Monday, 28 July 2008

Wot U up to?

Woops!! Sorry, I've been awfy busy of late to be keeping up with my blog!

We are into our 5th week of the summer hols - I can't believe it's going so fast LOL! So here are a few 'taster' photos I've captured over the last few weeks.

Horses in the paddock, Elphinstone, E.Lothian:

Here's looking at you kid!

Just testing apertures and DOF here:

Visited the Blair Drummond Safari park with the kids summer playscheme [cheers Dawn :o) ]

I managed to capture this image through the safety glass/perspex:

Thistle: Captured from one of our E. Lothian beach pathways:

Another image captured from one of our E.Lothian beaches; our dog with Berwick Law in the background:

A steam engine captured in the NMS, Chamber St. Edinburgh:

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Vogrie Country Park

Vogrie Pond Tadpoles captured in the pond:
Tired ol' Merlin?
Merlin's gatekeepers:
Kids in the 'spinning pencil':
With all the rain we have been having, I feel we have been stuck indoors and it drives me a little demented at times! Eventually the rain cleared up a little and I suggested to the hubby to take a trip to Vogrie Country Park so that the dog can get walked and the kids get a bit of fresh air [and me] and some exercise too. I managed to capture a 'movement' shot of the kids spinning - could've been better but I was happy enough that I'd played around with the camera settings to enable the spinning motion anyways!

Monday, 7 July 2008

A wee chuckle for the day!

This joke was sent to my by Elaine [you know who you are hun *waves* hello] this morning. I almost lost a mouthful of coffee LOL!!
Mammogram results:
A woman in her fifties is at home happily jumping unclothed, on her bed and squealing with delight. Her husband watches her for a while and asks, 'Do you have any idea How
ridiculous you look? What's the matter with you?'

The woman continues to bounce on the bed and says, 'I don't care what you think, I just came from having a mammogram, and the doctor says that not only am I healthy, but I have the breasts of an 18 year-old.'

The husband replies, 'What did he say about your 55-year old arse?'

She replied, 'Your name never came up.'

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show, Musselburgh

We decided last night to go and see the above show in Musselburgh at the fireworks field. The tickets weren't too expensive we thought and they were worth every penny!

There were quite a few special effects with bangs etc. When the driver of this escort had 'landed' on 4 wheels, it landed with such a bang right in front of me I almost had an accident - I think the driver knew cos he was laughing his head off LOL!!

We had arrived pretty early to grab a good viewpoint and found this chap just standing at the embankment. My first candid shot of a stranger I think LOL!!

This 7.5T lorry almost never made it! The grass surface makes stunts likes these trickier as there is no grip for the tyres to adhere to. 1st shot up the 'ramp' to get on 2 wheels wasn't successful as it landed on the 4 wheels not long after. 2nd attempt was better, however it was a bit 'hairy' to say the least as the lorry wobbled a fair bit and the audience including ourselves, thought it was going to land on its side!

Oops! - I almost forgot out this shot!