Friday, August 29, 2008

I dont like Cricket, I love it!

Well we have won a one day international series finally!

Well done Captain KP, Freddie (star!) and to Stuart and Sammi excellent bowling. All backed up by some great wk by Matty Prior, some good bowling of Anderson, Harmison and some good batting by Bell, Shah and some fielding by Colly - and theres Luke of course

well really great all round performance from our team!

Let's see if we can make it 5-0 (thats put the mockers on that!)

Anyway some pics from my long w/e on the Houseboat on the Thames.The reason a boy called cebo he is also included!
Some Great Crested Grebe juvs put in an appearance couldn't resist!
There were lots of Herons about!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lightening Bolt!

I tried posting this just after the Race but blogger wasn't playing!

Wow! I have changed the original post as its a couple of days later but wasn't that sensational?

What kind of time might he do if he really raced all the way?

Looking forward to the 200 now....

Well the Sailors have done us proud and for once we almost got good coverage! Still I expect the BBC think that was good coverage. Ben Ainslie is a fantastic dingy sailor!

Rowers glinted and I felt gutted for the womens coxless four how painful was that going for Gold and getting the silver! 3rd time too for Kath Grainger she will be inconsolible - holiday needed there and then a re think or what?

Cycling continues to shine for GB.

As for young Louis Smith that was spendid! First GB male to an individual final and then top it off with a medal!

Talons crossed for at least some medals in the Athletics...I suppose tho we will be looking for some pb's mainly and we cant ask for more than that.

Triple Jump? 400 metres? cant see further than that...altho our 1500 metre runner did really well ....but when it comes to the Finals?????????????

I notice that Commonwealth Countries are getting lots of attention not sure we have had that before? - Ireland too of course....clutching at straws???????????????

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Just browsing

While I await a final - Rowing Men's coxless four - I was checking my e-mails and was reminded of some Big Cat pics I have on file here is one! I have to look at the others first before publishing any more!If you click on the pic you can see it enlarged...just look at that face!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Espana

Well blogger wont let me upload images so I shall wait to another time.

Saw a Southern Hawker in a local park the other day!

Also Meadow Brown / Brown Argus / Gatekeeper this is a park next to a sewage farm whatever you call it so there is fantastic cover of trees and various wild shrubs ....
but this is the first year I have seen all of these.

No pics a)no camera with me and b) hands are full of dog (LOL!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Too much rain!

Too much rain so my thoughts turned back to my birding and butterfly trip to the Picos in June.

Not many pics of birds or butterflies but some grand scenery so here are a few!

more later!