Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

Drone flights near Dartmoor!

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

A few photos from Devon.

RAF Harrowbeer

RAF Harrowbeer

RAF Harrowbeer

RAF Harrowbeer – if you look closely you can see the old runway.

View over Horrabridge

View over Horrabridge

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Back on Dartmoor!

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Umm lovely….

Taking a break in the West Country, and just dropped by Dartmoor, where I knew there would be an ice cream van!

I also cam here to fly my drone, outside the National Park!

Lovely my lover!

Lovely my Lover!

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Walking the Bird – Excerpts from China Holiday Video – 2003

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Now I’ve got the ability to import and edit DV videos, this is a small taster of Excerpts from China Holiday Video in 2003!

I’ve got 8 hours of videos, to edit and cut down to 1 hour!

Watch the man take his bird for a walk in the park…..

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Big in Japan

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The first post of 2019, and the year is slipping away as we almost enter March, the daylight now extends into the evening and the birds are starting to make their nests…

I’ve been re-visiting memories of Japan, when we visited in 2011, the year of the earthquake and then tsunami in Japan (whilst we were holidaying there!), why you may ask?

Read on.. for many years I’ve been trying to find a software package which would import all the clips automatically from a Sony DV Tape HandyCam using Firewire (IEEE 1394) to easily create a 1 hour holiday video.

The problem is that Firewire (IEEE 1394) was retired by Apple in 2012, and has since been abandoned.

BUT, I noticed a Firewire port on my current Windows 10 laptop, and the device drivers were loaded (Device Manager), “Would it be possible that if I simply connected my HandyCam to the firewire port it would be automatically recognized by Windows 10?”

I connected my HandyCam to the firewire port and to my amazement, the Sony DV Tape VCR appeared within Device Manager.

Now to find, a software package, in the past I used to use a Sony laptop, and it’s own DVLink software, but it only ran on Windows 95, and it kept crashing.

I downloaded a trial of Vegas Movie Studio, and it does it exactly what I needed!!!

So the tape currently in the HandyCam, was a Tape from Japan!

So here are a few trailers…

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Return to China – on our own this time!

Monday, November 12th, 2018

It’s been about 15 years since we visited China, and as it’s one of my favourite countries, I’ve visited so far, so it was about time we returned to see how China has changed in 15 years!

So in early spring this year (2018), we returned to China.


We visited












It’s taken Lindsey a while to sort through all the thousands of pictures which were taken on a digital SLR and my mobile phone, so please enjoy:- these are the best.

They’ve been uploaded to the Holiday Photo Album, which also contains all the other photos taken since 2006.

Holiday Photograph Album 2006 – Present

China Photographs

I’ve also uploaded some of the videos, to You Tube here, in a playlist

and WOW has it changed!

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Merry Christmas 2018 from Andysworld! Too early ?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

There we go, I’ve pushed the button on Christmas 2018, and here is your first Christmas Greeting of 2018!

As I write it’s 104 days until Christmas, and Lindsey hates everything Christmas, so today whilst I was in Tescos, I purchased the first Christmas 2018 Chocolates!

Merry Christmas 2018 from Andysworld!

Merry Christmas 2018 from Andysworld!

I’ll not be here for Christmas 2018, more on that later…..

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Holiday Photos 2015 – 2017 (at last!) – I told you I’d get round to it!

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

This blog post is long overdue, and it’s to notify you that I have now fully updated the Holiday Photograph Album, to include the holiday photographs we’ve taken on the following holidays from March 2015 to August 2017. If you are interested in looking at our photographs, there are a few….(and a special treat the Reviewer – Lindsey has included a few photos of herself, which is a rare treat!)

I’ll also include some written “narration” because I’ve removed Lindsey’s catalog numbers, the link above will take you directly to the album if you want to go direct to the photos for specific holidays, click below

1. India & Bhutan (Feb/March 2015)

(Photos in this order – Delhi, Wagah, Amritsar, McLeod Ganj, Shimla, Kurseong, Darjeeling, Thimpu, Dochula Pass, Punakha, Punakha Tshechu, Paro, Tigers Nest, Kaziranga NP, Gatoonga Tea Estate, Kolkata)

2. Spain – Barcelona my jolly to VMworld (Sept 2015) – just me!


Just a few snaps of interesting things in Barcelona.

3. Jordan (March 2016 Postponed due to Accident)

4. Spain – Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Sept 2016)

(Photos in this order – Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Granada)

5. Jordan – (March 2017)

(Photos in this order – Amman, Jerash, Mount Nebo, Madaba, Shoback, Little Petra, Petra Day 1, Petra Day 2, Wadirum, Dead sea, East Desert Castles).

I have got an excuse, as you know I was involved in a car accident in 2016, which delayed me completing the album, and it does take a lot of work, as I have to resample all the photos, and manually code the website, and that involves my brain and some JAVA! (not coffee, computer programming!), and the computer the code was on has failed!

Anyway another Task on the To Do List – Completed!

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A taster of Holiday Photos…

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Just come back from the Middle East – Jordan to be exact, and it’s a very safe country, only 4-5 hours flying time from the UK!

So please do not be put off in booking a visit today!

So here’s a taster of some photographs coming to Andysworld! soon!

A taster of Jordan

A taster of Jordan

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015


I returned to my childhood whilst watching the Punakha Tsechu. Watching stories unfold before my eyes, I started to believe in magic again, in demons and monsters, in angels and saints, casting away my cynical view on life. Bhutan is like that … it opens up the mind and soul!

by Lindsey

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Beautiful Scenery, Lovely People, Beautiful Bhutan!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

We spent all day here, at the festival, and had a picnic, with fellow Bhutanese people, inside the temple, on the grass at the entrance, and we shared our food with the local people, and young children, and the food that we didn’t eat we gave to the temple dogs! (at the next incarnation, dogs become incarnated as people in the human realm!).

Good Karma!

Bhutan is a very special place, I’ll remember the people and place for ever, it also has Beautiful Scenery!

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