Team Building At Thorpe Park

There are certain phrases that have the ability to provoke a feeling of deep apprehension within me.

“We need to talk”, is one that stands out, for the very good reason that…..well…..I’m a man. Obviously.

“I think now is the appropriate time to tell you I haven’t always been a woman”, once gave me pause for thought.

But worst of all, the one that really fills me with a sense of impending dread and brings me out in a cold sweat:

“We’re going on a team building day”.

I remember the 1990s. Running round the woods. Firing paintballs at a load of ultra-competitive, overweight and unfit middle aged men you really didn’t like. Wishing they were real bullets.

But things have moved on; now I’m the unfit middle-aged man. Bugger.

All photos shot with Fujifilm X100T

Team building thorpe park fujifilm x100t


Airlink DCS Kick-Off Meeting

Two days in Nice on the French Rivera for the Airlink DCS Kick-Off meeting. Staying at the Villa Azur in Villeneuve Loubet, which is practically in the sea….

Nice, October 5/6 2017
Camera: Fujifilm X100T

A quick stroll round the Marina nearby.

Off to Antibes for a night out with Carole.

Arriving at the Belair offices.

Great views of the Alps and the sea from the office.

Me (2nd from right), a couple of colleagues, and the Airlink Team


Southwest Celebration Party

Those of us who work in the London office and who spent May in the US supporting the Southwest project were rewarded with a party. We gathered on the side of the river and were whisked away on a cruise along the Thames. Sadly I very quickly lost the light and was only able to fire off half a roll before having to go digital with the X100T. Which is probably a good thing, as thanks to the free bar things got seriously out of focus soon after.

Camera: Nikon F90X
Film: Kodak Tmax 400
Process: Developed in D76 1+1

Camera: Fujifilm X100T


Southwest Cutover

Baltimore & Washington
Camera: Fujifilm X100T

First morning in Baltimore and I take a stroll round by the hotel. It’s the usual desolate airport environment, hotels, car parks and not much else. And then, completely incongruously, I come across the Bates Motel.

The extraordinarily utilitarian Springhill Suites

And the awe inspiring view from my home for the month of May

Fortunately there’s a glut of high quality eating establishments in the locale

A quick spur of the moment Uber in to Washington on a cloudy day

Lets go over to our White House correspondent

Protester in front of the White House.

Protest against the Iranian Regime

First days at Baltimore airport

That’s a worrying amount of flights…

Is this the start of the end?

Chillin’ at Chilis

Almost as many dogs as humans fly southwest

Arriving into Washington, this time on the MARC train and on a much nicer day

Union Station DC

Actually his approval rating is nearer 36% now. Just saying

No Trumpsters here, then

This is what the end of a long day with me looks like

The fantastically mediocre Olive Grove

Sunset at Chilis

The Hilton Doubletree bar

Shopping with Vanessa

Our last night together, dinner at the wonderful Sushi Q

Back to London, via a long stopover in Detroit

Ah, home