OCOLOY Week 12

This week was a nice change of pace as we went up to see Zoe's parents for Easter. It's been just about a year since we were last in the North West, and although I don't really miss it, it was interesting to go back and see what, if anything, had changed (not much, it turns out). I also finally got my bike, which I'd left in the old house in Liverpool and had been meaning to get back ever since we moved down to Lowestoft. It needs new tyres and innertubes, and a good clean, but once it's fixed »

Holiday in Malta: Day 4

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 The long bus journeys of the previous day gave me plenty of time to peruse the Holiday Bus Map and decide where to go next. Holiday Bus Map Ta'Qali crafts village sounded interesting, so that was today's destination. As the map shows, there's no direct bus from Birżebbuġa so I had to go via Valletta, which thankfully didn't really take too long. The weather forecast for the day looked promising, and turned out to be mostly accurate: warm, with occasional »

Holiday in Malta: Day 2

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 This post, and most of the others in this series from now on, will be a little more image-heavy than Day 1's Despite waking up fairly early – around 8 local time – I didn't get out of bed for quite a while, instead enjoying the lack of pressure to be anywhere at a particular time. The flat, like many in Malta (and I suppose other hot places), has a flat roof upon which one may enjoy the sun, as my parents »

Holiday in Malta: Day 1

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 On Sunday the 24th of March I left England for a seven day trip to Malta. It was the first proper holiday I'd taken in around 20 years and naturally, since photography is my hobby, I took a camera: my Fuji X-E1 and the Fuji XF 35mm f⁄1.4 lens. I also have an X100 and the 18–55 lens, but I took only the 35 for two reasons: first as a sort of experiment, to see if I »