Well the wedding season is now at an end, what to do, a few portrait sessions booked into the studio to keep me busy, but now is the time to check and review equipment. Last month I sold three lenses on Ebay that I had for the last 3 years they had done their bit, and the monies recieved allowed me to purchase two new Canon L lenses 24>105 and a 70>200. So now as time is not so pressing I can get used to and play about with my new purchases. Also it gives me time to check all my equipment out and do any housekeeping that may be required. One other thing on those cold dark wet nights ( Like tonight) I love going through some of the shots taken that missed the mark overal, when you look closer at them and are not on deadlines, you can sometimes get something from part of the shot that is worthy of printing after all.
Just a few ideas for you guys that are at a loose end this time of the year, hope they are of some interest.
Early morning mists over the Essex countryside
England my England
Goodbye to my England , So long my old friend
Your days are numbered, being brought to an end
To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that’s fine
But don’t say you’re English, that’s way out of line.
The French and the Germans may call themselves such
So may Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
But don’t say you’re English ever again.
At Broadcasting House the word is taboo
In Brussels it’s scrapped, in Parliament too
Even schools are affected. Staff do as they’re told
They must not teach children about England of old.
Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw
The pupils don’t learn about them anymore
How about Agincourt, Hastings , Arnhem or Mons ?
When England lost hosts of her very brave sons.
We are not Europeans, how can we be?
Europe is miles away, over the sea
We’re the English from England , let’s all be proud
Stand up and be counted – Shout it out loud!
Let’s tell our Government and Brussels too
We’re proud of our heritage and the Red, White and Blue
Fly the flag of Saint George or the Union Jack
Let the world know – WE WANT OUR ENGLAND BACK !!!!
God Bless ENGLAND and the ENGLISH