Murmerings from far away

I am a Shetlander.

I am Not in Shetland.

I am NotShetland.

About Me


Date of Birth: 22/07/1978
Born: Shetland
Live: New Zealand
Kids: Two
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Ginger
Handedness: Left


Who am I?  Good question…

I am someone who always has little side-projects on the go, mostly unfinished.  Who knows if this is some sign of undiagnosed ADHD or something else.  Unfortunately all the things rattling around in my brain rarely find their way onto paper never mind actually becoming a reality.

This website is an attempt to at least get them on to digital paper…if nothing else.

I have been messing around with computers since a very young age and as a result many of my projects are directly computer related.

Feel free to look around and leave a comment or contact me if you find anything interesting, unusual, wrong or right.



Projects in progress

Typography and Design

Typography & Graphic Design

I frequently dabble in Photoshop for fun and games which often results in yet another project taking place, taking up time and ultimately being binned.  I have decided to collate some of the more worthy to this website.  More as a point of reference for myself but feel free to have a look around.

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Photo Project


Photography has long been an (expensive) hobby of mine.

Since June 2003 I have been picking out one of my photographs each month as “Photo of the Month”.  Some months have been easier than others but it is a project that I hope to continue for as long as I can.

This project was put together to showcase those images among others that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another.

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Android Development

Android Apps

One day I was sitting around wondering just how difficult it would be to throw an Android application together.  I decided to give it a go.  This resulted in the creation of “Insultogram”, an insult generator.

Closely followed was an application to collect and display news about Shetland, excitingly titled “Shetland News App”.

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BOP News

Bay of Plenty News

A very simple website aggregating news from some of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.

Updates once an hour.  I may or may not enhance it over time, waiting to see how much of a hit the web server takes first.

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Television Shetland

Shetland on TV

An attempt to catalogue all the TV shows, Documentaries and Movies that have featured Shetland over the years.

Where possible I have embedded the video into each post.

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Sumburgh EGPB Archives

Sumburgh Airport Archives

This extensive project was born through a need to categorise some photos.  When I worked at Sumburgh Airport, I ended up amassing a lot of photos of various aircraft that passed through the airfield.  In an attempt to cut down on how many I was uploading I decided to only upload one of each aircraft registration.  This in turn led to plane-spotting…

When I started this I had no idea how much information was out there about Sumburgh Airport.  As people get older, things get forgotten, including the old days at Sumburgh.  It is for this reason that I set about trying to gather together as much history as possible about the place.

It was from the early beginnings of that website that I set up a Facebook group which has proved very popular.  I am now adding anything interesting to this site, whenever I get the chance.


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