Just a quick post to say that the Unmitigated England computer has been successfully upgraded from coal-fired to diesel. I just ran out into next door's garden to snap these lupins, possibly my favourite flower. I remember them towering above me as I crawled down the garden path of the house I was born in. With their brilliantly-coloured spires, they're almost a comic flower in the same rich vein as Dame Edna Everage's gladioli. Anyway, thankyou again for hanging on in there, and thanks to Only Daughter for putting up the emergency notice that I should've done two weeks ago. I shall be back in the full unexpurgated Unmitigated groove soon, hopefully before it's Puzzle Picture time next Tuesday.
I am a writer and photographer who spends all his time looking at England, particularly buildings and the countryside. But I have a leaning towards the slightly odd and neglected, the unsung elements that make England such an interesting place to live in. I am the author and photographer of over 25 books, in particular Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2006), More from Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2007), Cross Country (Wiley 2011), The Cigarette Papers (Frances Lincoln 2012) and Preposterous Erections (Frances Lincoln 2012)