Is Seth MacFarlane living inside my head?

Last week after a good night on the town with my work mates I got back and wound down with a couple of episodes of Family Guy. Is it just me or does it sometimes feel like Seth MacFarlane is living inside your head? There are a few things that are guaranteed to make me laugh so hard it hurts and Family Guy sits right on top of that heap at the mo. Wisdom dictates that I actually put down all beverages during an episode lest they be sprayed out of my nose in a most unflattering fashion but other than that it’s no holds barred laugh until your sides split.

Laughter is such good therapy and every so often I manage to completely let go and feel so much better for it. This usually happens in public with family or friends but an embarrassment shared is an embarrassment lessened 🙂

Land of my Fathers pt2.

Holidaying with the dog is sometimes a bit of a bind. The weather looked good in the middle of our week in Wales so we headed for the coast. It chucked it down just as we got there but undeterred we trouped out of the car to be met with the no dogs on this section of beach until the end of September sign. We were sooooo glad we’d made the effort! There were only 2 days to go until the deadline and to be fair it was raining so hard there were no other tourists around so we could have risked it but in the event we decided to get back in the car. We drove  a bit further and we got the the Dovey estuary nature reserve just as the sun was starting to shine. Dogs were allowed to run free and the tide was out so we parked up and had a game of rugby.

 Dom on the Beach 1

I suppose since I have mentioned the dog a few times I had better post a couple of pictures of him. We call him Domino, you’ll be able to see why 🙂 and here he is taking a short breather from running to admire the view.

Dom on the Beach 2

Land of my Fathers….well fathers, mothers, fathers, fathers or some such!

I have, at least that’s what I am told, some Welsh ancestry that I like to think fully qualifies me to wear the ol’ red shirt and support the Welsh Rugby team on appropriate occasions. Caban Coch reservoir

Just before Wales were robbed by Fiji in the world cup I spent a lovely week in the land of my Fathers. I did have my proper camera kit with me but occasionally I was just caught off guard and the phone was the only thing to hand. On the first day driving & walking around the Elan valley reservoirs I saw this. The light looked to be changing for the better, the clouds moving in the right direction and worth a proper picture. By the time I’d bobbed back to the car, a couple of minutes away, to grab camera bag, tripod etc. the below had happened!!!


The weather perked up as we carried on round the reservoirs though, a pleasant time was had by all and the occasional photographic opportunity presented itself. The dog does get a bit bored waiting around for me to set up the camera but at least he didn’t pee up my tripod 🙂




Craig Goch Dam

In’t Nature Gorgeous!

Romanesco CauliflowerWe have an organic delivery each Monday morning to our house (thoroughly recommended BTW) and yesterday morning we got the most spectacular vegetable ever seen.

How often do you actually get to see fractals so evident in nature? I don’t think I want to eat it just sit and look at it. It’s called a Romanesco Cauliflower in case you are interested.

I had wondered if it was going to hatch over night and leave a acid spitting killing machine behind in the kitchen but there was just the dog as per normal when I came downstairs this morning 🙂


Romanesco Cauliflower2


Monitor Graveyard

A wee while back my workplace upgraded all its monitors to flat panels. Hurrah for us workers but so sad for all the old CRT monitors which ended up in a kind of ‘Monitor Graveyard’ before the final indignity being put into cages and shipped off somewhere.

Final Indignity!

The post it note on the one in the middle I found particulalry touching, “Screen fuzzy but works”.


We all have to start somewhere!

Well this is the start of my blogging then…..Hello and welcome to the Nokia side of life.

An avid photographer, I was always a little peeved when I was not carrying my full kit and occasionally saw things that I might have otherwise photographed. To this ends I bought a Nokia N73 with the plan that since I was never without my phone I would never be without a camera.
The first picture I took when I was testing the camera out is called ‘Beer’. This image is not necessarily representative of a night in at home but mostly because at home I wouldn’t normally drink lager 🙂