Random Photos of My World This Week

Last Tuesday was the start of a rather busy week.  I drove up to London on Tuesday in order to go to my daughter’s graduation from University on Wednesday, in Manchester.  We took the train up to Manchester and came back the same evening.  It only takes a couple of hours by train.  It would have taken over four hours each way if I drove.  Anyway, this was an extra special event as my daughter got a First!  She is so clever, and worked her little behind off!  And she has a job!  We are all so proud of her!  Here is where they had the graduation:

Pretty impressive building, huh!

Afterwards there was a little party with graduation cakes and champagne, Pimms, etc.

Graduation Cakes!

 

 On Thursday I headed North, to The Midlands.  On Friday I took a walk through another village with thatched cottages.

On Saturday there was a party/concert and some fireworks!

On Monday there was a walk along a canal.

 

 

Today I came home.  So that’s all folks!

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A Moment in Time/Day 7: Trapped

Trapped

Taken with a Canon Power Shot SX200 IS on SCN Mode on Snow setting.  Specs: 1/60s, f/5.3, ISO: 80

My daughter’s flight to Los Angeles was cancelled today.  Heathrow is closed with no flights going in or out.  The motorway between the M25 and along the M23 are treacherous.   I was going to take my daughter to the airport and then go back to Eastbourne.  No one is going anywhere today.

While my daughter was trying to reschedule her flight, I noticed this fly on the window frantically trying to escape.  He must have come in somehow when I opened the sliding glass door to take yesterday’s photo on the balcony.  For the life of me, I couldn’t get my camera to focus on the fly.  There was so much white from the snow outside and the white of the walls and ceilings.  So I decided to try the snow setting on my camera and lo and behold, I got him after many attempts.  These little guys move really fast and don’t stay in one place for too long.  I would have liked to take a picture of him on the window, but the camera wouldn’t let me, so I got him on the ceiling near the window.

I eventually let him outside.  At least something was going somewhere today!