Sad Gits weekend in Essex hosted by Richard and Andrea. The following in attendance were Maggie & Ravi, Rosemary & Steve, Reiko & Mike, Valerie & Norman and Choir Master Simon. The weekend was centred around culture with visits to Thaxted Church and Audley End House and a walk around the town Saffron Walden where an art gallery was visited & a garden and a “maze” admired. The evening centred on food, drink & varied entertainment.
Full picture gallery is available here but I have included a short video which hopefully will find its way to Facebook,
We arrived back from a lovely holiday in Bulgaria, dragonfly spotting. We travelled around the country with a small group, mainly in the South of Bulgaria staying in a new hotel each night. The tour was operated by Nature Trek, a specialist wild life tour company using experts in the chosen subject. There will be an update to the site when I have filtered through the thousands of pictures I have taken. We managed 47 or so species of dragonflies, that leaves 7,000+ in the world to go. Bird life and plant life were similarly fabulous in the country.
For a taster I have included a couple of Dragonflies, one obliging Dragon who flew around for quite a while allowing us to practice flight shots.
The final two days were spent in Sofia drinking cocktails next to the president’s offices, watching the presidential cars coming and going, the armed security guards, and the beautiful ladies in the bar.