Author Archives: Matthew

Electioneering, Ferrania Solaris 100

It happened to be that time – most people in the Clanfield / Horndean / Waterlooville area vote either Conservative or Liberal Democrat. I think you have to be solidly behind an ideology to go as far as erecting a sign that displays your political party of choice on it. As for me, as if anyone cares, I don’t base any of my ideas, opinions or my voting habits on an ideology. Election times are most frustrating.

From the first roll of a batch of Ferrania Solaris I found on Taobao

Nikon FM2 / Ferrania Solaris 100 [expired]

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East Meon, Kodak Portra 160

Some of the pitchas from East Meon, a beautiful little village in Hampshire about 3 miles from Clanfield. It’s a very sleepy and picturesque place, there’s a thousand year old church in the village and a couple of lovely pubs. We had lunch in the Izaak Walton where we had a below average plowman’s and a Bowman’s Ale – I can’t remember which one.

East Meon was mentioned in the Domesday Book and even featured in the English Civil War – the Parliamentarians camped outside the village before the Battle of Cheriton.

During the WWII the Luftwaffe dropped 38 high explosive bombs and approximately 3,500 incendiaries on the Parish – stupidly they only managed to kill a pig.

Hasselblad 500CM / Kodak Portra 160NC [expired 03/2012]

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Uppark House Cafe, Fuji Pro 800Z

We spent another day doing nice things – this time we visited Uppark, an 18th Century English country house owned by the National Trust. Some later additions to the property were 2 pavilions, one of which now operates as a lovely cafe serving cream teas – there’s a huge lawn at the front overlooking the South Downs with some lovely views. Unfortunately is was a bit chilly and it started to rain so we couldn’t sit outside and enjoy the view from the lawn – next time.

Hasselblad 500 C/M / Fuji Pro 800Z

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