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Ciggie

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I haven't bought a pair of shoes in over 20 years.
I get issued 2 pairs a year at work and unlike most people I actually take care of them and make them last as a result I have a pair of brand new Dr Marten boots, 2 pairs Dr Marten shoes and about 10 pairs of unused trainers.
Nice one! Particularly the DMs...used to be my shoe of choice for years but a combination of living in central Europe where knockoffs are common and a general reduction in quality in the genuine article anyway made my enthusiasm fizzle out a bit....how much are a pair of DM shoes new in the UK these days? Over a ton ?
 

Kirkz

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Nice one! Particularly the DMs...used to be my shoe of choice for years but a combination of living in central Europe where knockoffs are common and a general reduction in quality in the genuine article anyway made my enthusiasm fizzle out a bit....how much are a pair of DM shoes new in the UK these days? Over a ton ?
The ones I have are about £120 a pair, work don't issue docs anymore so I'm hanging on to the ones I have. It's all Magnum trainers and boots now, the trainers are OK but the boots are a bit shite.
 
Grass dried out enough to give it the first cut of 2021 today. It's actually just a chunk of meadow, really, and certainly much too bumpy to be given the title of "lawn"! Arreton Down, Isle of Wight, in background.




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Kirkz

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Grass dried out enough to give it the first cut of 2021 today. It's actually just a chunk of meadow, really, and certainly much too bumpy to be given the title of "lawn"! Arreton Down, Isle of Wight, in background.




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Mine got it's first cut of the year today too.
Not as big as yours but still not a lawn more a wild patch of grass at the back of the house.
Percy Thrower I am not.
 

Ciggie

GCM
Mine got it's first cut of the year today too.
Not as big as yours but still not a lawn more a wild patch of grass at the back of the house.
Percy Thrower I am not.
I have to say the British fascination with lawns has always been beyond me, don't get me wrong, I love a piece of well-matured grass....er, let me rephrase that...a decently looked-after bit of turf but it has always seemed a misuse of space...might be because my old man was an avid gardener, bought our house in Jockland on the basis of how much garden space there was ( it was a new build and so a blank canvas ), sold it on the basis of what a brilliant job he'd done with that space. We had a front lawn and flower garden but it was under 20% of the total space. The rest was devoted to fruit ( strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries ) and veg ( the usual but also kale and spinach ), a couple of greenhouses produced tomatoes and, almost unbelievable considering this was Jockland, grapes- small but edible and at the same time sweet and sour, not to mention 3 bee hives. That in a posh suburban part of Dunfermline with a railway cutting at the end of the veggie bit. Google Earth revealed that now all that is a second house and v. small garden...how times change etc.

Apologies for the French origin of the pic, but it really does sum us up !!!


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Daz

LE
Beautiful Daz, wish I still lived in Porthcawl.
problem always is jobs and house prices there.
I got lucky and brought an ex B&B on the outskirts of Porthcawl going cheap (well, cheap for Porthcawl) that needed renovating, you're right about the lack of jobs down here, there's bugger all in the town itself
 

Daz

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Daz

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Daz

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Daz

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How many images do you take a week? that's take not use
No idea, today alone was 120 shots ....... and that was a slow day, the horses posted yesterday came in at 85 shots, the last sunrise was 66 shots, out of which I used 4, the last sunset was 140 shots - so around 5 to 6 hundred a week or so at a guess, sometimes more, sometimes less
 
When I go out I take 10 maybe 15, out of that one maybe 2 are worth processing, 1 might make in to my library 1 a month might make it to the website. There are exceptions, if I am doing motor sports or air shows then that will rack up. But for landscapes and still life, slow and selective is the way forward.
 

Fang_Farrier

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