Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra, (Part 2)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra, (Part 2)

Whenever you are watching a film there are so many little extra things that go into it that you don’t always think about. These props from ‘The Borrowers’ are in the Film Museum in London and my Dad made some of them!


An open letter to the family and friends of Rik Mayall

Dear Barbara, Rosie, Sid, Bonnie and the rest of your family,


I am so sorry to hear of your loss at the beginning of this week.  I’m not someone who normally writes to complete strangers, but I know what it’s like to lose a father, it’s something that you can’t really comprehend happening, even when faced with a terminal illness as mine was, let alone so suddenly as yours was taken.


I have been really saddened by the news of the death of Rik.  I hope that you have been heartened by the out pouring of love, appreciation and profanity that the news of his death has brought.  I know I certainly would be and it was nice to hear from friends of my dad that I’d never met who had kind words to say about him and how he’d helped them through difficult times.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story (Part 2)

IMG_3108Again, Hanoi, this time in the park, about 6 different species of monkey in cages in the rain. There were signs up telling us not to feed the animals, there were scatterings of food across the floor and none of the animals looked like they should be there or wanted to be.

I took a lot of pictures of this male, ass his expression said it all for me. He didn’t interact with the Vietnamese couple offering food, as the others did. He simply ignored all of us, staring off into space.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story


I’m not sure this shows an entire story, but as soon as I saw this woman in Hanoi, I wanted to take a picture of her, but without drawing attention to myself. I had to stand across the road and use the zoom, because I wanted to know her story.

Who is she? Why does she look so sad? Is it grief? Despair? Desperation? I will never know but I will always wonder.