saturday with shopping and kites
Yeah, not really that difficult, is it...
This morning was fairly standard, although because yesterday was a holiday, I'd already tidied up and done the washing up, so I didn't really have anything to do this morning... which was nice.
Shopping was also about average... although, being the middle of the Easter holiday, the supermarket was a little chaotic...
I fully expected that to be completely chaotic too... but it was essentially deserted... which was weird. I'm guessing everyone in North Adelaide either went shopping on Thursday or has gone away for Easter.
This is the first kite festival we've been since 2009... I think they cancelled the one in 2010, and we never saw anything advertising the 2011 one.
On the up side that did mean that Ma and I didn't spend money we didn't really need to spend on very pretty kites.
It was incredibly difficult to handle though... and using it around people would have terrified me.
There is something about the sound of those kites whizzing through the air that struck me with an extreme case of nostalgia and a sense memory of how it feels to get one of those big buggers into the air.
But we never did... partly because my knee has been playing up of late and neither my knee and kites nor my knee and sand have a great history... so I wanted to try and avoid walking on sand if I could.
Have I mentioned how much I love that lens? Yes, I know... I mention it ever single time I use it.
The only thing I couldn't really do with that lens was get an overall shot of all the kites at once... but the close up shots I did manage to get totally make up for that.
But then at a certain point the sun started to come out... which was good... it made for a different range of photos, although I'd forgotten to take my hat with me, so, naturally I ended up a little bit sunburned...
Not badly, and mostly only on the parts of my face that I hadn't already put my face protector on... the very top of my hairline and parts of my scalp...
So after a little while soaking up the sun, we called it a day...
Some very tasty, tasty lunch... steak and mushroom pie and the mother of all vanilla slices... not the best one I've ever had (the custard wasn't quite stiff enough and the icing was waaaaay too thick), but it wasn't bad.
And that was about it really... 265 photos and a very enjoyable afternoon!