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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Into Photography? The 365 Project

For those of you who follow on Facebook  you will have probably learnt over the past week that I have turned the wrong side of 39. Saw it happening, but was powerless to stop odometer clocking 40!

As a present my family gave me a digital SLR camera that I had been hankering after for a while to which I was absolutely delighted.

I have just signed up to the 365 Project - "Document everyday of your life in a year with a photo".

This link takes you through to my recent photos (Hopefully they'll improve): 

The reason I'm posting about it, is that it makes you take a photo each day! It gets you out the house or on your lunch break, and if you are into photography, there are some seriously spectacular photos to view, all searchable via tags.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Kitts Cottage Campsite - East Sussex

Kitts Cottage Campsite - East Sussex
Guest Blog by Club Member - Jo Dodds

A group of 9 cycling ladies spent the weekend here last weekend (07.10.2012).

I was in my Karsten 300 pod with two other friends and there were various other smaller tents in our group. 

James Butcher made us so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. There was one other group there last weekend, but there is so much space there that we couldn't actually see or hear them!

The great bonus of this campsite was that you can light campfires, so we would come back from the pub and have a chat around the fire with toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. This is what camping should be like! James sold us very dry seasoned wood and came to check that we weren't running out, so we went to bed nice and warm.

The loos and showers were clean and fairly basic with solar heated water. We were a little concerned that there wouldn't be enough water at this time in October, but we all had pretty quick showers and there was plenty of hot water.

James also owns the pub up the road, The Sloop which was also really friendly and the food was excellent. We went there both nights it was so good. The best fish pie ever!

From the campsite we cycled down to Arlington reservoir on one day via Lewes which was gorgeous and on the second day down to Steyning. A very beautiful area.