Archive | January, 2013

From the Archives: Portaferry

30 Jan

I took these way back in 2007 whilst on an excursion to Portaferry with a friend.

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Lone Feather Floating In Darkness

26 Jan


Wet Leaves

26 Jan

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21 Jan

IMG_3997Blackbird Braille


IMG_3966 Blown from polar fur

IMG_3970 Vanilla swarm

IMG_3973 Vanishing world

IMG_3974 Hooded-wept

IMG_3977 Drifting

IMG_3982 Mistraldespair

IMG_3989 Stellatundra


Puppy Update

11 Jan

Day 364. While out for a walk on a bright but chilly Saturday morning, I found a border collie puppy. She had no collar or tag, so after drying her off, feeding her, and letting her chill on my couch for a few hours, I took her to my local vet who was able to put her up for a couple of nights until she could be collected by the dog warden. I really wanted to let her stay here, but it was simply beyond practical. She was taken from the vets to the dog pound in Lisburn the following Monday and – not surprisingly – there was a lot of interest in her when, after no one came forward to claim her (for shame!), she was put up for re-homing. The dog warden kindly, and patiently, replied to all my emails asking for updates. I am happy to announce that the pup (whom I had initially christened Elvira, then eventually Bridey [you know, as in Bride of Frankenstein?] has now been re-homed by a nice family. After a decidedly dubious beginning to her New Year, she’s now living with a new family who can hopefully give her all the time, energy and love, pups like her need – and according to the warden, she’s settling in very well indeed. *buckles under weight of warm and fuzzy feeling*



10 Jan

Now that my Photo A Day For A Year project has concluded, and I’ve still got the photography bug, my plan for this year is to take a few photos each week that relate to a particular theme. I’ll be taking my cue from The Guardian, which suggests a new theme for each week…

This week’s theme is ‘stamina.’


2012 in review

1 Jan

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Day 366

1 Jan

The last batch of photos for my Photo A Day For A Year project. Yes, they’re a little late; this was due to a rather temperamental laptop and New Year’s Eve celebrations with friends…


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