Saturday, 30 June 2012

Scavenger hunt - June 2012

Hi everyone, I do love scavenger hunt time!
This has been a busy month with lots of stuff going on, but this isn't reflected in a
dazzling array of photographs.

Next month I might set myself a theme, like maybe all macros shots,
or possibly just think it through and set a couple up. 
But let's get through this month first:

Absolutely and totally NO INSPIRATION.
This is lego Indiana Jones, who does not have a close shave, but he does keep my front door closed
 Via the key on the end of the chain that comes out of his head. Tenuous, at best...
Not sure what he is reaching out for. Any ideas?
He's poised for action underneath this relaxed exterior.

On the edge.
You'll have to get your binoculars out for this one,
but on the balcony bit on the very top left of this building is a man cleaning windows.
With seemingly no regard for life or limb. Maybe the view of Eastbourne was worth it.

This bit of bird feeder definitely wasn't here yesterday. It was attached to a feeder.
Have I angered the blue tits with an inferior grade of seed?
This calls for investigative action... 

Culprit found. I think I might have to invest in better squirrel defences.
Currently, what I have is a squirrel buffet bar.
FAIL. I thought the jet trail down the centre of the sky was a great way to split the two identical halves,
but failed to notice the BIG FENCE in the bottom right. I have included it anyway,
so as not to pretend I am anything but a numptie.
Out of reach
You might thing this is a bit close up to be truly out of reach, but look closer...
This is a sculpture celebrating walking, by the seaside in Eastbourne.
The channels have stone balls in them, that I assume you have to get your fingers to,
lift up, then drop down again. In practical terms, the only way to achieve this is to break your nails,
dislocate your opposable digit, squash your pinkie then fracture the lot under a falling stone ball.
At night
This week I have mostly learned a lot about Minecraft. One husband, all the nieces and nephews plus a fair smattering of in-laws have become addicted to it. This is the night screen ( in 2 player mode, hence two moons). Night is when you have to go to your house because the zombies come out and explode you.This makes you drop your bits in lava, which even I, as a novice, can see wouldn't be good.
Pretty lifelike, I think.
I has really hoped that our trip to the river pageant would come up trumps for this one,
but as my earlier post indicated, we didn't see actually see the Queen.
However, we did see War Horse on the roof of the National Theatre opposite, who came out just
as the Queen's boat went past. So here he is, the horse that told us the Queen had arrived. 

Well, they are aren't they :-)
Sticking with the zombies theme, this one has got into the spirit of the jubilee.
He seems to have lost part of his head, but the Evatron has made sure he won't be sad
by hanging a lovely string of bunting above his head.  Thanks Evatron.
And that it for this month.
More blogging next month. I'm determined.

Thanks again to Kathy!

Sunday, 17 June 2012


The past couple of weeks have been activity-full but blog-less, which I think is in part due to a crash back to earth post holiday and jubilee.

I should also confess to having had a 'significant' birthday in the midst of it all, which meant the jubilee weekend kind of loomed, flew by and then got cleared away pretty rapidly. Despite not really looking forward to it, it all turned out alright in the end
and the cake was fab.

So, here are one or two highlights...

We went to that there London to see this family and saw mainly the backs of other people's heads, until the rain came and they all disappeared. Flotilla ahoy!

We didn't see the queen but we did see about 999 other boats.

Then I had birthday-ness to see to, which we began with a Mini adventure
That's me off adventuring, with jubilee bunting being borrowed for birthdays.

This was followed up by a special birthday screening of another 1970s classic.
I was a bit worried whether everyone would enjoy it but what's not to like about Herbie, especially with bacon rolls chucked in.

This week was a slice of back to normal which really isn't very photogenic.
Let normal service resume!