17 Aug 2015

Bristol Owners Club Concours d’Elegance…

Bristol Owners Club Concours d’Elegance…

From David… Just got our first prize yesterday at the Bristol Owners Club Concours d’Elegance, in our class. Very pleased with myself! Bristol Cars want to do some sort of photo shoot with the car. JP – that’d be good David ;-)

10 Jul 2015

A Stroll Through Ickham, in the Kingdom of Kent…

A Stroll Through Ickham, in the Kingdom of Kent…

David sent these pictures quite a few months ago – they somehow fell through the system and got tangled up in the recent computer meltdown… but they survived!  Those of you who follow this story will know that Kent has been the ‘home’ of the Old Blue Truck for the last 50 years – and […]

22 May 2015

Kent Earthquake… “We will rebuild”

Kent Earthquake… “We will rebuild”

David sent me the headline photograph – but no details – so my mind – in damage control mode – searched for the details… I needn’t have worried – his daughter Trish had it well covered on her Facebook page… Kent woken up by 4.2 magnitude earthquake – but Twitter seems to be taking it […]

15 May 2015

Keith in El Salvador…

Keith in El Salvador…

He does some strange things, our Canadian, but he’s never boring… His Words… El Salvador has an aid organization which works overseas on its behalf –“Salvaide”. They have an office in Ottawa and recruited me twice (first time last year for Presidential run-off elections which I had to cancel at last minute due to pneumonia […]

10 May 2015

Mother’s Day Classic – Pretty in Pink…

Mother’s Day Classic – Pretty in Pink…

The things he does for his Mother…    

7 May 2015

Is there a Doctor in the (Coach) House?

Is there a Doctor in the (Coach) House?

Councillor Doctor Patricia Hodges!  Well done you…  

30 Mar 2015

A Dog’s Life…

A Dog’s Life…

A very special dog – our Annie.  No words – just memories…   “Euthanasia is the last great gift… it is when you take your dog’s pain and make it your own.”  

29 Mar 2015

New Blue Shoes…

New Blue Shoes…

Our man has been ‘out injured’ since the World Champs in September. He wasn’t due to make a come-back until June – but decided to give the Pottsville Half Ironman ‘a go’ – just to test his progress.  Here’s how it played out… Thanks to Malcolm and Shirley Baldwin for the next two pictures… Adam […]

28 Mar 2015

David’s New Toy…

David’s New Toy…

This just in from David…  Gents,  My new ‘toy’.  Currently owned by the senior PR man at Audi. Patricia and I fly to Munich on 13th April to collect it. As you can see, it’s totally restored. Ugly bitch of a car, but it is a hand- made convertible 1978 Bristol 412 (S2)!  Always wanted […]

10 Sep 2014

And then, to Mont Tremblant…

And then, to Mont Tremblant…

And so we gathered in Quebec’s Mont Tremblant for the big race… Only the top 50 Pros in the world qualify to start. He was drawing to the end of what could only be called a ‘crap season.’  He began with an 8th place in Auckland and then a 2nd in Melbourne – before returning […]

6 Sep 2014

You Lookin’ At Me?…

You Lookin’ At Me?…

Didn’t have to travel far for these little critters – Keith’s backyard – and the trees in his street… I think the neighbours wondered why this stranger was wandering the streets at dusk – carrying a big camera with a long lens. I took hundreds of squirrel pics – but they’re quick little buggers – […]

4 Sep 2014

Canadian War Museum…

Canadian War Museum…

Canadian War Museum – quite a day…  Some real discoveries… ‘In Flanders Fields‘ was written by an Australian? Right? Wrong! John McCrae was Canadian… Gallipoli was an Australia & New Zealand campaign – Right? Wrong! Canada was there too – AND they share our disdain for the ‘quality’ of the British High Command at the […]

2 Sep 2014

Gananoque and 1,000 Islands…

Gananoque and 1,000 Islands…

The Thousand Islands are an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-US border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 80 km downstream from Kingston, Ontario.  The 1,864 islands range in size from over 40 square miles to those occupied by a single residence – or […]

30 Aug 2014

MosAika – Lights and Sounds of Ottawa…

MosAika – Lights and Sounds of Ottawa…

MosAika is the story of Canada.  There’s a video link HERE – ignore the first 15 seconds of amateur graphics – it’s actually quite well done.  The narrative is set against the spectacular backdrop of Parliament Hill, and takes one on a journey of sound and light, exploring Canada’s historical and cultural landscapes.  This was […]

26 Aug 2014

O Canada…

O Canada…

I had been looking forward to this trip since Keith and I re-united in Tokyo in 1993…  He had been to Australia two or three times since ’93 – and we have had several major trips with David in France but… an admission – after a lifetime in the tourism industry – this was my […]

20 Aug 2014

Boulder, Colorado…

Boulder, Colorado…

The US was never on my list of preferred destinations – until my son went to live there… Every year, in the Northern Hemisphere Spring and Summer, many of the world’s top Ironman triathletes move their training bases to Boulder, Colorado. It’s a fascinating and beautiful place – The city of Boulder is in Boulder Valley […]

14 Jul 2014

Missing…

Missing…

This is a nice story… Keith sends a note to David (The Daily Mail is an English paper)  David, FYI only – not sure if you read that daily – but a British writer (Monica Porter) does an occasional series attempting to link up “long lost” family/friends. She assures me that a piece on yours truly […]

2 Jul 2014

Congratulations Dr. Patricia Hodges…

Congratulations Dr. Patricia Hodges…

Just in from David… I’m sending you a picture of Dr Patricia Hodges – having just been successful in her PhD submission last January and oral exam this morning. Flowers from me and beautiful philosophy book from Kent University and the four external examiners. She’s really happy, as you can imagine. They gave her champagne […]

20 Jun 2014

Kent Aristocracy, in Berkshire…

Kent Aristocracy, in Berkshire…

David writes…  “Ascot on Wednesday last! Bet you didn’t know I could look so elegant!” True – I didn’t – and he does – but it begs the question – How good would he look without Patricia on his arm? Royal Ascot website is HERE.

17 Jun 2012

Still Learning…

Still Learning…

I was asked by 220 Triathlon Magazine Australia to shoot “a few” images of our boy for an article they were doing on him – they left it to us to art direct our choice of aspect. So we did… I sent them 4 Hi-Res images and because ‘220’ is a quality publication these files […]