A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

Up the Orient, Down the Pond

Posted by Alan on April 18, 2010

Yesterday was pretty good day. The sun was shining (and still is). There were no vapour trails in the sky (Thanks volcano – I wonder if our air quality has got better?!).

We started the day here with the arrival of a new TV. This is about 4 months late but a failing on my part to actually pick one to buy! Never mind… it’s here now and last night we could finally tune into HD via freeview.

Come lunchtime it was time for some Saturday afternoon football. I’m not really a football person but when it was suggested at work I thought why not. We started with a pre-match pint in the William IV, Bakers Arms and then headed for the game.

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient Football Ground

Pie at half time and we watch Leyton beat Stockport 2-0. Not a huge¬†surprise¬†since Stockport are going to be relegated anyway… a post match pint in the lovely beer garden at The Birkbeck, Leyton gave us time to enjoy the sun and the sky. (Sadly the Supporters Association at the Orient who have an awesome bar wouldn’t let us in…)

Lastly… I went down to the pond in the fading sunset light to see if I could get any decent shots of the birds on the pond and practice a bit more with the D-SLR. I think perhaps an hour earlier would make a lot of difference but here’s the best few.

Eagle Pond

Do not feed the birds!

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Snaresbrook Crown Court & Eagle Pond

Canadian Goose

Canadian Goose

Swan

Swanning About

Pond and Bus

Passing the pond by W12 bus

Leaves

Leaves

Sometimes I do have the remind myself I live in Z4 and not in the vast countryside of Essex…

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