I appear to have found a way around my technical hitch, so here are some of the photos I was wanting to post. Following my trip to Hong Kong last year, here are some of the highlights of the buildings … Continue reading →
The first weekend of September was our Bestival holiday to the Isle of Wight. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, with all but the last day being scorching hot with glorious sunshine, perfect for sitting in the sunshine sipping on warm cider!
The head-liners for 2012 were Florence and the Machine, New Order and Stevie Wonder along with some other brilliant artists including Warpaint (my new favourites!), Emeli Sande, the XX, Hot Chip and also artists such as Sister Sledge and Earth, Wind and Fire to keep us going back to our roots……..
To get a feel for what it was like, Bestival were filming the performances for YouTube so visit BestivalTV
As per usual, I had my camera at the ready (although not my DSLR for a festival) and got snapping. I didn’t take many photos of artists, so my main focus, and favourite part of Bestival, was the decoration. Here are a couple of photos I have enjoyed having some fun with and to start off some Bestival posts…
Back in October last year, I visited my wonderful friend Jo in Hong Kong (I miss you Jo!!!). On my last few days there we tried to fit in all the key scenary visits. We took the tram up to The … Continue reading →
Back in October I went to Bali with my friend Jo. We wanted to explore the island so followed the regular tourist trail to Ubud. It was somewhat busier with tourists than expected, but it was still full of hidden … Continue reading →
Over Easter you may have seen my post about climbing up Old Man in the Lake District. We stayed with our friends Matt and Kate and their lovely dog Brenna in Coniston. Although the weather wasn’t perfect we still managed … Continue reading →
I am currently up in the Lake District staying with friends and listening to the rain patter on the caravan roof…standard weather for the Lakes.
Despite the gloomy weather yesterday and not being able to see the top of the hills around us due to low cloud, we began our ascent of Old Man in Coniston (where we are staying). A few facts about Old Man…
Old Man is 803m high (2634ft)
The mountain was formally used for slate mining and some copper mining (which meant it had lots of loose slate underfoot!)
It is the 12th highest mountain in England.
And I am not very fit….
Despite feeling like I was dying on more than one occasion and worrying I was going to be blown down a mountain by the gusty winds/slip and impale myself on a jagged piece of slate…I made it to the top!!!
I didnt take my camera due to the weather (we were in the cloud so couldnt really see anything!) so here are a couple of phone photos.
A few things I have learnt…
1. I need to go to the gym more and get fitter.
2. I have vertigo more than I realised!
3. My waterproof jacket…isnt waterproof any more!!!