Back in Chapel
17th December 2021
Our house in uninhabitable again because of the building work. So we're back in Chapel, where the railway station hasn't been updated since the war.
26th November 2021
We lost the light on our walk, but what a beautiful loss.
12th November 2021
Back from another dalliance with my friends at WWE. Leeds venue was beautiful, a cross between an arena and a theatre. Hopefully the first of many in this format.
31st October 2021
The holiday season has officially begun. I've been knocking these Halloween treats out for years, even before kids. This year we had a plant based version (cringe).
Back to Rylands
14th October 2021
This view always catches my breath. First time back since the beginning of the pandemic. Hopefully one of many trips between now and Christmas.
19th September 2021
Lovely to be back in Newcastle with my old friends from the WWE. Came here on a stag do once, but didn't encounter the iconic bridge or Tyne!
3rd September 2021
Just completed a 'staycation' cruise aboard the Disney Magic, a ship that I first sailed on 23 years ago. We've both aged with grace.
Welcome to Chapel
19th August 2021
Our house is currently a building site, so we've moved to Chapel-en-le-Frith in the High Peak. I'm enjoying all the new walks!
30th July 2021
Following the 'Taco Legend' queso recipe and arranging the ingredients into the shape of the Mexican flag. I'm glad things are opening because I think I'm starting to go crazy.
Mellor Cross dusk
16th July 2021
Evening walk opportunities don't come along too often at the moment, so I jumped at the chance to trot up to Mellor Cross. Manchester looking peaceful and dreamlike.
Newest old record
7th July 2021
Couldn't resist picking up this 1977 'Star Wars' LP from High Street Books, New Mills. It's older than I am and still sounds fantastic. First pick? The Cantina Song.
5th July 2021
Drove out to Buxton for 'Jab: Part II'. Let's hope the sequel is better than the original, which didn't really work.
Uncaged at last
2nd July 2021
After 11 whole days enjoying 'The Great Indoors' my isolation has finally come to an end. The lambs have put on weight since I last saw them.
24th June 2021
Just when I thought it was safe to venture out, I caught it. Had a rough few days, but through the worst now. Final day of self isolation!
10th June 2021
Made it into Manchester for some late night cocktails. Love all the new bars, outdoor seating and pedestrianised streets that have opened up recently.
Edit: It transpired that I caught Covid-19 on this evening. Still had a great time.
28th May 2021
Unearthing some old cassettes from the 1990s and letting them play for the first time in years. Lovely to hear some buzzing and hissing, modern formats are way too clean.
The Murder Stone
20th May 2021
My hike last night took me past 'The Murder Stone', on the road between Disley and Whaley Bridge. A terrible crime that took place in this beautiful setting almost 200 years ago.
11th May 2021
First jab is in the arm! The setup at SportCity Manchester was impressive, such an efficient system that still felt personable. God bless the NHS!
Lunch on the rocks
7th May 2021
One of the best things about working from home is having my 'office sandwich' away from the desk. Photo taken at Black Rocks, Disley.
5th May 2021
Found this childhood favourite in the £2 box at New Mills record shop. One man's trash is another man's treasure!
27th April 2021
As the days get longer, I'm getting further afield with some late evening hikes. I took this shot before losing the sun completely and switching to torch light.
22nd April 2021
The orienteering push continues, I have visited almost two thirds of the 'controls' in Lyme Park and have discovered some unique spots off the beaten track.
19th April 2021
Drove out to West Kirby beach for an old fashioned day at the seaside. I was snapping away on my iPhone and got lucky with this shot.
15th April 2021
I'm giving orienteering a stab. It's a competetive sport to many, but to me it's treasure hunting for grown ups. I found eight 'controls' today in Lyme Park, many more to go.
10th April 2021
Finally got back together with friends today after a bleak winter. I relaxed my recent veggie lifestyle for this steak. Oh, and it snowed.
30th March 2021
Another beautiful evening, a feeling of change in the air.