This weekend saw Bedford overtaken with all sorts of festivities, mainly focussed around the Great River Ouse! With Parades, both on & off the water, funfairs & thrill rides, multiple stages for entertainment of all types, a bit of history in a Viking village, International food market, ‘New Age’ village etc etc etc, it is a magnificent two-yearly event that attracts thousands.
On Saturday, Hubby was taking part, along with other members of the school staff, in the Dragon Boat racing. They first tried it in 2008 & whilst they didn’t win, enjoyed it so much they couldn’t wait to have another go this time around!
I will admit that these photo’s are from 2008…I didn’t actually get to the festival this year! We had intended to go on Saturday evening & stay for the fireworks, but when Lee returned home, he was so exhausted that he flaked out on the sofa & I didn't have the heart to drag him back out again!!
They took part in three heats of races & Lee says that they were doing quite well in the first two, but as there was a four hour wait between the second & the final race, they’d all had something to eat (read ‘Burger & chips’) & drink (read ‘Beer’) & so somehow, they’re performance took a nosedive & as they were soundly thrashed by the ‘Gold’s Gym’ team (no surprise there then!) things dissolved into a splashing match to the extent that they almost sank the boat!!
Just wish I’d been there this year to capture that with my trusty camera!! Ah well…you get the general idea!!
I’ve been at work for two days in a row…so I’m even further behind with the prompts over at LYPLYP, but I did have a play with the ‘texture’ menu in Photofiltre…I don’t have access to Photoshop & Saturdays prompt was a tutorial on adding texture to photo’s…so I improvised!
Although I use Photofiltre for cropping, resizing & colour adjusting, I had never looked at the texture menu, so I had some fun trying out the different effects! This one was ‘Vintage Canvas’…I will definitely be revisiting this option!!
I have one son already off for the summer & the other finishing school on Wednesday, so I’ll be playing it by ear as to how much creativity is allowed to flow! Nathan & I are off to the swimming baths tomorrow, as I missed my gym visit this morning!! Gotta keep it going!!!!
Thanks for dropping by & Happy Monday to All!! :)