Fretnoise – thoughts ‘n’ stuff…

  • Welcome, Felix

    Welcome, Felix

    A little while ago, my old faithful Passat suffered a catastrophic belt failure and went to the great scrapheap in the sky… Common sense was on holiday for a few days, so we decided the perfect replacement would be a little 2-seater, which would ably manage nearly all of our 2nd car requirements. Enter “Felix”, […]

  • jQuery tooltips using ajax

    So you’ve got some tooltip text you want to show your user, but it’s a bit expensive to generate that text and you only really want to go to the bother of generating it when the user invokes the tooltip. In my situation this was a bunch of numbers on a page, each of which […]

  • Windy Widemouth

    Windy Widemouth

    The remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit whilst we were away. We spent the morning acting as ballast in the tent to stop it blowing away, but ventured down to the beach at Widemouth Bay once the wind died down a bit. In splendidly British fashion, we splashed about a bit as people in full wet-weather […]

  • Boscastle

    That place no-one had heard of until it got massively flooded in August 2004.  We went there last year and kept driving as it was wet and windy.  This time it was just windy so we parked at the (unflooded, rebuilt) car park, and walked up the coastal path for a bit.  We didn’t expect […]

  • Hill on the hill

    Another photo from Goodwood.  Damon Hill in his 1996 championship winning Williams FW18.  

  • Make your own rainbows

    This was the rather nicely timed Typhoon display during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  He appeared just as one of the Nobles cleared out the hay bales at Molecombe and everything stopped for a while.

  • From Greenwich

  • Chewing

  • H2O

  • Locked

    Everyone else was taking pictures of the nicely swollen Stour, there, but I’d never noticed that people had started leaving padlocks on this bridge, a bit like the ones in the rest of Europe. Taken with my iPhone, and then messed with a bit using the ColorTime app.

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