Tuesday, 14 February 2012

It's My Party - Lesley Gore

Another sparkling sun-shiny day, but another spent at home for me. With less than a week to go until the flight to Incheon, South Korea it suddenly dawned on me that there are things to do. Even with a minimum amount of baggage and no visa applications there are still a multitude of strings to pull together so that is all I have been doing today.

It was also a 'slack hammock' day as I didn't get up until 08:00, partly as the decision had already been made not to go out, but mostly down to the lateness of the hour getting to bed this morning, An evening spent with long-time friends of

Lesley, we paid a visit to the home of Colin and Pat Shaw with whom, who some readers will remember, we celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the back end of 2011. One of the most convivial evenings I have enjoyed in quiet a while

Pat & Lesley soon got the photographs out for an All Our Yesterdays session.

Unfortunately there was little time at the 50th to get to know one another but we certainly made up for that last night. Plenty to eat, more than enough to drink (for me at least), rib splitting laughter and just to put a dampener on things there were a couple of well known songs sung!

It's GREAT to have the medium of the Blog to once again THANK my New Found Friends and Lesley for the Very Best of Company and hopes of a rematch on my return. I have to confess to turning in at 03:00 after a little more music and wine at home.

As for today, plus possibly a couple more before my departure, I return to the archive for a few photographs, all having been taken in the South Korea during my last visit in 2007.

Rustic Bunting

Daurian Redstart

Great White Egret

Black-tailed Gull

Dusky Thrush

Jungle Crow

Red-flanked Bluetail

Stat Counter Detail

Num Perc. Country Name

drill down3339675.31%United KingdomUnited Kingdom
drill down27916.29%United StatesUnited States
drill down6101.38%CanadaCanada
drill down4781.08%EstoniaEstonia
drill down4681.06%GermanyGermany
drill down4240.96%AustraliaAustralia
drill down3960.89%FranceFrance
drill down3140.71%ItalyItaly
drill down3030.68%NetherlandsNetherlands
drill down2930.66%IndiaIndia
drill down2920.66%New ZealandNew Zealand
drill down2760.62%SpainSpain
drill down2630.59%BrazilBrazil
drill down2140.48%PolandPoland
drill down2120.48%JapanJapan
drill down1690.38%BelgiumBelgium
drill down1650.37%SwedenSweden
drill down1450.33%Russian FederationRussian Federation
drill down1070.24%IrelandIreland
drill down1010.23%SwitzerlandSwitzerland
drill down1000.23%MexicoMexico
drill down980.22%TaiwanTaiwan
drill down900.20%Korea, Republic OfKorea, Republic Of

At last Switzerland have squeezed into the Three Figures Zone, particularly satisfying as they were the second to last country to join my Countries Visited List, along with Mexico also visited last year. While some advertising of the Blog was undertaken during those visits the same cannot be said for the next 2 likely candidates, However, with the Republic of Korea being the destination in a weeks time and Taiwan being highly considered as part of the tour, don't be surprised if they reach 3 figures sooner rather than later!