Friday, 17 August 2012

The Patient Fisherman

Once the office work was done today I was out looking for photos opportunities to try out my new camera I wasn`t in London today I was in St Albans which is not to far from where I live.

Archie waits patiently while I snap the Heron

The patient fisherman

This lovely Heron was as still as stone while he waited for his dinner to pass by. I didn`t get the lighting right on the water but I was still pleased to get the Heron with the duck staying just out of his reach.

I`m off

This cheeky geese got some bread the swan had earmarked for himself then hot footed it away.

 Shall we get away from the riff raff?

The trees are starting to change colour

Although the sun is warm today and the forecast looks good for the weekend the trees are already starting to change colour. Where did summer go then? scary isn`t it how quickly we are looking into Autumn.

I hope that's bread in that bag

It is a lovely park and St Albans is an interesting place full of Roman history Tudor buildings and good shops. It is a city but a very small one and the Cathedral is worth a visit and inside you will find the Abbott's cafe which is very nice.  It is only half an hour on the train from London. Jamie Oliver has opened a Jamie's Italian in St Albans although I haven`t managed to go yet probably because I haven`t won a meal there. I have heard its excellent and do have it on my wish list.  

Zoom works well - Rooftops

Talking of wins I have won yet more tickets to the Paralimpics this time for swimming which is one of the sports I really wanted to see. Really pleased with that. My social life would be almost non-existent without comping and I love winning tickets to things.  There is a an exciting blogging comp to visit Japan which I know some people would love to win. For me though I wouldn`t be entering that one as I`m more a weekend in Europe kind of girl.

I will be writing about London again in a few days because I want to tell you about some of the great shows I have seen recently. I never spend more than £25 on a theatre ticket and am addicted to the theatre. I am sure in another life I would have worked on stage sets or costumes. Maybe I will be one of the old theatre ghosts who stand at back and watch every performance not for a very long time of course.

The bright lights of London.


London Inventory Company said...

Great photos,especially the one of the swans!

chrisreid said...

Thank you that`s really nice of you.

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