Saturday, 7 June 2014

Scavenger Hunt 2014 -2

We went out for the day with Admiral and Mrs Bluefunnel................................sorry, since his acquisition of land in Scotland they must now be known as Admiral Lord Bluefunnel and Lady Bluefunnel.
As usual we left home early and stopped for breakfast, this time in a lovely little eatery in Bristol called The Boston Tea Party. We ordered our breakfasts, the Bluefunnels led the way up the stairs. I collected the tray with our tea and coffee and followed them up. I was fine all the way up to the top step, which has an extra inch added to its height by a thick metal strip designed to make it more visible.
I have short fat legs
My toes did not clear the edge of the step and I pitched forward throwing the tray of near boiling tea and coffee onto the floor and then lying in it after landing loudly on my knees
I didn't cry
I even allowed the Lord Admiral to take my picture so I could show you what a red hot coffee stain looks like. You see how I am thinking of my blog friends all the time? It even splashed on my glasses and onto my beloved tweed baseball cap!
We changed the order of the day and went to the Clark's Shopping Village in Street, Somerset where they have lots of outlet shops and I was able to purchase a new top. We had to stop for a cuppa before we really got down to serious browsing through the shops. I bought another top and a fabulous pair of trainers. The Kind people allowed me to use their changing room and gave me a carrier bag to the coffee filled top to keep it from my lovely new top.

Then we decided to go to Shepton Mallet for lunch and I managed a quick snap at the town sign. For those who are new to my style of photography please remember that while I am usually in the passenger seat and travelling around 40mph this time I was in the back of the car. Still travelling at the same speed though
After lunch we went to Wells where we intended to have a look around the cathederal, watch the fabulous clock and then come home.
The Cathederal was shut. Today was the day for installing the new Bishop of Bath and Wells. We watched a man in a yellow shirt and matching tie for a while. He made us realise just why we love this country and then we came home.
On the way I managed to get a picture of the signs for the tolls on the Second Severn Crossing - in English and Welsh. I would like the pictures to be clearer but as a start I am pretty darned pleased. My knees hardly hurt at all and I hope the coffee stains come out of what was my favourite top

Monday, 2 June 2014

2014 Photographic Scavenger Hunt

And so it begins...

Yesterday the list was published, today I took my first photograph. Mr M reminded me that we have our own lamp post so I took a picture of it as it is seen when climbing up the stairs.

 Then I went up onto the landing and took a view of it as seen when coming out of our bedroom

And when I looked at the result I realised that I technically have two pictures already because my lamp picture has been photo-bombed by Miss Boo.