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Thoughts on Apple Watch

(I’ve had the watch for longer now, but my thoughts on it haven’t changed much – I wrote this then didn’t get around to posting it. I’ve had it over a month now, and still find it a really good…

Olight S10 Baton Review

I’ve always had a bit of a thing for torches. In recent years, I’ve taken quite a liking to ‘tactical’ style torches, which tend to have great build quality and good design, and can be really bright for their size…

Trying: Using Striiv iOS App to Encourage More Walking

I’ve written at some length about using Fitbit to track my activity, and encourage me to do a bit more. It was somewhat effective, and I liked the device a lot. It was only moderately effective at getting me to…

Civilian Labs Air Manila MacBook Air Sleeve Review

From a recent spending spree at Heinnie Haynes, the Civilian Labs Air Manila leather sleeve for my MacBook Air may be the only item that won’t get as much use as I’d hoped. And it isn’t the sleeve’s fault at…

Zoom – a New Lens for my NEX-6: the Sony SEL55210

I finally decided what my first lens purchase was going to be for my Sony NEX-6, after the standard kit zoom it arrived with. I chose the SEL55210 – a 55-210 zoom from Sony. There are larger zoom ranges available,…

A Brief Sony NEX-6 Update

Following on from my earlier posts about the NEX-6, I’ve had it a couple of weeks now. So, how is it? Pretty good. The only shots that haven’t gone entirely well with it were some fairly close-up product shots I…

Exeter – Christmas Market

Not many shots of the Christmas market, really, but a few shots in Exeter, taken with my new Sony NEX-6. I’m still loving that Rich-tone Mono setting. The market itself was quite impressive. They’ve build a little mall from sheds,…

Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Review

The Lamy 2000 - a plastic fountain pen introduced in 1966, but still going strong today. Not many pens have been around so long, so what makes the 2000 so special?

Lamy Safari Review

Update: Removed the mention of the PigPog shop. We gave up, and put the stuff on eBay instead. The Lamy Safari is a fairly cheap fountain pen - perhaps the cheapest you can get that's actually good. (Click any pictures…