Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Favourite Pic's Continued...

Some people have already asked me about some of locations on the photo's - of course some our them are obvious landmarks but the others I'll inform you about.

Photo One - Butterfly taken in my back garden

Two - Famous Bulguksa Temple in South Korea

Three - Holton St Peter Church, Suffolk

Four - Tribute to John Lennon - Central Park New York

Five - The Louvre - Paris

Six - The road leading to Baek Dam Sa Temple South Korea

Seven - Baek Dam Sa Temple in the mountains of Korea

Eight - New York City -taken from the Rockefeller Centre

Nine - St Nectans Glen Cornwall

Ten - Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eleven - Central Park - New York

Twelve - Sunset in North Devon

Thirteen - Ilfracombe Harbour - North Devon

Fourteen - The two Gorgeous girls in my life - Tenerife

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Favourite Pic's

I've been browsing through some of my favourite Pics that I've taken over the past few years, I'd like to share some with you.

Which picture do you like best then?

Lovely Spring Day

I don't know what the weather was like where you were today - but here in Holton, Suffolk it was a lovely spring day.

After a rather hectic week I found sanctuary in my back garden. Peace and quite with only the sound of the birds and the odd passing car.

What I realise is that living in Suffolk you don't have to go to far to discover tranquility. As for myself I'm lucky to have it on my own doorstep by having a small static caravan holiday park with a lake directly behind us.

Here is a picture that I took myself a couple of years ago from a micro-light aircraft showing the Holton Holiday Park.

It's a Birds-eye-view of where I live (My house is directly in the centre of the picture unfortunately partially covered by the trees.)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Just a quick update from the last post - On Friday 13th March the Lowestoft Kuk Sool Won school raised over £500 for Comic Relief - which should bring the magical total of both our martial art schools to over £1,000 -

What a fabulous achievement and well done to everyone who participated.

The picture above shows myself breaking a board for Comic relief with a turning back side kick, just to demonstrate there's still life in the old-dog yet.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Comic Relief

Last night we held a Comic Relief 'Break-A-Thon' at our martial art school in Halesworth.

Students were invited to raise money and then break a martial art board for Red Nose Day.

I was pleased that near on sixty people turned up for the event and I currently estimate that the Halesworth Kuk Sool School will raise over £500 for this worthy cause, which is absolutely Fantastic.

Tonight it's the turn of the Lowestoft Kuk Sool School to do there bit. Hopefully the outcome will be just as successful and lots of fun will be had by all.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Great Quote

For me personally, I view success as being of sound mind and body - especially upon reaching the grand old age of fifty. (I'm still 48 by the way!)

Of course look at some of the 'fighting fit' famous celebrities who have already reached the grand old age of fifty, with the likes of Madonna, Prince, and Michael Jackson.

Now you may not particularly like there style of music or the way they perform on or off stage, but we all have to admit - don't they all look in great shape for there age.

I recently discovered a great quote from the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali -

" The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life"

Knockout quote - don't you think.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

New Saxophone

After a couple of months playing the Saxophone I'm now testing out a different model - it's a Yamaha YAS-275.

Of course I really know a lot about Yamaha technology - Initially starting off with a Yamaha FSIE and then progressing to a Yamaha RD 350 and ending up with a Yamaha XS 500.

Of course as you've probably guessed these are all motorbikes that I had in my youth. Reflecting back to those days, I have to say my bikes rarely let me down and I'm feeling confident that the new Yamaha Saxophone will also be excellent value for money too.

From a playing perspective - I can now recite a couple of more tunes - 'Scarborough Fair' and 'Auld Lang Syne', which has boosted my confidence - however I'm looking for a teacher (close to home) who will be able to take me to the next stage in my musical development.

The most important thing at the moment ~ I'm really enjoying playing the Sax and can't wait to get into some more Jazzy material.