Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Another delve into the archives

I am still camera less however I have decided that I will either buy another Panasonic Lumix (very handy & a very good point & shoot) or a "bridge" Panasonic Z something, not quite a DSLR, as I can't be bothered carrying different lenses, I used to do that before digital when I had an old fashioned SLR, to heavy & too much hassle!
So until A*m**z*n, deliver we are delving again!
I have decided on these pictures, do not be astounded, as they actually show me, being taught how to fire a shotgun. Tom and I went to Ragley Hall last year to a small game fair and he dared me (he is a hotshot and didn't think that I would/could do it, he still hasn't learnt not to challenge me). The chap in charge is a top international clay pigeon shooter and the shotgun was a beautiful piece of workmanship with the stock intricately engraved.
If you do not shoot, this won't make much sense, I shot every clay coming towards but did struggle with the going away, however on my last shot I could choose and nomnated going away because "I was going to get the bugger!), which I did!

 Having a boy is a good incentive for trying new things, down to Tom I have gained qualifications in open water scuba diving, Powerboating level 2 licence, VHF radio operator (I can call a mayday), First aid disciplines, and other bits n bobs, such as quading, motorcrossing...... Now that he is moving away to Sparsholt College I expect that he will find new things to be involved in, I expect the gauntlet will be thrown down again!
He is off tomorrow to stay with my cousin in Virginia, when he comes back, the CLA game fair will be on
at Ragley Hall, it is a fantastic event and we will be going, so who knows what I will be upto! 


  1. Uh I'd love to try shooting! Looks like such great fun!
    Tamzin X

  2. Hi Tracey

    I love shooting (targets NOT animals!) I joined a shooting club when I was 15/16 and loved it! Pistol and riffle. I haven't done any shooting in ages, now that I have a family I don't have much spare time...I always have a go when we go to a fun fair but it's not quite the same....
    Well done on trying lots of new things, quad biking sounds like fun. I'd like to have a go at racing a car on a track someday.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  3. We used to live near Sparsholt (in a previous incarnation when we lived in a boarding school), it's a nice area, hope he enjoys it. Husband used to shoot clay pigeon but I don't think he'd hit many these days with current specs!