i-gadget wrote in post #3759182
Nice shots Warren - especially considering the conditions.....
I was at my mothers house - close to the end of the runway at Shoreham airport yesterday afternoon, so was treated to landings/departures/ impromptu fly pasts re refuelling/staging of the Spitfires (Hurricane?) and helicopters associated with the Eastbourne show. Possibly missed others but had to mow the lawn!
Sounds like you would have had a good SHELTERED view!
Are you going to Shoreham airshow in 4 weeks?
Maybe you don't really need that 300-800 and giving to a free home?
Mstar wrote in post #3760796
You are following me! Having spent two years at Newcastle, I have to say it was the best time of my life. It should not be too long for you to join them walking down Grey Street in a tea-shirt in the freezing cold and with six inches of snow around your feet on a Friday night. They are a tough bunch up there and I would add, more friendly than us southern folk who tend to keep ourselves to ourselves. Just my impression anyway.
However, they do talk funny. I could not understand them for weeks. I got used to it in the end. I think they have a musical tone which I think is nice.
You may like to try this site:http://www.geordie.org.uk/
You can use it to translate English into Geordie!!
This is what you said earlier, as an example:
"That's pretty cool then!
You must have a flexible job to get around so much.
My new job involves monday-friday and some saturdays also.
Don't think I'll last long, may relocate to Newcastle - still thinking about it - if I don't then I'l go there towards Christmas/Jan for some winter shots, and have the last few weeks left off before going back to NZ on Feb 5th."
....and now into Geordie:
"That's bonney cool then!
Yee must hev a flexible job te get around so much.
Me new job involves monday-friday an some saturdays also.
Divvent think I'll last long, may relocate te The Toon - still thinking aboot it - if Ah divvent then I'l gan there towards Christmas/Jan fre some winter shots, an hev the last few weeks left off before gannin back te NZ on Feb 5th ."
I hope you enjoyed that.
My job is Mon-Fri also. I just like to escape and explore from time to time.
I reckon, you should make a visit to the Lake District, as I think you may have missed it on your travels. It may remind you of home? Well, they are mini-mountains compared to your home. I find them more accessible than Scotland, but, so does everybody else and it can be a bit crowded.
Just to wet your appetite :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_District
Finally, a few pics on the BBC:http://www.bbc.co.uk:80 …airbourne_gallery.shtml?2
Thanks for all that info, love the Geordie page!
I saw last night on tv, the info on Skye, Lake District, London, for britains "favourite view"... I was on keyboard, typing down every destination! I think I will work in my current job till mid-late December, then travel up North - I'm hoping for a late-ish winter, as I don't want to get snowed in
Thanks John, missing the GKPE shoots, and typically I'm shooting with others, but mostl alone lately, apart from adam*, (newcastle)