• Taking the Mini out for a drive through the hills to Emmental.

  • Kandersteg in the snow

    A beautiful, gentle, snowy walk back in January.

  • Second attempt

    The single arrival of the day from Merligen on the BLS winter cruise schedule. The captain had to reverse and re-dock at the ship jetty in Faulensee because he buggered up the approach.

  • The coffee cups at Ikea are half the size of regular mugs, but if you arrive at the café 15 minutes before closing time on a Saturday, there’s no time to take advantage of the free refills. On the other hand, you don’t have to sit amongst screaming kids and their minders, so…

  • A pleasant walk down from Allmendhubel through Blumental valley, into the shade cast by the mountain ridge, then back into the sun to slither our way down the ice-covered path to Mürren.

  • Beauty in the Melancholy

    I used to avoid Radiohead back in the 1990s, because my youthful inexperience made me think their songs were miserable. I’m so glad that I’ve grown up to hear the beauty in the melancholy.

  • WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

    How to work around PHP’s deprecation of dynamic class properties without refactoring your whole codebase.

  • Pool of light in the back lanes near Faulensee

    Reminding myself that although mountain hiking season is over now, there are still wonderful opportunities to walk and clear the mind.

  • WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

    Using Context in WordPress’ implementation of React.

  • The Rail Replacement Helicopter

    We’ve all heard of the dreaded “Rail Replacement Bus”. But what if we had Rail Replacement Helicopters instead?

  • Autumn: the most photogenic of seasons.

  • Starling in a fig tree

    Neighbours who worry about fruit, and nature which gets there first.

  • Red Mini Cooper

    A familiar array of “adventures” which I feel fortunate to regularly enjoy.

  • Pissing the night away

    Remembering Luke the alcoholic.

  • Finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin photograph to end the day.

  • A memorable school trip to Oxford University, which ended in the pub.

  • Opinionated photographs from January 2011.

  • An unfestive 1st August, barbecuing in a mountain valley, and walking around a lovely lake near Gstaad.

  • Meall an Leathaid

    The road from Easter Ross into the Strathrusdale valley leads into what I felt was the middle of nowhere.

  • The Grimsel Snake

    The “Grimsel Snake” (“Grimselschlange”) is a cloud formation in the mountain region between canton Bern and Wallis, where the clouds pour over the ridge slowly like water when the humidity and wind combine in the right direction. Here’s a time-lapse video I filmed of it from the Furka Bélvèdere car park in 2016.

  • Part of the Grand Bisse d'Ayent irrigation system

    Random things in July

    Lots of work stopped me from going out so much, but we did get in a great trip to canton Wallis.