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Sami Hyypia – New Brighton Manager

Today I was invited to Brighton and Hove Albion’s new training ground at Lancing for the new manager – Sami Hyypia – to meet the press.

Here are a few photos from the morning.


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Also posted in Football

Megan Reports

Here’s Megan Mackey. Megan plays football for the Under 13 team of the Brighton & Hove Albion Girl’s Centre of Excellence.


As well as being an elite football player and a football fanatic, Megan is also a budding sports journalist and recently entered a very prestigious competition for young reporters. The prize was to travel to Lisbon to report on the 2014 Champions League final.

In this competition, young people from each of the participating countries competed to become the national winner, and Megan has been declared the UK winner !

Congratulations Megan!


Also posted in Football, Sport

Frank and Val tie the knot.

Frank and Val have been together for twenty five years, and have decided to tie the knot.  Linda and I felt privileged to be asked to take the photographs of their wedding day.

The ceremony took place in the splendour of the Brighton Town Hall, and venue for the wedding breakfast was the Old Boat Corner Community Centre.

Also posted in Wedding Photography

Santa Seen in Sussex

Today’s Brighton Argus newspaper carries a story of a rather handsome and distinguished looking Santa helping to plant trees at Fulling Mill Cottage in Fittleworth.  The eagle-eyed among you may notice that the photo is credited to me, when instead it should have been credited to my wife Linda Penn.

Also, the even more eagle-eyed among you might think that Santa’s eyebrows, eyes and nose look a lot like mine. And you’d be right!

Nice picture Lin, well done!


Links to the organisations mentioned in the story : Cat Welfare Sussex  |  Sussex Wildlife Trust

Also posted in Wildlife

QR Codes – a nifty idea!

Scan me with your Smartphone

This little beastie on the right is a QR code – it’s rather like a bar code on steroids, but it can hold a lot more information than a regular barcode. If you have a bar code reader app on your Smartphone, try scanning it.

If you don’t have a QR code reader, you can get one free from RedLaser (the Red Laser app is awesome – it saved us fifty quid when we bought our steam iron!) or from  Kaywa – although I’ve not used it.

This QR code example is – as you may guess – a shameless plug for this website, but I’m sure that you catch my drift to see how it works.

I think that there will be quite a few uses for this in the future.  Neat, eh? What do you think?

If you want a QR code, you can get your own codes for free here.

So, how did Red Laser save us fifty quid on a steam iron?  Well, our last steam iron had given up the ghost, and we needed a powerful steam iron to steam the creases out of my photographic backdrops – as well as out of our clothes.  I fell in love with a steam generator iron in Comet, but it cost a staggering £150.

I scanned the bar code on the box with Red Laser, which promptly told me that I could buy the same thing at Argos – just three miles away – who had it on offer for fifty pounds less! Comet wouldn’t price match, so off we went to save fifty quid!

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Also posted in iPad / iPhone / iOS, Photography