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Day #1091

Day #1091Title: Puzzled
Location: Elham, Kent
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: We had fully intended to take another walk today and hopefully shake off some of the excesses of overstuffing turkey yesterday. But somehow we got sucked into doing a huge jigsaw puzzle which Julian had been given for Christmas. It was over 1,000 pieces and was particularly fiendish as we didn’t get a picture showing us what we were making! So it took 5 of us nearly 6 hours to put it together. Here we are looking smug, having finished it at last!
One Year Ago: Day #726
Two Years Ago: Day #361

Day #922

Day #922 Title: Weekend Wanderers
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Despite the blistering heat, we decided to go on a hike around the local villages and into town (apparently only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun). This is the gang posing for a shot in Saxmundham. We then spent the afternoon exploring Framlingham Castle before changing for a posh dinner in Southwold.
One Year Ago: Day #557
Two Years Ago: Day #192

Day #921

Day #921 Title: Country Retreat
Location: Kelsale, Suffolk
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: My friend Alan is emigrating to New Zealand in August, and is due to get married to his Kiwi finacée over there in October. Rather than having a conventional “Stag” do, he decided to invite 8 of his close friends (boys and girls) on a weekend away in rural Suffolk. We stayed in a wonderful house which had this huge lounge on the first floor, overlooking the countryside. It had a really warm and cosy feel to it, despite its size.
One Year Ago: Day #556
Two Years Ago: Day #191

Day #754

Day #754 Title: Burger Van Stripes
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I spent a very enjoyable day in the company of various Flickr friends from Sussex, namely touchingthelight, Red Kite 2008, Erasmus T, chocaholicbumpkin, Kenny Boy1, malcolm bull and Russell Burstow. The first three I’d met before, but it was great tofinally meet the others too. We had a fun time in the Cathedral, walking around the picturesque streets, wrestling with errant Ketchup bottles in a new pink Café called Loco, and enjoying good company and lots of laughs. We even had some blue sky for a while, which surprised us all. This was a quick grab shot on the way back to the car, of a burger van roof in the Market carpark. It was originally spotted by Malcolm, who promptly got shouted at by the lady serving in it because she didn’t want her picture taken (he wasn’t actually taking her at all), but thankfully she didn’t notice me photographing the roof! We then all headed to the Chichester Camera Club Advanced Section’s wonderful Exhibition nearby, where there were many fine prints to give us inspiration and despair in equal measure! After tea and cake, it was then back to Steyning for an evening dinner and chat in the pub with myself, Erasmus T, touchingthelight and his lovely wife Carolyn. They very kindly put me up for the night too, which meant I didn’t have a long drive home after such a busy day. Really good to catch up with friends new and old, and we hope to do it again soon during the Spring.
One Year Ago: Day #389
Two Years Ago: Day #23