A house, an engagement party, graduation, a degree, New Designers in London, a trip to California, start a full time job, oh and plan a wedding. 2012 doesn't look too shabby.

What IS he up to now?

Blogging for me is a great way for me to keep everyone up to date with all the day-to-day bits I'm up to as well as the bigger aspects of my goings on.

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Wednesday, April 2

Out with the old…

… and in with the new.



This blog is closing down but please find this new one set up in both Verity's and my name.

Thank you everyone for your patience during the long break between posts.

Thursday, January 2

Happy New Year

Well what can I say. You don't have to look at the ticker on this blog to realise that I have seriously neglected this blog. 
Lots of exciting things have changed over the last 18months and it's kind of sad that I haven't documented them on here. 
Well, the plan of action is as follows:
Since I started this blog as my personal online space for pictures and ramblings I have started and finished my degree, bought a house, got married, completed and restarted my Mini project, got married, started a new job and now we have a baby on the way. So with all this in mind I think its time for a clean slate.
I'll be starting up a new blog that will be on behalf of Verity, myself and the ever increasing bump!
This blog will stay live and act as an achieve but will have a link to the new one at the top of the page.

Watch this space - 2014 will be an interesting one, I promise.


Thursday, April 11


Just a couple of snaps to share with you at the moment. More to come once real life resumes Monday.


Last Saturday Verity and I got married. There are an awful lot of thank yous to be dishes out but for now we are taking some time out to relax in The Lakes on our honeymoon. 
You can expect an update soon!
(Photo courtesy of Gary Johnson)

Sam Johnson

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West End Studios

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Monday, April 1

Wedding table plan

Verity busy making the table plans

Sunday, March 31

A bad omen?

Just sorting out some tracks for background music for the dinner.

Saturday, March 30

Wedding prep

Getting wedding stationary finished off whilst listening to our dinner music playlist keeping an ear out for duds. This time next week the party will be in full swing

Friday, March 29

Blog update

Work continues on my car

Out with the old

Verity wanted to take this picture to show me what a state I looked

I was so glad to find this hatch as the tappets had come un seated and I didn't know how I was going to sort that.

Thank you Gary!! My Christmas present from Gary

Rust - My arch nemesis 

Seeing double

Holey crap


Now to see to the radius arms

The sand blast treatment

Some left over engine paint 

Making a kitchen worktop for a colleague. The drainers are a little over the top but  that's what he wanted


New bits for my car and a fully recharged battery, not that that lasted long.

Brakes bled

20w50 is now classed as classic oil

Back on her wheels

The heads back from the engineering shop

How romantic

Stayed over at Verity's mum's house and it didn't take long for the other Charlie to find us

L2B Ticket arrived

Not good - Mystical blue electronic smoke


Andrew's son comes to work in the 3D department at West End

Putting the valves back in

Head in

Snow - urrgh

All back in - still won't start
Verity's hen do

All back together

Couldn't get it started so had the AA tow it to a mechanic friend of mine.

I went to the Amex for the first time the other day to see England u21s beat Austria 4-0 and see Austria  have 2 sent off

A baby Wembley

Saturday, February 2

Poor girl

I'll fix you

New toys, I mean tools!