image of the week.. I still don t like football

Despite the theme of my assignment in Ukraine being Euro 2012, Abbie and I still managed to avoid focussing too much on football. It's not that I don't enjoy kicking a ball around, it simply vexes me when the scene of a sport overwhelmes the enjoyment and simple fun of it being a game....that 's all it is, a game.

However in the spirit of the footy season here are a few from the ukraine feature...a land I need to return to..(I' am as usual craving a wee adventure and a desire to run away or at least walk and take pictures.)

Alcohol and coffee are slowly replacing bloodstream as I've really enjoyed giving a few talks this week. Media mash ( is a monthly Tuesday photo social that combines a short visiting talk and then project and idea group crits with beer/wine (joy)

Then... today a panel discussion with Nigel Shafran, Lisa Pritchard and Venetia Dearden with students from New College Stamford at the Strand Gallery. It was great to see their show and work and have a mass chin wag. It really impresses me when tutors go out of their way to provide students with mentorship and support and I think it was a great idea.