Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

You won't believe this


Thank you for dropping in. You are very welcome. Please browse through Photos and Blogs at will. Any constructive comments, humorous, good or otherwise, (with the exception of blatant rudeness, of course) Wink will always be well received.
All genuine and constructive critique is very welcome.

Good judgment is often derived from previous unpleasant experiences ... however, many unpleasant experiences are the result of inept or untimely judgment. Smile
...Read More

You won't believe this

17 Feb 2013 7:12PM   Views : 1584 Unique : 362

You may recall that on several occasions I have recounted the events of days, which have not proceeded in quite the smooth manner that I anticipated they would, when I awoke on that particular morning.

Well today has been different.
No. Not worse. Far from it.
In fact; blisteringly better.

I woke and arose from my bed, in a thoroughly cheerful frame of mind.
(If you speak to Val she will happily point out that this is an occurrence so seldom experienced as to be considered 'remarkable' in itself.)
I arrived downstairs without walking into anything, or tripping over anything.
(another 'remarkable' occurrence)

Val informed me that she intended to spend the day with her mother.
And has duly done gone off to do that.

I sold one of my DX lenses for the price that I asked for it: to a local man who had spotted it for sale on eBay.
That I paid 50 less for it two years ago, than it's value today, according to the market indicators, and that the purchaser promptly paid for it, only makes the sale even sweeter.
(and the fact that my beloved had already gone to her mothers, and so has no knowledge whatsoever of the transaction, makes the sweetness mind-blowingly mouthwatering.)

Later in the day, I received an invitation to a Birthday Bash in Lincoln, at the beginning of next month.
A knees-up, no less.
Yes. OK. So it is in Lincoln. And I do admit that this does detract from the social eminence somewhat. But, in all fairness, I live in Northampton.
However, given that I will stay overnight in a local hotel, it does mean that I can eradicate the location from my consciousness by becoming appropriately 'well-lit' and not having to drive home in the dark, with my lights on.
And the gentleman who graciously furnished the invitation to his wife's shindig, also brought me four books to read, that he had promised on a previous occasion and which, I had completely forgotten about.

And it is now approaching 7:00pm.
I have eaten.
I have a glass of distilled water, manipulated grains, and the aroma of oak casks on the table beside me.
And my absent better half will, I am reliably informed, remain so until approximately my bedtime.

And the only cloud on the horizon is that tomorrow is Monday.
And I know that I won't get another day like this for a long, long time. GrinGrin

Have a good week folks Wink


SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
18 Feb 2013 9:22AM
What a great read. Perfect days are quite rare and I'm looking forward to mine. Wish it'd hurry up, but in the meantime, I've enjoyed hearing about yours. Smile

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

strokebloke 9 493 17 England
18 Feb 2013 9:31AM
Your day will come Chris, I'm sure. You're worth it !!! Smile

I often feel that "one day my train will arrive" - but somehow know that when it does, I'll probably be at the bus station.
But yesterday was very nice Grin
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
19 Feb 2013 10:47PM
Good for you Jack.

I too have occasional 'good' days, usually when I've just been paid and my two have gone to visit Granddad for the weekend, leaving me with Sprocket as my only company.

And very good company he is too.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
19 Feb 2013 11:16PM
I can well imagine that Sprocket is exceptionally good company. Grin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.