Saturday, 31 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm 

this time last year i was getting ready to apply clown makeup and spend a soggy, cold night in the center of bridport. this year i walked up some hills and got quite muddy with a girl in the lake district. i think its safe to say that things changed for the better. 

i hope the rest of 171 are having a nice new years eve and getting quite drunk. theres no 'hope' about it actually, im sure they are.

this is the last post of this project, thanks again if you have followed along at all. i will keep posting through next year although not necessarily everyday before midnight, so expect more 'exciting' things on here.

yeah, see you then... oh right you're going this way as well? right yeah okay...

taken on tarn hows, the lake district

Friday, 30 December 2011

Dead fish

canon eos 40d, canon 50mm

today me and emily saved this fish's life, then it died a few hours later. RIP english, we hardly knew ye. 

we started a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and got about 5% of it done before giving up. tomorrow we are going for a walk around the local countryside and probably getting quite cold and muddy.

this is the second to last post in this project, thanks so much if you've followed it in anyway, helped me out by lending laptops, blackberrys, iphones, internet connections, usb leads or just helped make this possible. cheers. 

taken in emilys kitchen

Thursday, 29 December 2011


canon eos 40d, canon 50mm

today was another travel day. me and emily got on a bus and went oop norf. 

it was cramped and full of people ringing everyone in their phone book. thats definitely a thing that people do on buses, i dont understand it. we also found the best love heart sweet ever, all it said was 'MY IDEA.'. one for the power struggle in every relationship. 

it looks like phils shaved his beard off and kept the moustache. best ever. 

thats emilys leg look, hiya mate. 

taken on the 3.00PM to edinburgh

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Paper peaks

canon eos 40d, canon 50mm

home time.

we saw luke in the morning and talked about good old things and new things and throwing poo at people. i love luke, some things never change eh. 

the drive back was okay apart from the road works. we had mcdonalds, everything is fine. 

this has been left late again. 

lets not ruin it now.

taken in mcdonalds

Tuesday, 27 December 2011


canon eos 40d, canon 50mm

last night was good. 

me and joe and ellie walked home and then i made the best sandwich in the world consisting of italian ham, dutch cheese, olives and feta. so so good

ive left this really late today. gulp.

back to london tomorrow; great car journeys, mcdonalds, back to living with friends again and then an emily. wicky wah

taken in bridport

Monday, 26 December 2011


canon eos 40d, canon 50mm

yesterday was tiring so i slept for a long long time and hung out on the computer all day advising emily on what pets to adopt on sims. classic boxing day / every day. 

later i am going to see some friends at a pub in town, good faces and people. i would like to post a photo of that but i dont think i will be able to make it back before 12 oclock. so here is a photo of a some curtains. 

silly deadlines.

taken in my room

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas 2011

canon eos 40d, canon 50mm

so this is christmas and those are some christmas lights bokeh'd because i cant use the 50mm i got well enough to take good photos yet. 

i actually went to sleep at an okay time last night, so charlie running into my room shouting ITS CHRISTMAS SAAAAMMMMMM! at half past seven in the morning wasnt quite as painful as i had anticipated. 

present opening was good. i got some cool books and a little lego boxer man and the annual abundance of grey clothing amongst other things.

after that me and joe went to dads with granny and grandad. it was nice to have a small lunch at christmas for once with just a few people. good conversations and larfs. 

i also had a whole bowl of custard to myself. merry christmas

taken in dads living room

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas tree

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

so, thats looking pretty full up. 

as you can probably imagine charlies excitment levels have gone through the roof at the sight of all the presents under the tree. we have had to do christmas crackers for the past three dinners in a row just to keep them from spilling over completely. 

i expect i will wake up at a disgustingly early time tomorrow and open some presents and drink some milk to cure the indigestion i will most definitely have. i will also try not to insert any sharp implements under my thumbnail as well. 

i like to talk about that a lot.

taken in the front room 

Friday, 23 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm, flash
i slept for about 13 hours last night / this morning. i havent done that for a while. it felt good but at the same time not seeing daylight is somewhat depressing. 
after that i fought my way around morrisons looking for various food items for dinner. i found none, but i did find the e45 cream that i needed and although on the packaging it says nothing about not eating it, i wouldnt recommend it. 
later on i found dill and forced some reindeer antlers onto her head.
taken in the kitchen

Thursday, 22 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm, studio light

today i woke up (wheyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy) and looked after charlie for about 9 hours and cleaned the house in preparation for mum and jp arriving back from their belgium holidays. what they or indeed i hadnt bargained on, was the extreme amount of faecal based terror that the cat had left on their bed. welcome home. 

later on i slept for about 45 minutes and then deliriously ate some pasta. after that i hung a studio light out of my bedroom window and took some photos of the berries outside in the garden. they look a bit christmassy dont they. 

taken in the garden

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Light giver

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

today was mine and joes last full day of looking after charlie. he came into my room about six times last night. luckily joe did the morning shift and i got to sleep in. booya

we went to dads and had hot dogs and chips and played with lego and his old mini steam engine train car thing. it was pretty awesome. 

me and joe have been watching so much total wipeout. quality television. 

taken in dads house

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm, flash

charlie came back and we made him food and read him stories and assisted in brushing his teeth and put him to bed. 

we had some pizza. 

we have some doughnuts. 

we got some christmas presents. 

i cant think of anything to write. can it be christmas now please?

taken in the bathroom

Monday, 19 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

so today i had to wake up at 7am and look after charlie until lunch time. way too early. 
it also turns out that he opened the back of the film camera i was using yesterday. cool

my ear hurts quite alot and i feel groggy. its probably a side effect of only having two hours sleep last night; i will rectify this tonight/tomorrow morning/afternoon. 

me and joe had pizza and doughnuts and coke. i want some oranges.

taken in my room, bridport 

Sunday, 18 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm
i took mums grandads old slr camera down to the beach today with phil and joe. i also took my dslr because you know, digital. 
we drew more temporary penises in public places and jumped about abit and looked at the sea. it was very cold and the waves looked really big but were actually quite small. 
we came back and played more tin tin and then had a lovely roast and fed the cat cabbage at the table. rawk awn. 
taken at west bay

Saturday, 17 December 2011


canon eos 40d, canon 18-55mm
i woke up today to a lego version of me playing drums made by charlie. after more prodding and shouting he managed to get a place on my floor mattress and we drew poos in eachothers note books for some time. i also got him to draw an aeroplane and some mountains. 
after that he roped me into playing the tin tin playstation game for an hour or so until i put him in his room that he then tidied until it was time for food. curry. well good. 
i had a shower and i think i might wet shave my face later on. smooth skin rash here we come. 
taken in my bedroom, bridport

Friday, 16 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

people awoke in varying states of disrepair and hungoverness.

me and em had stayed up til 7am completing dissertations and eating cheese so we werent so bad, im not sure how everyone else felt. tim and alan shared a bed, they are so in love.

we packed our things and said goodbye to beds, fridges, goldfish and the house itself as we left on our annual journey home for christmas. it was long and hellish but we stopped at fleet and i drew some penises in the condensation on the windows of the bridge. good

i have just arrived home. i ate some cous cous. charlie has no top front teeth.

also blogger has changed their post editor for me so everything looks weird and not normal. soz

taken in my room

Thursday, 15 December 2011

171 christmas

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm, flash

so today was 171's christmas day. we all got up way too early and opened secret santa presents. i got a water propelled rocket from joe. pretty awesome.

i fell back to sleep and woke up to phil and brig preparing tonights fantastic dinner of nut roast, veggies and stuffing. alan and emily and other people came around and we had a great time. thats all of us up there look.

im going home tomorrow.

taken in tims room

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm, flash

tim bloody preston. i took this photo of him just before we left on a mission to sainsburys. i liked his colours and stuff. they looked nice and neat.

tomorrow is officially 171's christmas day. secret santa presents in the morning, lunch with the telly on and a christmas dinner with crackers, friends and drinks in evening. i cant wait.

i am quite hungry so i might make some potatoes. i have some beans i think, they go with them right?

taken in my room

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm

i didnt sleep until about 6am last night. i dont know why. i woke up and received some parcels for people and then went back to bed. i woke up again and it was getting dark. thats the one thing i dislike about winter; my days get even shorter than normal.

i walked to camberwell college and dropped some library books off. they have all the christmas lights up along the road as well, so i took some photos of them and then loads of buses came along and the lights reflected in their windows and stuff.

taken in camberwell

Monday, 12 December 2011


canon eos 40d, no lens

white stuff.

last night i went and watched some bands at the old blue last. there i met alan and emily and some new people, most notably andrew and heather. we all had a good time watching bands, especially tellison.

buses home. trains for some. cold walks and then buses for others.

i have spent most of today completely cleaning my room. so that means all the corners where everything gets put during a standard 'tidy' as well. i chucked out a lot of crap and also came across interesting items i didnt know i had. one being a nice black jumper and the other being about eighteen feet of un-popped bubble wrap. if anyone needs some bubble wrap let me know. i've got loads now.

taken in my room

Sunday, 11 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

today was house cleaning day. i also answered the door to a happy christmas asda shop from muv; 6 bags of absolute awesome. thanks mum!

i was awake at eleven but then, along with everyone else fell back to sleep until about half three. after that we went to get the photos from asda. the one i took of an aeroplane came out well. that was all i wanted.

im going to old blue last later to see some bands and some people. im looking forward to it.

taken in the upstairs bathroom

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Welcome wagon

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

we customised phils doormat and it is now officially 171 endorsed. booyah.

we went to asda to get some disposable cameras developed, im looking forward to picking them up tomorrow.

we went to tesco because everyone was craving 'sweet things'. i got some toast-able waffles.

our shower is now working again. i was quite excited until i got in and was reminded of how absolutely terrible it is.

this is also my 500th post on blogger... frick

taken outside our house

Friday, 9 December 2011


sony ericsson elm

i spent most of last night putting off the film essay / review i had to do until i finally caved in and completed it in about an hour. i have probably done it wrong. this is fine. the queue outside the hand in office at 4pm was something else though; it stretched right into the canteen.

i came home and everyone was planning an ikea trip. i went along and snagged some free pencils and looked at nice desks. phil trod white paint all over the display carpets in the fake little rooms and we left. we also got a doormat.

i have completed all my work for this term. next term is going to be hideous.

taken in ikea

Thursday, 8 December 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm

last night i cycled to asda to fulfil some late night pizza cravings. on my way there my back wheel came off my bike... i was fine and didnt fall off or anything because im amazing / very lucky that i was going quite slow and on flat ground. anyway, i got pizza and then talked to this guy who was fixing the road or something about whether he had a spanner set i could use quickly. he didnt, but the one spanner he did have fit my back wheel bolt perfectly, and i fixed it right there on the spot. after thanking him he gave me a greasy hand shake and told me to ride safely and have a nice night. people like that remind me that the world is actually an alright place.

taken in peckham

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

today / last night we all came to an agreement on what the fate of our god forsaken van will be. in short; its going cheap for parts on auto trader. wannit mate? give ya it fer a tenner. (just kidding i think it might be a little bit more expensive than that)

anyway, now that money and time vampire is out of our heads it feels a little better. for me anyway.

we drew our secret santa names last night. i have someone. they will be getting something great even though i have no money. its going to be brilliant honest.

taken outside our house

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

today me and the emily woke up slightly earlier than normal (only just in the AM) and went on a little walk around hatfield. it was bloody cold and we found this horrible little fake nature walk / pond / weird yellow parrot sanctuary thing. there were a few rabbits knocking about as well.

after that we had some well deserved hot chocolate and then i sat and watched tv with alan whilst emily went to a tutorial. i made up a lil poster for a tour im going on in february and then we got a train to londonia.

jacket potatoes, tuna, sweetcorn.

no money, no sun, novem- oh wait no its december.

taken in hatfieldr

Monday, 5 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

today was the same as most sundays (nah mondays actually). wake up late, hang around downstairs with joey and stef for a bit and talk about stuff and eat wagon wheels, meet emily from work, walk back in the cold, put bike in the garage (see above) make food and play the wikipedia game. i lost the first time because my target page was 'LMNOP'. a lot harder than it sounds.

i watched an episode of the OC today. its the first one ive seen since me and joe accidently caught the very end of the series on tv once when theres a car crash and marrisa dies. we laughed. sorry if you're watching it for the first time and that spoils it for y- awww look how CUTE seth is....

god sakes

taken in 96's back garden

Sunday, 4 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

woke up and hung around quite a lot. we cycled to co op and got very very very wet. like, the most wet ive been this year without being in a swimming pool or having tim and brig chuck water over me.

had some veg and cous cous n that.


taken in 96's kitchen

Saturday, 3 December 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm

i woke up at around 2pm after having dreams about policemen going through the contents of my wallet and pockets. i managed to drag myself out of bed and fill my stomach with a good 4 slices of buttery toast.

i am now sat in hatfield after watching japanese women smile incessantly at a hopeless baby on the train. pizza has been eaten. such is life.

oh look thats the moon.

taken in my garden

Friday, 2 December 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm

back to the olllldd 12mm. comfy. tonis lens was a babe though.

i went to sleep at 1am after being awake for 36 hours. i awoke at about 8am with severe indigestion and went down stairs to find a sleep deprived matt drinking coffee. poor matt.

we went to asda. i found out that i dont have very much money in my bank atall thanks to o2 taking a certain bill out early. but i bought some bread with tomatos on it and some hummus.

i should have bought some sweet potato.

after that i went on a late night mission to uni to hand some dvds back to the library, this is what outside looked like.

taken outside LCC

Thursday, 1 December 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 24mm

this little guy kept me company all of last night and this morning whilst i was struggling to stay awake / write the rest of that essay / do my photo story. i got it all done and handed in on time though, totally worth it. getting work out of the way is the best.

i have been awake for over twenty four hours now. its weird and worrying how used to this i have become over the past year.

i am quite hungry and i just got a load of bath water in my ear. it feels heavy.


taken in my room