August 2016 (1)

August 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

So many changes, some planned, some not.  Originally I thought I would go along to Histon Football Club as they were entertaining a Cambridge United X1 on Saturday 23rd July.  However when I realised that Cambridge United were actually playing Ipswich that day and that Histon were still charging an £8 entrance fee, I quickly changed my mind.  I have supported Histon for more years than I care to remember (since the 1960's) - through good times and bad.  I haven't always gone to watch them but have always looked for their scores.  Whilst I appreciate that they are in financial trouble at the moment, for a pre-season game against a reserve team, I simply felt they were charging too much for this match.

I did however go to Wimpole junior parkrun on the 24th July and what a very friendly bunch they are!  Taking photos of juniors is always a joy...they are so full of expression.  I hope to return to this weekly event in a few weeks time.  I don't think it would be wise to take photos there every week even if I wanted to, as it would be an idea that could quickly go stale.  The photo below is of the children (and their parents) warming up before the run.

Having decided not to go to Histon the previous weekend, I was still keen to get some football photographs.  So, on the 30th July I went along to Histon for their pre-season cup game against old rivals Cambridge City.  I must say after seeing my team get beaten (again) I feel that it could be another long season.

I was going to go up to Cambridge Triathlon in Mepal on July 31st but in the end work pressures got in the way.  I would however still like to take some triathlon photos so with a friend going to Stewartby lake, I may go there instead on the 14th August. 

The day before I have pencilled in a trip to Horseheath for a BE event...This is a one day equestrian event (dressage, cross-country and showjumping) at novice level.  Its been a few years since I went to one of these...my son used to compete in them and I had 10 years of being a stable boy, so there may be a bit of reminiscing going on.

I have finally managed to set up my Aikido shoot for the evening of 16th August at Burwell Aikido club.

The planned return to Cambridge parkrun on the 6th has been postponed as the event has been called off for a couple of weeks.  My next visit is likely to be on the 20th.  I am actually hoping to make it a full weekend of parkruns as I am hoping to go back to Wimpole junior parkrun the following day.

In other news: I have taken delivery of an A3 photo printer, so I can now do prints myself rather than having to send photos off for printing.  Sending a file off, in my opinion, is always risky as you don't know whether the colours that I see on my monitor will be matched in the print that gets sent out and of course I don't get to see the print, so I have no idea how accurate the end result really is.  I can only assume it has been OK up to now as I have not had any complaints. Whether I will eventually take over all the printing is to be determined, in the meantime I have quite a learning process to go through.

John

 


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