I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!
By: sandiquiz, 2:51 PM GMT on July 25, 2014
Those of you who have been reading my blog the last week will know that I tried to teach my camera to fly!
Although it still works, and will be great for a backup camera, it feels "clunky" and just possibly, not as sharp as it used to be.
So any excuse for a new camera!
I have seven cameras, most of them kept in a basket trunk on the landing..... my first point and shoot in pretty pink, a Canon Ixus, two more Panasonic P&S cameras, , ...
Updated: 3:14 PM GMT on July 25, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 11:08 AM GMT on July 18, 2014
Intrigued by the title? Well, yes, you might be!
On the evening of the 17th I travelled to the next county to attend the retirement party of my ex-head of faculty. T had invited just the members of the department, both existing and like me, those who had left or retired.
There was a small group of 20, just the right number to get around everyone and catch up with what had been happening in the intervening years. It ...
Updated: 2:35 PM GMT on July 23, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 8:41 AM GMT on July 09, 2014
On Sunday morning I decided to go for a walk with my camera.
This was an event for two reasons.....
Firstly, I have been having problems with my knee for the last four or five months so walking any distance was difficult, but the last week it had been feeling better, so I decided to try it out and go for a gentle stroll to the wood.
It is only across the main road, probably less than half a mile away, but it was much furt...
By: sandiquiz, 11:16 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
About a week ago I went onto the Amazon website and bought myself a CD.
Nothing unusual in that, you say, but the CD I bought was "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles.
And why did I do that! Well, I just wanted to play it through again!.
Way back in 1967, when I was still at sch...
Updated: 11:18 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 3:06 PM GMT on June 21, 2014
It is the first day of summer, or mid-summer's day, depending on how you view June the 21st.
It was a bright blue morning and a trip into town was on the agenda, as C wanted to have his hair cut at the barbers, and then he would treat me to breakfast.
We drove into the city centre and parked right outside as it was still early. Whilst 'he' sat in a barber's chair I wandered around the centre. I began looking at all the plants and trees in the...