Day 220 – Chicken Tonight…

Our take on Beer Can Chicken… Chicken was rubbed with Jack Daniels BBQ glaze, and allowed to marinate for a couple of hours before being set up on the BBQ with cola instead of beer inside. With vegetables around the outside and the grill running at around 180°, it took about an hour and a half to cook and was delicious!

BBQ Chicken- iPhone XR
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Day 219 – Just Desserts…

After a full day working in the garden, a ‘special’ gin and tonic was the least we deserved, even if we were almost too tired to enjoy it! Very handy having our own ‘cocktail corner’ in the kitchen…

‘Cocktail Corner’ – iPhone XR

Day 216 – A British Summer…

After our hot and sunny week in Ibiza, we were not unhappy at the prospect of some cooler weather back home. What we didn’t plan on was thunderstorms and torrential rain this afternoon! Fortunately it didn’t last long, and we can expect some kinder weather next week.

British summer weather – iPhone XR

Day 200 – New Addition…

I’ve been thinking for some time that I might slim down my camera equipment – it’s kind of grown somewhat over the last year or so, and there are times when I figure I could just manage with a decent compact camera. However, I’ve always hankered for a good telephoto zoom, and this nearly new Sony 70-200mm f4 lens was too good a deal to miss. Yet to test it out, but I’m sure it will be great!

Sony 70-200mm f4 – iPhone XR

Day 196 – 1960s Family Car…

The ‘B’ registration number identifies this Austin 1100 car as being from 1964, so a mere 55 years old! I remember my father having one in 1967, and we were all so excited when he picked it up… Not much of a car by today’s standards, but pretty decent then.

1964 Austin 1100 – iPhone XR

Day 194 – Still Going Strong…

This is my Olympus OM2n 35mm film camera. I had one ‘in the day’ (around 1979-1980) but it was a bit battered and I sold it long ago. I picked this beautiful example up a couple of years ago and reckon I will never part with it – it’s in pretty much mint condition, came with 28mm and 135mm lenses as well as the 50mm, and even has the original box! Must get out and use it more…

Olympus OM2n (c. 1979) – SonyA7iii & 85mm

Day 192 – Black And White…

I’ve always had a soft spot for VW camper vans, and this one is a classic! Totally over the top in terms of customization, it was drawing crowds at a recent show. To be fair, the latest VWs are far more practical, but you can’t beat this for looks!

VW Camper Van – iPhone XR