Thursday, 30 December 2010

winter dawg

This is my friend's dog Henry - how cute she is here in the snow... thought it would make a great winter pic to take us into the New Year...

Saturday, 25 December 2010

merry xmas

I decided I couldn't be bothered with a tree this year, tho i nearly caved when I saw a cool white fake one on telly... hehe, so instead I got us a nice fresh festive wreath! merry chrimble one and all :)

Friday, 16 July 2010

J'taime Paree!

The Met..

Montmatre didn't disappoint...

Spent a few hours getting lost inside the Louvre...

Parisian buskers mean business!

Lady Eiffel didn't disappoint.. C'est fantastique!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

poetic posties

This is a bit of guerilla street poetry I came across in Birmingham... I love that someone is going around doing this! More please!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

but what does it mean?

i took this picture after seeing this odd sight a few days in a row while out & about... it looks like something you'd see in a Modern Art gallery hehe the full bottle represents the indulgence of Western Society while the empty represents blah blah hehe

it makes a good picture tho huh? :)

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

classic signage

Recently I took a roadtrip to Cornwall and here are some of the sights I saw...

Beautiful Porthcurno Beach just near Land's End and underneath the fabulous Minack Theatre...

Some locals, hehe

Stone pile phenomena on Isles of Scilly (St Agnes) have no idea why but lots of them on all the beaches... tourists I expect...

Boscastle where we visited the Witchcraft Museum, really beautiful place!

Hoping to head back down the South West soon for another holiday so gorgeous! I recommend!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

a sign from above

This is the magnificent gothic Anglican cathedral in Liverpool... from this angle tho it looks like they had a visitor from above!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

what i saw in Manchester

this was in the Northern Quarter sprayed on a doorway... cool yes?

Friday, 26 March 2010

What's not to love?

This is my friend's cat Violet. She likes to sit in boxes! What's not to love?! haha

Great pub in Brighton

Nice people and great pub grub!

13 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AL

Some stuff I saw in London


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Irish Rover

This pic needs no explanation... Happy St Pat's!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

showing signs of a series... geddit?! sorry..

this sign was in a pub in London in Islington.. the Earl or something, can't recall.. anyway, I like the idea that pubs across this land are encouraging niceness! haha

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Signs of the Times

This was on the bar in The New Inn in Pembridge I stopped at for a ginger ale yesterday - a decent sentiment I think you'll agree!

Love old pubs.. The New Inn has been standing since the 1300s so says a local supping gentleman! Impressive!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

seventies momma

Check out my beautiful 70s mommy!

That's my gene-dad there too but we don't know much about him so... he does look like my brother tho!

I guess my mum is just 21 here, big hair, love the hat! i believe she made that dress herself and folks i'm more than a twinkle on this special day ;)

i was at my uncle Alan's the other day and talking about how i would go about tracking down my long lost gene-dad... seems i have to get me to the library to trawl electoral rolls etc, all seems very dull with more rejection at the other end a real possibility! lol (yeah laugh it up jodester!)

so he says hey check out these old pics i have and dishes out 5 old family albums with pics such as above for me to coo over! pictures like these are priceless... i wonder what she was thinking when this was taken, another shot shows some serious platform shoes (i'm so proud!) so maybe her feet were aching after a long day of wedding nonsense... maybe she was looking fwd to the disco (she is still a party animal!)

i read an article a year or so ago about a photo website that was asking for pics of people's parents from when they were young... lots of cool snaps were loaded up from the 50s/ 60s/ 70s.. might just have to find the site and add my own folks to the collection!

A quiff and a tash

This is Dennis.

You can see in his eyes how bemused he is of my asking to take his picture.

To be fair it's an imposition! He was just serving me and my gorgeous friend Belle a ginger ale and a hot chocolate respectively when I exclaimed "ooh love your mustache"

What can a guy say to this? My friend assured him I meant it, after all I did attend the World Beard and Mustache Championships 2007 in Brighton Lol

I think you have to respect* a man who has both a quiff and a mustache!

Respect to Dennis!

*And take his picture if he'll let you! hehe

Friday, 19 February 2010


some things you just gotta take a picture of... i was given this on Wednesday and now i'm looking for a small glass box with a hammer to put it in!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

What Katie Did

This is my mum's cat Kate... she was reclining on me as I woke up in the spare room recently... she gives good purring but like most cats is very moody... very cute tho so we let her off hehe

Friday, 5 February 2010

chi lo sa

while in Rome recently, just outside a gelateria near the Spanish Steps i spied this beauty!


Monday, 25 January 2010

the buf haus

this weekend i happened upon the best shed of all time!

while visiting my cousin Justi in Liverpool we were invited into their 'buf haus' for some schnapps and laughs!

every home should have one!

Monday, 18 January 2010

another place

these snaps are from Another Place in Crosby... it's pretty amazing to be on the beach with these iron figures all looking out to sea... but watch out for the tide coming back in! i nearly got stuck!

Friday, 15 January 2010

cold comforts

this week i have mainly been enjoying these bad boys with lashings of butter...
just don't tell my personal trainer! lol
you just can't beat a good crumpet!

Sunday, 10 January 2010


there's something really captivating about frozen waters, well i think so anyway... makes you really think about nature... nice that we can see the Birmingham Wheel in the background too huh?

ice on the water

i couldn't help but take snaps of the ice on the water at Brum canal, looks so pretty! not great weather for ducks tho right?!

anyone for ice cream?

seems fitting that my last pic was inspired by the snowy weather! i saw this in Brindley Place last week, the yellow bollards look like giant ice cream cones with the snow on top! brilliant!