The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


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St Pancras and Rochester

I only had a few days in London, mainly to catch up on sleep. I did managed to book a train to Rochester from St Pancras for a day trip. The day before, I wandered down to the station to have a look. Just behind the busy station is a quiet area with an ancient church. Unexpectedly, there was Mary Wollestonecraft. Not sure who reads her ‘Vindication of the Rights Of Women’ anymore, but you’ve all seen her daughter’s work.

The next day I took the quick train to Rochester. The cathedral, second oldest in England, has long been on my to-do list.

It was a good start to the trip.


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Celebrating The End

I’m finally on the road again, after sheltering for the past three years. I’ve just started to look at the photos I’ve made in the last three weeks. These will do to get started.

I was in Narbonne, the first Roman settlement in France. These are casts from a funerary enclosure, so either a chapel or a tomb. I can’t find too much more about them as yet. The site is still being dug by archeologists. The stones seem to celebrate life…. fruit and flowers, drinking and dancing. I’d like to think that the person portrayed was an entertainer.


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Art School – A Song

This is a song I made when I was much much younger. The singer is the wonderful Lizzy Hogan, Ric Grudzinskas played bass, George Sutanovic drums and Linz Norris and myself on guitars. I’ve been making low budget, lo-fi clips to post stuff on Youtube. The images are from my Street Art photo file.

The song is copyright J P Horsam/I M Hogan 1979-2021 as updated. Please refer to my About page for full copyright details regarding the photos.


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New Family Member

Following the tragically early death of our dear old pooch Hairy, the house seemed quite empty. There was no one to remind us that it was dinner time, all the tasty scraps ended up in the compost bin.

What with COVID, it was very hard to adopt a dog, everybody wanted a new furry friend. We wanted to give a home to a rescue animal, help some old dude have a comfortable retirement.

We came across ‘Greyhounds As Pets’ https://www.gapnsw.com.au/

Wow! Now we have Honey, Lavender Sky to her racing fans. She’s 10, but doesn’t know it. She’s gorgeous… see for yourself!