Leesland Parkfest 2014

Leesland Park is the local park to where I grew up, but back then it was overgrown allotments, which I loved, it was much better for making dens!! but it lovely now too with skate park, play park with flying fox, basketball court and a wild bit great for blackberry picking. Every September they have a small festival called Leesland Parkfest going on from midday till 11pm with live music (normally headlined by a great group called Kellys Tattoo but this year by Monkey Butlers) and stalls and attractions during the day. The last few years I have had a little stall and I thought I would give running a childrens workshop a go but it didn’t get many takers but I had fun making these cardboard brooches :)

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The park is full of wildlife and I see a lot of foxes and have seen a few badgers too. (not of the st. john variety :D )

My birthday trip to Brighton

believe it or not I am now 27!!! scary man. My partner, my Dad and I got the train to Brighton, and Brighton train station is amazing, plus they had a piano anybody could play which was also pretty damn cool. We got the Volks Electric railway out to the Sand Festival, the Volks railway is the oldest electric railway in Britain and was built in 1883. here are some of the photos I took of the Sand festival

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And here’s the one my Dad and I made. :D

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We then had a look around the Brighton museum and gallery before returning to Portsmouth and having a lovely meal out with the rest of the family on the harbour front.

I also had fun making sand castles as our local beach is stony :)

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Found bottles

While cycling home from the beach along the cycle track I stopped to pick up some branches as i’d seen a craft project i’d like to try but they weren’t suitable but I noticed there was a large hole I think made by a badger and there were loads of bits which had been dug up by the badgers. There was a load of glass bottles, and I love glass bottles :)

These are the ones I found which were in one piece

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Gosport P1 Superstock

Recently Gosport hosted P1 Superstock out in the Solent which consisted of jet ski and power boat racing, with live music and small funfair. The beaches were packed and here are some of my photos. (The grey land mass in the background is the Isle of Wight)

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Flowers and insects

I carry my camera with me everywhere I go and on the odd occasion I don’t have it on me because I am only going to the shops, it’s sods law I see something I wish I could photograph :)

At lot of these are taken in my local area, either my parents back garden, my Dads allotment, on my balcony or around Gosport’s parks etc. 

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Paper Guy

There was also a sneaky paper guy watching over the proceedings in th King Street Tavern, apparently he (and/ or) similar are made by a local artist and they appear all over Pompey.

I like him, he looks cool and very comfortable sat up above bar :)

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Doodle Club

Doodle Club happens at the King Street Tavern Portsmouth every first Thursday of the month, it is hosted by the lovely Kendal James aka Eyecandy. You just turn up then chat, drink and doodle. Paper and pens are provided, its good fun.

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Kendal’s lovely creations on Etsy::

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kendaljames?ref=search_shop_redirect 

And these are some of my creations – 

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