357/365 Top 100

357/365 Top 100 by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My favourite music magazine, Metal Hammer, have been doing a ‘Top 100 Albums of the Year’ thing for a while now. These things are always contentious as they’re drawn from the mixed preferences of the mag’s writers, but there’s always a tonne of great bands…… Continue reading 357/365 Top 100

356/365 Sunset

356/365 Sunset by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA The sun is being blinding at either end of the day again. It does seem stronger at sunrise and sunset during Winter Solstice. There’s probably a scientific explanation for that. There’s a lovely view down the canal from this bridge – utterly obliterated by our nearest…… Continue reading 356/365 Sunset

355/365 Grumpy Elf

355/365 Grumpy Elf by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I took a similar photo last year. I always pretend to be a miserable shit at this time of year, and I particularly enjoy gurning into mirrors while wearing stupid jumpers. Hence this photo. Merry Christmas?

354/365 Ingenuity Centre

354/365 Ingenuity Centre by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I went to my very first conference today. I’m nearly fifty years old and have never made it to one before. This is mostly due to tight-arsed employers (everyone I’ve ever worked for has failed to pay when I’ve requested to go to one) and…… Continue reading 354/365 Ingenuity Centre

353/365 Smile

353/365 Smile by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I have a very busy Christmas period with my brass band, but I’m not the only one performing carols at this time of year. My wife Jo sings with an amateur choir in West Bridgford called ‘The Tuesdays’, and they had a concert tonight. The event…… Continue reading 353/365 Smile

352/365 Blinding

352/365 Blinding by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It’s one of those sunny, frosty mornings. It’s cold to the chops and I can hardly see where I am going due to the blinding sun. I do rather like weather like this. It’s fresh and bright, my lungs are enjoying the chilly air and the…… Continue reading 352/365 Blinding

351/365 Peaky Blinders

351/365 Peaky Blinders by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Don’t mess with the Peaky Blinders. I really loved the first couple of series of the Peaky Blinders. Cillian Murphy is amazing as working class bookmaker/gangster Tommy Shelby, and I loved the earthy, fire-stained tones of the shittier bits of 1920s Birmingham. It’s been a…… Continue reading 351/365 Peaky Blinders

350/365 400m

350/365 400m by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are very proud of our little mermaid. Ruby has been going to Quackers Swimming School for a few years now and she’s tried hard, learned all her strokes and is now in the Advanced 1 Class. She gets to spend a whole hour in the…… Continue reading 350/365 400m