Monday, 20 July 2015

Me on Monday

taken on Saturday in the Chinese Gardens
Me on Monday ... happy with my lot and pottering about at home, catching up with some odds and ends of unfinished work around the house and in the garden.
 
I had a fun weekend which started with the final band practice of this academic year on Saturday morning. I'd organised a games morning/party to say thank you to the children for their hard work this year.  D and L, my two teenage helpers, took charge of the games and kept the children involved and to be honest, I had very little to do.  They had chocolate, ice lollies and cookies, and by the end of the morning they were all hyper ... as we sent them off with their parents!  It was a great end to our season and it was especially rewarding to see how the friendships have developed over the past year.
 
In the afternoon I went, with friends, to look around the Chinese Garden at Westbury which I wrote about here, and then spent a cosy evening at home watching the final Harry Potter film on the TV.
 
Yesterday morning I played around with my new camera and watched a couple of YouTube videos to help ease the brain ache I was experiencing trying to work out how to use it! At the moment it seems a lot more complicated than my Nikon, but I'm sure a lot of that is lack of familiarity with a Canon camera and I know I'll get there in the end ... I hope!
 
Yesterday afternoon I went to Bath to take some more photos for the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt which I wrote about here. I'd only intended to go to the fair but in the end I wandered around the city for about four hours, so I definitely completed my exercise quota yesterday. It was a hot, sunny day and probably not the best conditions to do that much walking but I really enjoyed myself just wandering without any real purpose, going wherever I fancied and not worrying about the time.  I watched part of a game of boules in Queen's Square and listened to a brass band playing in Parade Gardens for a while. After wandering around the city centre I ended up in the cool of the Abbey for a bit of a rest and to enjoy the peace of the building, and then treated myself to an ice cream for the long walk back to the car. By the time I got home I was shattered ... I slept well last night for the first time in ages!
 
Linking with Sian at From High in the Sky, and with Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise.

8 comments:

  1. sounds a lovely weekend and a well earned sleep - impressed with the size of those apples

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  2. Wow, a very busy weekend indeed! I hope that you enjoy getting to grips with your camera! xx

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  3. I am sure you will quickly come to grips with all the features and functions of your new camera. Your photos so far look as though you have mastered! Your week sounded delightful. Ice cream and a good night's sleep - perfect combinations. While I like the Harry Potter movies (we have done as a marathon in the winter months a couple of times) I really prefer the books.

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    1. I'm with you on that - I prefer the books as well.

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  4. hope you suss out your camera soon - can be very frustrating.

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  5. That does sound like a fun afternoon you had yesterday with all the good exercise too; I would have treated myself to ice cream as well :) Sounded like a lovely party for the last band practice too :)

    I bet before long you will be a pro with your new camera!

    betty

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  6. I know eventually the canon will be the norm and the nikon will be a challenge! I love playing around with new cameras :)

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    1. The 'David Busch's Field Guide' turned up yesterday, so it's starting to make a bit more sense. I've managed a few decent photos with it so far.

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