ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

MANIC…..(19/09/13)

Today has been very damp. Sunshine and showers. I met a fellow blogger in Sheffield. I was a little apprehensive. He is a bloke with a massive brain. He knows three hundred times what I know about software, possibly a thousand times. He doesn’t use Adobe but does use Blender. I gained a lot from our discussion… Well happen little as he doesn't speak 3D. He can make it work, I can make it work a bit. We had something in common we both save bits that do work and have trouble remembering where we saved them. I think he was being polite. I tend towards desktop but I find it gets filled up quick sticks. Thanks Mark I’m not happy that you struggle but it made my day finding out that I’m not alone in my blundering with Blender 3D.

Having booked an hour slot at my favourite image printer a week ago we arrived to find it devoid of fit totty decorated with iron work. Rupert who owns this establishment had to dash off. He usually does….Is it me? Mark got his big sky printed and seemed happy enough. Had I been in work mode then I would have ripped Rupert’s head off.

This is a massive printer but the magnetic lass who can make it sing and dance was silk screening so couldn’t touch the computer. She was covered in ink and screen cleaner. Gorgeous she looked.

Mark and I parted company at John Lewis. I got a new pair of Levi and a pack of knickers. John Lewis do knickers that fit right. Nothing worse than undergarments that crawl up ones crack or pinch the dangly bits. Well worth paying a pound extra for are John Lewis pants.

Untitled_HDR2 The van parked in Sheffield. It’s not bad here. It’s a ten pound taxi ride into town which is reasonable. The view up the Rivelin Valley would be fine on a good day.

_MG_1638_39_40_fused Not so good today.

Tomorrow is looking good weather wise I’ll take another trip to town and hopefully show you what a wonderful place Sheffield has become.

36 comments:

  1. Look forward to your Sheffield shots, for 11 months it became my second home & I was quite surprised with the delights it threw at me.

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    1. Jay, it is a good city but I couldn't face town two days running.

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  2. I love the second picture. Maybe I'm warped because I like rainy, cloudy days as much as sunshiny ones. The colors are soft and pretty, the fence gives the picture excellent focus and the harnesses on the posts just sets it all off.

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    1. David, I too enjoy weather. It's just as well, it's cold and wet today.

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  3. You had a very busy day. Meeting a fellow blogger is awesome and icing on the cake when you can try to learn about software.I'm not sure hoe genes and shorts fit into the post but it's there.

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    1. Red, there are several Uk Bloggers that I meet from time to time.

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  4. Hi Adrian.. Hey I haven't been able to leave a comment the last few day's, but I see you got a new microwave, maybe it is throwing of some kind of waves that is keeping me out hahaha!!

    Well I am in,and I see your still complaining, but I am glad you got a good fitting pair of jeans and some tidy fitting knickers!!

    I like that last photo, that's the way it is!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, It's not easy getting stuff to fit when one is a funny shape.

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  5. Adrian, you would have appreicated one of my teenage grand-daughters who announced, "I can't wait to be old and wear comfy knickers like Granny's." Glad you enjoyed your meet-up with Mark. Could almost imagine that last shot being from around here!

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    1. Pauline, children terrify me. I used to quite like them when I was one.

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  6. It was a really fun morning and great to finally meet you in person. It was a shame about the weather, hiding in the museum for coffee isn't the nest way of killing time, but then again miserable rain is kind of typical for Sheffield. Hopefully you'll have better weather today.

    Glad to hear you got your shopping sorted, as you say there is nothing worse than clothes that don't fit!

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    1. Mark, I was slightly apprehensive. It takes a very laid back person to cope with such dithering and lack of urgency in this day and age. I'm glad you fall into the category of person who realises there is little point in pushing folk that refuse to be pushed.

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    2. I'm often so laid back I'm horizontal!

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  7. Funnily enough Adrian, Amanda has said that next year we should visit somewhere like Sheffield. I wondered why she should choose such a place. Maybe you can convince me?

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    1. Gary I dislike towns so I'm afraid i ducked wandering town. The city has some wonderful buildings and the countryside surrounding it is beautiful. You would enjoy Chatsworth.

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  8. HI Adrian It was lovely for you to meet another blogger. Pity about the rain but hopefully it will clear and you can get shots of Sheffield to show us. I have never been there, never really wanted to go there either.

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    1. Margaret, I'm sorry I couldn't face town again.

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  9. You certainly find some good spots to park in.
    Is that knickers as in the female variety, or regular blokes pants?
    Either way I find it better not wearing any.

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    1. Keith, just regular pants.
      I did think of buying a thong but the lady in the shop redirected me.
      Not wearing any....it must be the Irish in you.

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  10. I too will be interested to see Sheffield photos. Many many years ago I used to spend a lot of time there with friends who lived nearby in Totley and Dore (if I recall the name correctly). I can't recall being there since.

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    1. Interesting, I never knew you'd spent time in Sheffield, and yes you got the place names correct. I'll have to show some more shots of central Sheffield on my blog as well, given I have plenty of opportunities to take them when going to and from work.

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    2. Graham, I should never promise and not deliver. I'll leave it to Mark.There are many beautiful buildings bot old and new.

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    3. I'll do my best, although I can't promise photos as good as Adrians

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    4. Yes Mark when I was in my early 20s a friend from work and uni moved there with his wife and my first two God-children. He had a lecturing post at Sheffield Uni. I spent a time there until they moved to Colchester.

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  11. A big blogger, too much knowledge I'd say...............
    Your van looks lovely in Sheffield.

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    1. Bob, I strive for knowledge. I don't think one can ever have too much of it.
      The van needs a wash.

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  12. ach je kan ook gelukkig zijn zoals je bent ,maar je hebt een mooie camper en staat daar niet verkeerd,heb een fijn weekend.Adrian.

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    1. I'm back in the countryside. I'll have a good weekend and you too.

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  13. I'm was worried too about the style of "knickers" you brought but I'm now more worried about Keith's comment, them sheep in Wales will not know what hit them:O)
    What's under the rear wheels in the first image? Looking forward to see what images you get from Sheffield.

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  14. Keith is obviously the Bare Birder. He should get together with the naked rambler.
    They are levelling ramps. There are hydraulic levelling jacks but they cost a fortune.

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  15. I'm sorry folk. I should have taken a day shooting city scapes. I really don't like towns so shouldn't have mentioned it.

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  16. Me gusta tu auto caravana y me gusta tu forma de vida ADRIAN:)))
    La ropa interior que molesta es mala:((
    Que tengas buen fin de semana y no llueva!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Me encanta mi vida.
      Hay pocas cosas peores que la mala ropa interior.
      Hay un buen fin de semana.

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  17. They have trailer camps like these in the U.S. also.

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    1. Maria, plenty of them here as well.

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