Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone - I wish you all you wish yourself and I hope we get what we want rather than what some of us deserve :-)

2011? Bring it on!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

30

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30, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Brrrr!

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IMG_7247, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

For all my Australian friends

Just watching yesterday's rugby game

'Ned Kelly! Sir Howard Florey! Sir Donald Bradman! Shane Warne! Joan Sutherland! Ned Kelly!  Skippy - can you hear me, Skippy? Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!'
(With thanks to Bjorge Lillelien)

East Malling

An act of Rememberence

PoppiesWhen I was a teenager I was a member of a scout troop attached to a church in south Manchester. On Rememberence Sunday the scouts would parade to church and proudly carry the flag and solemnly set it next to the altar for the service. During the service an old(er) man, Frank, we all knew as rather grumpy would move to the front of the church and read the names in the Book of Rememberence; it was the only time we'd see the book out of its glass case. It listed the names of men from the church and scout troop who had given their lives during the second world war and as he read this big man would have tears rolling down his ruddy cheeks - he'd known all of them through the church or scouts and fought alongside a couple of them.

That's one of the things I think about during the silence at the  eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
As an aside; Frank passed away gently, of a heart attack, in his seat in the main stand at Maine Road watching his beloved Manchester City.

The image is one of mine from a set of poppies from June, 2009. 

Friday, 12 November 2010

The sea

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IMG_6778, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Quick query

I've just enjoyed a lamb casserole with suet dumplings. I made it with vegetable stock so is it suitable for vegetarians?

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Flowers

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IMG_6708, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.
I bought these when I went shopping - need some brightness in a cold and gloomy day

Friday, 5 November 2010

Thinks

I've just posted on Blipfoto what would otherwise have been the posting here. Not a big deal because most of the folk who read here read there too but I got me thinking about all the boundaries we pretend about the technologies. Is Blipfoto a microblogging site? Is it something else? How do we differentiate? Is it important or do we need to think about who we talk to in each of these places?

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Laybourne Lake

Laybourne Lake
Laybourne Lake - click to see it in Flickr

I really don't care about the mobile phone company who funded this

I think this is wonderful

1205 photographs taken in 21 countries over 40 days, as one film. Featuring 'Turn' by Travis. Brought to you by Blipfoto.com - the daily photo journal, with the support of New Media Scotland's Alt-w fund.

Visit http://www.blipfoto.com/lifeturns to find out more about the project.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

House

House
House, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.
Across the stream from the churchyard

Rev Richard Boys

In July last year I mentioned that the Reverend Richard Boys was buried in Loose churchyard because he was the vicar here. That was after he'd been chaplain of St Helena during Napoleon's enforced stay there. Well today I found his grave.

It isn't as one might imagine, the larger of the two in the first shot. That stone is a memorial to two of his daughters and his wife Agnes. It does feature a good deal about him too. His stone is the smaller one in the foreground.

There is a shot of the smaller stone on Flickr

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Serene

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IMG_6248, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Boating

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Boating, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Waiting

Ritin

There isn't enough writing on this blog any more. It's not that I'm writing elsewhere - I'm not. It's just that I'm not writing much and that's not good. I'm also not picking up on comments here - that's not exactly down to me, the comment thingy isn't letting me know as it should but it's still not good. What I am doing - you've already noticed I'm sure - is using this as a place for images and videos and it seems to work for that but it's not where I started and while it's cool to morph it would still be nice to have a voice on here too. As it goes I'm sure people pick up vibes and messages on here but I seem to be doing different things since this all started; not enough wurds!

And - just so you know - this posting equals the number of postings made last year.......

Friday, 8 October 2010

Classic

Bamboo at sunrise

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IMG_5683, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

(Arty pretentious titles R us)

Morning

It's a pink and misty morning this morning.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Monday, 4 October 2010

Roselyn

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roselyn, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Bird

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Bird, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

400102

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IMG_5310, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Birling - Looking east

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IMG_5277, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.
I think that this shot is about lines and colours. The cliff face is at about midpoint and the horizon intersects at midpoint on the right. The line between the sea and the rocks is at just about the third line. The colours are generally muted but the white on the left is balanced by the blues on the right.

Banana

This banana came to talk to me in Brighton

Friday, 24 September 2010

Hands

Hands
Hands, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

I decided I wanted to take a self-portrait of my hands and this is what I ended up with.

Sunset

Sunset
Sunset, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

The sun on the river at East Farleigh

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sunrise

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Sunrise, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Carole Ann

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IMG_5155, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Oil

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IMG_5118, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Meet the new boss...........

I saw them play this in concert in 1976 at The Kings Hall, Belle Vue. Roland queued overnight to get the tickets. 

IMP Awards

The Internet Movie Poster awards is a great site showcasing some great movie poster designs - well worth checking out!

Loose scarecrows


Rother Valley Brewing Company

Music for Sunday

Saturday, 18 September 2010

The Fat Controller

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IMG_5082, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

It was Thomas the Tank Engine day at Tenterden today

Friday, 17 September 2010

False positives

Chrome keeps warning that this blog is malicious. It may be but the code isn't - it's Chrome throwing a false positive (it also does it on other sites). The long and short of it is that I'm taking out the Blogroll for now until Chrome behaves.

Ashurst church

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Thank goodness for that!

I'm really pleased to see this happening. Teachers hide behind an artificial power distance which inhibits the maturity of the interactions in the school and often leaves people with hang ups about people in authority for many years. This very week I attended an event at my son's school and I'm happy to bet that I wasn't the only person in the audience who felt patronised by people far younger (and less qualified) introducing themselves as "Mr" or "Miss" without any regard to forenames and their audience.

Pier head - Worthing

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pier head, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

The voice and the words

High Street, West Malling

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High Street, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.
Just wanted to get out of the house for an hour and I wound up here