A psychologist has worked out the happiest countries. Not sure I believe it but UK is waaay down. Canada is number 10. Denmark (!?) is top! From what Nick says about Denmark it seems a nice place but a bit lacking in the old shopping department which wouldn’t contribute to my happiness. The 20 happiest [...]
A while ago I stopped taking so much notice of the news. The news is just depressing most of the time and there is not a great deal I can personally do about it. Sure I recycle, give to charity, vote, but those things don’t take the fear away so I just don’t switch on [...]
IMG_7404, originally uploaded by chrisgarrett. This is my niece Bethany dressed in her ballet getup. She isn’t playing dress-up, she really is a great dancer. Her mum wanted a photograph as she is growing up so quickly. While my friend reckons it looks like they were taken in a studio (photography or dance I am [...]
Amy and Grandad Garrett, originally uploaded by chrisgarrett. Last night I managed to drag myself out to a family bonfire party and I am so glad I did, Amy had a lovely time. Since Thursday I have had a pretty nasty stomach bug. I am sure I don’t need to go into details. By sunday [...]
My parents recently found out their application to resurrect their Canadian landed immigrant status had been denied. This is quite a set back but not going to stop me pushing as hard as I can to get us back where we belong dammit. We are going to have to go the sponsorship route with me [...]
Ice Hockey, for free, anywhere – Thanks Google! It’s not often I have a positive reaction to Google news items but this one completely made me sit up and take notice. When I looked into subscribing to the only UK sat channel that showed Ice Hockey it was ludicrously expensive, after all I only want [...]
autumn sunset coast colours, originally uploaded by chrisgarrett. I love the colours of autumn.
Yesterday was an important day over at Performancing. Unfortunately due to a dangerous mix of not-enough-sleep and too-many-coffees (I lost count after eight) I was in a very volatile mood. Put it this way, if I had wanted to fly yesterday, airport security wouldn’t have let me board even if I was in an airtight [...]
I saw these in a comment over at the Dilbert Blog, thought it would be a good idea to post them here if only for my own future reference. “Whether you think you can or can’t, either way you are right.” – Henry Ford “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” [...]
Sheriff grrrrr, originally uploaded by chrisgarrett. This was from the “Robin Hood” event at Sherwood Forrest a few weeks ago. I only just managed to process the raw files and this image stood out because of the expression on his face and no spectators heads blocking the shot.