Disney California Adventure

It took us a few years to manage the timing to work.  A few years ago the children were too young (or too short I should say) to enjoy all the rides.  With school terms, work, Ramadan and availability of flights and accommodation, we finally got our chance in the summer.  It became even more…

Illiterate Social Media

Blogging democratised published writing.  Your article no longer needed the approval of a newspaper editor.  You wrote, and published, and readers knew where and how to find you. Facebook came and made it easy for everyone to post photos and videos online, together with timed status updates which were instantly available to everyone.  It was another major change.  What…

Hipstamatic 300

This was probably my favourite shot using Hipstamatic (jane lens and uchitel film).  It produced a beautiful and timeless image of the Eiffel Tower on a wet July afternoon.  I haven’t used the app much since upgrading my phone and slowly forgot about it, which is a real surprise since it was my source of creativity when…

The Holga Experiment

I can see why the Holga became what it did in the 1980s. I can also understand why recently, with so much technology crammed into phones and small cameras, some have wanted the simplicity of a toy camera. Having said that, and as unfashionable as it may sound, I would rather use apps to achieve these and…

I’m Back

It seems the less time I have, the more I manage to do; and the more time I have, the less I manage to achieve. I’m either doing ten things at the same time, all reasonably well; or two things at a time, and both quite badly.  I haven’t worked out my formula.  How some…