This should work for any stuck filler. Canon’s Official Solution for Stuck Lens Filters: Use a Hammer…

This should work for any stuck filler. Canon’s Official Solution for Stuck Lens Filters: Use a Hammer and Hacksaw When travel photographer Craig Pulsifer accidentally smashed the front of his lens recently and found his lens filter fused firmly to the metal threads via Google+ Read more […]

The Digital Magazine dilema

I really do not mind paying more for a digital experience that is not a gimmick but genuinely adds to the value I get out of the content over and above what I would have gained from a printed or basic digitised version. That value can be just entertainment and convenience in some cases. I think there are three states of digitisation of magazines: PDF version of magazine with little allowance for use on digital devices – this is irritating with, for example, photographer magazines that have Read more […]

The end of the long commute and audio book experience

I recently came the end of a long term assignment that had me travelling to Swansea every week and living in a flat three, four and sometime five nights a week. The drive at the beginning and end of the week was somewhat draining as it took at least three hours, more usually four allowing for a break and sometimes, when very tired or weather bad, five or more. Typically I drove down on a Monday morning in time to get started at 10am and left on a Thursday around 4pm.I am not sorry to have come to Read more […]

Train, Bus or Car

My youngest daughter has to buy a bus pass each term to cover her travel to/from her college in Telford. This also provides unlimited travel throughout the area every day of the week. Sadly, she lost the pass last week. It costs £5 to get a replacement (about the same as a normal peak-time return) the first time, and around £35 the second time. Fortunately, this is the first time she has lost the pass. She has a letter from the college which lets her travel for a short time on a very limited Read more […]

Driving Test

Well done to my eldest daughter (17) for passing her driving test first time. The examiner said that it was one of the best drives he had had for years. She passed with only three minors, one of which was a tactical choice (reversing around a corner: go wide, get a minor; but go narrow and hit the curb, and you fail on a major fault) and the other two were probably down to having a bad cold from me. The route she took was familiar to her. In fact, she had downloaded all 14 of the test routes (they Read more […]

Eldest daughter returns from skiing trip

Her first skiing trip. Done with her school. Also her first time in Austria. It did involve a long trip each way by coach. She does not travel well and was unable to sleep on the coach which, given it is a 24+ hour trip she ended each journey in a pretty rough state. She enjoyed it a lot despite having boots too small for the first few days and suffering from lack of oxygen (asthma at altitude). No broken bones. We told her about the death of one of her chickens straight-away. She took it stoically Read more […]