Monday, 31 December 2012
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Friday, 28 December 2012
All of the Doctors, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith are to feature on a special set of Royal Mail stamps in 2013. The collection marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, with all 11 Doctors featuring on their own first class stamp and four of the Doctor's enemies, including the Daleks and the Cybermen, appear on the second class set.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Monday, 24 December 2012
Daily posts have been going up on automatic for the past week as I've been away on an internet-free vacation with Michelle and my brother, Martin and staying on a Lighthouse on the Cornish coast. This was partly Inspired by my uncle Arthur, a Lighthouse keeper, who worked on most of the lights of the British Isles during his lifetime and was one of the last of his kind before the lights became fully automated in the eighties. He was the best uncle to have as a kid and would tell the most incredible stories. He'd be stuck out in the ocean for two months at a time, with a month on land in between, though sometimes if the weather was really bad he'd be there for much longer as there was no way of retrieving him or his fellow keepers. Just how bad the weather can be, we experienced first hand as serious rainfall and major flooding in the region made the news. After a horrendous 12 hour journey, we made it back in time for Christmas, but only just! Below is a Polaroid I took of Keeper Robertson on leave and back on dry land in the 1970's.
|Keeper Arthur 'Robbie' Robertson in 1975|
|'Trouble with Lichen'. I found this beautiful specimen on an old and weathered British telephone box|
|The Cornish coast just before the storm.|
|Another Moon shot. Just... because|