I'm still here with back problems, pesky thing. It's getting better, fingers crossed it will be perfect in the next few days.
Well, some fun during the week, my son managed a clean sweep of offers from his university choices. He chose five and received five. We couldn't believe it when they all came through, I mean, you expect to be waiting nervously for one offer and hoping that two come along so he could have an insurance, then all five come through giving two to choose from for his firm and three for his insurance. Perfect!
It was also my sons 21st on Tuesday of this week. 21, I think I remember that, well maybe not the night, but some of the year. In actual fact, it was the November of my 21st year that my son was born, they are good memories.
What on earth was going on last night, the wind was ridiculous, I thought I would find my polytunnel in the next town. It really did get a bit of a battering.
Then today we had silent rain, that sounds weird, but it's true. The dogs were at the door so I got up to let them out, when I opened the door it was absolutely hammering it down, enough to limit vision down the garden, amazingly there was absolutely no sound, not a pitta patta or anything else. Totally strange and rather surreal.
Tonight's upload is from a while ago, 2009 to be precise. I went to Tynemouth's derelict lido with a few friends. After taking some shots of the sunrise and thelido itself I spotted this lad who was with his boxing trainer. He was really getting put through his paces. The trainer was stood at the top of the steps that run up the cliff and this lad was running down them, along the length of the promenade and back, then without stopping or slowing down he went straight up the steps again, touched the top railing then repeated the process.
He was making me feel rather inferior, so I decided to do my exercises. Down 2, 3, 4. Change the lens 2, 3, 4. Up 2, 3, 4. Raise arms 2, 3, 4 and press shutter release. Woo, feeling tired just thinking about it.
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