Cee’s Oddball Challenge:Week 13

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings day.

Sad news I’m afraid.  New Zealand was crushed last night by Australia in the Cricket World Cup final.  The dream run has come to an end.  But it was the furtherest New Zealand’s Black Caps have gone so it was a great tournament for us.  I think if we had played in New Zealand it might have been a different ending.  Plus Australia didn’t play fair with their sledging – that is when they try to upset the opposition with their comments.   That is not what the game is about.  Never mind.  Time to move on.  To be honest I was totally over it.  Even the newspaper was full of it – no crosswords at all. I did not watch it.  I had no TV or radio on – I just caught up with my blog and worked on some photos.

The reason I say this is yesterday I spent the morning with my parents at Taradale Primary School village fete.  It was totally boring as it rained heavily for about an hour and no one came.  Then when it did stop and the sun came out the people were more interested in the food and sand painting.  I was soooooo bored.  Luckily I had taken my camera with me so took a lot of photos of umbrellas – there are some great umbrellas out there.  Behind us was an old rusty car and kids paid to go in and beat it up.  The noise drove my mother crazy – she kept asking what that banging was.  Then there was someone who couldn’t sing sung the whole time and it was so loud.

They did have this great bouncy castle. A lot better than the traditional castle.  It was popular with the kids. A great photo for Cee at Cee’s Photography challenge where we find oddball photos.  You can see that the clouds were black and heavy with rain.  Not long after this the heavens opened.

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Another Sunday, another Odd Ball challenge by Cee – check out about this challenge at her blog here –

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 10

Sooo these car photos would go under other challenges so why are they under the Odd Ball Challenge.

Well this is an American State Trouper car and I live in New Zealand. This is all original.  The sirens still works and the gun holster is till intact – New Zealand police officers don’t routinely wear guns or have them readily available in the car.

The licence plate reads 1978 Plymouth Fury THE COP Minnesota State Trouper.



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Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2014 #2

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Good morning from a sunny but windy Hastings.

This is the first time I have participated in this challenge by Cee’s Photography.  I don’t normally take these sorts of photos but then a challenge makes life interesting.

These photos were taken on 3 September 2013.  No, strictly speaking, I wasn’t actually driving at the time I took the first two photos.  I had stopped at a stop sign and just whipped out the camera. I had gone down to the new Frimley subdivision to see if I could get some photos of the snow covered ranges behind us.  We had had a good dumping of snow and with the first fine day it looked great.


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