I have around 6 weeks left to achieve my target of completing the first draft of my novel (by the end of November). When I woke this morning I didn’t jump straight out of bed, it’s saturday after all, but instead just lay quietly in the hope of getting a little more sleep. It was just after 7am and my mind was already busy thinking of stuff, a head full of stuff that wasn’t going to be particularly productive to my day, or anything else for that matter. So I made the deliberate effort to start thinking about ‘The White Dagger…’.Read More »
It’s time for a quick update, a ‘how’s it going’ of #TWDOA.Read More »
Many photographers (like me) have pored over hours of juicy lens reviews looking for that perfect ‘glass’. Something that adds that extra special dimension to the photographers work that no mere ordinary lens could hope to emulate. So what is a wonderful lens?
Read More »
Cycling can be a great way to stay fit. I love to get out on my bike, it gives me time for contemplation and just going out a few times a week does me the power of good. I’ve never been a competitive rider but that doesn’t stop me from putting some effort in and seeing if I can beat my times on a particular route or segment (smartphone apps like Strava or Endomondo record the stats).
Read More »
Not too far from where I live is a large polo field that sees plenty of use from April right through to September. I enjoy the challenge of trying to get some good action images and will pitch up with my camera in hand to put myself to the test.
Read More »
It’s been several years since this incident took place, I think it was during the winter of 2008, around February to be more precise. This is one of those stories that falls into the world of the strange, or dare I say it, the paranormal. Some people will read this and brush it aside as an illusion, a trick of the eyes, perhaps I was simply mistaken in what I thought I saw. In any case, I recount this tale to you now and you can make up your own mind. Read More »
Writing a fantasy novel seems to involve a series of stops and starts. Your characters reach a critical point in the plot and you just don’t have the answers to what comes next flowing from your fingertips. My solution is to leave things alone for a while (maybe days) and just quietly contemplate…Read More »
Here are a few images taken over the last couple of years, just to get things started. Subject matter isn’t essential, it’s about capturing the moment for others to appreciate. Feel free to comment, I have one or two more dates in my diary this year for covering some special events.
Read More »
Discussing the latest tech and hot topics of the day. Electric car and clean energy enthusiast, amatuer photographer, professional aviator and a keen cyclist.
Currently editing my fantasy novel, which is a surprise to me as I don’t enjoy writing (or reading novels for that matter). However, creating The White Dagger of Albathon #TWDOA has been somewhat of a revelation and I’m delighted that I embarked upon what has so far been an incredibly rewarding experience.
When my better half bought me an iPad pro for Christmas, I was delighted and could envisage so many ways that it could help me with the website and my photography. Just over 6 months later I can certainly say I’ve put the tablet to good use but never imagined that I would start to write a fantasy/sci-fi novel. It must be the creativity within me as I’ve always had a vivid imagination but in truth I’m not particularly fond of writing and have never been one for reading books, let alone writing one myself. Read More »