Stephen Chapman

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

The Tetrahedron in Bottrop, Germany A odd angle in St Pancras station, London Art in Margate, at the Turner Contemporary gallery The beach in Wimereux, France The local artificial football … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #69 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some (minor) things I achieved this week

• I ran 10 miles for the first time earlier this week. I’m thinking about having a go at a half-marathon next year! • I finally learned to tie a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

Getting tickets to see Kate Bush.. Finding somewhere to watch a World Cup game… Olympic competitors… Reaching another birthday… Cycling around Amsterdam and not breaking any bones…   Inspired by … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

No time to waste

Inspired by today’s Daily Post, this is something that I truly believe in: “Life is too short to… eat bacon sandwiches with cheap and insufficient quantities of bacon”   So in … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

Inspired by the Daily Post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.

November 7, 2014 · 12 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #70 Billy Joel – The Stranger

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best movie lines

According to the readers of the Radio Times, these are the best lines in films. Of course, we wont all agree on these, but it’s a good starting point for … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Run

I had three running aims for 2014: – Run four 10k races in 2014 ✔ – Run around Grafham water, a 14km undulating route ✔ Yesterday I returned to Wimpole Hall, the location … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

  Inspired by the Daily Post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.

October 31, 2014 · 13 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover art

The brief was to “imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine” and I am in the … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 18 Comments

A brief history of the Internet

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moanin’

As I type this, it’s Sunday and the TV has been turned off and the lighting is just from a couple of lamps. It’s relaxing time in our household. And … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some French images

We’ve been in Northern France for a few days, eating and drinking far too much. So here are a few iPhone snaps in no particular order…  

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

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October 17, 2014 · 20 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Inspired by the Daily Post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.  

October 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #71 Paul Simon – Graceland

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

God only knows

Just in case you missed it, here is the Beach Boys’ masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

51.51

It was a beautiful day yesterday in North Hertfordshire (it’s bucketing down as I type this) with blue skies but a real chill in the air and a little frost … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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