Life in Miniature


Salford, 18th may 2017


Mr Milnes tale , captured perfectly

In a moment

Notes of colour , delicately transferred onto

It’s material base

As models go, it sings the

Tale of the Hundred Acre Wood, in wonderful wonder

Uniquely created for a special store,

Reds through to Violets bring characters to life



In miniature


inside the toy store

the five fifteen from coniston

is about to arrive

sailing through tunnels in mountains

expertly created

by the big jobs

as the townsfolk stand frozen in time

anchored into a scene that will stay forever

(or until the model-maker returns)

In the Firing Line

Tables Turned


I quite enjoy my photography lessons at BASIC (Brain and Spinal injury centre) in Salford,

Well, I do most days…only last Wednesday was a little different.

The subject was Portrait Photography – and I was one of the Models!!!

It had been so easier behind the camera, One of the group sitting in the chair while we all took our pictures, trying our hand at long portrait shots, close ups and wide shots.  It was quite an enjoyable session,

And then it was my turn in the chair….

The Glare of the bright tungsten lights hit me full on.  My pals became shadows behind some very large lenses, and for a short while – I saw fireflies when the lights went down.

Pictures taken quick and fast, I lost count at the number of times I scrunched my eyes up.

Turning from east to west at my colleagues requests all the while trying to ignore the camera flash from much bigger cameras than mine.

By the end of the session though, I quite enjoyed my time in the photographers chair…