blue_aeon: (Me at Expo)
[personal profile] blue_aeon
So I'm back. And it was actually drier up in the Lakes than it currently is down here. Well, it was until Thursday, anyway. Most of the time, it was a combination of sun and rain, which ended up creating a sight I had never seen before:



No trickery, it was genuinely that low down. This was taken on our way back to Ambleside via the Kirkstone Pass while we were sat in a car park. And we kept on seeing rainbows like this one throughout the week. It was quite amazing.

And this is what I brought while I was there:


While we were visiting Keswick Market (they have pet logs for sale there. Seriously), I found this. Not only does it have the wind chimes, it has a secondary rudder so that the dragon's head can move around. That's pretty neat.



True to my word, I brought a tin whistle, which only cost about £3. I've still yet to find a music book for it, but I've been finding some sheet music online to practice with, and I think I'm doing reasonably well considering I've only been playing for a couple of days and can't really distinguish notes by ear (I'm slightly deaf). The high notes are still a bit of a problem at the moment though, as my breath control is pretty bad.

But this is my personal favourite, and it is awesome:


[community profile] angelbless got my attention when we were in a shop in Grasmere and brought me to a cabinet in the corner, where I came face to face with an absolutely beautiful pocket-watch engraved with the Welsh Dragon and with a window showing the inner mechanism (the back cover also pops open to reveal another window on the other side). Now, I love dragons, I love pocket-watches, and I am a major nerd for clockwork mechanisms. It's a match made in geek heaven.

So what was the deal clincher? The price. £40. Talk about a no-brainer.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at support@dreamwidth.org


 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

blue_aeon: (Default)
blue_aeon

July 2012

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
1516 1718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Most Popular Tags

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios