How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Of mightiest poets and to hear the while
Sweet music, which when the attention fails
Fill the dim pause β€”

Rhubarb chard at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Rhubarb chard

Check in πŸ—Ί β€” The National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Film log - watched: Out Of Time, 2021 - β˜…Β½ πŸŽ₯

Beer check in via Untappd πŸ—ΊπŸΊ. Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout at the Bunch of Grapes.

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🎡 My Top weekly artists: Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (12), The Ronettes (12), Neil Young (8), Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Fedora Barbieri, Giuseppe Modesti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano & Tullio Serafin (5) via

First try of a plastic Holga lens on my old Pentax K100D. A Holga HL-P, 60 mm f/8 for Pentax DSLR cameras - thank you ebay 😊

Camera on manual exposure; I was pleased with most of my guesses!

Results on Flickr πŸ“·

Holga lens Pentax K100D Horse

Film log - watched: Cherry, 2021 - β˜…β˜…Β½ πŸŽ₯

🎡 My Top weekly artists: The Police (31), Lana Del Rey (17), Coldplay (10), Elbow (9) & Giannis Poulopoulos (9) via

Film log - watched: Twin Town, 1997 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ πŸŽ₯

A visit to King’s Quoit, the Neolithic burial chamber overlooking Manorbier beach, Pembrokeshire. September 2021. More photos in this album on Flickr πŸ“·

Ian Mason at King's Quoit Neolithic burial chamber overlooking Manorbier Bay

Check in πŸ—Ί β€” Delico Deli, large Americano β˜•οΈ

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A morning walk. Snow and Moss on Flickr πŸ“·

Spent a long time preparing sushi maki with my daughter last night. Fillings of shiitake, smoked tofu, avocado, sweet potato and smoked salmon. Delicious but we still haven’t got the sizes quite right; they tend to turn out a little on the large side.

Just watched the New Year’s Day Doctor Who. That was a good episode, I always like a time loop and Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon were superb.

Exit the ascension device!


Main course and dessert.

First visit of the year to my favourite pub. Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd🍺

Beer check in via Untappd πŸ—ΊπŸΊ β€” Drinking a Kashmir by Salopian Brewery

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🎡 My Top weekly artists: Sigmatropic (25), Lana Del Rey (14), Gomez (11), The Police (11) & Andy Summers & Robert Fripp (10) via

Film log - watched: Don’t Look Up, 2021 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ πŸŽ₯

🎡 My Top weekly artists: La Serenissima, Chandler, Bircher, Whelan (27), Nubya Garcia (18), Andy Summers (12), The Police (11) & Kynsy (5) via

Finishing off Xmas evening

Quiet family Xmas dinner of

Gigantes plaki
Harissa roasted sprouts, broccoli, halloumi and spinach
Gingery beetroot with peanut dressing and black sesame

Boxing Day will be busier…

Will be feeling really strong today - cooking nearly a kilogram of spinach for Xmas dinner πŸŽ…πŸ’ͺ

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