Last update from the Scilly Holiday before I lose t’interwebs – heres a few shots of the tame animals on Scilly.
Archive for August, 2009
Posted by Alan on August 20, 2009
If you’ve been following my twitter lately you’ll have seen a couple of pix from CentrePoint.
Well… here’s a few more. I may not get to travel out of London – but sometimes the London opportunities are fascinating enough.
Posted by Alan on August 16, 2009
We’re mid packing at the moment. So when an opportunity for a BBQ out in Z1 comes up of course we gave up and went for al fresco dining. Good food, some good banter and a great view from Mike’s new flat.
However… we weren’t especially wowed by the design of the balcony. It seemed to built mostly of wood – and held on with just a 6 bolts. (Large bolts obviously). Still it shook quite a bit when if you jumped!
Posted by Alan on August 7, 2009
Indeed… I am moving again. Though at least this time I’ll have had an address for a whole 12 months! Woo!
Hopefully, we’l double our time in this flat and maybe save up for a deposit on buying one for ourselves…
Posted by Alan on August 4, 2009
When we took the helicopter back from Scilly, I took the “no electronics” rule really strictly – hence the total lack of photos thus far! Instead, I took my old Fujica film SLR (STX-1 for the camera geeks) on board to play. I haven’t used the camera in a long time but after a few test shots on land over the holiday I gradually got back into the analogue world. (Not until after I’d taken an entire roll at the wrong ASA setting though… that film is going to a cheaper developer me after we move house!)
Anyway… back to the real reason for the post. Here are those photos. I have to say I am not hugely impressed with the Jessops film to CD processing, though I guess for £2 a roll you can hardly expect fabulous results.
The development also gave me a film back in return. So now I have 2 rolls of 200ASA in the fridge again. I suspect the STX-1 might come out to play again if we get a bit of an ‘Indian Summer’ this September…
Posted by Alan on August 1, 2009
Second festival of 2009 for me, Field Day in Victoria Park near Bow. It was a pretty good idea but a bit of a washout.
There were a few OK bands but sound quality wasn’t awesome at any of the stages. And it rained. Quite a lot. Never mind… could have been much worse. However, by MOGWAI they had fixed the sound problems on the main stage and the event bowed out with an awesome Glasgow Mega-Snake. Can’t be bothered with a proper review like… so here are some pictorial highlights 🙂
List of Bands
- Wet Paint
- Final Fantasy
- Wood Pigeon
- The Thing
- The Horrors
- Juana Molina
- Mumford and Sons
- Malcolm Middleton
- Four Tet
- (DJ Skream – Positioning move!)
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