Scanning the past

Planning is the critical phase of any project. The more work during the planning stage, the smoother the implementation. So the theory goes. Perhaps so. But the implementation is now devoid of creative fun. I heard a story that Hitchcock, a film director of remarkable note from the first half of last century, would createContinue reading “Scanning the past”

Easter renewal

Sometimes the cultural associations are too strong to shake off. Not that I’m trying. This is not a post about the religious aspects of Easter. (Sorry to disappoint you, Mum.) Instead, it’s how the idea of renewal at this time of year is so, so, so appropriate it could be described as unavoidable. Regardless ofContinue reading “Easter renewal”

The Year of the Document

Allow me to introduce my new year’s resolution …. 2019 will be the Year of the Document. This will probably be a departure from my usual Year of format. I say ‘probably’ because one can never be sure how a Year of will turn out. What is my usual Year of format? It all started inContinue reading “The Year of the Document”

Extreme weather conditions

It’s a different Boxing Day this year. Weather has trumped tradition. It’s not a long-held tradition, just a few years old, but an enjoyable one. By this time on Boxing Day, I’m usually transferring photos from a drive around the countryside and watching the clock for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. Yes, I transferred oneContinue reading “Extreme weather conditions”