Thursday 29 April 2021

Getting out (more)

It's only taken me the best part of five months, but I bought a 2021 pocket diary today. That's cuz I've got stuff to put in it. I know, scary isn't it? As my mother-in-law used to say - 'There never were such times.' Meet ups with friends & family; a few days away; my second jab. It's all too much. I've always said I should get out more. Well, now I am. 

As you can imagine I was feeling quite giddy earlier. So giddy in fact that I bought a camera on eBay. Some of my photography buddies on Twitter are getting together soon so I thought I'd be reckless. I've been more than happy with my point and shoot Box Brownie (and, of course, my phone) but thought it was high time I acquired a big boy's camera. I used to lug an old 35mm Praktica around with me when I was in my twenties. I'd take it everywhere (gigs, especially), but I dropped it once too often - on a trip to France I think - and can remember throwing it off a boat.

Talking of France (and gigs), my new favourite band have just released their second album. Les Grys-Grys, from Montpellier, are one of the most explosive bands I've heard in a long, long time. They make my pulse race (probably not a good thing when you're my age) and I can't wait till it's safe enough for them to come to the UK. I've already given notice that I'll be following them round the country when they do. I'll probably have a bus pass by then; but at least I'll be getting out more.

Les Grys-Grys - Live on KEPX (2019)


  1. We tried to book a meet-up with friends today. The only free dates were in August so their calendar is filling up fast! Good luck with the social whirl you're about to have. Also enjoy the new camera equipment - Looking forward to seeing the results here.

    1. I'm learning how to hold a pint glass wearing my milkman gloves!
      It's just so nice to be able to meet people again socially; it's what makes the world go round.