Friday 16 June 2023

A Fairwood Common Air-raid Shelter

June 29, 2023 

 After a bit of a downer of a workday in the office, I headed out to Fairwood Common on my final photoshoot for Explore-Gower's Remnants of War book. Found some old WW2 buildings but was disappointed to see some trees had smashed up the air-raid shelter there.

The brick entrance to the air-raid shelter

The crushed concrete roof of the shelter

Working with this one

June 27, 2023 

A day away from the office to edit Remnants of War. Bad hay fever again, so I am working from my bed with this one.

Thursday 15 June 2023


June 26, 2023

Ok, 3.5 days to get this done. Popped down to Fabian Way after work to photograph the WW2 spigot remains there. For those who don't know what they are, I've attached a photo of one in operation.


June 25, 2023

With just 5 days to go before the publication of Explore Gower's Remnant's of War, I still have a little writing, a smidgen of editing and a couple of photoshoots to undertake. It's gonna be tight but it WILL be accomplished!

The Critic

 June 17, 2032

57 Today

June 15, 2023

Phew, what are scorcher. I am getting too old for traipsing through the countryside in this heat. But, a deadline is a deadline, and so, having acquired permission from the landowner, I travelled out to take some pics of the old RAF barracks hidden away in the private woods next to Swansea Airport . No writing tonight. Time to chill and enjoy being 57...

I think every single woodland has one of these hanging in them somewhere. Fairwood woodland was no different lol #blairwitch

Wednesday 14 June 2023

A Night down Gower

June 14, 2023

With the deadline for Remnants of War looming, I nipped down to Gower and my old playground of Salthouse Point, Crofty and toddling around a few other sites I needed to photograph for the book.

Afterwards, we spent a good few hours down Oxwich Bay, hoping to spot the biolescence plankton that has been reported there lately. No show tonight though and our lighter broke trying to light a fire. But the weather was warm, the water cool and my phone managed to get some atmospheric pics thanks to Tata Steel's blast furnace kicking off in the distance. Venus and Mars looked beautiful and were in the sky a fair while too. We also saw something bigger than a dolphin splashing in the sea for a good few minutes and saw a large meteor explode in the early evening sky. It was over in a flash though, to quick for a foto :( . 'Twas a lovely night. And it's great to see so many people's fascination with nature keeping them up all night. Got home with soggy feet around three in the morning. πŸ’—πŸ™†

Mars and Jupiter

Me watching the planets from Oxwich Bay. Pic by Stell.

Saturday 3 June 2023


 June 13, 2023

Today's plan, on day 4 of my birthday week away from the office, is to spend the day writing and researching before heading out to Loughor to photograph more remnants of WW2...

Update. Disappointed to discover that the looped wall I wanted to photograph in Lough has now been knocked down and replaced with more modern brick wall :(


June 11. 23


June 13, 2023

Bedridden with the worse hay fever of of my life. Still, a deadline is a deadline and I'm trying my best to work through the 😭 andπŸ₯Ί and constant sneezing...

Remnants of War Reveal

 Saturday, June 3, 2023

Today's task is to make sense of all my research notes...

That done,  spent the evening with Photoshop, editing this image of a now destroyed WW2 building that was located near my old family home in Crofty.

And, busy bee as I have been of late, here's the reveal of the proposed cover for Remnants of War:

Friday 2 June 2023

 June 2, 2023

Thursday 1 June 2023


June 1, 2023

A morning writing session sabotaged by fudjcat:


In the end I had to relocate outside away from furry intrusions lol: