Pragmatism in the real world

2010 in pictures

Another year is over, and as is becoming a tradition, I like to show off some photos that recap my year!\


We started the year with a visit to the zoo!


There was also snowy weather last January and on the last day of the month, we put our house on the market. We would be accepting an offer on it in late October.

For sale


In February, I took pictures of canal boats.

The PHPUK conference was also in February, where I presented a session about Windows Azure and PHP.

Presenting on PHP & Azure


I took my best picture yet of Worcester cathedral.

Worcester Cathedral


April was all about my wife! She had her first tattoo done.

Tiger tattoo

and spent some time in hospital having her appendix removed

Flowers and cards


The big event in May was php|tek. I struggled to find a single picture that captured the conference for me, but went for this one.

php|tek 2010 conference


June saw another conference: DPC in Amsterdam.

Cal presentating

This photo of Chris Shiflett was also popular:

I cannot even begin to think of a caption


Photographically, the main source of all my photos was my aunt and uncle’s 40th wedding anniversary, of which I haven’t published any of the photos :)



I took the kids to the Severn Valley Railway in August, but the main event was our friends’ wedding!

Bride and groom


September saw the inaugural PHPSW meeting in Bristol.

The audience!

I also tried to take a photo of a glass of red wine with a white background. This proved to be much harder than I expected

A glass of red wine


The Severn Valley Railway’s autumn gala was held in October

City of Truro approaches Highley

October also saw the fantastic PHPNW conference come back to Manchester.

Rowan uses an example we can understand!


I tried my hand at photographing fireworks



The snow really fell in December. So much so that we had to abandon a trip to London having travelled 13 miles in 6 hours.

It's a bit snowy...