Wine Gummies No More

At 10p per roll, Swizzels Wine Gummies were a favourite of mine. Reminiscent of corner shop sweeties of yore, they were an almost-guilt-free lunchtime treat and just the thing to brighten a bleak mid-day hour out of the office. Earlier in the year I noticed they were missing from my regular near-work-supermarket, and figured it […]

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Top Tips For Climbing Ben Nevis

Somewhat random perhaps for this blog, but having climbed Ben Nevis twice I figured I’d share my top tips as someone who is basically a walker rather than a climber.  “Ben Nev” is a challenge and not for the faint hearted, but it is a heck of a climb and one you should tick off […]

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Nothing Ever Happens

Round about now, 4 years ago, regardless of the difference in time, I was descending from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand and knew nothing of so many of the things that make up my life right now. On a cold, rainy afternoon where it seems as though nothing ever happens, this is a […]

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Photo Chat Vlog Season 1 Episode 10 – Konica C35, San Francisco and why I #believeinfilm

So the camera I talk about in this photo chat vlog is the Konica c35, and as you can see from this picture it’s a small rangefinder type camera which means you’ve got manual focusing but you’ve also got automatic shutter and exposure. I’m really fond of this camera. Mine cost me four pounds from […]

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It’s yesterday once more

Or, at least, a year ago. Time is noticeably flying by faster as I get older and older. I took this photo in New York a year ago today on the Staten Island Ferry. It’s a good way to see the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline, and it’s free. This was taken with […]

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Clasping the days around the ease on her mind

The body is resurrected (upon the ill weary and lawful faults of my iron clad wandering fingers) by a little unconfided literary verse, awaiting corruption. But waiting to make occasions over the noisy keys as the sea died made looking for her ways akin to the links of chains that we commit to the deep […]

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A house where you lived once.

A house where you lived once. Somewhere, despite everyone else who lived in it before or after you, inside it and outside it are fragments of your existence there. A handprint on a wall, buried beneath paint and wallpaper. A dent in the woodwork from crashing a toy car. Atoms of carbon dioxide exhaled from […]

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Beach revelations

I recently went to New Zealand for adventures with my friend Lizzy. A big itinerary was planned and we visited lots of places and saw many things. But some interesting unplanned things happened on the trip as well. The photos which make up this collage were taken on the deck of a cafe at hot […]

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Olá! ¡Hola! Hello!

Bem-vindos visitantes da América do Sul. Eu não sei por que meu blog é tão popular com todos vocês, mas quando eu verificar as estatísticas, então às vezes eu acho que você está visitando este site mais do que as pessoas do meu próprio país. Talvez seja a palavra Zogue que é como o nome […]

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Dreams and remembering my dad

I had a strange dream the other night. Which is a strange thing to say, as I think each and every one of my dreams have been strange. They are always surreal, and I never wake and think, “Hey, what an ordinary, normal, dream”. So instead I’m going to say I had an *interesting* dream. […]

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Konstanzegraff – a reflection

Since releasing the Konstanzegraff songs as part of Volume 5 of the Cinque Pezzi Facili Series on Under My Bed Recordings I’ve been pondering sharing the reasoning behind the music and why it exists. There’s at least one good reason for this, in that most of the people who know about it are familiar with […]

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Examining the structure of nostalgia

This essay originally appeared in issue two of Premier Pli, a journal published by First Fold in 2012 and themed on nostalgia. With First Fold on hold at the moment there’s no place to buy Premier Pli that I can find so I’m sharing this here. If you do see a copy though, I recommend […]

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Apologies

Apologies – it seems my blog got hacked. If you received any emails from zogue.com that looked spammy, I can only apologise. Thanks to sterling work from my ISP, Eyedivison, the problem was solved and isolated, and we reckon it was the old K2 theme I was using. So that’s gone, and it’ll take me […]

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