Day 365 - Three Hundred and Sixty Five

September 14th 2010 - Today I am in my first port of call on this voyage and its Lisbon, quite a nice place, very sprawling but i got to see a lot, Its also my last self portrait in this project and during the last 365 days I have been to - Denia, Valencia, Malaga and Cadiz, Cornwall 4 times, Brighton, The Royal Albert Hall, West Bay, Jersey 3 times, Blackpool, Cork, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Elstree, Bordon, Durdle Door, Torquay, Lyme Regis, Harrods, Virginia Waters, Selsey, Lacock, The Isle of Wight, Southampton, Dubrovnic, Venice, Split, Corfu, Forest End, Chichester, Milland, Lodsworth, Matlock Bath, Bournemouth, Burley, Lisbon, Snowdon, Llandudno, Portmeirion and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

I have included Superman, Mr Benn, Teenwolf, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, Doctor Who, Phineas and Ferb, Rupert, Scooby Doo, Columbo, Ben 10 and the American Werewolf in London.

People joining me in my photos were Nathan (14 times), Clint (7), Chris (6), Rachel Barron (3), Amy Wilson (3), Darren (2), Scott (2), Lisa (1), Simon (1), David Muttock (1), Harold (1), Sharon (1), Aimee (1), Sean (3), Gemma (1), Chris Guppy (1), Matt Isreal (1), Charlie (1), Jenny (1), Jamie (1) and not forgetting Matt and Amy Stinton (1).

I have involved Lions, Pandas, a Zebra, a Ladybird, a Shark, some Chickens, Frogs, a Horse, Bears, a Dinosaur, a Penguin, a Chicks, a Sheep, a Cat, a Platypus, a Dog and a Monkey.

I have helped to celebrate Christmas, Easter, Valentines day, Australia Day, World Hello Day, Three Weddings (Nikki and Roy, Clint and Rachel, Matt and Amy), Freddie Mercurys Birthday, Billy the Kids Birthday, New Year, My Nans 90th, Independence Day, Harolds 70th Birthday and Nats 35th Birthday.

I ended up stabbing myself, I lost the hearing in my right ear, had plastic Surgery and lost the feeling in my left thumb, my cat died and I had 7 Hair Cuts.
In the 365 days there have been 489 Images of me. 29 photos were taken in my Bathroom while 13 were in my Garden. 37 were Black and White while 34 were a mixture of black & white and colour.

I have been to the Cinema 25 times including 3 times on board a ship, I saw District 9, Up, This is it, 2012, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes (twice), Princess and the Frog, Percy Jackson, Wolfman, Alice (twice), Clash of the Titans (twice), Nanny Mcphee, Iron Man, Prince of Persia, Wild Target, How to Train your Dragon, Predators, Toy Story 3, The A Team, The Karate Kid, Inception and the Sorcerers Apprentice.

People who have helped me with my 365 photos are Nathan, Clint, Al, Kristy, Del, Chris, Sean, Sharon, Rick, Scott and a random stranger in Split.

Its has been a challenge and at times its been fun, other times its been a pain but most of all its been an accomplishment, never would I ever imagine I would make it to the end of a year, Finally I can put the camera down and not touch it for a whole 24 hours . . . . . Or can I????

Thanks for watching


Day 364 - Funnel Vision

364/365 - Funnel Vision, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 13th September 2010 - Quite a long day today with not a lot going on, its posh frock night tonight but as I don't have any posh frocks I worse my dinner jacket :D I ate in probably the worlds finest Chinese restaurant tonight, never will I eat a Chinese meal as good as that one, I can't describe how good it was, beautiful, really beautiful.

My last day of this project is tomorrow, woohoo :D

Day 365 - Cabin Fever

363/365 - Cabin Fever, originally uploaded by magirob.

Sunday 12th September 2010 - I did my first show on board the Ventura tonight, I had the world famous award winning mind reader, mentalist and magician Mark Paul in the audience, thank god I didn’t know he was watching until after my show, he did have some high praise for me so that has made my day.

Day 362 - The Ventura

362/365 - The Ventura, originally uploaded by magirob.

I have arrived on board my cruise ship the Ventura, Its HUGE, with 3078 people on board its 290 meters long and has and 19 decks in total (yes 19), its about as tall as tower bridge in London.
Its going to take me about 2 weeks to find my way around properly which is the exact amount of time my trip actually is.

361/365 - Strikhedonia

361/365 - Strikhedonia, originally uploaded by magirob.

Friday 10th September 2010 - I am off away again tomorrow on another cruise so my last 4 photos will be coming from on board the ship.

Strikhedonia - What a lovely word :D I feel I could make a lot of use of that. I think we all should. - If you don't know what it means, go look it up.

360/365 - Another Suitcase in Another Hall

360/365, originally uploaded by magirob.

Thursday 9th September 2010 - We had the last burst of summer today, I went out in my jeans and nice warm hoodie and the sun was shining and it got very warm. I am still packing for my trip, I am now half packed (I think).

Day 359 - The Home Straight

359/365 - The Home Straight, originally uploaded by magirob.

Wednesday 8th September 2010 - Today has been yet another packing day, I am off away again on Saturday on another cruise so have started the packing early. I now have just 6 more photos to take before the end of my 365 project, what will I do with myself when its finished? I will have nothing to do, ha ha (gets brain into gear to come up with a new project).

Day 358 - The Calling

358/365 - The Calling, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 7th September 2010 - All of today I have heard the great outdoors calling me, after my week of outdoorsy stuff last week i feel the need to get back out there and climb another mountain or walk through a river or something.

Day 357 - A Coven of Witches

357/365 - A Coven of Witches, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 6th September 2010 - I am in Burley in the New Forest and it is very well known for once being the home of a famous white witch (Sybil Leek). The House where she lived is now a shop called the Coven of Witches and it is full of fascinating bits and bobs.

Day 356 - Stampy

356/365 - Stampy, originally uploaded by magirob.

Sunday 5th September 2010 - Meet Stampy, he is a life sized dinosaur currently visiting Southsea common, He likes Action movies and the occasional romantic comedy, He enjoys tapas and fresh pear juice and he can speak 7 different languages. Clever Stampy.

355/365 - Skylights

355/365 - Skylights, originally uploaded by magirob.

Saturday 4th September 2010 - I set off on the LONG drive home today. Here I am in one of the many skylights in the cottage, they were perfect viewing places with views over the fields and Snowdonia.

Day 354 - Portmeirion

354/365 - Portmeirion, originally uploaded by magirob.

riday 3rd August 2010 - Still in Wales and in the little resort of Portmeirion this morning. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (who also designed and built the original restaurant at the top of mount Snowdon), the village was built between 1925 and 1975 in Italian style and was used in the 1960s TV show 'The Prisoner' starring Patrick McGoohan

Day 353 - Snowdon Revisited

353/365 - Snowdon Revisited, originally uploaded by magirob.

Thursday 2nd September 2010 - The best things in life are free - Who ever said that are totally right, On this day I climbed to the top on Mount Snowdon, I did it last year but because of the weather I didn't see 10ft in front of my face (it looked like this -
This time the views were SPECTACULAR, It turned out to be very warm weather with nice clear skies, the walk up and down was hard work in the heat but really worth it. Getting to the top was such an amazing accomplishment, I want to go climb another mountain now.

Day 352 - Gorge Scrambling

352/365 - Gorge Scrambling, originally uploaded by magirob.

Wednesday 1st September 2010 - Today we went Gorge Scrambling, it involves putting on wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and then climbing up waterfalls and rocks for 3 hours, it was AWESOME :D

Day 351 - Llandudno

351/365 - Llandudno, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 31st August 2010 - I spent most of the day visiting Llandudno, it has a cool little Victorian pier and a lovely promenade, I took this photo on Englands longest Cable car.

Day 350 - Nats Birthday

350/365 - Nats Birthday, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 30th August 2010 - Its Nats birthday today and we went adventuring into the woods of North Wales to climb some trees at the Local Go Ape centre, after that we all had dinner in Caernarvon.

Day 349 - llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Sunday 29th August 2010 - Today I spent some of the day in Caernarvon where it rained (well it is Wales). Here i am just up the road at the railway station of llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, it has one of the longest names in the world.

The name means St Mary's Church (Llanfair) in a hollow (pwll) of white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the swirling whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) of the church of St Tysilio (llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo goch).

Day 348 - The Cottage

348/365 - The Cottage, originally uploaded by magirob.

Saturday 28th September 2010 - After a LONG drive through England and across North Wales we arrived at out little Cottage in Llanfaglan, what a lovely cottage it is too and VERY long with cool Sky light windows in the roof :D

Day 347 - Shadow

347/365 - Shadow, originally uploaded by magirob.

riday 27th August 2010 - Wow look at the size of my nose in that shadow, ha ha.
Today I have been packing AGAIN, i seem to spend my life packing and unpacking, tomorrow I am off to North Wales for a Holiday with Nathan, Clint, Rachel, Chris, Amy, Scott and Lisa. I don't get enough Holidays :oP

Day 346 - Little Reflections

346/365 Little Reflections, originally uploaded by magirob.

Thursday 26th August 2010 - I had a mess around with a little mirror I had, I didn't have a lot of time today in the end but managed to get some photos done.

Day 345 - Spongebob Squarepants

345/365 - Spongebob Squarepants, originally uploaded by magirob.

Wednesday 25th August 2010 - Today i have yet another Video Linked Photograph, for some reason or another I have the very odd and rather pointless ability to draw Spongebob Squarepants from memory - don't ask me why i can do this, I just can.

I have done this picture with Dazzle in mind, he is about the world biggest Spongebob fan.

Here is the Video -

Day 344 - Origami Frog

344/365 - Origami Frog, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 24th August 2010 - Another Video linked photo today, I have been into Origami for about 10 years and can make all sorts of things, however this simple little frog is one of my favourites to make simply because of the neat little Magic effect I can do with it.

I cant remember where I learnt how to make the frog, it probably had something to do with David in Wales, I blame him for giving me most of my magic knowledge :o)

You don't see the magic effect in this video but you do see me making the frog, enjoy -

Day 343 - Ladybird

343/365 - Ladybird, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 23rd August 2010 - Following on from Yesterdays video linked Photograph I have another one for you today.

Here is one of the smallest balloon models I make, about 5 or 6 years ago I counted how many different things I could make out of Balloons and back then it was around 400, these days I think I could double that (or get mighty close).

If you want to see a real expert at balloons then i recommend you go see The Amazing Mr Tall, he is the Best Balloon modeler in the south of England by far, some of his Balloon characters are amazing, Whenever we work together we are always trying new Ideas and he comes up with some wicked models.

Anyway, Here is the youtube clip for today - (when i last looked the film was still processing so if its not there, try later on :D )

Day 342 - Torn and Restored Newspaper

Sunday 22nd August 2010 - The other day I missed a phone call from David, :o(
David is a good friend of mine who now lives in Wales, When I first got into performing magic he took me under his wing and taught me a lot about the art of magic, I would not be where I am in the magic world without Davids help.

One of the effects he taught me was this one called the Torn and Restored Newspaper, This version was created by Patrick Page who died earlier this year.

Many people who read my blog have been asking to see some magic so here we go, just for you readers of my photo blog - The Torn and Restored Newspaper thanks to David G and Pat Page -

Day 341 - Nearly there

341/365 - Nearly there, originally uploaded by magirob.

Saturday 21st August 2010 - I am well into my last month of my 365 now and the end is just round the corner, today I had a busy day of work and then tonight I watched a rather random version of a Sherlock Holmes film, I say Random as it involved Dinosaurs, Dragons, a Giant Octopus and a Cyberman.

Day 340 - Sudoku

340/365 - Sudoku, originally uploaded by magirob.

Friday 20th August 2010 - Nat got me this Sudoku game for my Nintendo DS, I have been playing it a fair bit recently and my brain is now frazzled :D

Day 339 - The Karate Kid

339/365, originally uploaded by magirob.

Thursday 19th August 2010 - I went to see the New Karate Kid film tonight, being a big fan of the original 3 films (I dont count the 4th as a proper Karate Kid film) I was not expecting much from this new one. I even went to the cinema in a totally non Karate mood (if there IS such a thing).

Well what a surprise it was, I really REALLY enjoyed it, it was FANTASTIC, The moment when the Kid first makes use of his unknown jacket on/jacket off powers had me grinning from head to toe (yes my grin is too big to go across my face).

Awesome Awesome AWESOME

Day 338 - Jam

338/365 - Jam, originally uploaded by magirob.

Wednesday 18th August 2010 - My Mum has been making Jam, Lots of Jam, we have jars and jars of the stuff, looks like I am going to be eating Jam until next summer :D

Day 337 - Oklahoma!

337/365 - Oklahoma!, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 17th August 2010 - Tonight I went to see the stage musical version of Oklahoma!, did I enjoy it? well, let me just say I enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed the Musicals Chess, Carousel and Pickwick.

Day 336 - My Camera

336/365 - My Camera, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 16th August 2010 - I see these types of photos often and have never done one myself, until now, so here it is.

Day 335 - Picnic

335/365 - Picnic, originally uploaded by magirob.

Sunday 15th August 2010 - Today was the Portsmouth Magic Circle Picnic and what a fun day it was, lots of people turned up and we had lot of picnicky nibbles to eat including 3 French Fancy cakes in a row (just to test if they were different flavours)

Day 334 - Sleep

334/365 - Sleep, originally uploaded by magirob.

Saturday 14th August 2010 - Had to get up this morning at 5am (after not getting to bed until about 1am) we left Jersey and flew home. the rest of the day was spend half asleep.

Day 333 - Clucking Fantastic

333/365 - Clucking Fantastic, originally uploaded by magirob.

Friday 13th August 2010 - Here I am with Fellow Chicken riders Sean and Nat, we are entertaining the crowds at the Battle of Flowers in Jersey.

Day 332 - Pre Chicken flight check

Thursday 12th Aug 2010 - Am here in Jersey with the Chickens (if you don't know what they are look out for tomorrows photo), We are performing in the Battle of Flowers Parade.

Day 331 - Bruce

331/365 - Bruce, originally uploaded by magirob.

Wednesday 11th August 2010 - I am back in Jersey again and sharing a room with Bruce the Shark, I hope he doesn't bite in his sleep.

Day 330 - Packing AGAIN

330/365 - Packing AGAIN, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 10th August 2010 - I am packing yet again, I am off to Jersey tomorrow with Sean, Nat, Camilla, Kylie and Tikka for the Battle of Flowers

Day 329 - Grecian Urn

329/365 - Grecian Urn, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 9th August 2010 - Whats a Grecian urn I hear you ask, about 6 euros an hour I would imagine - I got this little Urn in Corfu last week, thought it was kinda cute.

Day 328 - Hats Galore

328/365 - Hats Galore, originally uploaded by magirob.

Day 328 - Land Ahoy

327/365 - Land Ahoy, originally uploaded by magirob.

Saturday 7th August 2010 - I have had a very busy day, packing, doing my last show, handing out certificates to kids in the talent show, I decided to go to the Crows nest to have a last drink (a mocktail called a pussy foot). On the horizon I could see England.

Day 326 - Homeward Bound

326/365 - Homeward Bound, originally uploaded by magirob.

Friday 6th August 2010 – I am on my long sail home and the sea is rather rough today, I took a sickness tablet and have slept for practically the whole day, managed to get myself sorted for the evening and the farewell ball.

Day 325 - Cadiz

325/365 - Cadiz, originally uploaded by magirob.

Thursday 5th August 2010 – Cadiz is a bit of a disappointment, I think its because I have seen some amazing sights recently and it does not compare to any of those. It’s the same as many other Spanish towns, one giant building site.

Day 324 - Water Water everywhere and not a bit to drink

Wednesday 4th August 2010 – I have not seen land for ages, I expected to see Algeria today but its nowhere to be seen – we are heading to the straights of Gibraltar and will pass through those in the morning at about 4-30am.

Day 323 - All at Sea

323/365 - All at Sea, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 3rd August 2010 – Not much land to see today, we are well into our long sail back to Southampton. We have 1 more stop off in Cadiz but we have 2 days at sea before then.

Day 322 - Corfu

322/365 - Corfu, originally uploaded by magirob.

Monday 2nd August 2010 – Corfu is very touristy, full of people of all nationalities except greek, Here I am on top of the old fort in Corfu town, behind me you in the middle of the water to the right of the 2 cruise ships you can see can see my ship on its own (keeping away from the common foreign cruise ships obviously)

Day 321 - Split

321/365 - Split, originally uploaded by magirob.

Sunday 1st August 2010 – Well Split is a surprise, Its got some amazing sights and some of the buildings are really really old, its pretty cool here. Here I am in front of the Statue of Grgur Ninski, If you rub his toe you will be blessed with good luck (also the chance to catch one of the many diseases from any of the other tourists also rubbing his toe)

Day 320 - Venice Day 2

320/365 - Venice Day 2, originally uploaded by magirob.

Saturday 31st July 2010 – I Love Venice, Today I went up St Marks Bell Tower which has some amazing sights. Here I am on the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.

Day 319 - Venice Day one

319/365 - Venice Day one, originally uploaded by magirob.

Friday 30th July 2010 – WOW WOW WOW, The sail in to Venice was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever seen, our ship sailed right past St Marks Square, Venice is amazing, everyone said it would be smelly and crowded BUT it was not smelly at all, and once your away from the main areas its actually VERY quiet. Here I am on the Balcony of St Marks Basilica over looking St Marks Square.

Day 318 - Dubrovnic

318/365 - Dubrovnic, originally uploaded by magirob.

Thursday 29th July 2010 – Dubrovnic is an amazing town on the coast of Croatia, the old town is within some amazing walls and ramparts. Here I am in front of the MV Aurora in the port of Dubrovnic.

Day 317 - The Straights of Mesina

Wednesday 28th July 2010 - All this Sea air is making me so tired, here I am just before entering the bit of sea in between Sicily and Mainland Italy, I am laughing because the woman stood the other side of the camera paniced because she thought I was taking a picture of her.

Day 316 - Algeria

316/365 - Algeria, originally uploaded by magirob.

Tuesday 27th July 2010 - Today i can see Algeria, look there it is over there (pointing south), it looks very mountainy, I had a busy day today, i sat in the crows nest for 3 hours (its a coffee shop/bar above the bridge) and then i sat in the sun for a while, then I did my 45 minute show and after that I was free again to chill out. All this relaxing is wearing me out now.