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Appropriate thermostat

Appropriate thermostat


As it’s getting colder and the heat in the Parish Hall was not on today I just popped down to the AA Room to make sure the heat was coming up for this evening’s meeting in 45 minutes, and the thermostat is obviously in the right place…

The Kia gets new winter shoes too

The Kia gets new winter shoes too

Since we went ahead and bought out the lease on the Kia Soul this summer, over the weekend I decided to bite the bullet and order a set of winter tires for it. And they arrived, balanced and mounted on the new rims, today πŸ™‚

Now I just have to go out in the cold when Jackie gets home and put them on the car …

A little love for my little Fuji

A little love for my little Fuji

When we headed for the UK this summer I made a slightly surprising decision and took only one camera with a fixed lens rather than the kit I usually pack up consisting of a full-frame dslr or mirrorless with 4 or 5 lenses.

Back in June I got myself a Fujifilm X100F, a retro-styled mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor and a fixed 23mm lens (you can read my first impressions here), and I have loved using it so much that I decided to take just that with me (well, along with the drone, and I let Crisp bring my Canon 5Diii- but I didn’t use it at all).

Today I finally had some free time to work on the pictures I took over the summer, some drone stuff (see the previous post), and all the pictures I took with the Fuji. I have posted some private albums with a couple of hundred pics for the family, but here are a few that I wanted to post publicly to show why I love this little camera so much- and why I have no regrets of taking it as my only travel camera πŸ™‚

England panoramas

England panoramas

I took my drone to England- here are a few spherical panoramas I did while we were there πŸ™‚

The first one is from the top of Hallin overlooking Howtown and Ullswater. It makes me very happy that this is Dad’s view πŸ™‚

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The second one is the view over the house we rented in Dorset (that’s me sitting at the round table in the courtyard).

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And the last one is taken over Paddy’s parent’s house while we barbecued πŸ™‚

England Pictures!

England Pictures!

I finally got around to editing my pictures from England this summer! Click here or on the picture above — these albums are password protected- if you have forgotten the password just shoot me an email πŸ™‚

It’s that time of year again…

It’s that time of year again…

… time to put the winter boots on Crispy’s car πŸ™‚

It makes me feel much better that he’s safer going backwards and forwards to school over the winter, and that we all have access to one car that will get us through if the winter weather closes in. But one of these years I need to save up and get winter tires for Jackie’s car too!

Nice job

Nice job

I posted pictures from here yesterday and mentioned that they had done a very nice job covering up the graffiti. So I just wanted to post a couple of pictures showing how well they had done using different shades of grey so that it blends in πŸ™‚

Kudos to whoever was in charge of this project!

Thug Life revisited

Thug Life revisited

Back in February I took and posted one of my favorite pictures of the dogs together:

Yesterday in the woods with Crisp I noticed that they have painted over the graffiti (quite tastefully in shades of grey I might add), so this morning we took an update:

The light is not nearly as good, and it’s only taken with my phone, so we’ll have to get a better one another day, but it’s fun for now πŸ™‚