Sunday, January 15, 2012

out with the old and in with new... part 2

The King is dead... long live the King!

We now have a new website :: :: and a new pool on Flickr that is open to all.

The way we are working the site is as follows...

  1. On Sundays we will post a theme on for the coming week... this week coming, for example, is 'old'. You are free to interpret the theme as you wish.
  2. Take a photo or photos and upload them to the pool in Flickr. You can only post 3 pics per day to the pool (please - no nudity or profanity).
  3. The best of the pics will then be posted to Please ensure your Flickr settings allow us to repost your pics. You will be credited too.
  4. That's it for now. We are looking at expanding the site and the themes in due course... but want to walk before we run.
Please join us over at and start contributing to the blog. 

As for this site, it will not be killed... but it also won't be updated. We'll keep it as a record and an archive.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

out with the old and in with the new... part 1

Happy New Year

... to everyone who may still read this blog or have it languishing in their RSS. As you can see from the wee graph above... participation in this blog has waned since it started back in 2009. I, for one, am guilty of forgetting about it... and for that I am sorry.

 However... out with the old and in with the new... I recently announced on twitter that I was "looking to refresh the blog and photo submission process."

I do believe it is time for a fresh coat of paint... and wanted let you know that moves are afoot to launch a new blog... from the ashes of this one... with a new, simpler submission process.

I am delighted to say that Laura Bridge has agreed to work with me on this... and I will be looking for more contributors in due course. We won't be asking folks to submit photos to the blog... we'll take care of that for you... all we will be looking for is people to submit to the Flickr pool.

The purpose of the blog will be twofold - (1) to encourage folks to take photos and challenge them to do so ... and (2) to showcase these photos. We will be working to a weekly "theme" that we'll ask participants to work to... with the best of these submissions shown on the blog.

To this end... can I ask anyone who wishes to journey with us on this to consider "new" as this week's theme. Interpret "new" as you want... and I'll be in touch with how you can submit in due course.

Thanks and here's to 2012.


Thursday, September 29, 2011


Not special because of the inherent qualities of the bike, or because of my skill in riding, but for the sensations of a relaxed ride on a gloriously warm evening. The wind, the smell of country air as you meander along winding roads, the views out over lush green fields with the sun shining through the reddening leaves of autumn-touched trees.