Monthly Archives: April 2010

Liane Hoare Photography and Poetry

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Stonehenge photos have been posted in the Out and About page

Trip to Stonehenge

After getting up at 6am this morning to catch the 7.10 train to London Victoria I was disapointed with the rain as it was coming down like cats and dogs. So you could say I thought today would be a complete washout. Got on the mini bus at the coach station and it rained non stop all the way to Salisbury. We parked up outside Stonehenge and the sun came out. No blue skies but it had stopped raining. Dave the mini bus driver gave us an hour to walk around there so we could take photos, buy souvenirs etc. Poor guy was trying to keep everyone entertained but I was the only English person on the tour so no one would talk to him except for me. They didn’t understand him cursing the other drivers on the road but I found it funny. Got some pictures walking round the pile of rocks that is Stonehenge, sky looks a little washed out so think may have to salvage them in Photoshop later…if I knew where to begin that is! Apart from the panorama of canary wharf all the other photos I take are unedited…eau de naturelle you could say, and as 90% of the 8 people on today’s excursion would say as they were French. It was a good day out though and I’m now sat on the train to go back to caterham to pick up my printer from my aunt’s that I sold on amazon. 50 more quid to put in my California fund! So before the battery dies on my iPhone as it’s flashing red lights at me now I’ll say cheerio. I’ll upload the finished pics later on today when I get back to Merstham. In the meantime here’s one I took on my phone earlier.

Music

So I was in Croydon today after seeing the latest Jackie Chan film in the cinema. Yeah, I know that The Spy Next Door is one of those “family” films but it’s Jackie Chan and it was so funny!
Anyway, back on subject. So I was walking down towards Argos and was walking past XElectrical when something caught my eye. Inside there was this beautiful blue electro acoustic guitar made by Ashton and I fell in love with it straight away. I went inside and it had to be mine so after a but of bartering with the shopkeeper I got him down to 95 quid which is a bargain when you hear how awesome it sounds. I’m in no way a guitar hero as I’m only just starting out but I can play the basic chords and the whole of REM’s Everybody Hurts from start to end. And to be fair I only picked up Alan’s guitar two months ago and borrowed it for one week. Now I have my own and thanks to the Gibson iPhone app it’s sorting me out no end. Plus this heavenly guitar has it’s own built in tuner as well. Bonus! I’m very happy with my purchase as I’m starting to string sounds together that actually fit in with some of my poetry. In My Defence is one I’m working on at the moment. Now all I need is a little recording studio. So, I write and take photos and now I’m making music. I love my life! Now if only I can get paid for doing the things I love. Anyway, I’m gonna catch up with Monday’s Flash Forward on five on demand and get an early night as Stonehenge is waiting for me and Canon la DSLR bright and early tomorrow morning. Pictures to follow tomorrow night. Until then I bid you farewell. Adios Amigos, Auf Weidersein, Au Revoir, Adieu, Ciao!