Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Nails Day - Lunch out - Nat Trst this evening

Another mobile 'phone shot, mainly to capture a blog-spot which I may return to later this evening - after our National Trust lecture. I know the picture quality is low but I suspect that once one has learnt the camera's foibles the results will not be too bad.

Ok. it burns out highlights (squeals of shock horror from camera-club judges) but so what? My RPS magazine arrived this morning and I am so delighted that Don McCullin has been awarded the Centenary Medal. His 'Shocked Marine - Vietnam' looks out at us from the cover with that unforgettable confused stare. My reason for mentioning it here : - Don McCullin's sky is burnt out. But it doesn't stop it from being one of the 'pictures of the century'.

It is now 10.45pm and only just back from Mansfield Nat Trst. The original speaker (about the Monopoly Board) cancelled but Ian Morgan slotted in and gave us a fascinating talk on The Fossdyke - a watery tale of mystery and intrigue. An admirable replacement - I hadn't realised the Romans built it, and Ian took us via the canal, all the way to Lincoln. And excellent photography too. Y did well with the raffle and took a record? over £50. Always hard to estimate numbers but I would guess at over 70. It was great to see everybody and have lots of chats.

Not much to add. WoW-ing tomorrow but don't know where at the moment.

Quote of the day. This appeals:-

"I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down"

Mitch Hedberg

Thanks for the comment Madeline, and your best wishes have been conveyed to Bungus. And likewise Jill - I have popped your super card in another envelope and redirected it to Bob's home, in the hope that he and the card will arrive at much the same time.

That's it folks. Sleep tight - even in Welsh Wales ! And I'll catch you termorra !

1 comment:

Jill said...

Thank you for forwarding on the card. Hope to hear that Bungus is soon back home....

What is that ?saucepan thing you are cooking in, with the divisions? It looks as if it is plugged in to the electric point? Not a slow cooker, presumably, with beans in?

Does Y supply the raffle prize? Or do people donate things? R's music club always has a raffle, from what people have donated, but they do donate some rubbish.....but I expect the NT are more up-market!