An ideal home

On Saturday  I went to the Ideal Home Show. It’s not the kind of thing I’d normally attend but (a) I agreed to go with my sister and (b) the tickets were free, acquired through a promotion in the local paper. It was actually pretty good, lots of things to look at and also buy […]

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The Last Broadcast

This evening, the BBC are saying goodbye to Television Centre. On BBC4, I watched Madness play an excellent set in the grounds of the famous studios, while Michael Grade is interviewing some of the BBC’s famous faces on their memories of working there. While all the attention is being focussed on the BBC’s final broadcasts […]

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The Olympic Torch Relay 24th June 2012

So yesterday, I got up at stupid o’clock to go and watch the Olympic Torch Relay in my neighbourhood. Getting up at 6am for any reason, let alone for an event like this, on a Sunday morning should surely be illegal, but it’s not everyday you get to see something like this happen in your area.

After walking round the corner at 6:50am, the procession finally came down the road at about 7:03am. Loads of people came out to watch – more than I actually thought would do, seeing as (a) it looked as if the weather wasn’t going to be too great and (b) it was so early in the morning. Thankfully, the rain stayed away for a while.

I did get some photos, mostly of the sponsors’ buses that came down the road a few minutes before the torch bearer came down (Coca Cola, Samsung and Lloyds TSB, not to mention Real Radio were covering it), while I managed to get the big moment on video. Excuse the slightly shaky camerawork and background mutterings. While I was really excited to see it, I was still quite tired and I went straight to bed when I got in.

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Believe it or not, that’s the Goodyear blimp.

Believe it or not, that's the Goodyear blimp.

The Goodyear blimp was flying over my neighbourhood earlier as I was on my way home from work. I ended up standing on the corner of my road trying to get photos of it with my phone. This was one of them I took. I know it probably looks a bit like a UFO here (or just some weird dot in the sky), but other pics I posted on my twitter will assure you it is that.

(I gave it a few effects on pixlr-o-matic as well)

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