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This is my diary blog which I started when I retired from the Civil Service in April 2010. I like to include some of the things that I see and do with as many photographs as possible. Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed it and will return to see what I have been doing. Or you could always join and be one of my followers.

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas 2013

Getting ready for Christmas the tree is decorated. 
And as I am visiting friends over the Christmas period I made some Peanut Butter Squares and some Chocolate Truffles.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

North Greenwich - Thames Barrier - Royal Docks Meetup

Met up with the Hampshire Photography meetup group at North Greenwich and took a bus to the Thames Barrier.   

We then walked back to North Greenwich along the river. 

And took the cable car across the River Thames to the Royal Docks.

We also saw the old Spillers Millennium Mills building and the SS Robin steamship.

It was a really good meetup but got a little chilly so I didn't hang around for the night shots but had a few of the sun going down. 

We arrived back at the O2 to see the Coca Cola truck and this amusing sign at North Greenwich station. 

There are some photos on flickr.

Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall

I haven't been to see tennis at the Royal Albert Hall for years but thought it was about time to go again.   I went with my friend Val to the first afternoon and we saw Greg Rudeski v Goran Ivanisevic then Jeremy Bates v Henri Leconte.   It was a really good afternoon. 

Micky Flanagan at the O2

A few months ago I won tickets to see Micky Flanagan at the O2 in October.   The dates were postponed until December but we finally managed to get to see him and it was brilliant. 

Photoshop Elements course

I decided to do a Photoshop Elements course at the local college.   I started with the beginners course and moved onto the intermediate course.  One of the projects we had to do was a montage made up of at least 3 layers.  This Rocketman was my montage. 

Sarah Millican at the Hammersmith Apollo

Earlier in the year I bought ticket to see Sarah Millican at Hammersmith Apollo.  I think she is a great entertainer and it was well worth the wait.   A really fun evening.