Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Originally uploaded by davehodg
Sitting outside with a glass of wine and Peter Ackroyd's Biography of London with a sunset and a thrush singing.

Does it get any better?

Monday, July 28, 2008

London City Airport expansion

I just ranted this on FB, crossposted here, in response to this article on LCY expansion on the Torygraph.

I remember when LCY was a lovely, civilised, genteel little airport with that cute little shuttle bus from Liverpool Street, or, if on expenses, a taxi which had its journey time cut massively by some new tunnel on the way.

Now, it's a congested zoo.

And with all the rebuilding work going on, the DLR is somewhat shambolic and unreliable. I've missed one flight already because of the delays.

Oh, and beer in the bar at £4.30 a pint. WTF?

I got lucky with T5 in April: went hand baggage, no lounge access since I'm a BA pleb but combine Wagamama with a nice cocktail bar who cares? Sure, the Heathrow Express is an expensive option but it's fast and in my experience, reliable.

Still, from work in the City on a Friday afternoon to the arms of my beloved in Amsterdam in a couple of hours, who's counting?

If I were a permie, Eurostar/Thalys would be an option though :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Originally uploaded by davehodg
On the Regent's canal, somewhere behind King's Cross.

Don't drink the water.

Dypmphna Skehill

Dypmphna Skehill
Originally uploaded by davehodg
Another from the Dymphna session. This one is going to be on the cover of the CD. It had been a long hard day's shooting and she wanted a drink. NOW! :)

Shot in the doomed Crown and Goose in Camden. Lovely evening light reflecting in off the white wall building opposite.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dwain Chambers - one more opinion

He did the crime, he did the time.

Can't argue with the results.

If bans are lifetime, then it has to be across the sport, not by one organisation. And Norway.

If we're talking the "purity" of the Olympics, then let's get back to sports that are useful in combat. So track, field, archery, horse events, shooting, boxing, shooting are in.

As is beach volleyball. Aesthetics are important after all.

Kung Fu Panda - Detailed Review.

There were LOLZ and not a few yuks.

It was very big on IMAX.

If anyone disses it without seeing it, they are humourless assholes.

Allée Gaugin, Les Puces, Paris

More from Paris. While she was off looking at dusty old books.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Paris, 2e

Paris, 2e
Originally uploaded by davehodg
Lovely weekend in Paris, wandering around, doing museums and eating :)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Dymphna Skehill

Dymphna Skehill
Originally uploaded by davehodg
Did a photo shoot in and around Camden on Sunday for Dymphna's new album. This one is far and away my favourite, ethereal and Celtic like the lass herself.