Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Hols


Whenever I take a photo, I usually seem to miss the intended subject or cut off their head. If I do manage to capture them in the shot then you can be sure that my thumb will also feature prominently. On rare occasions when all goes well with the composition, you can generally guarantee that the picture will be somehow washed out or blurred despite the miracles of modern autofocus and lighting. (I never even dare touch any of the buttons described as 'options' for fear that the camera will simply explode.)

Looking at this terrific picture from yesterday, you will immediately realise that I did not take it. (The other giveaway is that I am the runner on the right in the hideous yellow top with the legs of a spider) I can also confirm that it was exceedingly cold but stunningly beautiful.
I'd like to thank all readers of this blog for, well; reading this blog and taking the time and effort to comment on it. (The comments are usually wittier and wiser than the posts and after four years I still haven't had to remove a single one, which must say something about my readership)
Merry Christmas to all of you and very best wishes for the New Year.
Frank Chalk

21 comments:

MarkUK said...

Merry Christmas Sir.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo thankyou
Can I wish you a very merry christmas and and happy new year too
best wishes from sarah in clacton
xx

Anonymous said...

Nice legs!
Merry Christmas to you too!

Kimpatsu said...

"Merry Xmas"? Not very PC of you, Mr. Chalk.
Keep it up.
Oh, and happy holidays,

oliviascotland said...

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Mr. C, and a happy new year to you too. Keep up the good work

Brian, follower of Deornoth said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you, Mr Chalk.

Urban School Teacher said...

Merry Xmas and best wishes for 2010. Well done for going for a run in the snow- I haven't dared to put my trainers on this week and am already starting to feel unfit.

Anonymous said...

Ever thought of skiing in that snow, rather than running? Ah, well, probably not worht bothering to buy skis, given the frequency of snow .....
Anyway, we wouldn't post her unless you'd blog here..when's your next book due again :>) ??????? Can't wait!

Lilyofthefield said...

Of course, you can go for a bit of a jog in the snow when the taxpayer's paying you to take twelve weeks' holiday a year.




Har har har good innit!

inspectorgadget said...

Even if you had needed to remove one of your comments, under the current madness, you would only have had to put it back again after a few days!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of paying more tax and NIC than most of our 'customers' ever will! (see last comment)

Lilyofthefield said...

I kneel corrected :)

Anonymous said...

Cracking photo, inspired me to get up a local hill later this week.

Happy Christmas
Pete

MarkUK said...

Mr Chalk,

Perhaps you could shed some light on this conundrum for me.

SMT/SLT/SLG tell us they're really managers first and foremost. Why, then, do ex-teachers get teachers' holidays whereas other members of SMT etc (such as Director of HR, Finance Director) get the kind of hols they would expect in the private sector.

It was a bit galling the other lunchtime when we were all told "I believe in working hard and playing hard - go home, relax and play hard" when half of the staff present had another day to do - and the cleaners had a day and a half.

Fran Hill said...

I love the photo. I was going to go out for a run in JUST the same way - through the snow, in the freezing cold - and then I thought, 'Nah, I'll put the kettle on'. Well done, you. And you were rewarded with a lovely scene.

Quality Research said...

Merry Christmas to you :) Tim

sunfish said...

Merry Christmas, Mr Chalk!

I'm an avid reader of your blog! Loved your book too...

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

Last time I saw a pair of legs like those they had a message tied to them... :-)

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Frank's Dad said...

How dare Pogo criticise my son's legs.They are like mine were 26 years ago.
PS. I didn't even get short listed in a Butlin's knobbly knees contest.