Monday, October 29, 2007


I've always wanted to go see Monument Valley.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Morocco - The Riad

The Plunge Pool
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Whilst in Marrakech we stayed in the Riad 'Villa El Arsa' which was nice and clean and not too much. The staff were very helpful and advised us on a place to stay in Essaouira which was rather nice, if a little further than 10mins walk from the centre, not much mind. They also allowed us to store our luggage there on the various trips out of town we made.

There's a review at trip advisor as well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Crack at Tate Modern

They know we're here!
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
This lunchtime I popped over the river to Tate Modern to investigate the new installation (Doris Salcedo's shibboleth) with my ickle Canon camera.

Well pictures of a crack in the floor with lots of people getting in the way of the full view ain't that interesting so I started putting the camera down in the gap and shooting up. Giving a canyon dweller's view of the giants up above.

They're not too bad

Outraged from Wales!!!!!

Looking past the waterfall
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Page 5 of Douglas Coupland's new book says this

" the title of a movie from England - like Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas ..."

Dunce! Dylan Thomas is Welsh and therefore from Wales and thus the play/radio play/film is Welsh and not English and most definitely not bl00dy England! Separate country. Could have gotten away with British. Can't have a North American know that though can we!!!!!!

Fortunately I quite like the book.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The High Atlas

Leaving the Mountain Village
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Whilst in Morroco we went on a 2 day mountain trek up the High Atlas by a town called Imlil. We stayed overnight in a house in a mountain village nestled down one of the valleys. I'd not taken anthing to wash with (not even toothpaste) as had thought we were staying in some mountain shack on the top somewhere. This place, apparently was the only house in the village with running water, electricity and a toilet (french style squat), specialy built for tourists. Though we did notice TV aerials on some of the other houses. Electricity was on the way though, as on the way we passed the varous paraphenalia associated with its coming; poles and the holes for them.

This picture was taken in the morning as we trekked out fo the village on the way back. Incidentally the lunches we had on the way up and down were amongst the best food we ate whilst in Morocco. The cook really was good.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

UK ID card service mounts birth, marriage, death landgrab | The Register

UK ID card service mounts birth, marriage, death landgrab | The Register

IPS has entirely and obviously unfeasible plans to make money by promoting itself to the status of the UK's de facto identity services broker, with passport validation and identity verification services being early manifestations of how it proposes to make money out of this. But if IPS is to be able to grow its offerings from simply checking if a passport is genuine into a general ID verification service, then it makes sense to have everybody in the database, ..."

So if they want to make money out of the ID cards. How come the cost to the punter proposed is so high? Eh? Eh?


Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Sahara Desert

The Dunes before us
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
Recently returned from two weeks in Morocco where we spent a night in the Sahara desert under the full moon and stars. We got there via camel. It were great. Pics at Flickr as usual.