Seaside postcards

I went to Eastbourne for my birthday.

Seagull on a post
Knitted postbox cover with a seal, crab, boat and something else.
Eastbourne pier

I’m rather liking the camera on the Google Pixel 6, it’ll never match what I can do with my SLR, but I don’t carry the SLR around much anymore because phone cameras have got so good.

The worst prime minister of your life

So far?

I heard on the radio the announcement of Liz Truss being selected, I was pottering in my shed on a day off work. I was making cider from some windfall apples. Will the cider last longer than the new PM?

Two glass demijohns, one with a funnel in, being filled with murky brown liquid from a white butt.
Draining the first stage of fermentation into some demi-johns to finish off fermenting and also to drop sediment

Tea and Cake

There’s a nice place in Kent, close to a castle and a palace, that’s very good for afternoon Tea. We go there a few times per year.

We went yesterday, and took the dog.

Afternoon Tea for three, the cakes were chocolate and cherry,
pear and ginger and coffee and walnut.
A happy Dog


I started August with great plans to post every day / every week / at least once. It wasn’t that I did nothing to write about, it’s just that I’m a lazy sod.

I’ve walked in the company of The Gentle Author, I’ve walked the mail rail loop, I’ve walked the financial district of London guided by a very newly qualified tour guide. I took lots of photos, but as I don’t seem to be updating Flickr these days either, you’ll probably never see these.

I have done some work on the back-end of this site, and the others I host on this server. In theory this will make it easier to keep things update and mean I can finally ditch PHP and WordPress. This will go live one of these days, the biggest noticeable effect should be my sidebar returning to the sidebar, and not a random tangle at the bottom of the page; a relic of last time I did any work on this site.

September starts with this post. Tomorrow I plan to travel to Kent for Tea and Cake. I might write that up?