Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Piccadilly Station

Piccadilly Station, Manchester.
Almost my second home at the moment.

Here is the 18:15, Manchester to Euston.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Sunset in Milton Keynes

Taken from my apartment window.

Monday, 28 June 2010


This is the sign outside where I work.

What do you mean you can't see it!
It's perfectly obvious.
It says this:
National Freehold Land Society
Abbey Road & St. John's Wood Permanent Benefit Building Society
Abbey National Building Society
Abby National

Thursday, 24 June 2010

A church

An old church in Milton Keynes. So not everything was built in 1980.

Just in case you want more info, as I was told to, I took a snap of the sign too.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


OK, poor photo.
But that’s not the point. This is:

Where was it taken, and when?

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Ashton bikes

Carrera Subway 8.
Only one still working, the other being cannibalise slowly, as Halfords are far too useless to fix them, even though they sold them to me.

Monday, 21 June 2010


Obligatory shot of the Beetham Tower. This one from the canal running though Castlefield.
Rochdale canal, is it?

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Piccadilly Station

Arrived in Manchester, Piccadilly Station, (with trusty Kodak 705 strapped to my side!).

Now, where’s the beer?

16:50 to Manchester

On time (almost) the 16:50 train from MK Central back to Manchester for one of my buddies' stag doo, a fellow IT contractor.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Nut & Squirrel

Good exercise!

Cycled all the way to this strange building, what ever it is.

Thursday, 17 June 2010


On the road again!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A sculpture

What a laze blogger.

There was a placard below it, but I didn’t read it. Thought I’d get lots of better pictures. I didn’t. So, it’s just a sculpture.
My English teacher, Mrs P Schofield of Uppermill Secondary Modern, would have written, “Must do better”. And she’d be right.
Taken in the square infront of the station, again.

Ronald Rae

O. Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast

Handcarved Scottish granite


Inspired by a poem by Robert Burns

‘O, wert thou in the cauld blast

On yonder lea, on yonder lea

My plaidie to the angry airt,

I’d shelter thee, I’d shelter thee,

Or did Misfortune’s bitter storms

Around thee blow around thee blaw,

Thy birld should be my bosom,

To share in a’ to share it a’

Purchased by the Commission for the New Towns


Well, I think that’s what it say’s.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Midsummer Boulevard

So here we are. A view down Midsummer Boulevard, in the centre of Milton Keynes.

In this picture is a boring office, a Chinese Restaurant, a pub, and a hotel and another boring office.

But can you find them all?

Monday, 14 June 2010

Corporate Milton Keynes

Well I was going to try and jazz the picture up a little. Perhaps loose the stray flag on the left, but my new Photoshop Elements has gone on strike. All the tools have just stopped working. All looks well, but nothing functions. Very frustrating.

Oh the picture is from the main square in front of the Central train station.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Milton Keynes Central train station

As you come out from Milton Keynes Central train station, this would be one of your first views. And you can grab a coffee if needed. A great deal of Milton Keynes has this type of corporate look to it.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Milton Keynes

Another enforced blogging layoff. My excuse, well I’ve moved to Milton Keynes, following a new contract.
It took ages to get the new broadband connected, also I was a bit lazy with sorting it all out.

I might struggle to get interesting pictures, as much of MK looks like any other bit. There are some exceptions, but it’s certainly not anywhere near as diverse as the Manchester area.

So first things first. These pics are of my new apartment in Milton Keynes.