A year goes by

I've spent a year completely absent from my usual activities. Poor health can do this to you. Here's hoping 2008 will bring me more energy. For those who are interested, I have posted new pictures taken in September on my pictures page.

Otherwise 2007 was a year of catching up with long-lost friends. In March I finally met up with Tim Benson of BBC fame whom I haven't seen since early 1976 (he's the guy on the left of me and that's his younger brother James on the right). I had a wonderful time with the Bensons on the last day of a rushed visit to Canberra for Antionette's wedding.

On the same mad day I met up with James Lavett (also of BBC fame, now a doctor) after not seeing him since 1989. The madman drove to Canberra from the northern NSW coast just to see me for a couple of hours. Hey, I sure appreciate it man. May our extraordinary friendship continue for another 35 years.

I'll post some more pictures up soon. I had plans to do a webpage dedicated to the early BBC days: it has approximately the same priority as the Beachwood project, which is to say almost nil at the moment.

I've also been speaking regularly to my old mate Trevor Land who now runs Chef T's Cooking School. I highly endorse his site. So does Chuck Norris. Here's a picture of Trev from his site. Remember: visit his site, pay him (a small amount of) money, learn to cook.

For Trev, and all those fans of my 80s era music, I've uploaded a rare wma of 1-2-7. The sound quality isn't very good (it's essentially the same as the live recording) but it's still listenable.

Cop you later.