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W is for Windermere

Published June 24, 2017

W is for Windermere

I knew it had been a while since I last went on an Alphabet Adventure visit, but looking back now, I’m horrified to find it’s been over three years. Ridiculous. So, I stopped putting it off, and dashed to the Lake District to have a gander at that body of water known as Windermere. It’s famous, apparently, for being the longest lake in the UK, and it’s very pretty, but I have to admit, I was expecting a little more.

What a difference a fortnight makes

Published March 27, 2006

What a difference a fortnight makes

Because we live in England, and wanted to go out and take some pictures with the new camera, it rained all weekend. But that’s okay, instead of moaning about it, we decided to go back to the scene of the crime and get a picture of that damn turtle. This is the new picture. You obviously have to ignore the fact that the water is murky, there’s not much I can do about that, especially as it was feeding time and the fish were churning up the tank something terrible.

Technology never stops

Published March 13, 2006

Technology never stops

Last time I went to an aquarium, I mentioned how difficult it is to take a picture of a fish. Firstly, they are behind glass. Secondly, the lighting is usually terrible. Thirdly, these damn fish like to swim around - a lot. And fourthly, I have the worst camera in the history of the world, ever! I took Mr C to such an attraction this weekend, and whilst we got some pictures of stationery things (eg.

Cornwall 2005, day four: In which retail therapy solves everything

Published August 4, 2005

Cornwall 2005, day four: In which retail therapy solves everything

Having got so close and yet so far away from Truro yesterday, I made sure we were up and awake early enough to beat the crowds and get a parking space. After months and months of talking about it, I finally plucked up the courage to shell out a bit of money and get a new phone. It’s not the one I dreamed about but it’s pretty close. It’s a bit more complicated than my ancient Nokia, and I still haven’t figured out how to put it on discreet or silent yet, and I don’t like the stupid noises it makes when I’m switching it on and off but that’s all I can find wrong with it.

Happy we will be beyond the sea

Published February 5, 2005

Happy we will be beyond the sea

I went to Bournemouth today. It was a dull day and not really one for paddling, so instead, I journeyed into the Oceanarium - a sort of Sea Life Centre. There will be plenty of photos to peruse in the Photo Blog soon enough, although it’s hard work getting a fish that’s still for long enough to take its photo. A little boy was having the time of his life in the section where you can walk under a tank full of sharks and rays and turtles.