Monday, 17 December 2018

The rise of the microcomputer

An interesting video from the Open University discussing the rise of the microcomputer in the 1980s. It highlights the great variety of machines which were released as computers became democratised and were within the aim of normal people and not just corporations and universities.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Review of 2018 : June

As the Summer raged on as did the travels. June began with a trip to Stamford, a lovely market town full of old churches. Next came a trip to Little Kimble and a walk through some of the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside to Monks Risborough.

Mid-month I walked the Grand Union Canal from Lapworth to Hatton, also taking some photos at Hatton station. Later on in the month was a trip to the delightful Leighton Buzzard Light Railway and finally at the end of the month the Stratford River Festival - something I like to attend every year.

Song of the month was "all night" by Trevor Something.

Saturday, 15 December 2018


Just time for a short railway adventure today, i headed to Bromsgrove which has recently been rebuilt along with the line from Barnt Green being electrified. A grey morning and not very warm but most of the trains were orange which brightened things up a bit! You can see my photos from the station here.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Review of 2018 : May

As with last year May was a bit month packed with rail adventures. At the start of the month I returned to Guildford and sunny Surrey which included a walk along the Wey & Godalming Navigation and a trip to Brooklands Museum, and plenty of train travel of course in Surrey and Reading.

Later on was a trip to Kenilworth, a long awaited visit to the brilliant tram museum in Crich and a walk along the Grand Union Canal in Lapworth.

Then at the end of the month were two diesel galas, the SVR Diesel Gala and the EVR's Multiple Memories which are both highlights of my calendar. Just in case May didn't have quite enough going on I also visited Tutbury & Hatton.

Song of the month was "trapeze artist regrets" by Night Drive.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018