We're back again to OH and I's recent holiday to the Netherlands. When we were in Holland we spent the day with OH's dad who lives close to Amsterdam. He took us for a trip up to IJMuiden (pronounced Iron Maiden) for a tour of the port up there. It's a huge port at the mouth of the Amsterdam canal and North Sea. Despite being an industrial landscape the sky was a clear blue and the tour even included a short trip out into the North Sea. Here is what we saw:
First up a quick couple of shots from OH's dad's home which depicts a typical Dutch landscape. So tranquil
Certainly wasn't the obvious choice for a day out but it certainly made a change from the usual tourist track in Amsterdam and the weather made it a perfect day.
I found the lure back to the Country Show too strong so found myself back again, meeting friends and watching fire, quidditch, more sheep and spotting a Radio 4 comedy hero (spotted in the Save Our Libraries pictre). Here are some of my favourites images from Day 2. You can also see more coverage of the Show on Brixton Buzz including a piece by me (hurrah!)
July isn't July without the Lambeth Country Fair. I've been going off and on for 19 years now and I love it. Reminds me of the shows I used to go to when I was a kid back up in rural Cumbria. As you can see there were blue skies, flowers, colour, stunt riders, RHS, farm animals and owls to name just a few. Brace yourself - there are a lot of pictures......