jQuery tooltips using ajax

So you’ve got some tooltip text you want to show your user, but it’s a bit expensive to generate that text and you only really want to go to the bother of generating it when the user invokes the tooltip. In my situation this was a bunch of numbers on a page, each of which…

Scotney Castle

Intentionally ruined when the newer, bigger house was built at the top of the hill, Old Scotney Castle is now just a rather extravagant garden feature.  Where you or I may have a gnome, the aristocracy have castles…

Windy Widemouth

The remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit whilst we were away. We spent the morning acting as ballast in the tent to stop it blowing away, but ventured down to the beach at Widemouth Bay once the wind died down a bit. In splendidly British fashion, we splashed about a bit as people in full wet-weather…


That place no-one had heard of until it got massively flooded in August 2004.  We went there last year and kept driving as it was wet and windy.  This time it was just windy so we parked at the (unflooded, rebuilt) car park, and walked up the coastal path for a bit.  We didn’t expect…

Hill on the hill

Another photo from Goodwood.  Damon Hill in his 1996 championship winning Williams FW18.  

Make your own rainbows

This was the rather nicely timed Typhoon display during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  He appeared just as one of the Nobles cleared out the hay bales at Molecombe and everything stopped for a while.



Everyone else was taking pictures of the nicely swollen Stour, there, but I’d never noticed that people had started leaving padlocks on this bridge, a bit like the ones in the rest of Europe. Taken with my iPhone, and then messed with a bit using the ColorTime app.