I’ve searched long and hard through my photos to find a morning related shot and as it’s less than two weeks till we go to the Glastonbury Festival, I thought this one would be rather appropriate.
It’s a photo of my son Thomas just surfacing on the morning of 26th June 2008, looking somewhat the worse for wear after the previous night’s festivities!
The 2008 festival was quite controversial as this was the year that Jay Z was one of the headliners. There was alot of fuss about whether a rap artist should be performing, with Noel Gallagher of Oasis particularly vehement in voicing his opinion. But Jay Z pulled off a master stroke by opening his set with Oasis’s Wonderwall.
The sheer variety of the festival and humour of the festival goers is summed up by this placard, referring both to Jay Z and Shaking Stevens, who was also performing at the festival.
I’ve been searching through my photos to find some I could use for this week’s photo challenge and the best I could do have just one number, 7480.
This was the number I was given when I ran in last year’s Run to the Beat Half Marathon in London. It started and finished at the O2 complex, formerly the Millenium Dome.
The reason I selected this marathon was that it had music stations set up around the course, with some of them having bands performing,.
It was my first half marathon in over 20 years. I’d done some training beforehand, but nowhere near enough, so it was somewhat of an ordeal, to say the least! I was hoping for a time of under two hours, and up to 11 miles was on target, but then cramp set in, so the last two miles were somewhat slower. I ended up with a time of two hours ten minutes which wasn’t too bad.
I ran on behalf of a charity called Malaika Kids , which helps raise funds to house orphans in Tanzania. I raised around £350 for the charity, which made it all worthwhile.
So here’s a few photos of yours truly with my number 7480
Here’s some “water” photos from my visit to New York last year:
I’ve just been browsing through my old phots and came across this one taken at Denver Zoo back in the summer of 2007.
I must admit to not being a big fan of zoos, much prefering to see animals in their natural habitat, but each time I’ve been to Denver, I’ve been to the zoo and they do alot of work on endangered species.
If I remember rightly, it was a particularly hot day and I could quite easily have hoined the Polar bear in the water!