I Remember…

We had a chemistry teacher back when I was in school whose name was Willie Prickett. No really. Endless amusement for immature minds that one. Daft the things you suddenly remember.

Modern Moments

What is the natural heir to that Kodachrome moment? That instagram moment? Heaven help us if it is. Image by tonyhall under this creative commons licence

What you know is not all there is but that may be of no comfort

When my paternal Grandad was alive and we had him up for the day my parents would put the telly on for him. If there was something on the box that he didn’t recognise he’d give a suspicious look before gruffly asking “Is it BBC1?”. For my Grandad telly meant BBC1.Nothing else was tolerated.For him…

Crossing Another Line

I got a phone call today from a woman who was in my class in secondary school. Someone else had given them my number and she wants a bit of help setting up her laptop for a wireless Internet connection and various other bits and pieces. I’ve always kept my school days at arms length…

Weddings Through A Lens (1)

Some faces stick in your mind almost indefinitely even if you only saw them previously for a short while. When I first worked for myself I was happy to spend my weekends filming weddings as, on the whole it was a good cash flow sideline when the commercial video side frequently meant waiting 6-9 months…

The Smell Of Kerosene

I’m not sure that I’m quite locked onto planet reality at the moment. I sat here this morning looking out the window from our computer and pondering the wet and grey tinged half light of the day when I noticed a cake tin on top of our bins.I had left a cake tin outside. Why…

Distant Memories Part 2

My memory of the mid morning play time (the time when we all took a break from the serious business of..er…playing) is dominated by the presence of a boy from another class. This boy came to school every day dressed entirely as Batman (I kid you not).He had the whole outfit: mask, cape, that weird…