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October 28, 2011

New Toy

Filed under: Idle Ramblings — pearsey @ 4:46 pm

One of the things I wanted to do once I’d completed my course was buy myself a new camera and start to explore the area of photography a bit more. So here’s some quick shots with the Canon 600D.

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October 22, 2011

The Show and Donuts

Filed under: Idle Ramblings — pearsey @ 4:17 pm
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Well, it’s that time of the year again. It’s Show Time! For longer than I can remember and longer than I’ve been alive, we’ve had a highland dancing competition at the show. In fact, Mum used to dance in the show comp when she was young, so it’s been a long time…

I remember when we were young, we’d have a public holiday for the show – so no school – and Mum, Nan and my sister and brother would go up to the show, help Mum and Nan set up their flowers in the flower comp, then take a look around the show.

Then on the Saturday, the day of the dancing comp, we’d have the comp, on the back of a truck, then we’d hang around to collect mum’s and nan’s flowers and have tea from the Gillies pie stand, then stay for the fireworks. And we’d always have to have some jam donuts. Well, as we got older, Mum and Nan stopped doing the flowers, Nan has passed on, and we no longer get a public holiday for the show – and no longer care enough about fireworks to stay and watch them!

But one thing hasn’t changed – when you go to the show, I gotta get jam donuts! So today, after the dancing comp and a quick look around the photography exhibit, I headed off to get some jam donuts. Sadly the jam donuts are just not as good as they used to be, they seem to be going a bit easy on the jam, but still, pretty good!

October 13, 2011

Spring flowers in the garden

Filed under: Idle Ramblings — pearsey @ 4:19 pm

When it’s spring time, we get an abundance of wonderful flowers and as you’re walking around the streets, you can smell the flowers as a wonderful mix from the gardens you walk past. I don’t have much of a garden, I’ve thrown in a few bulbs and a couple of plants that I’ve been given. I had a few rose bushes already here and I keep them looked after.
Fay, a lovely older lady from church has a wonderful garden though, and she absolutely loves gardening. She brings a bunch of flowers to church each week and this week I got to take her flowers home, so I have been coming home from work and being greeted to the wonderful smell of flowers. Poppies, carnations, sweet peas and daises make up a wonderful bunch, although my photos of bunches of flowers don’t turn out so well. Anyway, here’s some samples from my garden and Fay’s flowers. The iris flowers in my garden have come from bulbs that Fay gave me.

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