Monday, June 27, 2011

A blast from the past - 6th Form drawing

Here's a drawing i did of the 6th form back in about 1980. Found in my Mum and Dad's loft with tears and sellotape all over it, I've repaired it digitally. It was shoehorned into an issue of the 'Disaster Squad' comic I did when at school, with Mill being the main hero 'Farter' (he's the one on the left!). The drawing proved popular enough for me to get 20 copies photographed in black and white and sold to people in my year at school. Ah, innocent times....

From School drawing

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekend in Ely - In the garden

It was a hot day in the garden today. Scarlet and I gave Daisy a bath, after which she had a bit of a mad half hour while drying off. The bees seemed to really like the flower heads on the leeks growing in the vegetable patch.

Daisy's Bath from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Weekend in Ely - Going for a Curry

We went up to see Caroline and the girls in Ely this weekend. We spent the afternoon in the garden before going for a curry with some of Caroline's friends.

Scarlet's Musical Ice Lolly from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Walking around Oslo

It was a nice evening for my last night in Oslo, so I went for a bit of a walk round and took a few photos.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hedda's Birthday

It was Hedda's third Birthday today. As I was in town, I got the train out to Ståle and Cathrine's to see them all, and wish Hedda a Happy Birthday. Here she is blowing out her Birthday cake candles.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Meeting up with Siw after the boat trip

After the boat trip, I headed off to Druen at Aker Brygge to meet up with Siw, who was in town with some other workers from Fagforbundet.

Summer boat trip

As it was the longest day today, DnB laid on a boat trip for some of us working on the iCore project. We spent a few pleasant hours on the Trollcruise boat Madonna. Prawns and wine were served during the cruise, and then a quiz, which my team won. Hence the laurel wreath and chocolate bar prizes!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday at Fi and Grae's

We spent Saturday down with Fi and Grae in Westcliff. Siv went out during the day with the girls to go to Bacchus in Southend. While they did that 11 of us went to see the new Green Lantern film which everyone had a good time at. In the afternoon we went back to Fi and Grae's for Dinner in the evening.
Harvey and I form the Essex branch of the Green Lantern Corps

Harvey tests out his power ring on Christopher

Quite a heavy rain storm in the afternoon!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Installing a water butt

The guttering at the back of the new shed has proved so efficient that we keep filling up the 45 litre mixing buckets we were collecting rain water in. So today I got a 200 litre water butt from wickes and installed that. The tap at the bottom is to fill a watering can, while the blue hose at the back is connected to another tap that is contnually open near the top. The hope is that this will act as an overflow should we get a REALLY wet spell.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Nick Overy's off to Scotland

DnB old boy Nick Overy if leaving the rat race behind to run a chip shop in Broadford on the Isle of Skye! So a number of old DnB faces all got together to give him a send off.

Nick Overy's leaving drinks from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Evening Celebrations with PJ

As the sun went down we decided to move on into The Old Smack Inn, where a band was playing. Heading home, Phil, Grae and I made an unscheduled stop at HMS Wilton, a Royal Navy minesweeper that has been converted into a bar and function suite.

PJ's Birthday Celebrations in Old Leigh

It was PJ's Birthday on Saturday, so a group of all met up to spend the afternoon in the sun outside The Crooked Billet in Old Leigh. While taking an order Roger had problems with a pen, giving a rather striking blue tongue!

PJ's Birthday in Old Leigh from martin clinton on Vimeo.