Sunday photos

May 12, 2019

By the time this is published I should be in Menorca for a week’sholiday with friends. These photos were’not taken on Menorca though, if only because I’ll be arriving on Saturday night. This lot were taken on La Palma, at the old airport and along the LP1 footpath. The insects were really enjoying the spring flowers. While I’m on Menorca, I hope to go walking in the Albufera des Grau…

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Sunday photos

April 24, 2019

I’ve had a very busy few days. I’ve now finished my course and renewed my starlight guide qualification. I’ve been the guide for 3 cruise ship excursions and three film crews. Well, one lot was scouting for locations to use in an upcoming film, and for the first time I saw the ventilation tunnels under GTC. They’re wonderfully atmospheric, and I think I might write a murder down there one…

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Photos of the week

      It’s been another frantic week. I’ve had plenty of guiding work again, plus the Starlight guide course. My cold is better, but I trapped my hand between my car door and the wing mirror of an adjacent car. I count myself extremely lucky that it wasn’t very much worse. Progress on the guide book is still happening in embarassingly tiny steps, but I keep going. I even…

March 31, 2019
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Sunday Photos: The solar system and the Large Size Telescope

March 4, 2019

On Saturday I brought up my model solar system for my clients. The sun is too small. to be in scale with the planets, it ought to be 4m in diameter, but that’s rather inconvenient to fit in the car. The first four planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are marbles and too small to see in the photograph, but the girl in the foreground is holding up the Earth….

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Sunday photo: Chai snoozing

February 25, 2019

In case you’re puzzled, she’s got her frontlegs crossed. the pink fur and ribbon thing is her favourite toy, which she carries around the house with her, like a toddler with a teddy bear. Yes, I know I’m posting a lot of photos of Chai. She’s extemely photogenic. In other news, work continues slowly but surely on the book. I’ll get there! But carnival is coming and I’ll probably take…

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