Welcome to JIGS6!
JIGS6.com is the home of Hamish Foxley
My website is a mish-mash of stuff that interests me. It is a test-bed for development ideas covering my various interests so there are sections dedicated to :
Running : I run with the Clinton Trotters. We're a loose affiliation of parents, ex-parents and friends of people who may or may not have been parents or ex-parents of children at Clinton Primary school. Mostly it's cross country running (or more likely trotting - which is a bit faster then jogging, not quite fast enough to be called proper running) along the many paths that surround Kenilworth and it's beautiful countryside. The Clinton Trotters section is split into 2 different sites, although they both access the same database. http://trotters.jigs6.com is a hand-written web-app that attempts to present the running statistics in as malleable a way as possible, whereas the routes and runs listed as part of this website enable me to properly map the routes - I use Google Earth to create the routes then import them into this database to get the maps accurately measured.
Photography : I do enjoy amateur photography, and subsequently performing image manipulation by computer. I have an ordinary compact camera, no expensive SLR or extra lens for me at the moment, but I like to think I have an eye for composition given a suitable subject. My photographs are exhibited on the Flickr photo-sharing website, organised into sets relating to particular subjects or trips
Food : I started worrying about the state and whereabouts of all our cookery books and the hand-written notes in them, so I started a Recipe database here too. You're welcome to comment and rate the recipes that I have so far managed to transcribe! The Recipe section lists available recipes by course and even by ingredient if you like. You can rate any given recipe in the offchance that you've actually tried it (or imagined it) by clicking on the stars offered within the right sidebar block!
Music : Music plays a BIG part in my life. I have played accordion since single-digits age, when I was just a nipper. Brought up with folk music, I've played for Freds Folks Ceildh Band in and around Nottingham and beyond, contributing squeezebox as well as trombone, mandolin, fiddle, triangle and at one time irish Uilleann bagpipes. I've also joined the horn section of the midlands' premier soul band Chain of Fools, subsequently been occasionally borrowed by The Last Minute rock band to add brass to their Ska and 2-Tone set list, and I think I've just joined the recently resurrected Warwick Community Band which may or may not be a marching band! My intention is to gather one of every instrument in my house, and hopefully gig them somewhere sometime. See photos of my Musical Instrument Collection for a quick scan
Blog : Finally, there's a normal blog-type section where I may or may not occasionally pour my thoughts! Finally-finally, I have created a couple of special give-away pages, one to help you solve the Rubik's cube and another for giving a Bingo party!