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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.


There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )





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My Brain

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I recently volunteered to be part of a control group in an experiment. It involved giving spinal fluid samples and having an MRI brain scan. This is the result of that scan. This is my brain. This is me.

Every memory, every thought, everything I've ever done or said is because of this lump of mostly fat. This brain has a PhD. It will also forget your name approximately three seconds after meeting you, and has to sing the alphabet song to itself, beginning to end, when trying to sort things into alphabetical order.

Somewhere in that mass of axons there is the dimmest fragment of a memory of being buried up to the waist in sand on a beach by my father when I was about 18 months old.

There is now a growing cluster of cells in there somewhere that are dedicated to learning Swedish nursery rhymes for Freyja.

Eventually it will succumb to old age, disease or injury. Everything that makes me me will fade. It will be as if none of it ever happened.
28th May 2013, 21:00   | tags:comments (5)

Trip to the beach with Spiderbaby's parents

24th May 2013, 21:45   | tags:,,,comments (10)

A question

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As a photographer, do you ever find it difficult to get your subjects to focus on you?
7th Apr 2013, 22:32   | tags:,comments (4)

Lens flare!

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Also: monkeys!

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Freyja loves monkeys.
6th Mar 2013, 21:34   | tags:,comments (2)

A tropical world in the snowy north

We discovered that there is a tropical zoo filled with snakes, bugs and lizards right near us! It's the most interesting thing we've found here in... ever!

When did the psychological abuse start?

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She will have nightmares.... as soon as she finds out why hockey masks are scary.
22nd Feb 2013, 16:02   | tags:,,comments (2)

Spiderbaby paints!

Gallery visitors were invited to leave their own contributions to the collection!
22nd Feb 2013, 15:57   | tags:,,,comments (8)