January 4th, 2009

The New Dr Who And A Family Party

I got one thing right: they didn't choose any of the front-runners. I saw Matt Smith in The Ruby in the Smoke- in which he held his own against Billy Piper.  The lad's got presence- and an interesting face.  His age doesn't bother me. When you're closing in on 60, as I am- and older than Billy Hartnell was when he created the role- the difference between boyish-looking David Tennant (aged 37) and not so boyish-looking Smith (aged 26) is pretty academic;  as far as I'm concerned, they're both children.

We were at the family party at Nicola and John's when the news came through. It was a lovely party. And Nic's chocolate and vanilla cheesecake was to die for.

Here are Nic and John

And here's Jake

My Sister's Wedding

I've been meaning to post these for days. Ian and Jenny got married on the 27th of December. The venue was the Archbishop's palace in Maidstone and the reception was held on the riverboat, Kentish Lady, chugging up and down the Medway. What a terrific day!

PS. I've shot weddings before- but only in an unofficial/semi-official capacity. This time I was the gaffer!