Thursday, 7 September 2017

Summer Finale!


So we're off tomorrow on Saturday for what should have been a late
Summer break. Instead it's looking like an early Autumnal getaway.
Looks like I'll be packing a couple of jumpers and some extra dvds.
And there's no sign of an Indian Summer. I guess that's why we Brits are
always going on about the weather, simply because it just keeps disappointing
And so Summer 2017 has been yet another letdown. Apart from a mini heatwave
in June just before Glastonbury, and a brief  hot spell in July, the words
'A long hot Summer' seems to be a thing of the past.

Still it's always invigorating to be staying down in Cornwall.
Like the saying goes 'Better to be on a beach on a rainy day as opposed
to a sunny day in the office.'

Below is a highly charged emotional piece of music by the great
Brian Wilson, a musician who certainly played a big part in
the 1960's Californian Surf sounds.
And yet this very song always transports me to a sunset Porthmeor
Beach in Cornwall (top image). Called 'Lay Down Burden' Brian
apparently composed it in 1997 immediately upon hearing
that his Brother Carl was diagnosed with cancer.
And reading some of the feedbacks on this youtube page
might not be easy for some with comments like "I can tell at
the start of this that I'm going to cry." And "I didn't think I
would cry. But I did.'
It's clear that die hard Beach Boys fans have quite an emotional
attachment towards Brian Wilson.


Below are a few new pics of me that I took last weekend.
Looks like a haircut is looming so I wanted to have a record
of those longer locks.
But my, the years seem to be whizzing past. It's like the older
you get then the faster time goes.

For the last three weeks I've been working in my downstairs
neighbour's garden, getting it all back in to shape.
And on Wednesday night we had a big light up, as if we were
almost celebrating the end of Summer, just like they do in
Sweden. Although there was no Crayfish on the menu that night.
I even did a very brief video (below) which also allowed me to
make a few gifs.
The candles and lights have all been put away until next year.
And so hopefully my neighbours will enjoy their newly
revitalized garden when they return in about a weeks time.

I even managed to paint the old dilapidated garden shed
as well as painting the garden bench.

Sunday, 3 September 2017


Here's an amazingly beautiful guy that looks like he's
about to flood the pages of tumblrs and blogs.
His name is Seth McBride and he recently got together
with photographer Donato Di Natale for these stunning
  It's not even clear if he has actually officially been signed
up as a model as there's no mention of any agencies
that accompany these pictures.
You can almost be sure that he is of mixed nationalities with
such smouldering looks. The credits also tell us that Seth did
his own make up for these images, and very nicely as well.
I particularly love that image below of Seth in full diva make up.
And very much in the mould of former Hollywood beauty Ava Gardner.

I would be a little shocked if these pictures by Donato don't attract
the attention of several model agencies. As it is I cant believe that
he isn't already a model.

For more of these images of Seth go visit the pages of...


Donato Di Natale Photography website
Below: Seth looking rather gorgeous in some images
from his INSTAGRAM pages.

Well we did say that he was handy in the make up department.