Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

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 · 12 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

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

October 17, 2014 · 18 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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Lots of signs that I’ve snapped… Inspired by the Daily Post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.  

October 3, 2014 · 18 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #72 Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

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

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Warped reality

Playing with the panorama setting on the iPhone, on the way home from London…  

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Night time

Some random night shots that I’ve taken around the globe… Inspired by the Daily Post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here. … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 11 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

I was out for a run in Edinburgh a while ago and got lost. My short run turned into a very long one and I ended up looking at this … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

Creative Owner Makes Drawings Around His Dog

Owner of a Brazilian restaurant and editor-in-chief of a gastronomy marketing site, Rafael Mantesso puts his pet bull terrier, named Jimmy Choo, into all kinds of funny situations with his endless imagination. Jimmy Choo was … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Walk finds

Out on a Sunday afternoon walk yesterday, I found some iphone photo opportunities… No, it’s not a selfie: Spooky tunnel: Feeling tired?: Cool clouds: An old B52’s record – Rock … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

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

September 12, 2014 · 9 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #73 Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti

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

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finland Finland Finland

Back in April I mentioned that the Finish postal service was issuing stamps featuring Tom of Finland.  Well, I bought 3 sets and they arrived yesterday.  I’m not sure what … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Twitter feed

  • #hitchin packed today - tried another new coffee shop. I think Hitchin is now 30% coffee shops, 30% hairdressers, 20% card shops, 20% misc 2 hours ago
  • Come on@HermitageRd you need more bar staff during Saturday crèche time. Given up waiting after 10 minutes 2 hours ago
  • 48th* #Parkrun at new course in Hertford - hills and mud sum this up. * actually my 49th but something went wrong with results last week! 5 hours ago
  • completed today's #adidas_miCoach free workout - 5.05 km / 04:58 pace / 00:25:04 time taken / 370 cal. 6 hours ago
  • completed today's #adidas_miCoach free workout - 0 km / 00:00 pace / 00:30:57 time taken / 312 cal. 1 day ago

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