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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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Wow. I would like to be there right about now. Need to go somewhere like that very soon I reckon; all my last few holidays have been to big cities rather than sandy beaches.

24th Feb 2006, 19:40

I really recommend it, but if you are thinking about it run your island options by me. Most are brilliant but a couple are not

24th Feb 2006, 19:43

yeah, well it's a bit of a trek for me at the moment. I'm thinking I might try out Hawaii, which is pretty close to Vancouver, and meant to be very pretty. Not sure I can afford it though, and this seems to be the year where all of my friends are coming to visit, so I may not have the time off.

24th Feb 2006, 19:44

ahh.. well you can wait for Seaneeboy's photos in about 7 weeks time

24th Feb 2006, 19:45

FilbertFox says:

is that he prettiest place on earth? It appears to be

25th Feb 2006, 10:29

seaneeboy says:

Now *THAT* is what I'm looking forward to seeing when I wake up :)

It's great, cos we usually go for city type holidays (rome, florence etc) and this will be the first beach holiday together (and of course first as marrieds). We're looking at "Once in a lifetime" here.

Certainly will have to be given how much it costs ;)

25th Feb 2006, 10:31

FilbertFox says:

its about time Mr FilbertFox and i had a once in a life time holiday (we are getting on a bit now), cant decide where to go though, don't want it hot though.

Incidently our honeymoon was a few days camping in the Lake District, it was great, and i can honestly say the earth moved for us - Britains strongest earthquake!

25th Feb 2006, 10:42

sounds idyllic

25th Feb 2006, 16:16

FilbertFox says:

was cheap! but good way to start married life, and it worked we are still together many many years later!

25th Feb 2006, 16:40


oh yes, and it is/was really lovely there, but how could one possibly choose between one gorgeous place and another?

25th Feb 2006, 22:11