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VISITING PLYMOUTH

Francis ChichesterThis week I headed down to the Naval port of Plymouth where I spent a few days exploring the impressive history of the port and surrounding area. Plymouth is famous for many things and is well worth a few days visit. I was lucky enough to enjoy some great Spring weather during my three day stay. Although much of the city was bombed out during the ‘Plymouth Blitz’ some of the old harbour remains – there are some great places to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a beer. Plymouth Hoe is definitely worth a visit and affords spectacular views out across Plymouth sound. Mount Batten is either a short ferry ride or a long walk – if you do walk be sure to take some binoculars and check out the estuary bird life.

Click here to view some more photographs from my stay in Plymouth

THE CHEEKY PHEASANTS

PheasantThis weekend I headed back down to Fishpond to begin a week off work. The wonderful weather continued into the weekend with Molly and I enjoying a beautiful walk down to the beach and back. On Sunday I managed to photograph two male pheasants which have regularly visiting the garden. The Bluebells have not arrived yet but should appear within the next couple of weeks.

CREDIT CRUNCH SWINDON

Swindon Credit CrunchWith the Credit Crunch starting to bite I thought I would use my photography to document the effeect that it is having on the high street in Swindon. Often billed as the most average place in England Swindon is being hit pretty hard by the economic crisis. Several well known high street brands have altready fallen with many more expected to follow.

Click here to visit the Credit Crunch Swindon page

BATH HALF MARATHON

Bath Half MarathonThis weekend I headed back up to Bath to watch the Bath Half Marathon with my sister Rebekah and Tim. The train was packed with spectators and competitors. There were so many people that the event had to be delayed by an hour while the road congestion cleared.

A WONDERFUL WEEK OF SNOW IN SWINDON

SnowmanThis week the snow come to Swindon and plenty of it! I had a wonderful week enjoying the beauty that only can snow can bring to what is normally a very ugly town. I built a brace of snowman at work (which were quickly dismantled by some body with no sense of fun. On Friday I enjoyed walking the 3 km to and from work as the busses were not running. By Sunday much of the snow had begun to melt but it has been a great treat to enjoy the snow again.

KATE IS OFF TO UGANDA

Emily RoyThis weekend I headed down to Fishpond to say goodbye to my sister Kate as she headed off to Uganda to work within a school. It was the first time in a number of years in which all five of us siblings were in the same place at the same time, which meant that the camera had to come out! Holly and Emily were on form as usual and we also managed a quick visit down to the beach at Charmouth.

Click here to view some more photographs from the week ending 25th January 2009

TRAINING IN PORTSMOUTH

Today I took the train down to Cosham near Portsmouth where I spent half a day at the Queen Alexandra Hospital for some training. The hospital is currently half way through a multimillion pound make over and so everything is covered in dust. While I’m on the subject of makeovers, Cosham railway station could do with one – it’s by far the worst kept station I have seen yet.

A WEEKEND IN LONDON

On Friday I took the train down to London to visit my friends who live in Bermondsey in London. We stayed up all night on Friday night drinking and catching up on the past few years. Saturday moring arrived so we visited the soon-to-be-demolished shopping centre at Elephant and Castle where we ate at a Colombian Restaraunt. On Saturday evening we headed for the West end where we started the night at Bar Social (which certainly brought back a few memories), and after copious amounts of beer, rum and Tequila ended up in a Spanish bar. I headed back to Swindon on Sunday evening after an excellent weekend.

TRAINING IN READING

Today I visited the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for some training with regards to the ARIA oncology patient management system from Varian. The software is due to be rolled out across the Thames Valley Cancer Network within the next few months.

HOLLY ROY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Holly and Emily RoyYesterday I went up to Gloucester to celebrate my niece’s fifth birthday. Holly was joined by Kate, Rebekah and Tim for a meal at the Monkey Tree Bar and Restaraunt in Gloucester before we returned to Cinderford for an afternoon of High school musical songs. I returned to Swindon in the evening with my sister Kate, who got an introduction to Swindon’s infamous traffic management systems.

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Jonathan Tolhurst

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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