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Me in Richmond Park

One of the things I do appreciate in London is the parks. There are a lots of big beautiful parks in the city.

I went to one of them this weekend: Richmond Park. I drive from side to side, but can't remember in which direction and it was 3Km long! One other thing that is amazing is the animals, you can see rabbits and even stags. I was able to take two of them in pictures at only a few meters away (see below).

The Park is really beautiful, the landscape is diversified. This is a great place for a walk, roller skating, cycling and picnic

Anyway, I'll be back there for some more photography.

Here are some pictures taken at the Richmond Park. Thanks to Minh-Sa for pictures of me.

London, here I am!

I arrived on the 15th of June with my little Peugeot 205 from Montpellier.
I left Montpellier on the 12th and stopped at 'Orléans' to visit my cousin her husband and their daughter and then I went to 'Le Mans' visiting one of my best friend. On the 15th of June, I headed to 'Calais' for the ferry to Dover. My car battery was down on my way from 'Le Mans' to 'Calais', hopefully I managed to make it self recharge on the way to London and changed for a new one the day after my arrival.All the trip was about 1500 Km long. It was very exhausting.

Yesterday I went to Richmond Park with my girl friend, it is an amazing place. I love it!

Today is my 5th day in Ealing. I went to the local Job Center Plus to apply for a NI number.

Yeah!! It's my 1 year in London anniversary!  I arrived on the 15th of June 2006!

A plot to blow up planes from UK to U had been disrupted. London's airports have been put under the restrictions.

Thursday the 10th of August 2006. I've planned to fly to France for a friend's birthday and then another one's wedding. After lots of problems to get to the airport: delays at the tube stations, missed the coach to the airport, get on the taxi to Liverpool Street to take the train, I've arrived at the airport 30 minutes before the departure time! The taxi driver told us that there were some problem at Heathrow and Gatwick airport.

Arrived at Stansted airport to get on the RyanAir FR632 Flight, theinformations displays show that the flight had been cancelled. Theairport was crowed and there were a lot of police men. Ryan air'sinformation point was saturated, the waiting queue was hundred mileslong! We've been told to go home and connect to the Ryan air's websiteto rebook for free or cancel for total refund.

What happened? The day before, a terror plot hadbeen disrupted at Heathrow airport. The terrorists were willing to blowup planes flying from UK to US using liquid explosives that they wouldbuild on board.  UK's airports are in high alert state. From since,hundreds off lights have been cancelled, and on authorized flights,people were not allowed to take any liquid or any container/boxes onboard.

Here are some photographs taken at Stansted airport.

Well, it's been a long time I didn't post anything in that blog.

What's up here?  Well I work for the moment at Hanwell's Lidl, just at 5 minutes from home and also working as a freelance web developper and still doing photography.

I've join a camera club in Ealing:  the Ealing & Hampshire House Photographic Society. The EHHPS is a small club but the the level is quite high. We have a meeting every Thursday night at the Ealing's Town Hall. If you want more informations, please visit the club's website: EHHPS website.

In the mean time, I had a photoshoot session with a beginner model Abdul Rehman, you can visit his online portfolio.

Photography with some other models: Sky Bliss, Jamil James & Benadette Vong. Please check my portfolio.

On the 11th of September 2006, I've joined Lidl store in Hanwell in the meantime waiting for a good job in web development and continue to accept job in Freelance. And this week I've just signed for a new job as a web developper for Marven Ltd a website creation company in Fulham. That is a great news! Thanks as well to Wrapit Ltd (online wedding list company).

Well, the car's problem had been fixed! It actually was the vacuum pipe that was broken so air and water got inside!

Right after taking back my Peugeot 205, with some friends of mine, we went to Stratford saying hello to William Shakespear. It is a nice place full of tourists! We took the bus for the tour and only managed to visit 3 places of the tour because of the time we arrived.

Here are some pictures:

My Peugeot 205

To get to London from Montpellier, I took my car, an Peugeot 205 of 1996. I bought that car about two years ago and really like it even if it is quite old. The fact is this car is a good one with quite low fuel consumption and can be self repaired and the componants can be find in nearly every garage.

One other thing I do appreciate in my car is that it have the 'Air Conditioning', electric windows and centralized doors locking system. This is quite rare for a Peugeot 205.

But poor little car, it run too far away from home, about 1500 Kmcarrying me and all my stuff! It is now in a garage waiting to berepaired. At first I thought it was the battery, then I've been toldthat it was the starter motor but in fact it is the alternator... wellI hope this is the final!

Here is the alternator (under the bottle of cooling liquid):

Peugeot 205's alternator

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