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Tony Allen-Mills
Recently returned to London after an absence of 30 years.
Interests: Photography, daughters, wives, not cats
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For the last day of the year, we headed off to the place that marked an important part of my youth, and may yet turn out to be part of my future too. Anouk has decided at the tender age... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
For school half term we thought of heading for the beach, but they don't have beaches in Palmers Green, so we went to Blenheim Palace instead. It turned out to be a lovely day, although we weren't impressed with Laurence... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
It's always a blow, at my age, when you realise how different your life might have been if only you'd taken another path. It's happened to me twice in recent weeks, first when I discovered I should have become a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
Or at least, I took #3 along for educational purposes. She liked it, especially the shop, which may have solved Christmas presents for a number of years to come.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
Thank you !
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2015 on French booking at Wit Over Ignorance
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Thanks ! I'm waiting for the results !
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It took a while to sort through more than 1,000 snaps from our summer holiday in France, but the book of the trip is now in the bag. Here's a few sample pages from the Allen-Mills family's latest 66-page photographic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
Daughter #4 came home from school the other day and asked if we could take her picture in the style of a 1750 painting by Thomas Gainsborough entitled Mr and Mrs Andrews. Readers of this blog will obviously know the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
I posted previously about our new nine-year-old, but I've only just caught up with the pix of the birthday party that followed. Yes, it was time for every nine-year-old daughter's dream: mini golf, bubbles and pizza. These pics mostly speak... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
My in-laws live in a big old barn in the Bresse region of France, famous for its free-range chickens. It should also be famous for its cooped-up Citroens. Dominique, Sylvie's father, used to be an avid restorer of vintage 2CVs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
Continuing those family re-introductions, here is daughter #4 (and last), a birthday girl only a couple of days ago. Z remains tragically prone to the funny-face, tongue-sticking-out follies that her sisters have mercifully grown out of, but every now and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
Daughters numbers 1 and 2 now being all grown up and resident across the Atlantic, it has fallen to daughter #3 to carry the main burden of paternal photographic attention (daughter #4 is still in the sticking out tongue phase,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
After a year's break to adjust to a major life change, WOI is back (again). No explanations necessary. Let's get to what matters - the sumptuous imagery of a well-lived life. Over the years this strictly family blog has recorded... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Wit Over Ignorance
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Sep 1, 2015
Oui !!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2013 on He's back ! at Wit Over Ignorance
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I can't do anything right, can I, NumberTwo ?
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2011 on A way of life at Wit Over Ignorance
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Mar 15, 2010
Yeah, it's pretty terrifying, g. I just know that one day, when my heart is even more fragile than it is now, she'll be throwing herself out of aeroplanes and bungee jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge....
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2010 on Flying solo at Wit Over Ignorance
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Thanks g, and likewise. Hope you avoided our mid-afternoon disaster - one of the hamsters escaped and couldn't be found for a very fraught hour !
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2009 on They like Christmas at Wit Over Ignorance
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Thanks, guys. Next we're getting a pet rock.....
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2009 on Ron RIP at Wit Over Ignorance
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Ha, that's pretty close, wbt !
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2009 on Donner und blitzen at Wit Over Ignorance
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Damn, I keep making that mistake ! Counting up to four gets so hard at my age....thanks, Cee !
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2009 on Smiley face at Wit Over Ignorance
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Thank you all, and greetings, Ian. School seems an awfully long time ago ! Best, Tony
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2009 on Then all of a sudden..... at Wit Over Ignorance
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