Graffiti event

graff1, originally uploaded by fred pipes.

There is some kind of graffiti event (or Graff Jam as the young people call it) going on around the new Station building site - part of the Brighton Hip Hop Festival, tho I can't find any web reference to it -- took these photos on my way home from a Clarion bike ride. More on Flickr.



Library fans' fury at bargain book sale: yes, where are all the books in our new award-winning library? I'm conviced there were more on display at the temp library at Vantage Point.


Two hills

Two hills, originally uploaded by fred pipes.

Hmm, keeping a blog up to date isn't easy! On Sunday was in the sweep van for the Capital to Coast bike ride (so didn't see many cyclists!) on a very hot day. Didn't take many photos, but here are two hills – Box Hill (below) near the start and Devil's Dyke (above) near the end.



Been wasting too much time today on this excellent game: Escape from Brighton Pier -- give it a try! Bl**min' seagulls!



seagulls, originally uploaded by fred pipes.

These are some of the blighters who stomp around on my studio roof and whose parents, I suspect, knock over and drink my milk!


Yvonne's Diary part 2 clears up the mystery why Neil Innes was so alo-ho-ho-hone supporting the Rutles on Wednesday 8 June. A great read! Looking forward to the comeback tour...


Inspirational address by Steve Jobs who never finished college to Stanford University, who says: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."


Austin I

Austin I, originally uploaded by fred pipes.

On our regular Sunday Clarion bike ride, we stopped at a pub – The Laughing Fish, Isfield –right by the Lavender Line and I couldn't resist a quick look, especially since I'd heard the toot of a steam loco. It was 0-6-0 saddle tank Austin I, built in Leeds in 1932 by Kitson & Co Ltd. I had a quick look in the sheds and spotted a Sentinel vertical boiler loco.

Make Poverty History in Brighton

Brighton's Make Poverty History demo aimed to form to a human white band around the Royal Pavilion. Well, unfortunately there weren't quite enough folk to do that, so we walked around it instead!