Hi hi hi.
So, last week, when I wasn't here [by the magic of post-scheduling you probably won't even of noticed ... or cared ... nor should you! ] I was on or annual trip to Lincoln, James's original hometown.
Our yearly trip is partly so he can catch the air show at RAF Waddington and, as we only ever attend one day of the show - even I can manage to [almost] not get bored and behave myself for that long! And then the remainder of the time we're away we eat, mooch around the town and generally pretend 'work' doesn't exist.
Now, I know I said I don't get bored at the air show but ... I do have plenty of back-up plans just in case ... for example ...
- I always take a book to read plus a notebook to scribble in while we're sitting down by the runway waiting for things to take off, fly about, and land [see how technical I am? You're impressed aren't you?]
- Listening in to other people's conversations - which led to this 'Overheards Air show Special' 3 years ago;
- ... which was the same year James set me a treasure hunt which included me having to decide which nation had the sexiest pilots ... which certainly kept me busy!
- and more recently ... last year, when I first joined Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt [which so far hasn't asked us to find any sexy pilots ... maybe next year Rinda?] I whiled away part of the day seeking out items to cross off my list ...
- ... and I did the same this year with Rinda's new list for 2013.
Item No.4: AirplaneNow then, if I couldn't have found a plane to photograph at an airshow ... then, well ... I don't think anyone would be asking me to organise anything in a brewery any time soon.
But, that said ... the phrase 'spoilt for choice' springs to mind, as I simply could not decide which one of the many to capture for the hunt!
Eventually ... in the very last area we looked around ... right before heading for the exit ... I found this one which I deemed interesting and stylish enough to make the grade:
I have it on good authority [from my in-house plane expert] that it's a Saab Grippen belonging to the 'Tiger squadron' of the Swedish air force ... hence the amazing tiger design art work on the wings and tail:
Item No.1: Open air market
Not everything we ate was that healthy and, after re-reading my post from last year I realise we've accidentally begun a tradition. For two years running now we seem to have had a lunch of bacon + sausage sandwiches plus a Mr.Whippy ice-cream!
Item No.15: A fire truck or police car
As with the outside bench form my earlier scavenger hunt post I like it when the item I've hunted has its name written across it!
It's unequivocal. Not contentious. It leaves little room for debate about how I've interpreted the category. But I fear I can't say the same thing about the next category ...
Item No.12: A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)
I've been hunting one of these since I first saw Rinda's list ... and I reckoned that if I couldn't spot one while looking up into a vast open area of sky at the air show all day ... then it would be a poor do!
That was until it turned out to be a near cloudless sky!!
However I did manage to spot these two ... which I think look like ...
A dragon's head in profile:
Or how about ... a snail:
This one first caught my eye as it was so spherical ... but I thought I'd be pushing my luck to say it was in the shape of 'a ball'! But then I spotted the section on the left - which I think could be its snaily body and antennae / eyes.
So there's another four to cross off the list courtesy of a very hot day at RAF Waddington. While we were out and about in the rest of the Lincoln I managed to make an even bigger dent in that list ... and I'll share those item soon.
Happy Sunday to you - have a great week ahead.