Thursday, March 29, 2012

Song Thrush in the Garden

Having cut the grass, I saw some increased activity of birds looking for food on the lawn. The winner surely has to be this Song Thrush, that was hopping about picking up more and more worms...quite a feast for the little ones I guess.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

70th Birthday party for Bjørn

We went to a golf course out in the country outside Oslo, to attend Siv's "Uncle" Bjørn's 70th Birthdy party. The food and drink was very good, in a very nice setting, with lots of sunshine.

 Jose never goes anywhere without his personal lighting rig.

Bjørn's 70th party from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Deer in Ståle and Cathrine's Garden

We woke up this morning to see two young deer relaxing in Ståle and Cathrine's garden. They even had time to have a sit down in the morning sun.

Deer in Ståle and Catherine's garden from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Leeds v West Ham trip

A group of us went on our annual West Ham away trip for the year, this year, it was Leeds. We took an early train from King's Cross, arriving in Leeds around 10.30am. After checking into our hotel, the very comfortable Double Tree by Hilton, we set off to meet Snowy, a friend of Gerkin's at Whitelocks, a great real ale pub. 
After a few pints of Ilkley Black, and some roast beef and dripping sandwiches, we headed off for the game, which was inevitably a disappointment. The West Ham fans were held back in the ground for about 30 minutes after the game for policing purposes, which gave the crowd plenty of opportunity to take the mickey out of a Steward!
After the game, we caught buses back into town laid on by Leeds Utd, to go to the Becketts Bank, to meet some of the others who didn't go to football, and to watch the end of the Rugby, watching England beat Ireland.
After this we headed back to the hotel, stopping off for a couple of drinks at The Hop, opposite the hotel, which had some Ossett Brewery beers. We got back to the hotel to change and head up to the Skylounge at our hotel for some cocktails. After this, some people went for a curry, while some headed back to The Hop.
The following morning it was an early start to head home again after an enjoyable weekend away.

Leeds - March 2012 from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekend with Lev and Sarah

We're just back from a relaxing weekend with Lev and Sarah up in Kirby cane. On Saturday, we went for Lunch at The Anchor in Walberswick. On the way, we stopped off to take in the ancient church in Blythburgh. Its an impressive sight, and the walk up the steps to the Priest's Room was a very tight squeeze!
Saturday evening we went for a very nice meal at The Wherry pub in Geldeston, before heading home Sunday morning.

Blythburgh church from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

After last night's fun and games, we headed to the arches along Southend seafront and had had a fry-up breakfast at the Riviera Cafe on Sunday morning.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

We spent Saturday night at Bernie's 40th Birthday party at Clarence Yard in Southend. We had a good evening with everyone getting into the spirit of things with Irish dancing and 'Oops Upside Your Head' among the wide variety of music played by the DJ!!

Helium fun and games from martin clinton on Vimeo.