2011 begins as 2010 did; cold, wintry and with snow on the ground. I’ve had a lovely week with my parents over Christmas and am now catching up on a wealth of things, as Jo is at work and I’ve had enough of touring around the country for the time being. On my list of things to do is my annual look back at the past year. I’ve tried a number of times over the past few weeks to make a start on this review, but it’s just too difficult to write in detail, due to the terrible loss of my sister in March. Instead, I have collated some of my favourite images of the past twelve months and will show, through them, my happier memories of the year.
And finally: the biggest thanks I can muster must go to my lovely, tolerant, patient and supportive wife Jo, without whom the unbearableness of some moments of the past year have been made bearable. A fuller set of photographs which summarize my year is now online in my Flickr photostream.
It’s been a while since I thought of sharing anything on my website. Things have been very busy, both with work, trips here and there and with getting our balcony ready for summer. Instead of waffling on, I thought I’d try a new approach for a change: a brief visual review of what I got […]
We travelled to western Switzerland last weekend, primarily to visit the small British supermarket in Gland and the tulip festival in Morges. Although the festival has been advertised and the tents and visitor facilities were already set up, the tulips were lamentably still a way from flowering, so I made do with photographing the daffodils […]
I was keen to do more winter hiking this year, and although winter seems to have flown by, I did manage to get out into the snow more often than in previous years. Most recently, we got the big cable-car up from Grindelwald to Eigergletscher with the intention of then getting the short train connection […]
I had a busy week. Two work projects are due for completion soon and because I felt that I was behind on them both, I decided to go back to the computer after dinner and work on them. I used to work late into the night when I was first establishing my career here, and […]
You can tell that I’ve enjoyed myself when I come home from a walk or a day out with a set of photos. Here are four from a chilly but lovely winter sunset on the shores of Lac Léman last weekend. I’ve loved square-format images since I started taking photos with a medium-format film camera […]