Two days in a field…

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29/08/2016. Beaconsfield Country Fare. Adults Stretcher Bearers racing to the first pub

Followed by a day in the shires. Three very provincial jobs in the diary for yesterday, including rubber duck racing & a country fare & a church fete. Local newspaper work hasn’t really changed much in the last 30 years, the usual fodder of local news for local people.

Wings & Wheels Day 2

28/08/2016.Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold. The Red Arrows

28/08/2016.Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold. The Red Arrows Synchro Pair

Today was mainly about the Red Arrows as they were unable to get out of Brize Norton yesterday due to thunder storms. Due to a low cloud base & the proximity of Gatwick Airport, they could only do their “flat” display.

Wings & Wheels Day One

27/08/2016.Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold RAF Typhoon

27/08/2016.Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold RAF Typhoon

Muggy, humid, hot, sweaty, damp, moist, just some of the words that could describe how my day has been. Noisy, smokey, fast, agile are several other words that could describe what I have been photographing, and the best thing is there is another day to go.

 

Bloody Hell

IMG_0020Fancied replacing my car keys as they are heavily worn, so I asked a dealership for a quote….. when I got back to my feet, I asked if they were sure, when I next came round, I decided that £150 for a new key fob was taking the piss. So I ordered a replacement without the electrics/transponder & key blade for about a fiver, some superglue de-bonder and in about 30 minutes had saved my self £140.

Oblox

IMG_2816-EditCar was booked in for new rear disks & pads today to get it through its MOT, turns out it also needed new rear callipers as well as the pistons had seized, they still worked, but could not be pushed back into the callipers to receive the new pads. So an additional expense, but at least that is it for another year.

Big thank you to AA Autos of Godalming who did the MOT, good bunch of hard working lads that give great customer service, turned up for the Free Re-Test without notice, straight in & out again complete with new MOT.

Next up a get the wheels refurbished so that they match the shiny metal bits & the shiny paint.

FA Cup

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23/08/2016 Chessington & Hook United v Guildford City. City’s Perry Coles scores City’s second.

Guildford City made it through their replayed FA Cup match last night, by the “skin of their teeth”, truth be known, in a replay that should never have been, after City had be profligate with their chances in the initial game at the Spectrum. It looked like City may do the same again. However,  City managed a 2-1 win away to Chessington & Hook to see themselves through to the next round against Bognor Regis Town on the 3rd September, which co-incedentally will probably be the next game that I make it to, as I shall be covering Wings & Wheels next Saturday & Sunday and covering the Buckinghamshire patch on Bank Holiday Monday.