Thursday, 30 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 183 - 30th September 2010 - Peak District National Park millstone


Project 365 - Day 183 - 30th September 2010 - Peak District National Park millstone
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

The symbol of the Peak District National Park is a millstone. These can be seen by the roadside on main roads as you enter the Park. This is on the road between Rowsley and Beeley as you drive towards Chatsworth House.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 180 - 27th September 2010 - My Camera


Project 365 - Day 180 - 27th September 2010 - My Camera
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I guess it makes sense to have a photo of the camera I've been using for most of my Project 365 photos (the rest are taken on my iPhone!). It's a Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD S2100HD.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 179 - 26th September 2010 - Where's mummy got to?


Project 365 - Day 179 - 26th September 2010 - Where's mummy got to?
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Today Tracy ran her first ever 10K run at Tatton Park ( www.tattonpark.org.uk/ ) and made it back in 1 hour 16 minutes.

She was collecting sponsorship money for the Bobby Moore Fund ( www.cancerresearchuk.org/bobbymoorefund/ ) which raises money for research and awareness into bowel cancer - the illness which killed my father.

If you would like to sponsor her still (and that is possible for a while after the event) you can at: www.run10kforbobbymoorefund.org/tracysteadman

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Mill Tower and Luminarium


Mill Tower and Luminarium
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Inside the Luminarium 22


Inside the Luminarium 22
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Inside the Luminarium 21


Inside the Luminarium 21
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Inside the Luminarium 18


Inside the Luminarium 18
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Inside the Luminarium 13


Inside the Luminarium 13
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Inside the Luminarium 12


Inside the Luminarium 12
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Project 365 - Day 178 - 25th September 2010 - Luminarium


Project 365 - Day 178 - 25th September 2010 - Luminarium
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

My second day helping at Derby Feste had me working at the Luminarium one Cathedral Green.

What an amazing structure.

www.architects-of-air.com

Charity Shop DJ


Charity Shop DJ
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Bows and confetti 1


Bows and confetti 1
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Market Square Disco


Market Square Disco
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Friday, 24 September 2010

Church tower and petals


Church tower and petals
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Project 365 - Day 177 - 24th September 2010 - Derby Feste Lotus Flower


Project 365 - Day 177 - 24th September 2010 - Derby Feste Lotus Flower
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I volunteered to help out at Derby Feste - this evening that involved helping construct the Lotus Flower float which was part of the Sari Sari Nights parade through the city centre, as well as walking along with the parade to stop any members of the public stepping out and being knocked flying by the float and circulating whilst Charity Shop DJ did his stuff in the Market Square.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 173 - 20th September 2010 - Buxton Opera House


Project 365 - Day 172 - 20th September 2010 - Buxton Opera House
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Went on a school trip to Buxton Opera House and the new Pavilion Arts Centre.

Buxton Opera House is a fantastic building. This is the ceiling in the main auditorium.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 172 - 19th September 2010 - Stacked cubes


Project 365 - Day 172 - 19th September 2010 - Stacked cubes
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

These are "In the Night Garden" cubes - though you obviously can't tell from this angle!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 171 - 18th September 2010 - Hall Leys Park Bandstand and Funfair


Project 365 - Day 171 - 18th September 2010 - Hall Leys Park Bandstand and Funfair
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Every September there's a small touring funfair that comes to Matlock. It used to set up in the car park that was Cawdor Quarry but now that's been transformed into a Sainsbury's it takes place in Hall Leys Park in the middle of the town.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 167 - 14th September 2010 - Moortjie


Project 365 - Day 167 - 14th September 2010 - Moortjie
Originally uploaded by robsteadman


This is our cat, Moortjie. She's pretty old now - thirteen and a half. She's named after the cat that Anne Frank had to leave behind when she went into hiding (I got her at a time when I'd written a big piece of music about Anne Frank!).

The "mosaic" effect is done using Percolator on my iPhone.

September playlist

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 158 - 5th September 2010 - Chatsworth Country Fair


Project 365 - Day 158 - 5th September 2010 - Chatsworth Country Fair
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went to the Chatsworth Country Fair. Always a fantastic day out with loads to do from bands and dog trials to ferret racing and loads of stands and, of course, lots of food stuffs to try (yum)!

The Royal Signals White Helmets Motorcycle display team performed.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 157 - 4th September 2010 - Balloons at Chatsworth


Project 365 - Day 157 - 4th September 2010 - Balloons at Chatsworth
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I got up extra early this morning (alarm at 5.20) in order to go watch the balloon launch at Chatsworth which was meant to start at 6.

Due to fog the launch was delayed until after 7 - oh well!

Fantastic event. Amazing sight.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 156 - 3rd August 2010 - Francis Crick & DNA


Project 365 - Day 156 - 3rd August 2010 - Francis Crick & DNA
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We came home from Bournemouth via Northampton to do hunt the lions! (www.prideofnorthampton.com).

Outside the Grosvenor Centre there is this statue to commemorate the life of local scientist Francis Crick who, with James Watson, discovered the structure of DNA and its double helix shape.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 155 - 2nd September 2010 - RS600FF hydrofoiler


Project 365 - Day 155 - 2nd September 2010 - RS600FF hydrofoiler
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went to Brownsea Island today, in Poole Harbour.

A beautiful place with fantastic wildlife. There were peacocks (but sadly none displaying their full tail feathers) and, alas, we didn't see any red squirrels.

During the boat journey back to Poole Quay we saw this hydrofoiler which moved very rapidly through (or over!) the water!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Project 365 - Day 154 - 1st September 2010 - Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth


Project 365 - Day 154 - 1st September 2010 - Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went for a day trip to Portsmouth and the Historic Dockyard. Went on HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, looked in the Mary Rose Museum and had lots of fun in Action Stations and on a Harbour boat trip.

The Spinnaker Tower stands proud nearby - a stuning addition to the waterfront skyline.