1. Great Western Air Ambulance

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    It’s taken a while, but I finally managed to discover the air ambulance service that took care of me and flew me to Frenchay hospital in Bristol, after my road traffic accident on the A40 last year. I have joked that it’s the only time that I’ve been in a...
  2. “Ricohized”

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    It’s been a little while since some camera gear news was on Photonbox, so here’s an interesting one regarding Pentax. The full-frame rumour mill continues to churn up the hopes and desires of Pentaxians, whilst Pentax brand owner, Ricoh continues to chip away at the Pentax brand by Ricohizing their...
  3. Endless pool

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    After a pummelling from the Physioterrorpist today, which was labelled as a sports massage, but actually equivalent to a GBH charge, I slipped into the “endless pool” and turned on the wave machine…for some reason the manufacturer felt it wise to start out at the highest setting, equivalent to a...
  4. Scarthin Books

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    Scarthin Books is an old school bookshop in Cromford, Derbyshire. Books old and new stacked from floor to ceiling and a meandering staircase leading to books on three floors and a tea shop, which serves up tea and homemade cakes. And what all book shops require…a friendly tabby cat curled...
  5. Technicolor times

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    The Library of Congress offers up a new insight into the 1930’s and 1940’s, during the Great Depression period and World War II, in rarely seen colour photographs. A fascinating glimpse back in time that’s usually fixed in our minds and film in black and white. Click here to go...
  6. Day in the life

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    Up early despite being knackered from the previous days new exploits in the gym – I joined and in my first session used the treadmill, reclined bike and the salt water pool. I had to go to an NHS therapy drop-in clinic. You drop in and wait for a couple...
  7. Sole man

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    Yesterday’s Physioterrorpist was armed with stabbing needles, bondage tape, a heat gun, and orthodontic insoles. I wasn’t sure if it was a physio session or I was part of an elaborate heist job. The insoles were part of a cunning plan to help whip my left foot into better shape....
  8. Bolt lightning

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    Not a photoshop lightning bolt plugin in sight, this image of Usain Bolt, in the 100m final at the 2013 World Atheletic Championships, demonstrates you can capture a decisive moment! The photograph is By AFP / Olivier Morin, who honestly describes the shot below. “Let’s be honest: the only things...
  9. Lundy Island Ahoy

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    A recent trip to North Devon, tempted us to a nautical experience and visiting Lundy island. For me at the moment, the practicalities of travelling to such a rugged place had its own set of challenges. Getting down the steep, wet steps of the harbour wall, literally walking an aluminium...

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