Saturday, 21 December 2013


Santas little Elfer has been busy
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Monday, 18 November 2013



Santas Special Elfer has come up with a wonderful project for Christmas – a Christmas tree with a difference – yes use odds and ends as per usual – so with the help of the Creative Innovator and the Profit Negotiator the process has begun – pictures to follow when construction starts – but as a taster how about a redundant gazebo, a piece of wood and some coat hangers


Not to be outdone Cultural Pursuits has come up with a special ticket to watch the EAGLES at the O2 in June 2014 – that’s what you call one upmanship ( could well be the last tour in this country)


The movie script template is complete – just need to create 7 pages – how difficult can that be for JWW4! – and then submit it to the appropriate body – hey – keeps me busy

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


Work has now started on my ArtOverImage project - bringing an innovative approach to art and photography by using off the shelf products - see

Still working with a national association to increase their member take up

Finalised arrangements for my apprentice get together (49th anniversary in 2014) to be held in historic Newark upon Trent UK

Monday, 28 October 2013


September was all planning - Rome - Cyprus - see
for photos - also would you believe I've just celebrated 4 years in semi-retirement - going well and so many projects completed and so many more in the pipeline - they just keep popping up - and of course my latest booklet "The Twelve Faces of Time is now live in "Books" - just go find it you know how the system works now.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


The Twelve Faces of Time is now complete and is on it's way to the printers - I'll be sending out copies to my numerous followers in due course.

Exciting news from my travel expert

 - trips to Rome and Cyprus have been organised - Rome at the end of September and Cyprus in October - which means opportunities for the photographer to get out and about with some exciting views - wine and food tasting on a grand scale - and who knows what else might happen - you can gaurantee something will - it always does

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Just a sneak preview of the book/movie covers to be found in the books section - take a look

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


A sneak pre-view of the cover for the new JWW4 book "The Twelve Faces of Time"

Sunday, 21 July 2013


Rod Stewart concert

This concert was originally planned for June but cancelled due to a throat problem so a further date was arranged at the O2 for July 11th – and what an incredible evening – but before that and to make a day of it I planned to use the full day to enjoy one of the great sunny days of the year – visited Kensington Palace Park first – just checking out the palace and park – then onto Sticky Fingers ( a restaurant owned by Bill Wyman of the stones) – and the onto the O2 – what is now considered as the best venue in the world – can’t argue there – Rod was majestic for two hours of non-stop live pure entertainment – his last night of the tour and presenting two of his 8 kids on stage – and back on the 11.30 to Newark for 00.54 – long day – wonderful day out



My early life – planning

I now have the essential places to visit so it just needs a date – should be interesting – the first house I lived in which was grans does not exist anymore so I’ll have to see if there are any archive photos

Executive BBQ

After 3 years of planning and reconfiguring the modular set of breeze blocks the executive bbq comes to fruition – made from bits and pieces with minimal cost - breeze blocks/firebricks/pine bed/wooden decking/tiles



Newark Bake Off
Winner of the biscuit section with a chocolate covered gluten free biscuit which I have named “The Newark Cobble” – a plus as I beat conventionally made biscuits - the biscuits melted before I photograph them - next time your passing I'll cobble up a few


The Twelve Faces of Time

Designed and made my own clock which highlights my team of carton assistants and will be the basis of a new book – The Twelve Faces of Time – how my retirement period will unfold


Jazz et Vin in Newark

This yearly event – a weekend of jazz – original garage basement - intimate venue with a warm inviting area - great acoustics


New Art Product

Started to work with a national art company to demonstrate a new product that I have created – ongoing process – watch this space


Moscow City Ballet performing Swan Lake at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

What a wonderful evening which started with a visit to a Sushi restaurant with Rachael. Here are a few photos – not during the performance of course – there are some occasions when this is definitely not on – just sit back and enjoy the performance.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January update

Introducing the new team member for Cultural Pursuits


JWW4 retired, or took early retirement on 30th September 2009 after eight career breaks, in order to pursue other projects. New projects would take him into areas that he had never been before but would rely on his extensive knowledge and expertise across many professions.

One of the many reasons to retire would be to experience retirement before it actually arrived. At one company he remembers well the decision by directors to allow staff of a certain age to slowly work their way into retirement by gradually reducing the working week from 5 to 4 to a 3 day week aided by courses on finance, leisure and how to cope with retirement. Wonderful idea that only lasted about 4 years due to the high cost involved. For some people retirement means long boring days with the odd trip to the shops, sitting in warm places to save on energy at home, messing about in the garden and seeking out cheap bargains but JWW4 wanted none of this which is why he’s created the JWW4 team to assist with the many projects that would present themselves through dreams, brainstorming and the need to overcome everyday occurrences.

Since the 30th September 2009 JWW4 has already put to bed many projects such as landscaping the garden, erecting a log cabin, photographic projects in Cyprus to capture the many flowers, a book on gluten free cooking and an innovative children’s book, construction of a barbecue/spit, assisting the local jaguar club to produce a calendar with profits for the air ambulance, making suggestions to a well known superstore to raise money for charity, designing a new lighting process for small studio sets, creating an innovative photographic product, not to mention dreaming up new gluten free menus for family and friends.

So what of the future?

More, more and more projects that will extend JWW4 and his research techniques to develop new ideas or improve what are already there and not to mention the main book that has now turned into a movie script which will be started after Dragon speaking naturally has been conquered.

As JWW4 is in what he describes as “the ageless society” age has no bearing on what is achievable so no project will be ignored or shelved because of age or cost (there’s always a way) or as Picard would say “make it so” and as the title of the 2nd book on how the first book was created “failure is not an option”.

Go forward and be positive is how JWW4 will approach each new day and it’s very true that sleep required becomes less with each passing year but as JWW4 already spends little time asleep we could catch him going backwards soon which will have the obvious benefit of never growing older looking. Apparently the occasional glass of red helps in this area.

So what happened in January?

1.    Made a positive step to use the innovative website set up some years ago (  to provide a blow by blow account of exploits – I mean projects

2.    Equipped the house with fire extinguisher, fire blanket and carbon monoxide detectors – so soaps do actually work sometimes

3.    Repaired the back garden fencing

4.    Travel – Cyprus planning for the year – Cyprus economy not looking good

5.    Booked for the Moscow City Ballet performing Swan Lake at The Nottingham Royal Concert Hall in February

6.    Booked Rod Stewart concert for June at the O2

7.    Research costing for Shanghi

8.    Working with local carpenter to produce a new and unique set of frames for new innovative prints

9.    Not a mid life crisis but I’m planning to record in words and photos my early life over 2/3 days in and around London – place of birth, homes, schools etc later in the year for the kids – who knows what will come out of this exercise – for example – the railings around my estate in Dulwich that I daily balanced on like a tight rope walker – square railings turned through 45 degrees so that I balanced on “THE EDGE” so to speak

Tune in next month for more exciting news

Tuesday, 1 January 2013