Got my Canon at last!
It’s been a long couple of weeks. Due to a pressing need to get a project done at work, Pete, Aled and myself worked the entire bank-holiday weekend - so today is the first break I’ve had in about fifteen days, assuming I can count properly! On the plus side we got loads done, and the weather was so nice we had dinner outside one day.
Last week I finally took the plunge and bought myself that Canon 350D I’ve been talking about for over a year. I’m very pleased with it, having picked up the twin lens + battery grip kit for a lot less than it was this time last year. Unfortunately I’ve been pretty tired and haven’t had time to play with it properly, all I’ve managed is a few snapshots in the evenings, just to check out what the camera can do. I’m looking forward to taking some time off, going on some propper photographical trips and learning how to be a photographer Hopefully I can persuade Ben to tag along too.
Last weekend was the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, which I missed completely due to being at work. The whole of Mostyn street is closed off for three days and becomes a fair-ground. The (very big) field by the beach becomes a Transport meuseum of sorts for the duration of the event too, and while the fair was closed by the time I got home, I did manage to snap a steam powered traction engine going passed the chip shop! I also noted a couple of Big Rigs on my way past in a morning.
Last night Phil, Helen, Mike and Heather dropped in for a drink and a chat, which was very cool. Oddly Weatherspoons seemed full of old people - though that ought not be surprising in a town full of old people. Anyway, I have no idea where the normal Friday night ‘youngsters’ had evaporated to, but they were conspicuous by their absence (excepting a couple of young ladies in highly impractical police uniform and fluffy handcuffs). Regardless of the unusual age ratio we had a nice chill-out evening. Oddly my jacket is now the owner of some sort of flower, kindly donated by the ever-so-dashing Mike. Thinking about it I suppose I ought to put that in the bin now, lest people think I am a member of the local Mafia (entirely plausible with my slightly edgy ‘bad-ass’ demeanor and rugged good looks).