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I Love Idiots

I love idiots – but a special kind of idiot. I love the sort of idiot who decides cycling around the world, or rowing across the Atlantic, or walking to the South Pole – and back – is a good idea. My twitter feed is full of people updating from random parts of the world where they are doing very silly things. This video tweeted to by one of the aforementioned lunatics is what has kickstarted this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95lO84NCOOo Charlie is spending four years cycling 40,000 miles.

Why? “Why not”.

I only discovered Charlie’s journey tonight but I’ve already subscribed to his blog. It’s at www.charliewalkerexplore.co.uk. I don’t know what it is about these adventures and the people who go on them that appeals to me. I love my comfort, a nice comfy bed and showering more than once a month. I have no plans to do anything so mental as walk across India or sail around the entire coast of the UK but I am absolutely fascinated by those who do. Here’s one final video for this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWh62BvgxE0 I’ll post more about these nut-jobs in the next few weeks. In fact, I’ll have something important to post about one of them very soon.

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

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Posted in Business, Opinion, Personal, Travel

France Photos

I’m back home from France now and as I mentioned I got a Canon EOS 650D before I left. I bought the 18-135mm kit lens but it wasn’t in stock before I left so the Camera Centre kindly let me take an 18-55mm kit which I’ll swap later this week for the 18-135mm. While in France I went out of my way to use the camera and took well upwards of 1200 pictures over the seven days. Obviously I won’t post them all here but there are some I was very happy with.

The first photo is of the pews in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Rodez. The entire region of France was on a pilgrim trail so there were a lot of big, beautiful churches near by. The cathedral in Rodez was particularly impressive. I really liked the look of the row upon row of empty seats. Although there obviously wasn’t a mass on, I felt it was a slight commentary on the state of the church…

This one was taken on the bridge in Espalion, a small town near where we were staying. As we were exploring the bridge it started to rain so Eva started walking back towards the car ahead of me. I had my camera out taking touristy shots and took the opportunity to snap a picture of her walking away. I’m happy with how it turned out!

Eva has a tea addiction. It’s something that we have to face together. Even in high 20 or low 30 degree heat, sitting by the pool, she was rarely without a mug of tea. Proof?

The final photo for this post is another one of Eva’s back. The big advantage my new camera has over my old one is burst mode. We went out for a cycle and I stopped and got Eva to cycle past me. I took 4 or 5 photos as she went by and this one worked out the best!

There’s still 1196 photos that I could post here so there’ll likely be another few up sometime soon.

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

All links to amazon in this blog are affiliate links, I have to pay webhosting somehow! However, that in no way changes my opinion of the product. If I wanted to make money off affiliate links, I wouldn't write really long review of €5.00 books.
Posted in Personal, Photography, Travel

Je suis en France

I’m in France for a week. Got a new camera, a Canon 650D, before I left. There should be plenty of pictures being taken, some of which I’ll post here. This one is of Eva sitting on the hanging chair out the back garden.

Should be a regular post or two this week as well.

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

All links to amazon in this blog are affiliate links, I have to pay webhosting somehow! However, that in no way changes my opinion of the product. If I wanted to make money off affiliate links, I wouldn't write really long review of €5.00 books.
Posted in Personal, Photography, Travel