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Cyclists Special

Here’s a great find from the dusty depths of YouTube – a British Transport promotional film from 1955. Not only does this feature Tweed (plus fours much in attendance), cycling, a fantastic soundtrack, railways and country pubs, it’s also filmed around the area I grew up in Warwickshire.

So if you need an antidote to haggard looking men or hipsters doing trackstands on their fixies*, this is it!

Part One

Part Two

Via the Tweed Cycling Club

*I do love Rapha and fixie videos too, its just that, well, this is the complete opposite.


60's Style Doctor Who Posters


What I want other iOS game developers to do

As part of the 1.2 update for The Incident, Big Bucket Software has added a feature that I’ve been wanting subconsciously from iOS games since the iPad first came out. If you have a copy of The Incident on both iPad and iPhone/iPod, you can use the smaller device as a controller for the iPad. No longer are my fingers in the way of the action, it works like a flippin’ dream! This is on top of what is already a fabulous retro game, worth playing for the music and object graphics alone.

Once I tried it, I wanted all others games to work the same way. How about another use for the new AppleTV as games console with iPhone as controller? ;)


Esso Maps

13 May 2008

These Esso maps from the 1960’s were a great ebay bargain find. I particularly wanted the London map, as the cover illustration was just stunning.

Collecting motoring maps from the 30’s onwards has become a bit of a hobby of late, and I’ve started uploading photos of some of them to Flickr.


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  • 16 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 16 “The Pilot” - a response to @hicksmade’s barber shop poster. Experimenting with a different style on this one #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #pilot

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 15. @hicksmade’s staircase led me to this. There must be a hairdressers somewhere called this? #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #hairwaytosteven

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 14 - from @hicksmade’s theme of escape, and tonight’s Dr Who, with a return to classic theme: running!. #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #drwho #pictogram #signage

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 13 is more of a doodle as time was very short! There was a bird in @hicksmade’s day 13 so I ran with that. . #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober

  • 12 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 12. Thinking about @hicksmade’s lumos led me to this “please don’t turn me off…”. #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #sadlightswitch

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 11. The shape of @hicksmade’s spoons made me think of the Mandrake - a root that looks like a tiny human. There are lots of legends around it, but this one is based on the Harry Potter interpretation. . #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #mandrake #harrypotter

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 10. @hicksmade led with a lovely bee, which made me think of the Jesus and Mary Chain song “Just like honey”. Fancied trying something different so went for a 60s typographical thingy . #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #honey

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Beautiful morning at North Leigh Common!

  • 09 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 9, as the crow flies. An obvious link from @hicksmade’s scarecrow, but I’m much happier with this one compared to yesterday’s. #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #crow

  • 09 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 8 and boy am I cross with how this one turned out. It’s utter pants. Supposed to be Bill Murray and Scarlet Johannsen in Lost in Translation, not that you could tell from this. Bill looks like a zombie, and goodness knows what that is on the right. It put me in such a bad mood last night, but I need to let it go and move on. (I even cheated a bit and touched up some bits in Photoshop!). The one bit I’m happy with is his neck, and that’s it. Rant over #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober

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