It has happened, I am beginning my 22nd year on this planet. Somehow there is a huge difference between 21 and 22; 22 sounds so much more grown up. Scary.

It has been an odd year, a good year but an odd one. Even ignoring that I discovered e2, it has been eventful, I have done a lot of things now which I had not done 12 months ago (which I will not go into here, hi mum).

At the moment, I am fairly content. I have no money, no car and no flat but that has never really been important to me (I used to think it was, but I never really believed it) - however, if anyone wants to remedy that, it is my birthday :)

I am getting lots of darkroom materials from my family, so everyone I know will be bombarded with black and white enlargements until they can take it no more (I like making prints and I like giving presents, good arrangement eh?). If anyone wants one, drop me a /msg and I will see what I can do. I am a bit short on negatives at the moment because I only rarely shot B&W until recently, but tell me the sort of thing you would like and I will see what I have.

Oh yeah, its pancake day too:

  • 4 oz Plain Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 210ml Milk
  • 90ml Water
  • Vegetable fat
Mix all ingredients together (except the fat), heat a bit of fat in a frying pan and add enough of the mixture to cover the base of the pan, cook until it bubbles and can be easily turned over, turn and cook until golden on both sides. Repeat until all mixture is gone. Drench with your topping of choice and eat.