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Best Trip of 2009

I’m participating in the Best Of 2009 Blog Challenge.  Every day this month, I write something different about what’s happened this year.

Here goes… the best trip of 2009.

The budget for travel has been a little tight this year, what with a new baby, a new kitten, and a small Fiat to keep fed, sheltered, and healthy.  (The most expensive by a mile?  My precious, precious car.)  We’ve had a few weekends away and days out, mostly to places within driving distance.  However, during September, I did manage to lug my camera to London on the train.  In the underpass on the way back to the tube from the Science Museum, I came across a troop of Scouts.  I imagine they had an enjoyable day out.

The best trip of 2009?  Not mine, but somebody else’s, although I was pretty pleased with the resulting photos.

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The Driving Rain

I know I’ve been saving the photo posts for the Daily Photo blog, but I’ve been taking too many photos.  (I also need a new, bigger hard drive.  A few extra terabytes should cover six months’ worth, I reckon…)

We headed down to my parents’ place this weekend, and drove back in the pouring rain today.  I’ve been experimenting with long- and shorter-exposure pictures on the motorway.  These are the pick of the bunch.

As much as I’d love to, I won’t promise that any other posts are coming this week, as I’m still up to my eyeballs.  There will be posts on the Daily Photo, and I’ll try to write something here.  In the meantime, you could make some herb damper, or some cherry-cinnamon cookies, and then you could read about recovery from depression.  See you when the madness has ended!

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Birmingham Sea Life Centre and The Bullring

Apologies for grammar, it’s late and it’s been a LONG day.

So, this week, we’ve survived swine flu and the LONGEST 24-hour sickness bug in the world (started Tuesday night, today is the first day I’ve kept anything down).  Today is the first day that David and I have been well enough to do anything, so we decided to come back in style, with a trip to Birmingham.

We started with a visit to Birmingham Sea Life Centre.  The tickets are ridiculously overpriced if you just go once, so we took the plunge (forgive the pun) and forked out for the annual pass.  It was worth every penny.  David responds so well to fish: they calm him down, and stimulate him at the same time.  I’ve never seen him respond in the same way to anything else.

Here are the pictures.


We combined the trip to the aquarium with an attempt at Christmas shopping in the big shopping centre, the Bullring.  I happened to have my camera out when I saw a couple of security guards have words with a couple of teenage girls.  Here are the (accidentally) long-exposure shots.  (I’d left my camera on the settings from the trip to the aquarium.)  I’m really rather pleased with the effects.

I didn’t have the heart to take pictures of Christmas things.  There’ll be plenty of time for that before Christmas.  It’s the 19th November, for Heaven’s sake!

And with that, I sign off for the night.  To go and do this.

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