Edited Thursday 10 January 2018: Quo vadis? Whither goest thou? So much for a brief history where am I going now? One of those large blipping gaps was due to a diagnosis of stage four (metastasized) renal cell carcinoma. Why did I survive drastic surgery, a bad reaction to an anæsthetic drug, Read more...

Edited Thursday 10 January 2018: Quo vadis? Whither goest thou? So much for a brief history where am I going now? One of those large blipping gaps was due to a diagnosis of stage four (metastasized) renal cell carcinoma. Why did I survive drastic surgery, a bad reaction to an anæsthetic drug, and three days in ICU? Just carry on blipping.


EDITED: Thursday 27 April 2017.   I found the hat and made a new avatar picture. On the previous edit I deleted my long-winded life story. In brief:

Born at 269 Marston Road, Oxford. Lived in Kelvedon, Essex from 1952 until 1974 when I emigrated to the US. My working life runs a gamut of manual labour to pen pushing and supervising but nothing dangerous or exciting unless the idea of driving a taxi in Los Angeles would give you second thoughts. My pass-times have been equaly gentle: Scouting, bellringing (of the full circle change ringing variety), reading, walking, did a lot of cycling in my youth, singing in various choirs (sacred and secular), I enjoy puzzles of all types. Oh, and I snap the odd picture. And how could I forget amateur dramatics? Because I haven't done any for a longtime?



I missed out:

What education? Academic dud - I never recovered from the 11+.  What can one do with half a dozen GCSEs (our class were the guineapigs), and 'O' levels in music (I play recorder, dulcimer, and bodhràn), geography, and English?


   Profile picture/avatar:  Skiing in California about 1989 What an obnoxious peppermint hat. Took a little hunting but I found it.

     Blipping since 7 November 2011 - with some rather large gaps.  Have some time to browse? Here's the first of twenty-three backdated blips.

And my Blipfolio

      I post other efforts on Flickr, under my real name, but usually in fitful batches. 

Albion, albion Is a blog of visits to England in 2009 and 2010.   If you use online social networks I'm on FaceBook (again under my real name) .where any blip I award a heart will appear. As of 1 August 2018 Facebook no longer supports third party automatic posting.

e-mail: alan(dot)richardson(at)rocketmail.com if you'd like to say, 'Hello'.