Friday, 15 December 2017

December 15th, 2017 - Photo 349 of 365

Zac Purchase
Just when I thought it wasn't possible for anyone to come up with a new way to wear the bowel cancer tie, Zac Purchase-Hill came up with the eye patch idea. Zac, a former GB rower, won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, and silver in London four years later. I met him, and his wife Fliss, at their fitness studio in Marlow today for another chapter in the forthcoming bowel cancer fundraising book. They were really nice, and great to have them on board.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

December 14th, 2017 - Photo 348 of 365

New Model Army
This is the photo I took of New Model Army at The Forum in London tonight as I was packing up my camera. The band had very kindly organised a photo pass for me to get a photo for my forthcoming bowel cancer fundraising book. It was another amazing experience, and a massive thank you to those who made this possible tonight. A blinding gig too!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

December 13th, 2017 - Photo 347 of 365

Cosy Night In
So as my brother sets off to spend Christmas and the New Year in Australia catching up with many friends, watching cricket, and drinking plenty of beer, Prince and myself are already in the zone of spending plenty of cosy nights in. Prince, as you can see, is particularly fond of the gas fire on his new comfy cushion. He is doing very well, and the physiotherapist who he enjoys seeing each week is very pleased with his progress.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

December 12th, 2017 - Photo 346 of 365

Sub Zero at Work
Today I had planned to go to the famous Cliveden Estate situated just outside Maidenhead on my work travels. However the snow over the weekend had closed it yesterday, and unfortunately for me today it still opened late, and after I had gone past, so that will have to wait for another day hopefully.

I arrived at work at 7.00 in the dark, and the temperature was -4.5C, and it barely made it above freezing all day. I took this photo at lunchtime looking across the fields. A lovely scene, but still bitterly cold, and the frost was still really hard in the shade. I had popped in to my folks grave earlier, and that was rock solid too, so no chance of planting the daffodil bulbs.

Monday, 11 December 2017

December 11th, 2017 - Photo 345 of 365

Maidenhead Railway Bridge
I stopped off by the river in Maidenhead today to photograph the railway bridge, complete with its new overhead electric cables. The bridge has two arches that span The Thames, and they are the widest and flattest in the world. Each span is 128 feet wide, and just 24 feet high. The bridge was built in 1838, by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and still carries trains on the main line in and out of London Paddington to this day. The arches are also famous for their sounding echos, so if you stand underneath them you get an amazing echo bouncing back at you - something we used to enjoy doing as children...

Sunday, 10 December 2017

December 10th, 2017 - Photo 344 of 365

In The Snow
Prince isn't exactly a fan of the snow, but he had to go out into the garden a few times today to do his business... With his bad spine I had to be careful not to allow his back legs to slip, so I had to carry him over the path, and then set him down on the grass. The bad weather, and putting Prince first, has meant I have had to abandon plans to go to see one of my favourite bands, Skinny Lister, in concert in London tonight, but there will be other opportunities, so c'est la vie...

Saturday, 9 December 2017

December 9th, 2017 - Photo 343 of 365

My Favourite Tree
This is my favourite tree, not that I have an obsession with them 😊 I see it every weekday morning as I drive into work. At this time of the year I can go past it just as the sun is rising as was the case here, or indeed in pitch black if I am just a few minutes earlier.