So I went to the allotment today and found I’d had a visitor. A thieving bastard of a visitor, unfortunately. They broke open the tool trunk, you can see the broken bit below. Didn’t look like they took much, if anything. One of the benefits of having battered second hand tools I guess. The other […]Read More Thieves, and work at the allotment
The traditional season for outdoor shooting is coming to an end in the very near future, especially disappointing as it has been so short. Many clubs will be left wondering what is to come from the traditional indoor shooting that is coming up. Given the restrictions on the spacing of bosses, and the fact that […]Read More Archery this Winter
50m. How frustrating is it to shoot 50m? Especially with an 80cm target face. Here are my scores at 50m: WA 50m – 73 (from 6 dozen arrows) Short Metric I – 114 (from 3 dozen, then 228 at 30m with the other 3 dozen) Short Metric I – 138 (3 dozen, then 239 at […]Read More My Nemesis!
So, the idea is that you get a long rod to move the centre of gravity of your bow to just in front of the riser so it stays stable. You get the side rods to spread the weight out so the bow stays upright. You get the V-bar and an extender to link it […]Read More Bow Stabilisation
I’ve recently restarted archery after around 5 years off from the sport and it’s an interesting experience. First of all a little background. About 5 years ago I was made redundant from a well paid job in data analysis and struggled to find something new. Really struggled. In the end I started a university course […]Read More Returning to Archery
A bit of a change for this blog, a book review, but they say a change is as good as a rest so here goes. A lot of how much you enjoy this novel will depend on your affection for Tom Baker’s Doctor, Ian Marter’s Harry Sullivan and Elisabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith. Then again, […]Read More Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker with James Goss – a review.
Another review of the Diana, you say? Aren’t there enough already? Yes, there probably are . . . but here’s another one anyway. If I am honest, I went into this as a sceptic. The cult of the Diana has sometimes irritated me with vastly over enthusiastic reviews and some really bad photography disguised as […]Read More The Diana Camera
There are two basic promotional prices on Amazon – the ‘Free Promotion’ and the ‘Kindle Countdown Deal’. When I’ve done the ‘Free’ in the past I’ve had up to a few thousand downloads of my novels, but each time I’ve got less and less. Admittedly this probably has a lot to do with me doing […]Read More Promotional prices on Amazon.
Yes, the Yashica Y35. The camera the internet has declared The Worst Camera Ever Made! So, first and simplest questions and answer – Is it the Worst Camera Ever Made? No, it isn’t. Seriously, did you never have one of this 110 cameras that came on a keyring? What do you mean you weren’t born […]Read More The Yashica Y35 Review.
Oh My God! What a load of rubbish. Cheap plastic parts that do not go together properly, parts that break if you fit them as directed, a casing that snaps if you try to put it together. Before you say it – yes, I have built camera kits before. The Lomography Konstuktor and the Recesky […]Read More The Superheadz Plamodel DIY 35mm camera quick review. . .