays “unlimited” (almost…!) digital cameras.

A number of subjects were covered by my Dad aside from family shots.
It is like Christmas to be able to jump back 50 years in some cases, especially as photos yet alone film, of my Dad’s family are a bit thin on the ground.

Thanks to todays technology I am slowly going through the clips to decide how I can present them into little films. My first film is a very short one taken at Hinckley Railway Station – am guessing the date to be about 1965 or 1966. Some lads on a bench feature, who were probably friends of my Dads although I have no idea who they are. They give a nice snapshot of fashion back then and the whole little film seems to put over a different pace of life compared to today!

Ugly veg…


Ugly radishes

Grown from seed, for the very first time, with the aid of my kids, our little raised bed has yielded a small amount of veggies.
Apparently and surprisingly the radishes tasted nice, I wouldn’t know as I don’t like them. Then we had a few carrots, which we ate cut up into small pieces with peas & butter.

Ugly carrots

So, far this year along with those, we’ve had a good crop of rhubarb, figs, plums and hazelnuts from the garden, none of those came out ugly…

#DAILYPHOTO: Tea time…!


My 4 year old daughter now has a taste for tea…

SLT-A37 : f/5 : 1/100″ : 55.0 mm : ISO 3200

#DAILYPHOTO: Marraine et mon fils


This is a photo I took some years ago of my wifes Godmother with my son. As my son is now a big and ugly 7 years old, you can see that this photo wasn’t taken today!

DSC-L1 : f/2.8 : 1/30″ : 5.1 mm : ISO 400

 

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