Tuesday 31 January 2012

Thames Valley Trial Head

Marlow Thames Valley Trial Head '12 - Images by Rob Bowker

 Divisions 2 and 3 coming soon - click to shop

500 crews braved the water at Dorney on a day when the sun failed to make any meaningful appearance. Lots of wooly hats, red noses and a frozen photographer or two. Hope the weather improves for the Olympics.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Mute swans

A pair of mute swans (Cygnus olor) mock the cold, leaden skies over Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Ironbridge Rowing Club

Panorama of Ironbridge Rowing Club supplied by Panoramic Earth

Monday 23 January 2012

The Iron Bridge from upstream

Sunday 22 January 2012

Under The Iron Bridge

Panorama of Beneath Iron Bridge supplied by Panoramic Earth

Tuesday 17 January 2012


For my money, this is the most visually appealing part of the process (no pun intended)

Weapon of choice - Opinel. There isn't a quick way to shred peel, so a light but sharp knife works best for me
Lots of pith, not much flesh, don't be tempted to taste the bitter juice. Also, best kitchen gadget ever - a beechwood juicer
The muslin cloth is lost so Robin's sling from his (now mended) broken arm stood in
Jarleks in the decontamination chamber
New toy takes the guesswork of when to stop - in about 16˚C, by the look of it
New toy number two. Uncanny how clean the jars stay using a tundish
Labeling or a typecast? Any excuse to use a typewriter, a 1950s Olympia SM3 in this case
A convoluted but relatively exciting and unusual recipe for this Bitter Seville Orange Marmalade.
I've been using the same recipe for several years and it comes out different every time. Out of the 10 jars, I put a capful of scotch in six. Sounds so wrong. Tastes so good.

Thursday 12 January 2012


Returning from a haircut in Cholsey. Me, that is, not the weather.
Portrait format not too screen-friendly, so here's a, erm, landscape too.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Might be quite good fun to animate some of these?