OK, now unless the scale is having a bit of a laugh, that’s a quite major drop today. That’s the lowest weight of the year so far, which can’t be bad.
Following last weekend’s Manchester shenanigans, it was nice to get back into my normal Saturday routine of having breakfast at Frankie & Benny’s followed by a bit of shopping in Tesco’s. Having got that out of the way moderately early, I decided to have an afternoon out with the X-E2. After the traditional bit of dithering, I decided to go to Bishop Auckland, on the quite sensible grounds that I’ve never been there before. This involves getting a train to Darlington, then another one from there. I got the timing right, and got there on time. It’s a bit of a walk along a street full of shops to get to the town centre, and from there, after getting some photos, I went into the grounds of Auckland Castle, former residence of the Bishops of Durham. The castle isn’t open to the public until April, but I did have a nice walk in the adjacent park. That got me back to the town centre in time for a leisurely walk back to the station in good time to come home again.
Assorted photos were taken, which will be appearing over the next few days, but for now, here’s one of the statue of Stan Laurel (yes, of Laurel and Hardy), who spent some of his early life in the town. The sky was that awful bright grey that makes taking photos into the light a wee bit of a challenge, so I’ve deliberately blown out the background completely rather than trying to recover detail that isn’t there.
Shutter speed: 1/140s
Focal length: 48.4mm
Location: 54° 39.7029′ 0″ N 1° 40.5308′ 0″ W
Taken: 8 March, 2014
More photos to follow…
 Well, it wasn’t as much fun as shenanigans sound like they should be, but never mind