Tuesday, 24 May 2016

truth and reconciliation may get in the way of peace?

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-irish-bomb-priest-idUKTRE67N24X20100824


yes it was a dark time and some very bad things were done but surely the truth should be allowed out for its moment in the sun?

Monday, 28 March 2016

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Well I've been busy again and changed jobs, I'm up in the midlands again but as its going to get busier I thought I'd share this with you, Georgia sounds like a fun place to live if you last long enough that is!
The Emporer strikes again!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Scotland 2015

Maybe a little late in the season and with Hurricane Desmond chasing us we headed north in a hired car.

As can be seen the weather wasn't always bad, this picture was taken on the sunday, typically a day that you cant shoot on in Scotland, same house, same rules
Sadly due to some seriously funny tums I ended up bringing most of the spirits back
Day one hurt like hell, 3-4000 feet up in 2 foot of snow and a 2 and a half bottles of red hangover and a full cooked breakfast. How I survived I'll never know

 The Ghillie was his usual great self, a speed demon at the gralloch and carcasse prep
 

 Nice to see a return to a normal state of affairs even if its mainly Roe
 Exit wound fro a 173 grain 7x57 on a Roe Doe;
 Heart smashingly effective on the small deer
 Standing proudly but only just in the gales at about 4000 feet up
 SBW with a great kill using the 7x57, a Ruger 77 Mk2, 6x42 S&B with a B&T moderator
 A happy chappy no doubt on the red hind that he took on the last day
 Hartley the Hare was destined for the Ghillies soup after a cracking 180 yard head shot with the Grendel
 Even the Ghillie had a go
For Hartley though it was terminal

Monday, 30 November 2015

Scotland calls

Ive been snowed under with business and other problems recently but in this my fiftieth year I have found time to spend a week in the Highlands with a close and dear friend and two good mates.
Its been one of those years where everything seems to have happened leaving me somewhat bewildered.
I do however have a new camera, an early christmas present thanks to my family and am determined to get back to a better place. It starts with scotland this week. Obviously pics to follow!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

In keeping with the coming season

Shamelessly lifted from Home on the range
I know Ive been awol, the T Lady is away on holiday so Ive been smuggling some toys into the house


 Very tasty looking, needs a sound moderator though, I bid on it at Holts and although I havent had the chance to shoot it yet I think I should be happy, talking of Holts, two events ago I had the pleasure of meeting these three Gentlemen!;
 And finally, thanks again to Brigid;
I'll not leave it so long next time!