Samsung Galaxy Tab A6

I have always liked the Samsung Tablets, especially the basic ones which are great value and for general use, they are ideal, plus they have expandable memory which is really handy. Continue reading

Samyang 12mm f/2

I was delighted when this lens arrived. It is absolutely wonderful and along with a couple of others, it helped sway me to try mirrorless. This is such a lovely lens that gives wonderful image quality that beats any zooms that cover that focal length and it also beats many primes that cost much more! Continue reading

My move to Mirrorless

 

A quick chat about my move to Sony. I have always been a Nikon fan, but the temptation of so many features and so much quality in such a tiny package was too great. My first Mirrorless was a Nikon V1, which I really like, but I don’t like the limited lens choice, using an adaptor is not much help as the 2.7x lens factor makes using other lenses impractical, and the proprietary shoe is ridiculous!

I don’t think I would give up my DSLRs yet, I wouldn’t like to be using an f/2.8 zoom with a small mirrorless body, but I can see myself using 2 small bodies with primes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Crispin’s Hospital

St Crispins was a large psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Duston village in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

It was established in 1876 as the Berrywood Asylum and closed in 1995. Its grounds and the surrounding area include a new psychiatric hospital, residential housing, a large self-contained retirement village, a primary school and a local centre of shops and offices. Continue reading

Mirrorless vs DSLR

 

The debate about Mirrorless vs DSLR has hotted up as the Mirrorless systems have become far more capable. A quick chat about the points to consider, neither system wins hands down, but with the ease that DSLR lenses can be used on Mirrorless, they can work together superbly.

I have use of both systems and in many cases, I still love to use my old Nikon V1, why? Bec

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Dealing with Under-active Thyroid

This is a chronicle of the effects that under-active Thyroid had on me, the symptoms, the diagnosis and the treatment. In my case, it was not diagnosed for quite a long time, then I was not given the correct dosage of Thyroxine (the medication needed to replace that which should be produced by the Thyroid gland) which resulted in me suffering the symptoms unnecessarily for over TWO YEARS!

 

My symptoms began in early 2014, I was living in a house that I was refurbishing and I had a rapid and unexplained loss of energy, appetite and positive spirit. At the time, I never even noticed, when you deteriorate due to under-active Thyroid, you don’t even realise what is happening. I began to withdraw, I had no energy to do anything and over the next few months I did absolutely nothing at all.  Continue reading

Real Lives – A Sleeping Baby

This is the story about Maria’s sleeping baby, medical negligence and two mothers who suffered needlessly as a result.

Maria feel pregnant in 2000, and she was due in January 2001. When she had a scan at 5 months, she knew something was wrong, the baby was not moving, but she was assured that everything was fine. In January 2001 she had a traumatic labour, ending in a caesarian. The revelations that followed have taken her 17 years to be able to accept and speak out about for the first time.

Cyprus Drives Vavatsinia to Agoi Vavatsinia

Leaving Limassol on the road to Nicosia, about half way there is a turning by the Mcdonalds that leads to the village of Lefkara, then goes on to Vavatsinia. After that, the road to Agoi Vavatsinia is a narrow windy road, perfect for a high speed video.

This was taken using a GoPro mounted with a high strength suction mount at the very front of the bonnet, giving an uninterrupted view. I then edited the footage and increased the speed by 400%, creating the exciting an dramatic video.

The Journey from hell!

ON the 1st of March, I was due to fly from Birmingham to Larnaca, but there was snow, so getting to the airport was going to be tricky. I got to the Railway station in Northampton in good time, but the train was cancelled. The next train arrived half an hour later, it pulled away slowly then stopped half a mile out of Northampton for about 20 minutes, then proceeded at about 5MPH.

Just before it arrived at Long Buckby, it stopped again, this time for about 20 minutes, then it went on to the station. At this point, we were told that the journey from Coventry to Birmingham was cancelled, we had to get off at Coventry and wait for another train, which was also cancelled, the next one was half an hour later.

By the time I got to Birmingham Airport, the flight was stated as final call, I literally raced through security but still got to the gate too late, I had missed the flight. As this was nothing to do with the Airline, I had to buy another ticket for the next flight via Bucharest which was at 7pm, ten hours later.

 

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