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The Radstock Photo Archive, for pre-digicam pictures taken by me from 1996 to 1998 (a kind of prequel to this photo collection)., includes some of Chie's own pictures, as well as a selection of mine taken from here.

Simon's Page, here at the 'Maison, includes pictures of outings at which I have been in attendance.

David's Photos, pictures taken by my friend David from work, including a few with me in on various vaguely work related jaunts.

Celtlands for pictures from my various island holidays with family and friends.

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UK Christmas 2006: [Monday 18th - Saturday 30th December 2006] Christmas with the family back in the UK.
Our Wedding in Japan: [Friday 8th December 2006] Pictures from our wedding, starting with a ceremony at Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine, followed by a reception on a cruise ship, and then a final party in the centre of Hiroshima.Tokyo December 2006: [December 2006] Last month of living in Tokyo!Tokyo November 2006: [November 2006] More pictures from life in Japan, mostly in the latter half of November, including a short trip to the Izu Peninsula.Seattle: [Monday 6th - Sunday 12th November 2006] My final business trip for that well known software company.Tokyo October 2006: [October 2006] The usual daily pictures from the month which marked one year of me working in Japan.Hiroshima September 2006: [Friday 22nd - Tuesday 26th September 2006] A few days in Hiroshima.
Nagoya and Gifu: [Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th September 2006] An afternoon touring Gifu followed by a night out in Nagoya.Tokyo September 2006: [September 2006] Another month of pictures from Tokyo, including a weekend visit from Leon, Gav and Stu.Tokyo August 2006: [August 2006] August - mostly work, work, work, and attempts to escape from Tokyo (both physically and mentally!).Nagano: [Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July 2006] A weekend away in Nagano to escape Tokyo, and see our friend Junchan.
Tokyo July 2006: [July 2006] More pictures from life in Tokyo, as the summer gets into full swing.Tokyo June 2006: [June 2006] A month in Tokyo featuring a number of attempts at the weekend to get away from the place!
Tokyo May 2006: [Monday 8th - Wednesday 31st May 2006] Yet another monthly set of images from daily life in Tokyo.Hiroshima May 2006: [Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th May 2006] A few days spent in Hiroshima during a slew of national holidays that the Japanese call "Golden Week", in 2006.Tokyo April 2006: [April 2006] Pictures in Tokyo in April, complete with a good helping of the obligatory cherry blossom photos.UK March 2006: [Tuesday 21st - Friday 31st March 2006] Pictures from mine and Chie's trip back to the UK in March 2006, to attend Rob and Kate's wedding, and also visit friends and family.
Tokyo March 2006: [Friday 3rd - Tuesday 21st March 2006] Pictures taken in Tokyo in March 2006, during two and a half weeks between trips to Seattle and the UK. Includes a weekend spent with Lorenzo.Seattle February 2006: [Monday 20th February - Thursday 2nd March 2006] Pictures taken during the weekend break in the middle of a two week business trip to Seattle at the end of February 2006.
Tokyo February 2006: [February 2006] Pictures in Tokyo in February 2006, including a visit to the Whisky Live exhibition, where I met such whisky celebrities as Richard Paterson and Dave Broom.
Tokyo January 2006: [January 2006] Assorted pictures from daily life in Tokyo, at the start of the year of the dog.
Weekend in Hiroshima: [Friday 6th - Monday 9th January 2006] A weekend in Hiroshima, visiting Chie's family as a sort of late New Year's break.
Kamakura New Year's Day: [Sunday 1st January 2006] A New Year's Day outing to Kamakura, a town near Tokyo famous for its shrines and temples.
December in Tokyo: [Friday 2nd - Saturday 31st December 2005] More assorted pictures from life in Tokyo, taken in December 2005.
Takaosan: [Saturday 3rd December 2005] A day out with Hide to go and visit Takaosan - a mountain conveniently located within short distance of Tokyo.
November in Tokyo: [Sunday 20th - Friday 25th November 2005] Assorted pictures from daily life in Tokyo during the latter part of November 2005.
Seattle November 2005: [Sunday 30th October - Friday 18th November 2005] A few odd pictures taken whilst on a long business trip in Seattle.
October in Tokyo: [Friday 28th - Sunday 30th October 2005] A few pictures from a weekend out and about in the suburbs of Tokyo at the end of October 2005, including Sunday brunch with Lorenzo.
Britain Autumn 2005: [Monday 19th September - Thursday 20th October 2005] A trip to Britain to visit the family in Autumn 2005.Germany and Holland: [Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September 2005] A few days spent in Germany and Holland, en route between Japan and Britan, for Yee and Hauke's wedding.Japan 2005 Part II: [Thursday 14th July - Wednesday 14th September 2005] Pictures from my second holiday in Japan in 2005 in July/August/September.
Riverside Bar: [Wednesday 13th July 2005] At the Riverside Bar in Reading with Rob, Kate and Byrnie when I was "passing through" England for one night en route from Seattle to Japan.Seattle July 2005: [Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July 2005] A short trip to Seattle for an interview, during which I had a brief opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing.Graduation: [Thursday 7th July 2005] My PhD graduation ceremony at Reading University.Britain Summer 2005: [Wednesday 8th June - Tuesday 5th July 2005] Assorted pictures from my time spent back in the UK in the summer between spells in Japan.Japan 2005 Part I: [Monday 2nd May - Tuesday 7th June 2005] Pictures from my first spell in Japan in May and June 2005.Last Night in England: [Saturday 30th April 2005] An evening in the Back of Beyond saying goodbye to friends before leaving the country.
Beer Festival: [Friday 29th April 2005] A few pictures from my brief visit to the beer festival, and my last chance to see a load of old work friends before leaving the country.Padstow: [Friday 8th - Sunday 10th April 2005] A weekend break at David's place in Padstow.Oxford: [Tuesday 15th March 2005] A day out sightseeing in Oxford, followed by a mini pub crawl and a Lebanese meal in the evening as a sort of small scale birthday celebration.Abergavenny: [Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th March 2005] A weekend trip to see Robin and Vera in Abergavenny.
Leaving Do: [Friday 11th March 2005] My last day at the company, provoking the usual obligatory drinks etc.Edinburgh: [Saturday 5th - Monday 7th March 2005] A weekend trip to Edinburgh including a visit to the castle, lots of scenic views, and of course a decent helping of whisky.
Paris: [Saturday 26th - Monday 28th February 2005] A weekend trip to Paris with Yuka and Miho.Stone Henge and Salisbury: [Sunday 20th February 2005] A trip to see Stone Henge followed by a visit to the cathedral in Salisbury.Cotswolds: [Saturday 19th February 2005] A day out in the Cotswolds, including a visit to the model village in Bourton on the Water, and afternoon tea at Huffkins in Burford.St. Paul's and St. Moritz: [Friday 18th February 2005] A wander around St. Paul's cathedral in the afternoon followed by dinner at St. Moritz in the evening.Yuka and Miho in the UK: [Thursday 17th February - Wednesday 16th March 2005] A collection of all the sets of pictures taken over the time Yuka and Miho were staying with us, in February / March 2005.Oxford with Gav: [Thursday 10th February 2005] Japanese food followed by a few beers with Gav in Oxford.
St. Blaise's Day: [Thursday 3rd February 2005] A bizarre day out to celebrate St. Blaise's Day  - the patron saint of sore throats (!).Kate's Birthday: [Saturday 29th January 2005] A "mythical creatures and people" themed fancy dress party at Rob and Kate's place to celebrate Kate's 25th birthday.Burns Night: [Tuesday 25th January 2005] A Burns supper to celebrate the work of the famous Scottish Bard.Chie's Office Party: [Saturday 22nd January 2005] Chie's company annual party thing, held at Pinewood Studios.Cheltenham: [Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th January 2005] A weekend away in Cheltenham and a visit to Malvern to get some water(!).January 2005: [Monday 3rd - Monday 10th January 2005] Assorted pictures taken during January 2005, including a trip to a Korean supermarket in London, and a new vaccuum cleaner!
Christmas in Wales: [Tuesday 28th December 2004 - Saturday 1st January 2005] Christmas with the family in South and North Wales.Kulu Kulu: [Saturday 18th December 2004] Dinner at Kulu Kulu, the conveyor belt sushi place in Soho.Simon's Birthday: [Friday 17th December 2004] Dinner and a few drinks in Pangbourne (and Aldworth!) to celebrate Simon's birthday.Cologne: [Friday 10th - Sunday 12th December 2004] Softel's Christmas party - a weekend away in Cologne.London, Portobello etc: [Saturday 4th  December 2004] A day out in London, mainly in the Portobello area.London Pubs with Barry and Kev: [Friday 12th November 2004] The long awaited and much planned London pub crawl, which ended up only involving three people.
Romsey and Milford: [Saturday 30th October 2004] Drove down to Romsey to try and find traces of my ancestors who once lived there. Afterwards carried on down to the coast for a stroll along by the sea at Milford.London Pubs with Kev: [Friday 22nd October 2004] Anither scouting mission for nice old pubs in the city of London, this time with Kev in tow.Abergavenny: [Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October 2004] A weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin, the first time to see there new house. Also the first ever long distance drive I did after passing my driving test!London Pubs: [Tuesday 12th October 2004] A scouting mission for some nice old pubs in the city of London.Lorenzo's Visit to England: [Saturday 9th October 2004] Lorenzo dropped in to see us in England for a couple of days.Whisky Night: [Friday 1st October 2004] A Friday evening whisky tasting session.
Clifton Hampden To Culham: [Sunday 26th September 2004] A nice Sunday afternoon's walk along the Thames (with the obligatory pub stops along the way), partly inspired by Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.Barcelona: [Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2004] A weekend away in Barcelona.Oxford with Duncan Three: [Friday 3rd September 2004] Another night out in Oxford with Duncan and Kev.Toulouse: [Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th August 2004] A couple of very random pictures from an extremely brief trip to Toulouse for a conference.Steve's 30th: [Saturday 21st August 2004] A surprise barbeque to celebrate Steve's 30th birthday.Hereford: [Sunday 15th August 2004. ] A day out in and around Hereford with Robin and Vera.
Oxford Saturday: [Saturday 7th August 2004] A continuation of the weekend long festivities to mark Gav's birthday.Japanese Food in Oxford: [Friday 6th August 2004] A trip to the rather excellent Gashi Gashi in Oxford for some Japanese food with Leon, Gav, etc.Rich and Rosie's Wedding: [Saturday 31st July 2004] Rich and Rosie's wedding in rural Wiltshire.Richard's Stag Do: [Saturday 17th July 2004] An evening in Reading in an assortment of pubs for Rich's stag do.Harvey Nichols and Whisky Bar: [Saturday 17th July 2004] A day out in London, including a visit to Harvey Nichols, cake in Hyde Park, and a wee dram at the Whisky Bar in the Athenaeum Hotel.Night Out in Pangbourne: [Friday 16th July 2004] A tour of Pangbourne's watering holes and eateries with Simon and Susannah.
Woodcote Steam Rally: [Saturday 10th July 2004] A day out in a field drinking beer and looking at steam engines.Walking and Flying a Kite: [Saturday 3rd July 2004] A nice walk and a spot of kite flying with Tom and Sarah.Glastonbury 2004: [Friday 25th - Sunday 27th June 2004] Our second trip to the king of festivals.Leon and Yukari's Wedding: [Friday 18th June 2004] Leon and Yukari's wedding, in Kent.Leon's Stag Do: [Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th May 2004] A Tale of Two Cities. Started off with food and a few drinks in London, then on to Paris for a (supposedly) all night bar and club-a-thon. Didn't quite work out exactly as planned though...Beer Festival: [Friday 30th April 2004] A night spent at Reading's annual beer festival.
Dublin: [Saturday 10th April 2004] A day trip to Dublin with Chie, Dad and Janie.Night Out in Bristol: [Saturday 27th March 2004] A big night out with Gav and friends to mark Gav leaving Bristol.Cotswolds: [Monday 15th March 2004] A daytrip to the Cotswolds with Sato and Miho, which also just happened to be on my birthday.
My Birthday in Windsor: [Saturday 13th March 2004] A pub crawl in Windsor to celebrate my Birthday.Windsor Trial Run: [Saturday 6th March 2004] A planning trip to Windsor to scout out pubs for the following week's birthday induced pub crawl.Oxford with Duncan Two: [Friday 5th March 2004] Another night out in Oxford.
Nando's and Scruffy's: [Thursday 12th February 2004] An evening out with some people from work, first for dinner at Nando's, and then for some Guinness at Scruffy Murphy's.Chie's Office Party: [Saturday 17th January 2004] Chie's company annual party thing, held at the rather nice Wentworth Golf Club.New Year's Eve: [Wednesday 31st December 2003] A very civilised new year's eve, dinner with a few friends in out flat.Softel's Christmas Party 2003: [Saturday 13th December 2003] Our annual Christmas jaunt, this year held at Danesfield House near Marlow.Ha! Ha!: [Thursday 4th December 2003] A few pictures from a meal in Ha! Ha! with a few people from work.Llyn: [Friday 21st - Saturday 22nd November 2003] Some very scenic pictures from a weekend trip to North Wales (the Llyn peninsula) to visit my Dad.
David and Cheryl's Engagement and Fireworks Party: [Saturday 8th November 2003] David and Cheryl's engagement party, which was conveniently held in conjunction with their annual fireworks party.Oxford with Duncan One: [Friday 17th October 2003] A night out with Duncan et al in the rather wonderful city of Oxford.London Pub Crawl: [Wednesday 8th October 2003] A tour around some historic pubs in the City.Inverness: [Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th October 2003] A weekend away spent in the highlands.Making a Camel: [Thursday 25th - Friday 26th September 2003] An evening spent fulfilling a sudden urge to construct a camel via the medium of papier mache.Richard's Congratulations Thingy: [Tuesday 9th September 2003] A night out in Reading at Nando's, then The Brewery Tap, to mark Richard becoming a permanent member of staff, or something like that.
Okonomiyaki: [Saturday 6th September 2003] Some of Chie's friends come round for Okonomiyaki.Newbury: [Tuesday 2nd September 2003] A night out in Newbury with Mike and Barry.Korean Food: [Monday 25th August 2003] Out in London with some of Chie's friends for Korean food at the Myung Ga Korean Restaurant.Dartmoor: [Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2003] Me and Chie go on a quick and utterly disorganised tour of Dartmoor.An Evening in Nottingham: [Saturday 16th August 2003] Me and Chie having a wander round Nottingham, including a trip to the rather nice Skinny Sumo.Bond and Beyond 2 - Gav's Party: [Saturday 2nd August 2003] A James Bond themed fancy dress party to celebrate Gav's birthday (not sure which one) at his house in Bristol.
Reunion Chinese Meal: [Sunday 13th July 2003] Continuing the reunion festivities with a Chinese meal in London.Reading University Grand Reunion: [Saturday 12th July 2003] Pictures from the reunion held at the student's union in Reading University.Glastonbury Festival: [Friday 27th - Sunday 29th June 2003] Mine and Chie's first trip to the legendary music festival.Ascot: [Saturday 21st June 2003] A day at the races with champagne, hats and everything.Japanese Food: [Sunday 15th June 2003] Me and Chie go off to buy some Japanese food from Oriental City, and then, well, eat it basically.Mike's Pictures from George's Birthday: [Friday 13th June 2003] Pictures taken by Mike Kenna at George's birthday outing.
George's Birthday: [Friday 13th June 2003] A surprise party at the Calcot Hotel, to celebrate the birthday of the MD of my company.RAF Club Ladies' Night: [Wednesday 11th June 2003] A trip to the good old RAF club, this time, for a change, with women in tow.Pangbourne Fete: [Saturday 7th June 2003] A few pictures from a village fete that turned out to not actually be worse than death after all.Back of Beyond: [Sunday 1st June 2003] A few drinks in a very reasonably priced, but otherwise fairly characterless pub, with Rob, Byrnie, Mark, Chie and myself.Cotswolds: [Monday 5th May 2003] A day out in the Cotswolds for afternoon tea as a birthday treat for Chie.Stone Henge: [Sunday 4th May 2003] Some pictures of a well known English monument taken on a lovely spring afternoon.
Beer Festival: [Friday 2nd May 2003] Under the cold English typical early summer weather, we enjoyed trying lots of beers!Florence: [Saturday 19th - Tuesday 22nd April 2003] Me and Chie go to visit Lorenzo in beautiful Florence (or Firenze if you're Italian) for a few days.Brighton Again: [Saturday 5th April 2003] Another trip to Brighton to buy Vegetarian Shoes.Tom and Sarah's Wedding: [Friday April 4th 2003] Tom and Sarah's wedding day, in lovely rural Oxfordshire. A few pictures in and around the church, and then mostly pictures of the reception.William's First Birthday: [Sunday 30th March 2003] Pictures from my Nephew's first birthday party.Pangbourne and Whitchurch Pub Crawl: [Saturday March 22nd 2003] A kind of filling-in session, for the pubs missed and people not present during the previous week's pub crawl.
Simon in England: [Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th March 2003] Simon came to England from Hungary on a business trip, which gave us a perfect opportunity to meet up.My Birthday: [Saturday March 15th 2003] A pub crawl through four (more or less) villages to celebrate my (and Tom's)  birthday.Tom's Stag Do: [Saturday March 1st 2003] Tom's last night of freedom (well, not quite - it was a month early), celebrated with a day out in London and a trip to the dogs.Mexican Night: [Wednesday 19th February 2003] Kevin and Simon in my flat for a spot of Mexican food, plenty of beer, and a glass or two of champagne.Nozaki Sensei's Wine Evening: [Saturday 8th February 2003] An evening spent drinking some really excellent wines, and eating wonderful Japanese food, in the comfort of Nozaki Sensei's home.Vanessa Celebration Thingy: [Tuesday 4th February 2003] A night out with Vanessa and co to celebrate her getting funding for her MSc course, or something like that.
Mia Beni: [Friday 24th January 2003] A meal in the very nice Italian restaurant in Pangbourne.Barry's Pie Night: [Saturday January 12th 2003] Barry's birthday, celebrated via the medium of pie eating.Japan Christmas 2002: [Friday 20th December 2002 - Sunday January 5th 2003] My third trip to Japan, encompassing Christmas and New Year.Christmas Curry 2002: [Wednesday 18th December 2002] Our annual lunchtime outing from the office to the nearby Indian restaurant.Junchan's Graduation: [Thursday 17th December 2002] Junchan's graduation ceremony for one of her Cordon Bleu courses, held in Claridge's.Softel Christmas Party 2002: [Saturday December 7th 2002] My company's annual jaunt, this year at a lovely hotel in Dorset.
Music with Rob: [Sunday 24th November 2002] The evening we recorded the rather excellent How to Survive an Earthquake.David's Fireworks Party: [Saturday November 2nd 2002] Hardly any pictures of fireworks, surprisingly.Ben and Anna's Halloween Party: [Friday November 1st 2002] "Want to go to a party?" said Rob. "Great!" said I. "Fancy Dress?" said Rob. "Great!" said I. "Both of us dressed as nuns?" said Rob. "Ah." said I.RAF Club with Tom: [Thursday 31st October 2002] Tom's first visit to the RAF Club.Curry with Jeff Minter: [Saturday 26th October 2002] Out for a curry in London with Jeff Minter, of Llamatron, Revenge of the Mutant Camels, and Gridrunner fame.Some Random Pictures with Russ in: [Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2002] Some pictures with Russ in, when I went for a visit to Nottingham.
Jam at Tom's House: [Sunday 29th September 2002] Me, Rob and Tom jamming at Tom's house.An Evening in My Dining Room: [Friday 27th September 2002] Me, Simon and Kevin drinking beer in my dining room, without any real purpose.Random Night Out With Rob: [Monday 23rd September 2002] A random pub crawl with Rob in Reading for no good reason whatsoever.Chinese Liquor: [Friday 20th September 2002] Tom's pictures from a night of excessive drinking in his house after a Chinese meal.Bardsey from the Mainland: [Saturday 19 October 2002] A few rather pleasing views of Bardsey Island from the mainland.Ian's Barbeque: [Saturday 31st August 2002] The night Ian invited a few people from work round to his house for a barbeque.
Leon and Yukari in my Flat: [Thursday 29th August 2002] Leon and Yukari having dinner in my flat.Dinner with Tecchan, Hide and Mikiokun : [Sunday 18th August 2002] A meal out with Chie and some of her friends.Eigg 2002: [Monday 12th - Saturday 17th August 2002] My third (and Chie's second) visit to the wonderful Isle of Eigg.Leon and Yukari in Dorset: [Saturday August 10th 2002] A quick drink with Leon and Yukari.Simon and Susanna's Wedding: [Saturday August 10th 2002] The day Simon and Susanna got married.Leon in Dorset: [Sunday 28th July 2002] A visit down to the Dorset coast to see Leon who had just come back from the Far East.
David's Party: [Saturday July 20th 2002] Pig, Plymouth, pints, party.Tim and Clare's Wedding: [Saturday July 6th 2002] The day Tim and Clare got married.Michelle's 30th: [Saturday June 22nd 2002] Birthday, beer, biryani, balti, bhuna, beer, beer, beer.Simon's Results: [Monday 17th June 2002] A night out to celebrate Simon (the one from work) having got his degree results. The first night out with digital camera number three!Late Night Drinking in St. David's: [Saturday 11th May 2002] A late night drink or two in St. David's Hall, the last pictures ever taken with my second digital camera, before its tragic demise.British Museum and Abeno: [Saturday 11th May 2002] Me, Simon and friends at the British Museum, and Abeno, a Japanese restaurant just around the corner. Taken the day my second digital camera met its tragic end.
Fez and Firkin: [Thursday 9th May 2002] A few pictures taken whilst having a few drinks outside the Fez and Firkin in Reading.Japan Spring 2002: [Sunday 28th April - Sunday 5th May 2002] My second trip to Japan. A bit less sightseeing than last time but still plenty of nice pictures.Rob and Byrnie's Birthday: [Saturday 20th April 2002] At the thrill packed venue - The Hope Tap.Dinner at St. David's: [Monday 8th April 2002] An evening of eating and drinking, possibly marking my last visit to the lovely social room 9.Dinner at Jimmy's: [Saturday 6th April 2002] Dinner at a Greek/Cypriate restaurant in Soho to celebrate Nicoletta's birthday.Gyosei Graduation Day 2002: [Thursday 25th March 2002] A load of pictures and videos from Gyosei College's graduation day and the drinking party that followed.
Drinking in St. David's Hall: [Sunday 10th March 2002] A few pictures from an evening of random drinking in lovely social room 9.Brighton: [Thursday 21st February 2002] Me and Chie on a quest to Brighton to find bona fide Vegetarian Shoes.St. David's Hall: [Friday 1st February 2002] Me, Chie, and a few of the usual Social Room 9 occupants sitting around and drinking, basically.Weekend at Simon's Place: [Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January 2002] A trip down to see Simon in Dorset, including miniature singing arabs.Meryem's and Cedric's Birthday: [Saturday 12th January 2002] A jolly little birthday party at Stanhope Road for Meryem's and Cedric's birthday.Cooking in St. David's: [Saturday 5th January 2002] A evening spent (mostly) cooking in Social Room 9 of St. David's Hall.
New Year's Eve on Exmoor: [Monday 31st December 2001] To break the monotony of new year's eve, four of us decided to go and stay in Rob's camper van in near arctic conditions on Exmoor. Genius.Softel Christmas Party 2001: [Saturday 15th December 2001] Softel's annual Christmas outing, this year in Stratford with a slightly curious (but very inspirational!) fancy dress theme of the London Underground.RAF Club: [Wednesday 5th December 2001] A jolly along to the RAF officer's club with many of the usual suspects.Jazz Club: [Saturday 24th November 2001] A night out to celebrate Jill's birthday at The Jazz Club in Reading.Lounge Bar and Mexican Costume: [Saturday 27th October 2001] An unusual set of pictures involving a makeshift cocktail lounge and a Mexican costume.Mexican Party: [Saturday 30th September 2001] House warming party at Justin and Sam's new house with a distinctly Mexican flavour...
Moving: [Saturday 30th September 2001] Me moving out of my flat in Hampstead, with a little help from Rob and his famous yellow van.Dad's Ordination: [Saturday 22nd September 2001] The day my Dad became Reverend Dad. Featuring Rowan Williams, now the Archbishop of Canterbury.Charmouth: [Saturday 25th to Monday 27th August 2001] A couple of nights spent camping near the sea in lovely West Dorset.Regent's Park Open Air Theatre: [Friday 24th August 2001] An evening spent in Regent's Park, including a nice picnic on the grass, and a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Open Air Theatre. Swindon: [Saturday 18th August 2001] A barbeque at Pops' house in Swindon, with an all star cast including Jon Ellis, Simon, Gary and Al Hall...Eigg 2001: [Friday 27th July - Saturday 4th August 2001] My second visit to Eigg, an island in the inner hebrides.
Italy: [Thursday 19th - Tuesday 24th July 2001] My second trip to Italy to see Lorenzo.Barbeque by the Thames: [Saturday 14th July 2001] Me and Chie enjoying a barbeque on a summery afternoon by the side of the Thames.Graduation 2001: [Thursday 5th July 2001] Not me graduating! (been there, done that) But some of my friends were...Michelle and Libby's Birthday: [Saturday 30th June 2001] A barbeque/bonfire/party at my old house for Libby and Michelle's birthdays.Another Trip Simon made to London: [Saturday 9th June 2001] A fairly pointless set of pictures of some general messing about in London.Beating the Retreat: [Thursday 7th June 2001] A few pictures from (quite unusually for me) a celebration of military marching bands...(!)
Tree Planting: [Saturday 26th May 2001] Finally time to take out the christmas tree...A Night Out with Rob and Paul: [Wednesday 23rd May 2001] Some superbly badly taken pictures of a night out with Rob and Paul, also with guest appearances from Simon Steele (PI) and the Rt Hon David Symons. Plus strange looking women.Odd Weekend in Dorset: [Friday 11th - Sunday 13th May 2001] A trip to see Simon in Dorset. How's the French Accordian?Paris: [Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2001] A short weekend trip to Paris, more or less on a whim.Japan Spring 2001: [Saturday 7th - Tuesday 24th April 2001] My first trip! Two and a bit weeks exploring Japan. Hundreds of pictures to see!A Weekend in Belgium: [Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2001] A weekend trip to Brugges and Antwerp.
A Weekend with Simon: [Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th March 2001] When Simon and co came to visit me in London.Regent's Park: [Sunday 28th January 2001] A walk around Regent's Park and Primrose Hill with Chie.Toshi's Room: [Thursday 25th January 2001] Drinking in Toshi's Room with a selection of Chie's friends.Tim, Jon and me: [Tuesday 23rd January 2001] A brief reunion of three friends who hadn't seen eachother for over a year and a half...RAF Club with Ian: [Thursday 4th January 2001] A trip to the RAF Club with Rob's friend Ian.Christmas and New Year with Yoko-san and Yuka-chan: [Saturday 23rd December 2000 to Monday 1st January 2001] Chie's Mum and Sister came to stay in the UK over Christmas and New Year.
Pavlov's Dog: [Thursday 14th December 2000] A night out in Pavlov's Dog, a pub in Reading.Old Orleans: [Monday 4th December 2000] A meal at Old Orleans in Reading during Dale's brief visit from Switzerland.Softel's Christmas Party 2000: [Saturday 2nd December 2000] Softel's annual festive outing, this year to Harrogate.Karl Marx: [Sunday 26th November 2000] What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to go and find where Karl Marx is buried?Night out in London: [Saturday 25th November 2000] First boozy antics with new camera, on a night out with Gav, Chie and others.Sainsbury's/My Flat: [Sunday 19th November 2000] First pictures with my second digital camera! A trip to Sainsbury's followed by a meal in my flat.
Stanhope Halloween 2000: [Friday 27th October 2000] The third (and perhaps final?) scandalous party at Stanhope Road. Perhaps the most rife with scandal to date. These pictures are mostly taken by other people, as I didn't have a camera myself at the time.Oxwich Bay: [Saturday 2nd September 2000] Pictures from a daytrip to Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which must have been during a weekend visit to South Wales.Bardsey Island '2000: [Friday 4th - Tuesday 8th August 2000] Pictures from my 2000 trip to Bardsey, cut short due to the final demise of my first digital camera.Upin Arms: [Tuesday 25th July 2000] A night spent in the Upin Arms (a pub in Reading), drinking beer and playing Jenga.France: [Thursday 20th - Tuesday 25th July 2000] Me, Chie, Rob and Kanako in La Rochelle and Orleans.Leon's Leaving: [Thursday 13th July 2000] A round up of Leon's friends in a London pub for a goodbye drink before Leon went off to work in Japan.
College Arms: [Wednesday 12th July 2000] A random night of drinking at the College Arms, a pub in Reading, followed by a trip to Ben's house for seemingly no reason.Cyberpunk: [Saturday 8th July 2000] A bizarre set of pictures involving me and Rob running around my flat in Hampstead and the surrounding area, trying to make a sort of photographic cyberpunk story.RAF Club: [Thursday 6th July 2000] Pictures from what may have been my first visit to the RAF Club.Waterloo: [Sunday 2nd July 2000] Me and Rob seeing off Chie and Kanako at Waterloo International.London Zoo: [Friday 30th June 2000] Myself and Chie having a lovely day out at the zoo.Boat Party: [Sunday 18th June 2000] A charming evening cruise along the Thames, featuring many of the usual suspects.
Russ and Jill in Hampstead: [Thursday 15th June 2000] Russ and Jill come to visit me in Hampstead, and generally piss about a lot.Day out in London: [Sunday 11th June 2000] A touristy day out in the centre of London with myself, Chie, Rob, Kanako and Maiko.Eigg 2000: [Saturday 3rd - Saturday 10th June 2000] My first trip to Eigg.Why2K?: [Friday 26th May 2000] The second Stanhope fancy dress party, and another great set of pictures!Leon's Birthday: [Friday 19th May 2000] Another bout of alcoholism in Canterbury. This time there was actually a reason for it though!Chie's Birthday: [Thursday 4th May 2000] A lovely night out at TGI Friday's (yes it is possible) to celebrate Chie's 21st birthday.
Rob's Party: [Saturday 29th April 2000] A joint party at Rob's house to celebrate his birthday, Byrnie's birthday, and me leaving Reading (well, sort of)...My Birthday!: [Wednesday 15th March 2000] See the pictures from my (23rd) birthday bonfire in my back garden on.Another Monday Night at the Union: [Monday 13th March 2000] Another random night at the Union.Chinatown: [Saturday 12th February 2000] A trip to London's Chinatown for Dim Sum.Monday Night at the Union: [Monday 7th February 2000] Pictures from one of what became our standard Monday night outing to Reading Students' Union.Arabic Night: [Thursday 3rd February 2000] Finally uploaded to the web proper in September 2002 (!!). Scary hypnotists, Fez hats, Nargila, it's all here!
Canterbury: [21st-23rd January 2000] Pictures from a weekened of excessive alcoholism in Canterbury.Simon's Visit to Reading: [Saturday 15th January 2000] Some drunken pictures taken very late at night, when Simon came to visit me in Reading.Cherry Tree December 1999: [Monday 27th December 1999] An evening in the Cherry Tree in Tintern, one of my favourite pubs of all time, now sadly long gone. Just a few days before the end of the Millenium!Softel Christmas Party 1999: [Friday 10th - Saturday 11th December 1999] Two nights in Brugges for our annual Christmas party.Halloween: [October 30th 1999] See dodgy pictures from the Halloween party at Stanhope Road.Leon's Party: [October 23rd 1999] See what went on at Leon's house warming party in Dorset.
Edinburgh: [Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th September 1999] A few days spent in Edinburgh with Vera, including a trip to North Berwick.Stirling: [Monday 30th - Tuesday 31st August 1999] In and around Stirling, where I was attending a conference.Reading 1999: [Thursday 25th - Sunday 29th August 1999] Leon, me, Gav, the kidney et al at Reading Festival '99.Vera's 80th in Monmouth: [Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd August 1999] A weekend visit to see family in Monmouth - Vera had a garden party at her flat, a slightly belated 80th birthday party. Also had a night out with some of the young folk in Monmouth.Bardsey Island '1999: [Saturday 31st July - Saturday 7th August 1999] My trip to Bardsey Island in 1999.Iguana/Turtle: [Thursday 15th July 1999] Pictures from a random trip to the Iguana, followed by an even more random trip to the Purple Turtle.
New Camera and Moving into Donnington Road: [Tuesday 13th July 1999] The day I bought my first ever digital camera. It was in an electronics shop in Monmouth - probably a Dixons - while I was staying there with Vera. Also Dad drove me and my stuff to Reading to move into the new shared house I was going to be living in, in Donnington Road.Camp: [Monday 6th - Saturday 11th July 1999] Pictures of me helping out (?) at a school camp in the lake district.Tim's Visit: [Thursday 17th and Friday 18th June 1999] Tim's visit to Reading, including a trip into London, and a jolly along to the union.Reading 1998: [Thursday 27th - Monday 31st August 1998] See what me and Leon did at the Reading Festival '98.Graduation: [July 1998] The day I (along with a number of my friends) graduated from Reading University.