Snapshot Sunday: Johnny Bairstow English Cricketer

Johnny Bairstow at Bellerive Oval during an England v Australia A tour match 2013

The Ashes are on again and the First Test is being played at “The Gabba” in Brisbane this week. I think this beardless boy is England wicket keeper Johnny Bairstow. This photo was taken four years ago when England were playing a tour match against Australia A. Hobart does not rate an Ashes Test Match which is a shame because I’d love to see one but hate going to the mainland in summer.

Bad Photo Monday

Bad photo of my tablet

What’s wrong with this picture? What’s right with it! I was looking for something for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge that had the letter L in the name so I thought “I know, my tablet.” However the flash reflected badly on the screen which was dirty and it is slightly out of focus as well. I was about to delete it as I do all awful photos and then I thought, “No, better keep it for Monday. Then I will delete it.”¬† I have too.

Snapshot Sunday: Decorating

As I mentioned earlier this past week I’ve been too busy painting, varnishing and moving furniture in and out of my living rooms to take a lot of photos. Today I plan to take it easy and clean the ornaments from my china cabinet before putting them back where they belong. Today’s photo is a “Before and After” taken after new carpets were laid on Friday. The china cabinet seen in the first photo is now on the other side of the room. The big fan may have to be packed away¬† for now as I don’t want to put too many holes in the wall hanging things but it will return. My main aim with this redecorating has been to make the rooms look bigger and cleaner but still feel like my home. I think it has worked.

Snapshot Sunday: King of the Mountain

Peter Brock – Adelaide

Today I’m going retro with this old photo I had scanned onto the computer. Australia’s most famous motor race the Bathurst 1000 is being run today. In years gone by David and I would often spend the whole day watching the race on television. He loved it. As time passed I tended more to watch the start with him and pop in and out to check on the progress of the race while doing other things. That’s what I am doing today so in honour of Bathurst, 9 times winner Peter Brock and David here is Peter Brock in his famous 05 Commodore. This was not taken at Bathurst which we never visited but at a support race for the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Adelaide. The photo was most likely taken with my old Pentax MG .