15/1/2018 Brass by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Mondays are my first brass band rehearsal evening of the week. I love my band. It's certainly not fashionable or especially popular, but there's just something fantastic about making music with 24 other friends. I've been doing this for over forty years now. I can hardly [...]
14/1/2018 Stone by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA There’s a Viking exhibition at our local Arts centre - Lakeside Arts down at Highfields Park - so we headed down there this afternoon. We had one of Ruby’s friends with us and they were both interested in having a look at all the lovely Viking [...]
13/1/2018 #didgotospecsavers by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby has been wearing glasses for reading for a year or so now, and it’s time for her annual appointment to have her eyes retested. We always use our local Specsavers due to the good value specs, but also because we always get looked after there. [...]
12/1/2018 Another guitar by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA This lovely thing is hanging on the wall at my favourite pub, the Pottle of Blues. They have extended the musical them to include modified instruments on their wall. The guitar doesn’t cast much light, and it tends to get in the way of people’s [...]
11/365/2018 Blog by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I love taking photos and I also like to blog, so each photo I take for my 365 subsequently gets stuck up as a post on my site. This is what it currently looks like. I’m using a nifty free theme called Cubic. I love the [...]
10/1/2018 Darwin by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA This is the last of my Christmas beer, a present from my lovely Mum. She knows what makes me happy! The last time I got this case - 12 classic British ales - this one was my favourite, so I left it until last. It’s delicious! [...]
9/1/2018 Toys by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I wish I'd had access to these toys as a kid. I'd have been in heaven. Instead, nearly 50 year-old me is cockahoop to be messing about with a Raspberry Pi and accessories. The Bluetooth keyboard is very useful with the Pi, as it enables me [...]
8/1/2018 No Strings by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA This old guitar is hanging on the wall at the church in Carlton where we rehearse. It’s in a bit of a sorry state, but is obviously much loved by someone.
7/1/2018 PBJ by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA There's nothing quite as delicious as those two magical incredients: peanut butter and jam. Quite the late night snack. I could live on this stuff.
6/1/2018 PHEV by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are on the prowl for new wheels. Our current car is very nice (A Seat Leon) but the lease is up in September and we have been thinking about going electric. We're not sure about fully EV cars (range is an issue) but there are [...]
5/1/2018 Shade by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA One thing is for certain during any year's photography project: I will take a picture of a lamp. It is often this lamp. The weather isn't especially conducive to getting out and about, so I have been hunting around the house for subjects. I need to [...]
4/1/2018 Stands up by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA The Christmas break is over and we are back up and running at band. No doubt many of our lips will be a little soft, but we'll have two hours tonight to blow the cobwebs away and start preparing ourselves for the year ahead. It's [...]