Saturday, 15 August 2009

More Marrakech............

Early evening in the Metalworking Souk............I can sense the sounds and aromas just by looking at this. Hopefully back there sometime next year to grab some more shots.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


Beautiful colours of the dyes to be used on fabrics within the Dyers Souk, which is somewhere along or off Souk el Attarine if my memory serves me well.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Just crossed my mind how much I have missed Morocco these last couple of years. Photo is from Essaouira a few years back (shot on a Canon F1 and badly scanned by me!).

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Books Books Books

Still feeling a bit tired after the 370 mile round trip yesterday, was up at 04.30, so even though the gear shifter is fixed I am just going to have a lazy day and listen to the Cricket and watch the F1 qualy........

There is a list of top 50 books by 50 authors going around at the moment and while I am working at my own version of that I thought I would stick my favourite 10 down here......
These are not in any particular order.

Lord of the Rings ~ JRR Tolkien
The Age of Reason ~ JP Sartre
Three Men in a Boat ~ JK Jerome
The Sheltering Sky ~ P Bowles
Brideshead Revisited ~ E Waugh
Ancient Evenings ~ N Mailer
The English Patient ~ M Ondaatje
The Magus ~ J Fowles
Desolation Angels ~ J Kerouac
The Voices of Marrakech ~ Elias Canetti

Although if you asked me tomorrow it may be slightly different......... ;)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Knights of the Road

My Grandad, god bless him, used to refer to cyclists's as Knights of the Road ~ a rather nice description I thought..........

I was out around the country lanes yesterday and came across a sign for Stock (Home of Farmer Maggots farm Bamfurlong if you have a lean towards Tolkien), had already passed Hollin Green Lane and there is a sign for Norbury (I think Fornost was sometimes known as Kings Norbury) on the canal.

Made my way towards Beeston Castle and stopped there for a drink and to idle a few moments looking at the surrounding countryside with its charming cottages and little copses and hills. I really like this neck of the woods.

Made my way back along the towpath and after a while it becam unrideable, got home and found that my gears had become damaged so going to have to shell out a few pennies for repairs on Monday.