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Guess Who is Coming to Bedford

If you are a Doctor Who fan, the next Bedford Who Charity Convention has announced some amazing guests.

Sophie Aldred (photo from Charity Con 4) reuniting with Her Doctor –
Sylvester McCoy 
Other guests include:
Janet Fielding
Carole Ann Ford
Louise Jamieson
Michael Jayston
Full details are available on the Bedford Who Charity Con website. – Ticket prices etc.

I have been to a few of these conventions and have enjoyed every one.  The last one had Colin Baker singing the Timelord Song (it’s on YouTube)

The sketches are brilliant.   (also on YouTube)

 


Sophie Aldred and Elen Thomas (Above)
Sophie Aldred and John Leeson (Below)

Even a Weeping Angel wants a photo with a Zygon 

And don’t forget the Daleks!

Are likely to turn up.

All the money raised goes to the Bedford Food Bankbank

 

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A Long Sunday Walk

Today I embarked on a long Sunday morning walk, before it got too hot!
My walk took me along a bridleway, and after a few minutes the sound of traffic  with the sound of birdsong.

Butterflies flitted from flower to flower, bees buzzed.

Horses grazed in their field

and as I looked across the fields

 

I spied this little chap

The ground is still very dry as the heatwave continues.

All in all a pleasant Sunday morning walk, meeting a few dog walkers, and the constant sound of yellowhammers  singing in the distance.

 

 

Herons, Geese and Swans

On one of my regular lunchtime walks along the river, I passed through my usual turning point (Town Bridge) and made my way to the weir. Sitting down to eat my lunch, camera at the ready I spied the usual swans, ducks and Canada geese. It was a pleasant surprize to see a couple of herons fly in.

It was many years ago on this river that I first saw a heron for the first time.
As I sat watching the Canada geese, I became aware that they were watching me as they grazed the sunburnt grass

One in particular followed me to the rubbish bin as I disposed of my sandwich packaging, hissing his disappointment

at not receiving a snack!

Dancing Daleks, Zygons, Weeping Angels and a Singing Doctor

It can only mean one thing……. A Doctor Who Convention

This one is held every year in Bedford – This was Bedford Who Charity Con 4 All profits go to the Bedford Foodbank.

This year one of the guests was Colin Baker – Doctor Number 6

There was also a few sketches with a former companion – Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Elen (a Weeping Angel in disguise)

and this one with John Leeson (the voice of K9)

The convention was held at The Quarry Theatre Bedford

 

 

 

Connecting with the Past

On a very chilly but sunny Sunday afternoon

I took a  quick walk though Foster Hill Road Cemetery Bedford

I was there to listen to a very entertaining talk by author Ruth Hogan (Keeper of Lost Things) but took the time to take a few photos with my trusty camera on my way out.

 

 

 

Look Around You

Whenever I go out whether its to the shops or on one of my walks around a nature reserve or my usual lunchtime walk along the riverbank,  I take the time to take a look around at my changing surroundings.

A new bypass has opened on my journey to work, which I don’t need to use but it has the knock on effect that my journey time has increased.

The riverside has changed a lot in the last few years, with building being demolished, new buildings taking their place and the addition of a new river bridge.

Nature changes from season to season. Leaves change colour, Flowers bloom, birds build nests and eggs are laid and chicks .

This time of year is a good time to watch birds feeding at bird tables.

And in Spring you can see

If you take time to look.

I find going for a walk clears my mind and often inspires my writing.  I also get to meet the most interesting people, from avid birdwatchers who are more than happy to share their latest sightings, to the artist who paints what he sees.

Walk on By

When out for a walk, I like to look around at all of my surroundings. I try to take the time to look at what is right in front of me.

The unusual shapes

and the colours

of Autumn

I don’t forget to look up

And of course across the lake

or river

Capturing life as it passes by

by day

and by night