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I am sorry to see that weekend has deleted their Live Journal. If you are still out there somewhere, it was nice talking to you here.

Camera gear for sale

I have made the great leap, from Olympus to Canon. Would anyone be interested in my old gear, before I put it on eBay?

E-620 four-thirds body
Zuiko 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens (24-120mm equivalent)
Zuiko 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens (140-600mm equivalent)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens (60mm equivalent)
Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens (270-800mm equivalent)
Various filters, spare batteries, memory cards

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From Facebook, because easier

Today
I need to think of good things ...
We had lunch at The Salutation Inn yesterday
We are going inside Stonehenge next Monday
I have read interesting library books on PoW exchanges in WWII (largely arranged through Lisbon) and German / British double agents in WWII (largely making contact with Germany through Lisbon)
The March Ansible has arrived
This white Burgundy is still very pleasant, two days after opening

Sunday
Grandad (Colin Wells) with Ch Woodlark, c1959 - 60.
Colin Wells with Ch Woodlark c. 1959-60

Saturday
Tolkien slept here: http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11824442.Follow_the_Tolkien_Trail_at_Mordiford_/
I have booked sleeper tickets south from Inverness. We are aiming to do the whole journey, Bristol - Skye - Harris - Inverness - Bristol surface by public transport (although there may be the odd taxi thrown in, and hire cars on the islands).

Friday
Yes, I know it's the Daily Fail (complete with inaccurate reporting), but there are lots of great photos here.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2960251/How-RAF-ready-face-Russians-Stunning-images-depths-Cold-War-surface-air-missiles-V-bombers-radar-stations-protecting-Britain.html

Books read in 2015

The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham (re-read, occasioned by buying a 1st edition in the Oxfam bookshop on Park Street when we went there with pellegrina)

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... and doubtless others I have forgotten ...

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A follow-up to http://wellinghall.livejournal.com/647187.html

Two days later, Stanford was shown up to our rooms, and bore good news; he had arranged an appointment for me the following morning. He assured me that the interview would be little more than a formality; the company was in great need of engineers, as there was much tunnelling work with the expansion of the underground railway, together with the growth of the pneumatic and hydraulic networks. As long as I could prove my credentials and show that I only had one head - it seemed that the managing director had some prejudice against Betelgusians - I would be assured of a position. Still, I thought it prudent to polish my boots, and to ask Mrs Taylor to sponge and press my suit.

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