Felixstowe Vintage Car Rally 2009

Alvis Silver Eagle Mascot

The other week I was back home in Felixstowe and decided to go out for the day taking photos. It had been a while since I’d been out on a good photo session so I tried to make the most of the day. The best way to do this in Felixstowe is to head either down to the ferry, the docks or the beach. I was lucky as it so happen the annual vintage car rally from Ipswich to Felixstowe was in town, which offered me even more targets to point my camera at.

I started by walking the whole length of the prom past all the cars and through the crowds of people. I was really looking for an armoured personal carrier that had passed me on the road; so I took the chance to eye up the other cars for later while I continued my search. What I did not realise at the time was the APC I was looking for was at the other end of the prom from where I’d stared.

Classic MG Car Badge
Classic MG Car Badge

On my way back I started to take photos of the cars and the other vintage vehicles they had on display. But I was finding just taking photos of the vehicles a bit tedious as I had done this before in previous years. So I set myself the small project theme of “Close Ups” and proceed to take lots of close up images of the interesting aspects of the cars. As I went along the collection of cars this soon turned into a more focused theme of car badges and logos until I ended up with the collection of photos I have loaded.

If you would like to view the rest of the 2009 Classic Car Rally set you can do on my Zerospin Flickr Profile.

Blogging As A Tool For Procrastination

As this is the first time I’m attempting to blog, so don’t comment to harshly. Also just to let you all know past attempts to blog where made poorly and can be found on my 360 Blog. To begin things off I thought I’d start on something that is most likely going to be the theme of many of the posts I’ll make, procrastination. This can also be known as time wasting, surfing the web, putting of the inevitable and avoiding work. I’m very good at it, went through all of high school and sixth form being good at it; I even managed to get a degree whilst still be a keen participant of the art of procrastination. This has now lead me to where I am now, writing my first Zerospin blog entry whist trying to avoiding doing some form of work that of course has a very imminent deadline.

The Hardest Part of a New Job is Making the Tea Right

Teapot on the Shelf from my flickr account
Teapot On The Shelf

OK, so I’ve started a new job and forgot to tell the world about that, ops. It’s a job at Pay Per Click Agency doing all forms of online advertising but manly PPC which is based in Newmarket, Suffolk. I’ve not done much PPC before and I don’t even intend to explain the ins and outs of it here and now.

What I consider the hardest part of this new job is making the tea and coffee. You start with around a dozen people in your office, so that’s twelve drinks to make; that’s a lot of drinks when it’s not your full time job to make tea. Next is what drink and how they have it. Some will have tea some will have coffee, some will want sugar (one or two), some like it black some like it white. Can you see that it is all adding up, if every person in the office was to have a different drink I’d need a notepad and pen to keep track of it all. Don’t even get me started on the people who have one drink in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. Luckily for me I’ve worked in a tea shop and can handle making good tea for large amounts of people. However, I’ve been at my new job now for four weeks, and I’m still asking people how many sugars they have with their tea.