Sunday, 29 November 2009

Men, Betting, Drinking and Smoking

Everything my mother had warned me to against.

So it is true, Barbie has finally gone to the dogs.

The race

The race
Originally uploaded by An Old Barbie Doll

Believe me this is no easy shot to take. I am determined to get better than this, and plan to return under better lighting conditions, as Flash is definitely NOT alowed, as I learnt to my peril.

This was also the first time that I have seen the hounds catch the hare.

Not because the hounds were super fast, but because the mechanical hare developed a fault, slowed and eventually stopped.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Here I be, collecting the 'Don Byatt' award from Don Langford, for 'The Deviant Dr. Faustus' (picture:- top middle behind me.)
Photographed at the Hanbury Turn in Bromsgrove. We have spent the weekend at Coventry, so that we could be at the opening of The Bromsgrove National Exhibition. We arrived early so went to The Hanbury Turn for a drink. It was pouring down with rain when we left but couldn't resist photographing this discarded chair on our way back to our car.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Rusty and Roxy our Chilean Rose Tarantula

Groggy Froggy our 'Whites' Tree Frog, named after the man who first discovered the species.
We've had him over 16 years and he was fully grown then.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Lake District Traffic Problems

Just returned from a weekend of lectures given to the North West region of the RPS. It was held in the beautiful location of Ullswater in the Glenridding Hotel. We were well and truly pampered whilst we were there. On the Saturday we had a chance to see a little of the neighbouring area, but after a few hours the weather turned nasty.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Bastards broke into my Mazda

They broke a bottle and used this cut into the roof. After gaining access, they ripped out the glove compartment, clock and cigarette tray. There wasn't anything worth stealing so they have done hundreds of pounds worth of damage for nothing. They must have been pissed off to find nothing worth nicking but I'd love to tear out their innards if I got hold of them!