Year: 2006

I (almost) win again

Angel of the North Originally uploaded by rutty. They have a bi-annual photography competition where I work and for the second time in a row I’ve been awarded a runner-up prize. The themes this last..

The Fog on the Attenborough Nature Reserve is all mine all mine

Fog Originally uploaded by rutty. It’s exciting buying new gadgets and so I just had to go out and take some photographs yesterday with my new Canon 400D. Unfortunately for me the weather was a..


Decree Absolute. What a great phrase. It’s even better when added before “has been granted”. That’s right, I’m no longer married. Ironically, today would have been our tenth wedding anniversary. It’s a shame that things..

Fame at last

Choir Practice Originally uploaded by rutty. I’m still learning this photography business, and I know that I have a lot to learn, but it’s great when some of my photos get exposure. I was doing..

New camera needs testing

Misty Originally uploaded by rutty. I recently treated myself to a small gift – a new Canon EOS 400D. OK, so it’s been put on the never never until I can pay it off, but..

Chapters = not so rubbish after all

I’ve had a much more positive experience with Chapters since my extended rant yesterday. I complained about my experience via their contact forms and my order has now been sent. It seems that I am..

The X Factor – another nail in the coffin of original music

Last Saturday night millions of UK viewers tuned in to see Leona win the third series of The X Factor, probably the most popular, and influential, talent show around at the moment. Now, Leona is..

Chapters = rubbish

*Engage rant mode* My sister lives in Canada so buying Christmas presents on-line is a really good idea. There’s no need for expensive international postage and most web stores will even wrap stuff for you…

5 things you may not know

Sarah has kindly tagged me with a meme whereby I have to reveal five things about me that you may not know. So, here we go: 1. I’m a record breaker! When I was about..


Ah, food. My favourite subject. Christmas is probably the only time of year where it’s considered essential to stuff your face full of spectacularly unhealthy food, and so I’m delighted to be taking part in..

links for 2006-12-08

The phoney war on Christmas Luton council, we are told, has banned people from celebrating Christmas. Birmingham has renamed the season Winterval. A Reading man has been told to take his decorations down. There’s only..

links for 2006-12-07

Nectar of the Gods! THE CHEESE AND PINEAPPLE ON A STICK! (tags: cheese pineapple) Fletcher rules out Vaughan return England coach Duncan Fletcher has ruled out Michael Vaughan’s return in this Ashes series. (tags: cricket..