Friday, 9 January 2015

The Lion's Part 12th Night Celebrations 2015

It was cold, it was foggy, it was crowded, the light was dire - that's the excuses made.

Meanwhile The Lion's Part once again put on a (free) fun event in London. What a great first event for 2015! The 12th night Celebrations are always very enjoyable and very entertaining. Challenging to photograph but that's all part of the fun.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year's Resolutions

I don't make them, I always think anyone who does sets themselves up for failure. I don't think I know of anyone who has ever kept a resolution made on January 1st. However.... I would like to keep more on top of sifting and sorting my photos this year, there are hundreds that I never got round to sorting last year.

I go for a walk most days, always with camera in hand just in case. Just in case can produce anything from zero to a couple of hundred photos. So not a resolution, more a decision to do better, and with that in mind here's a slideshow of some of the photos I've taken since Christmas day.

West Mersea RNLI Boxing Day Dip 2014

Boxing day was cold! Despite this we decided to head off to West Mersea for the first time ever. The aim was to watch and take photos of their Boxing Day dip. Did I say it was cold? It was and so the dip was over in minutes! Got to admire the hardy dippers though, and all for a very good cause. Great atmosphere and photographer friendly too.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Chritmas to all

However you celebrate (or not as the case may be) have a good one

Mill Road Winter Fair 2014

As always Mill Road's Winter Fair provided plenty of fun, food and entertainment. The weather was very cold but the sky was blue and the sun shone brightly. Of course that had the resultant effect of some parts of these images being in bright sunlight whilst others are in shade. Would do it all again though, it's always a cracking event, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2014

Bury St Edmund's Christmas Fayre just gets bigger and bigger. Visited it on Friday and Saturday - avoided it like the plague on Sunday.



Saturday, 20 December 2014

Ipswich at Christmas

First of all to readers of this Blog, it seems that AVG is blocking this site as having a virus, as it's entirely hosted by Google and only uses Google's Picasa slideshows I don't know how that can be. I've checked the site with a few online website checkers and it comes up clean. I've switched off autoplay and captions in the albums here to see if it's anything to do with that, I've also reported the fact to Google but no response as yet. Meanwhile on with the photos.

We went to the big switch on at Ipswich but gave up and came home before the lights went on. It rained and it rained. The lights weren't due to be switched on until 5pm on a Sunday, so we couldn't even find a shop to shelter in later in the day. Took some photos though...

A week later we visited the Christmas market at Ipswich, a smaller and less crowded event than the one in Bury St Edmunds and all the more enjoyable because of it. And yes, I do like that Christmas tree :-)