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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

25/01/17

25/365 - Burns' Night

Crappy phone photo this as I had other priorities, but you get the idea.

15/07/16

I have, I confess, being buying new toys. I blame Beth. Oh, and Amazon. You'll remember that a couple of weeks ago we cycled to the mouth of the Findhorn to see the seals. Beth was on her snazzy new fat bike and I was on my Marin San Rafael hybrid. ...  read more ...

27/06/16

Yesterday we were up early after a crappy night's sleep but the forecast was looking good and low tide was at 11am so we thought we'd go and see if we could find the seals which allegedly gather at the mouth of the River Findhorn at low tide.  read more ...

09/07/15

I know a lot of people use it but I'm not a great fan of Facebook Messenger. I think part of the reason is that it's imposed upon you: if you use Facebook then, implicitly, you are using Messenger. I can find no way of saying "I don't use Messenger" and people assume you do. So they message you anyway. Sometimes about stuff that matters, and that's a problem.  read more ...

22/06/14

Rydal Cave

Classic example of the best camera is the one that's with you. I really needed a better camera for this shot but at least my phone camera app will let me over and under expose so I was able to push the EV so I could see inside the cave a little while deliberately blowing out the entrance.

29/12/13

Oldham Christmas 2013

So as is (semi-) traditional my sibs and I gathered at my parents house yesterday with husbands, wives, children and dogs. Dad took a photo with his little compact which he's just emailed to me so here it is. I am still the tallest but Jamie is now over 6' and is only 16 so I may lose the crown shortly.

07/04/13

Today I finally got around to revealing the Milton Photo Archive to the world, something I spent a lot of time working on the last time Beth was away researching walks for WalkLakes.  read more ...

29/05/12

We've just got back from three weeks in Scotland in Florence. The first week we drove up via Braemar to Ullapool for the book festival. ...  read more ...

22/04/11

So, I've been a little distracted for the last ten days of so by the aftermath of the dog incident. The current state of the nation is that Jack and I are off to the vet today ...  read more ...

12/04/11

So, to summarise then: bull terrier attacks Jessie, Beth intervenes, is knocked over and breaks a metatarsal in her foot (we discover later). Meanwhile I'm about 100m away with Jack and hear Beth scream so come running back with Jack (probably a mistake in retrospect).  read more ...

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