The night’s here are still getting dark early. It’s 5pm and I’m walking up Regent Street, when I come to a crossing. At the edge of the road waiting patiently. MP3 going in my ear and being generally happy and focused. The street’s are busy with shopper’s, tourists and travellers. We have business men and women all trying to get home and to meetings. Rush hour is upon us.
The road I am about to cross enters onto Regent street and as such is very busy. I look left, look right and notice a car coming towards us from oxford street very fast.
Suddenly, for reason’s I cannot fathom a lady on my right decides now is a good time to sprint across the road and thus causing the oncoming car to screech to a stop. Did I mention it was raining?
So we have me with my MP3 player waiting patiently, in the dark, cold and wet. Traversing a very busy part of London at a very busy part of the day. My thoughts on the matter were very simple and to the point.
“Stupid Bitch” I said.
Looking to my left I realise there is a women, standing staring at me. ‘Shit’ I think – Instead of muttering to myself I have made the mistake of saying quite clearly and loudly what was on my mind. What should have been an internal monologue – an insult never uttered. Has turned instead to an unprovoked attack on an innocent bystander. All of this because of my MP3 player blaring in my ear’s, clearly I can’t hear myself think and as such have basically shouted and splurted my thoughts for all to know.
“OMG” I exclaim with my face reddening at the realisation “I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to say that I”
She’s laughing and looks at me “I know, it’s the only way to meet people now days”
“That’s true, have a good evening, and again I’m so sorry”
The moral of this story should be clear to anyone. Be careful what you think, or maybe it’s something to do with the evils and perils of modern technology. You decide.
I thought tonight after finally picking up some of my Discworld novels again I’m feeling very happy, positive and generally have some drive which I’ve been lacking recently. That all being said here are a few of my favourite shot’s from my previous travel’s I’m not a great photographer – but then I don’t need to be because I enjoy it and I’m not doing this for anyone else. I may have mentioned previously about my fears of losing my memory and my photographs being a link to drag these back up so we shall see really. Remember you can click on any picture to make it large, anyway enjoy:
Some shots from Fujairah to start:-
Azka in Mirror
Ben and the Cheese
Shooting in Athens:-
Shooting in Glass
Pillars of light
Some shots in the London Aquarium:-
Messinge with shutter speeds
General Pictures in London:-
Pidgeons in flight
Tree in Fisheye
Top of the Steps
Bird in Flight
Playin with ISO and Shutter speeds
Beauty in Simplicity
No-one looks up
Picture in Picture
First of – A happy new year to all those that read this.
Ok so we’re finally officially into a new year, I know it’s only been a short time but I was kind of hoping with all the fuss thing’s would seem different – not just more expensive…
A few good changes have happened this year. I finally found some fish that my female Molly won’t chase and kill so the fish tank is looking a lot fuller and my molly seems happier for the company. I also was given a present this year that fit’s my lifestyle greatly. A paint-your-own cow. I know it’s not exciting but I now have another addition to my window sill garden I have developed over the last couple of months, mainly out of boredom but partly I guess out of a desire to make the most of the little space I do have. Living in a flat on a high street means I don’t have any garden space so I’ve made the most of the situation from scratch and grown myself a grassy area. Check out the pictures below 😀 also feel free to add me to FACEBOOK
Cow in Garden
When you have nothing else to talk about, you talk about the weather. When you have nothing to write about you talk about politics.
I’m on the late shift at work today and came out onto London bridge around 7:10, the air was crisp and warm and felt amazing, the sun was setting, up river. Continue reading