I’ve never been one for rigidly sticking to rules or following recipes, preferring to experiment and play things by ear. As a result, it means I’m pretty terrible at baking, and have a whole bunch of bad habits when it comes to developing film. Through trial and error I have come up with a process that […]Read more "Cleaning up my film development act"
Burano is a tiny island, about 45-ish minutes away by boat from the central part of Venice. Much faster if you have a speedboat filled with booze and bikini clad women like the ones we saw whizzing past us I’m sure, but alas we did not. When we first heard about the surrounding islands, it […]Read more "Burano, Italy."
The final leg of our Italy honeymoon adventure took us to Venice. As it turned out, the ancient floating city was to become our favourite place on the whole trip. For some other black and white film pictures, check out this earlier post. Fun fact that I didn’t know before visiting: Venice is shaped like […]Read more "Venice, Italy"
Grace and I spent the weekend down by the coast for the wedding of our pals Graeme and Kirsty. We’ve been friends since school, and it was great to be there and get to see them get married. The weather was not bad for a September in Scotland, so we made the most of the […]Read more "Kirsty and Graeme’s Wedding"
After the trip to the Cinque Terre, we headed East – up into the Italian mountains. Our friend Fiona stays here, in a wee town called Valdagno. It’s definitely off the beaten track, or to put it in Fiona’s words: “Definitely no selfie-stick wielding tourists here!”. Thank goodness for that. I had high hopes for […]Read more "The Italian Mountains"
There are a few things that have become something of a ritual for me and a few pals: white russians, and ‘retro games’. These are symbolically important for various reasons. The white russians I’m not so sure of the origin, but the games are easy. When we were in a band a long time ago, […]Read more "Retro Game Night"
Without realising just how close things were together, we booked to stay in La Spezia for our last night on the Italian Riviera. In hindsight, we could easily have just stayed in Manarola, but in the end it worked out pretty well. We met up with our pal Fiona who was also staying nearby, and […]Read more "Porto Venere"