Friday, August 31, 2012

We have returned!

Back after our two week sojourn in the tropics :)

82F and quite muggy, but nothing like what we have beem used to!

No music today, just enjoying the woods with my dog :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Last walk for 2 weeks

We leave for Tobago tonight, so this afternoon I have to drop Holly off at the kennels (Dorothee is going to come in and feed Sasha) . This will make me sad and I shall miss her dreadfully :( But we will have a great time and she will be fine!

Warm and a bit sticky, 84F.

The Emperor's New Clothes
Sinead O'Conner
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, I'm on vacation!

As of 4 o'clock I'm off the books for 2 weeks :)

Nice day, 82F, but we've had a nice breeze for most of the day.

She Hangs Out
The Monkees

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Another day that's been threatening rain for a while, a few rumbles of thunder about 10 minutes ago, but nothing yet. 76F and the humidity is up there.

You Could Be Mine
Guns 'n' Roses
Greatest Hits

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tepid Tuesday

Cooler, 77F,but the humidity is on the rise again. It's been threatening to rain most of the day, but nothing more than a spritz so far.

The Monkees
The Best of...

Monday, August 13, 2012


A pleasanter day, weather wise, 82F and slightly lower humidity with a bit of a breeze.

Fat Albert Theme
Saturday Morning Cartoons

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunny Sunday

Middle loop today so we can get back to catch the Olympic closing ceremony on the Beeb rather than waiting for NBC to screw it up!

Warm and sunny, but with a nice breeze, 84F.

Within You Without You
The Beatles
Sgt Pepper

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Saunter

It's been a while since Holly and I had the time to do the full, long loop at a leisurely pace, so today was nice :)

Waem, 84F,and still very humid. A bit overcast with high, wispy clouds.

Vampire Weekend

Friday, August 10, 2012

Damp Friday

Quite dark and overcast and very humid!  79F.

An early walk today, partly to beat the rain we're supposed to get this afternoon, and particularly so I can get back and take Crisp out for lunch and to the flea market :)

Those Canaan Days
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
American Revival Cast

Thursday, August 9, 2012

They announced today...

... that the contiguous US has had the hottest July ever this year. I can believe it. 85F and very humid.

Just Dance
Lady Gaga
The Fame Monster

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


... more of the same, 82F and sticky.

Nudge, nudge
Monty Python
The Final Rip Off

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday, a bit muggy

Although it's slightly cooler, 79F, it's starting to get more humid again. Oh well, we'll be so used to this weather Tobago will seem normal ;)

The Sorcerers Apprentice
50 Essential Classical Film Moments

Monday, August 6, 2012


Much nicer today, 82F with a slight breeze.

Lightnin' Strikes
Lou Christie
Crusin' Classics

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday, short loop

Just a quick run before we go out for lunch, in case we get the huge storms they're forecasting for this afternoon.

Hot and sticky, 88F.

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
The Monkees
The Best of...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sunbaked Saturday

Hot and very sticky again, 87F, so I'm looking forward to my shower when I get home before this afternoon's wedding (and the one after too!). But I don't think we have to worry about torrential rain this afternoon like we had for last Saturday's wedding :)

Not Sorry
The Cranberries
Everybody Else Is Doing It, Why Can't We?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday hi-res comparison

The camera on my new phone is a lot better than my old one, but I had my 60D with me today, so here is a comparison between my phone camera (on the left) and my 60D (on the right). Even with the compression that Blogger puts on the picture you can really tell the difference- and though the phone camera is pretty good it just doesn't compare for clarity, contrast, dynamic range and saturation!

And, just for the fun of it, here's my old phone (on the left) and my new phone (on the right). Not taken on the same day, but in very similar conditions. Big difference :)


... and it's warming up again, 83F and muggy. Makes my decision to just get a pretty short haircut seem quite sensible :)

Tubular Bells (part 1)
Mike Oldfield

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Warmer again, 87F and sticky.

The Jokes With Guitar
Demitri Martin
These Are Jokes

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wet Wednesday

Drizzly and damp, 75F.

The Drift
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Three Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest