A nice mooch down South Terrace with an ice cream at the cafe
Wooo hooo! …… It’s Day 30 and I’m still here…..many people who have started a Project365 say that if you make day 30, there’s a good chance of finishing.
365 unique photos is a sizable goal. The first month has been fun, but at times frustrating with an infinite number of subjects.
I think that it will be more easily pared down if I think of it in terms of themes.
So, here we go…weekly themes! Me to know…you to guess!
We popped ‘just down the road’ (in Oz a 3 hour drive!) to Busselton for a great day out.
Lots of photo opportunities and plenty of red subjects. However, this umbrella outside the cafe where we had lunch won the day. Well spotted by Kairen it was the clear winner.
A great boys night out at The Fat Cat in Sheffield (see below).
It was great to be back in a proper English pub with sensible prices. 8 plates of curry and rice and 7 pints of real ale came to £30. (that’s AUS$48, which would have only paid for the beer in Oz)
The bar in the Fat Cat is very small but offers 10 traditional draught Real Ales which will always include at least 4 from their own Kelham Island Brewery.
We almost won the quiz!
Tucked away down a backstreet in a northern industrial city, The Fat Cat is a public house with more than 150 years of history to its name. Far removed from the glass and chrome chain pubs that are the current staple of most modern city centres, The Fat Cat was the first real ale freehouse in Sheffield and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards in the relatively short period it has existed in its current incarnation.The Atmosphere
Every effort has been made to keep the atmosphere of The Fat Cat consistent with what most people would equate to that of a traditional English pub. There is a distinct lack of anything electronic in the place (save perhaps for the cash register and the cigarette machine), which means no jukebox and no flashing fruit machines to attract the pub gambler eager to lighten his wallet. Conversation is the only acceptable background noise here, and it makes a change to be able to hear yourself think.
The walls are covered with the obligatory ‘olde worlde’ sepia photos but, as the rest of the pub fits in with this motif, they are far less offensive than the sort you find in most establishments. The fires are large, open and real, adding another element of authenticity to The Fat Cat’s atmospheric appeal. There is even a resident pub cat, which is apt to slink through the pub secure in the knowledge that it is the feline master of all it surveys. It must be said, however, that the cat in question is rather less than fat itself.
This week’s theme is ‘Wide”
So let’s start with a wide look at a beautiful summer sky……..
These very posh beach huts at Scarborough are a lot different to the traditional huts.
As you might expect it’s raining…..