Daily thoughts, LSE Diary, music, knowledge, insight, cafes, pubs – learning something new every day!


Taking snaps since about 1975 – Newton Abbot, Dartmoor, London, travels, home, garden & events

Recent posts

  • In search of a partner
    In search of a partner

    I was in search of a girlfriend or partner and was told I should go on a dating site – but I had no idea what kind of person I was looking for, and during lockdown turned to TV for clues.

    Read more: In search of a partner
  • Chagford at night
    Chagford at night

    Chagford is a great place to visit at any time of the day or year. With excellent pubs, each with a character of its own, it would be rude not to enjoy a few fermented vegetable drinks. However, a car is required, which complicates things.

    Read more: Chagford at night
  • My not-so-smart Meter?
    My not-so-smart Meter?

    It is perhaps rather late in the day – especially for an energy professional such as myself – but I now have a smart meter, and first impressions are not positive. How useful are they really?

    Read more: My not-so-smart Meter?
  • South Devon Technical College
    South Devon Technical College

    Were YOU at SDTC? I was there in the early 70’s and had a great time. Punk hadn’t happened yet so I was still prog-rocking with the best of them. I got some A-levels too.

    Read more: South Devon Technical College
  • Saturday morning
    Saturday morning

    A crisp clear morning and I have nothing to complain about and a day with no plans to enjoy as I will. There are times when life is good.

    Read more: Saturday morning
  • Elgol, Isle of Skye
    Elgol, Isle of Skye

    Elgol is a small village in a remote part of the Isle of Skye – with stunning views toward the Cuillin Hills. A great place to get dusk and sunset photos.

    Read more: Elgol, Isle of Skye
  • Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
    Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

    An excellent Jazz release (Nov 2022) that combines rich latin, jazz, jazz-funk and Afro-Cuban sounds on a single LP; complex yet accessible; thoughtful yet danceable.

    Read more: Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  • Trinidad Garden
    Trinidad Garden

    A tropical garden in Sangre Grande, Trinidad. I loved it but made the mistake of picking an extremely hot chilli with bare hands – and eating it!

    Read more: Trinidad Garden

Website Built with