Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My Bike

Have just put my Bike up for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Gets little use really and a shame to sit in the garage, if it sells it sells.
 

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Local Tavern


Friday nights entertainment playing dominoes with family and friends. Nice friendly atmosphere and decent beer served. 8.30 start, finishing at approx 11.30pm.

Monday, 6 May 2019

May Bank Holiday

This has been the coldest bank holiday that I can remember. We have had lots of hot sunny days a month or so back, so very disappointing. Looking forward to being able to enjoy being outside hopefully soon.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Local Elections

Have been to register my vote in the local council elections

Monday, 29 April 2019

Photography

The start to my career was in photography, firstly as a darkroom technician in monochrome film development and printing, located in a basement of a large Victorian house in the west end of Dundee in the 1960's. Eventually moving in to the retail side of the business and moving on to one of the largest photographic businesses in Dundee where modern darkroom equipment was used. I saw the introduction of colour processing in its infancy and enjoyed the changes.

I left the photographic trade in 1971 when I enlisted in the Royal Air Force, completing a 22 year engagement as an aircraft electrical engineer. Thinking back to the early years and the equipment I used and bought, is certainly a far cry from the digital cameras in use today. I have had several digital SLR's in my time, and now am quite content with my Panasonic bridge camera, which these days does not get as much use as I would like.

My very first camera bought in the 70's was Halina 35x 35mm film camera and I wish I had kept it, for the price and quality of the lens, it was one of the best.



Found Photo


Yesterday, I was sorting out a box of documents and came across this my very first passport and original photo from the 70's, amazing what bits and pieces get stored away and forgotten. So much better design than the EU version. If and when we do leave the EU it would be good to see the British passport make a return.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Recent Useful purchase




Read somewhere about Diamond sharpening stones, so looked up a YouTube video and was impressed with the results. Bought a stone and holder £10 off eBay last week and they are as good as advertised, one of my better purchases.