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Note: for most years the website has existed I've usually had one set of welcoming text that was altered to fit the time. Hence a number of posts below contain similar text. I don't believe I have a complete collection of posts but will post those I can find.

This page first posted 8th April 2018


30th November 2014:

Merry Christmas!

I hope it's as pleasant for you as I hope it is for me, I hope it's a snowy one for once and I hope that next year improves the lives of many good people I know or have never met.

2014 has, for me, seen many roast dinners and many pizzas so it's not been all bad, there's always been a roof over my head and I've been kept warm when I needed to be so I can't complain.

This Christmas will be spent watching old movies, cartoons and multiple versions of both A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street, pretty much the same as every year.

Throw in a new 'Garfield' book or two and a book of 'The Complete Peanuts' and I'm already feeling warm and toasty.

I'll he listening to Christmas CDs ranging from A Classic Christmas to Boney M to Seth Macfarlane's Christmas album, newly bought, he has such a fantastic voice that man. I'll be re-re-watching at least one of his Family Guy Christmas specials too, most likely The Road to the North Pole; for a series that's so anarchic, that special still manages to get the point of Christmas over in its unique way.

Chestnuts won't be roasting on any open fire in my house but hopefully British Gas will still flow to the old faithful fire and I'll be drinking much root beer by it.

And so, as many people observe at this time of year, hope the TV doesn't break down.

To you and yours.


30th March 2013:

Welcome to my Homepage, thanks for visiting in times where the world wide internet web is dominated by Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Wikipedia.

There's some new jibber jabber on the Doctor Who pages in the first update for a while, and have I mentioned Doctor Who in Time and Space yet? Hmm, wonder if it's been mentioned on Wikipedia yet?

Gotta go, time to see what everybody's up to on Facebook and Twitter.


19th December 2012:

Colin Anthony Harris - June 1936 to December 2012

Now gone to see Mother


8th July 2012:

Recently I finally got around to updating one part of this website, and it's the turn of the Doctor Who pages this time. There are eleven new pages, taking it to 27 pages in total so far. I've also spruced that site up a little, re-named it, given it a new logo and introduced a GuestBook. Well, why not?

New as of today are audio interviews recorded in 2001 with Doctor Who Producers Verity Lambert and Barry Letts. These can be found on Andrew O'Day's pages at Andrew's Interview Page.

As for the existing GuestBooks and Contact pages throughout the entire site, the chaps I got these from decided not to support such pages anymore (as of April 2012 apparently!) so I've had to get a new GuestBook set up. This is why it's empty at the mo!!! Apologies if anybody's been trying to get in touch since April, I only found out a little while ago that this had happened (though I thought it had been quiet recently).


14th January 2012:

Welcome to my Homepage.

This site details my interests in art, graphic design, photography, filming and editing. The main sections are:

  • About Me (favourite TV programmes, films, radio, books, etc)

  • Art, Graphic & Photographic Gallery (my photos, graphic designs, etc)

  • Portmeirion Gallery (containing over 1000 photos within 28 pages)    

  • Oxford Gallery (photos of Oxford)

  • Doctor Who (collaborative web pages reflecting enduring affection for this series)

  • MISFITS Archive (the defunct Oxfordshire-based film group that I was a part of)

Below are photos taken during December and January (not all by me), as well as stills from the New Year celebrations.


For a very long time something akin to the following appeared as part of most welcoming messages:

Welcome to my Homepage.

This site details my interests in art, graphic design, photography, filming and editing.

The main sections are:

  • About Me (favourite TV programmes, films, radio, books, etc)

  • Art, Graphic & Photographic Gallery (my photos, graphic designs, etc)

  • Portmeirion Gallery (containing over 1000 photos within 28 pages)

  • Oxford Gallery (photos of Oxford)

  • Doctor Who (collaborative web pages reflecting enduring affection for this series)

  • MISFITS Archive (the defunct Oxfordshire-based film group that I was a part of)

For a full list of pages / links on this site click here.


6th November 2011:

Welcome to my Homepage.

This site details my interests in art, graphic design, photography, filming and editing, but who's fussed about that, let's get into the Christmas spirit instead. On the left is an uncommonly rare sight of me with a glass of beer in hand; well, at Christmas you tend to let your hair down a bit don't you.

Below are links to videos on YouTube that are worth having a look at for Christmas. All are good fun, full of charm and warmth. Now ain't that nice.

Have a Happy if frugal Christmas and may the Christmas TV schedule be all that you wish for.


5th August 2011:

I haven't got a lot to report at this time though (had three weeks or so with a bad foot - hardly exciting stuff though), but in terms of the website I aim to do a few things over the coming months:

     Update my Doctor Who pages (looking forward to that) - mildly updated today.

     Longleat; a photo section of this fantastic place.

     Generally review all content and adjust pages that are looking unfit for purpose.

Current TV / DVD viewings include: Dragons Den, Torchwood (not so good this year), Abbott and Costello, The Two Ronnies, My Name Is Earl, Outnumbered and The Saint. They are all good.

With thanks to my niece Megan for coming up with the name 'Timternet' which, frankly, appealed to my ego.


18th June 2011:

It's been a varied and interesting year so far, I've been doing less of that which I did, and more of that which I didn't.

I haven't got a lot to report at this time though, but in terms of the website I aim to do a few things over the coming months:

     Update my Doctor Who pages (looking forward to that)

     Longleat; a photo section of this fantastic place.

     Generally review all content and adjust pages that are looking unfit for purpose.

Current TV / DVD viewings include: The Pink Panther Show, The Apprentice, Lead Balloon, God, The Devil and Bob, Planet of the Apes and Hancock's Half Hour. They are all good.


22nd January 2011:

I finally finished the Cyprus video in November and it came to around 2 hrs 10 minutes in length. It was one I particularly liked myself but felt worn out by the end of editing it. This has already had a knock on effect for the other projects I have outstanding and am having a break from virtually everything I was doing. At the moment watching DVDs is currently my favourite past time although I have been helping Andrew O'Day with his web pages.

Current DVD viewings include: Star Trek (the original series), Morecambe and Wise, The Persuaders.

I've also been reading a few old comics from the 1960s and 1970s, those are very relaxing to read.

The only real amendment to my own pages this month has been to place the MISFITS section into a historical context; let's face it, we've all moved on and there ain't gonna be any more productions so this needed to be reflected.

Once this year settles down and I've got into some kind of gear I'll post news of anything useful that I'm up to.


14th November 2010:

This site details my interests in art, graphic design, photography, filming and editing, but who cares about that, it's time to celebrate Christmas!

I hope this Christmas brings you all that you hope for, all that you need and a nice old-fashioned sense of goodwill to all men, women and others. In having fun don't forget to feed the cat, drink sensibly and remember what it's all about, whatever that is.

Enjoy the telly, turkey and all the other festive fun, ho ho ho and all that, and here's to those who will or won't receive a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

For a full list of pages / links on this site click here.


10th October 2010:

I'm getting itchy feet at the look of this website, it really needs to be brought into the 21st century: however, video editing is taking priority over this website at the moment, and there's the possibility of a new venture to come as well...

Progression on editing the Cyprus video has taken place during the last two months...  It's been a busy year!

Time to quickly say farewell to Norman Wisdom who passed away on Monday 4th October 2010.


4th August 2010:

I've gotten back into editing after a fairly long gap and recently completed my first edited project since December 2007. I'm now working on a Cyprus wedding/holiday video which I started last year and which is way behind schedule (I'd originally wanted it ready by last Christmas). It's really starting to take shape now though, although it may still be a few months before it's entirely ready.

I suspect my Longleat pages that I'd intended to put up this year will now go up next year because of the time I want to put into editing the Cyprus stuff but we'll see.

Don't forget: series one of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Bilko) will finally be released during September. That will be good to see and will likely see me taking a break from watching Friends (which I've recently got back into - I'm on series 2 of that).


10th July 2010:

It's been a busy time since April, what with producing new sections for this website, helping people with their own website projects and also undertaking editing requests. This, along with The World Cup (a pleasant, if lacklustre diversion), has culminated in too few spare hours to fit anything else in. Summink had to give and so the Longleat section that I'd originally planned to publish this month has been postponed until at least September. Facebook family and friends have already had the chance to see the Longleat pictures as of 3rd June.

The video I'm currently editing is a wedding one and one that has to be ready by 4th September at the very, very latest. I'm aiming to finish it by the end of July but no two videos are the same so have cleared August just in case editing time over runs. A look at my projects schedule below gives an indication of the stuff that has backed up, and indicates my reluctance in taking on any new requests for further video projects at this time.

In other news: series one of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Bilko) will finally be released during September. That will be good to see and will likely see me taking a break from watching Friends (which I've recently got back into).


6th June 2010:

This month sees a new set of Doctor Who pages posted to the site, it has a mixture of piccies and ephemera relating to my favourite series of all time. Contained within these pages are photos from 1983's Longleat celebration of '20 Years Of A Timelord'.

In April I posted a new section, Oxford Gallery which contains photos (this will get bigger over time).

Next month should see a small-ish new section set around Longleat House and safari park, with photos I took on 2nd June 2010. This is another section I hope to expand on as time goes by. Facebook friends have already had the chance to see these pictures as of 3rd June.


8th May 2010:

Last month I posted a new section, Oxford Gallery, which took me two years to get around to, it contains photos and like the other sections of the site will get bigger over time.

Next month will see a new set of Doctor Who pages which I've started working on, it'll have a mixture of piccies and ephemera relating to my favourite series of all time.

Finally out on DVD is my all-time favourite film 'Melody', which has been released in widescreen Region 2 PAL. It's digitally mastered and looks beautiful. Everybody should see this movie, it's a feel-good film with humour and warmth. I first saw this film as a kid and have loved it from that time. I can't recommend it highly enough.


17th April 2010:

I've added a new section this month, Oxford Gallery, which has taken me two years to get around to, it contains photos and like the other sections of the site will get bigger over time.

Also included as of this time is a list of current / ongoing / future projects I'm undertaking.

I've also started to rearrange pages so they're hopefully more easy to navigate through; this may take me a while.


20th March 2010:

Been a while since I last tinkered with this page and with Easter/Summer/Christmas (delete as applicable) fast approaching may not get much chance to do so again for a while.

I've been editing a Cyprus video (on and off) since 2009, it really is a mammoth task and I doubt it'll be ready for a few months still. This will still be small compared to the Portmeirion one that I'll (eventually) be working on.

I'm impressed with 3D technology at the moment though I still think it's early days: (at the moment you get a sense of depth but not a sense of detail when watching on the big screen). I can see technology moving rapidly on his one and I wonder how long it'll be before audiences in general will desert 2D images, kind of like how B/W has virtually disappeared from mainstream TV due to colour.

What with HD, widescreen and 3D, it's going to be hard for amateur film makers to keep up and compete: when will the first weddings be filmed in 3D HD Widescreen on a video camera bought from a high street store? It's all exciting, but it's daunting. The next generation of film makers will be better equipped (literally) to produce the amateur films of the future.

I've stuck two pictures from TV series 'Bewitched' on this page because I'm really enjoying the series as lightweight bedtime viewing at the moment: I'm on series 6 and it's as good now as when I was a kid. It's also given me an appreciation of the art of Grandma Moses, some of whose paintings are represented throughout the internet. She depicts scenes of homely warm delight and are beautifully realised.


4th November 2009:

Christmas is coming and I suspect it will be more austere than usual this year for many people, aka I'm not buying anyone any presents this year.

Therefore I've decided to put some Christmassy items up on this page to while away the time in-between parties charity work for orphans. These items represent some personal nostalgia of Christmases gone by. Soon be time for Easter Eggs.


4th August 2009:

I've put some fairly recent photos of me on this page today to show a bit of what's been going up on Facebook. I've also gone for a slight colour-scheme change for this page.

In recent times I've been exercising and cutting down on me intake of food and booze in an attempt to lose weight. I've also changed glasses and am also using contact lenses so in time there will hopefully be photos reflecting these changes!


17th May 2009:

This humble little website has now been running for ten years and grown from a few pages to over 100, with over 2000 photos. On 17th March 1999, after humming and ah-ing over whether to create a site or not, the plunge was finally taken to work out how to do it! Starting with a mere 15mbs of web space (via Freeserve) I was very constrained in what I could do. Leap forward to 2003 and I signed up with another provider and had more than enough space from that point. During the intervening years I had other web space provided by Currantbun and Breathe but it was 2003 that saw the real evolution of the website.

Starting back with a short 'This is a test message' on 17th May 1999, within a week I had posted a few pages with pictures and text, mainly centred around the stuff I'd done with Oxfordshire-based film group MISFITS. In 2001 I decided to add stuff that reflected more of myself, and I also altered the colour scheme from dark (like this homage page is) to a much lighter one. Thanks to Broadband one was able to upload material much better and faster. In 2003 I started adding loads of photos and after a shaky start those pages finally became more popular. The hrvt.net domain was born in 2004 but I did not make too much use of it at first. Just as I had been about to take down most of the site in late 2007 I realised that the stats suggested that the site had been more popular than I had realised and this kick-started my interest again.

With a great deal of material added during 2008, the site has been seemingly more noticed and there has been an increase in correspondence sent to me.

During the last year I've been teaching myself more of the background knowledge of the software used for the internet and I think this has also helped search engines find this website more easily. More to come during the next year.


7th April 2009:

Well stone the crows and all that, I decided to cut down on alcohol as of March and what happens? I get gout. Gout. Very painful it is too, you ought to try it sometime. I haven't therefore spent much time on anything other than taking painkillers. Still, you get older, you gotta expect these things.

As of today I've joined Twitter so if you wanna keep abreast of what I get up to feel free to become a follower of myself: my profile page can be found by clicking here. Friends, family and complete strangers are all welcome.

Last month before the Great Gout I posted a new page which centres on my joint-favourite film, 'The Wizard of Oz'. For years I'd said that 'Melody' is my all-time favourite film but I have been ignoring just how much Oz had meant to me. So, with that mistake rectified, the page has been posted.

I'd like to thank Aleksandr Orlov for bringing people / traffic to my website during the last month: a couple of pictures can make a whole lotta difference to how many people visit a website. So those piccies are staying on this page for a while! Best wishes for to Compare The Meerkat.com Aleksandr.

Below are links to most of the pages of this site. Next month: this website is 10 years old. Break out the bubbly and celebrate this milestone.


8th March 2009:

This month I have posted a new page which centres on my joint-favourite film, 'The Wizard of Oz'. For years I've said that 'Melody' is my all-time favourite film but I have been ignoring just how much Oz has meant to me. So, with that mistake rectified, the page has been posted.


8th February 2009:

Pixels or percentage? 10 years ago I went for percentage. Big mistake, not future proof. For tables that is. The text you're looking at sits within a table, and my website is full of tables, all meant to make this website look interesting. For years this was fine, it was fine when most PC monitors were 800x600 or 1024x768 screen resolution: now there are so many screen resolutions that percentage doesn't work all the time.

Widescreen! Why why why widescreen? Oh calamity. Recently, two days ago actually, I saw my website on a widescreen monitor. Nooooo! The layout was wrong, oh so wrong, oh so many-hours-to-fix-it-right wrong.

Table width percentage, the percentage of the screen that I'd set the tables to, was 100%. Ha! No good compadre. Soooo, I'm off to play with table pixel width, meaning I have to convert all the tables on this website (5 or 6 hundred approx, ha ha haaaaa) from percentage to pixel.

Now, what pixel width to use? 800 to take account of 800x600 resolution screens? Hmm, are there that many around these days? Maybe, just maybe I can go for  a width that will work on 1024x768 screens but also for screens that go up to 1600x1024 (widescreen!) resolution.

Looking at a report produced by OneStat.com during 2008, 800x600 resolution is much less popular than it used to be (no, stick with me on this, this is really interesting, honest) with just 18.23% of PCs set to that setting. 1024x768 is the most popular screen resolution at 57.38%. The screen I'm looking at now, 1280x800, is among only 1.56% of all PCs to use this setting. But higher screen resolutions are on the increase whilst lower screen resolutions are on the decrease.

Soooo, I'm going to re-work the site to work on PCs with screen resolution 1024x768 or higher, and that's going to take time, lots of time. I've started already, this page is amongst the first to be converted.

Using a 1024x768 screen? Hopefully you won't notice any difference. Using a higher screen resolution than that? Then you will notice a difference, everything will look tidier than it did, though there will be borders at the sides of the pages.

In time to come I'll be converting all the pages to the new format. In further time I'll be converting all the pages again, because there will be new screen resolutions to come, and this website will likely have to go full widescreen. Ha ha haaaaa I can't wait.

Conversion = delay. I hear the Oxford page that I've been working on since last June calling out saying "Why hast thou forsaken me?" Actually it doesn't speak like that, it doesn't speak at all if I'm honest, but it will be a while before it appears because of the aformentioned stuff above. That and other stuff. Drat.

If this exercise takes even longer time to undertake than I think it will then it might be wise for me to be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a good one.


2nd January 2009:

Happy New Year? Hopefully! New year, new website logo! On this page are a few photos taken recently at Christmas time. Roll on Easter!

Plans for the year? The odd DVD to edit (Mallorca), web pages to re-edit (Portmeirion amongst others), and more web pages to create. The odd holiday thrown in, hopefully this will be a good year.

White Dove

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