A door in a church wall with a tree either side which look like an archway growling out of the stone itself

Finding Middle Earth

Last week I saw a picture on Twitter of St. Edwards Church in Stow-on-the-Wold, it looked like something out of a fairy-tale so I did some research and found out some people think it was the inspiration for Tolkien’s entrance to Moria!  The next day I headed for Stow-on-the-Wold and took some pictures of the church, after this it occurred to me that I lived in the middle of Tolkien country and there must be lots of places nearby that inspired Tolkien’s stories.  So finding Middle Earth has become my project over the winter, I’ll be travelling around trying to take some fantasy style pictures of Tolkienesque places, maybe I’ll spot some Hobbits on my journey, I just wish I had a grey wizard to guide me.

Daniel Baker and his Aunt in front of the house his Nan lived at as a child

2016 – Thoughts and achievements

So the year didn’t start well, a lack of care staff, being treated badly by people I thought were friends or at least cared about me, loss and things generally going badly in 2015. I made a decision to take control of things, sort out my health as best as possible

Marvel superheroes on stage with bright colourful spotlights at Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live

As an early Christmas present Mum bought me tickets to Marvel Universe Live, it would be my first time at a real show, I’ve been to the local theatre once but never something big at an arena, I’ve always been concerned about access and whether or not these things are worth the effort and planning.

NASA meatball

NASA WorldWind Job Opportunity

  I worked closely with the NASA WorldWind team when they were using Microsoft’s .NET, things have changed and evolved since then but Patrick Hogan still manages the project, he’s a good guy who I can now call a friend as well as colleague, this is an exciting opportunity for anyone with the skills required and[…]