A Bit of a Do (2 April 2010)
After a Storybook Romance, Kathy & Denis' Storybook Wedding turned into 'A Bit of a Do'; guests were asked to come along dressed as their favourite storybook character; a challenge that most people rose to. There were, however, one or two characters that were, obviously, more favoured than others; so, we rubbed shoulders with more than one James Bond, Cruella de Vil, Arthur Dent, and Dorothy. Lois Lane & Clark Kent (aka Wendy & Ian) went along, and produced the following Special Edition of the Daily Planet.
Here are a few more photos of Denis & Kathy's Wedding.
Glasgow (6-9 April 2010)
Wendy & I spent a very pleasant, if somewhat cold & wet, three days in Glasgow; a place I had been promising to visit for several years now. We went there by train, and stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, which is right next to Glasgow's Central Station. The hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus enabled us to travel about Glasgow very easily; things we liked included the Museum of Transport, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the Willow Tea Rooms, and, somewhat surprisingly, Glasgow City Chambers (where we we treated to an excellent tour); were weren't, however, very impressed with the People's Palace. One or two things were somewhat difficult to capture with a normal aspect photograph; so, in addition to the main set of photos, there are also a few Panorama (created as usual, using Autostitch).
SMC: Finalists Dinner (19 May 2010)
The final year students & staff of the Scarborough Management Centre (SMC) of the University of Hull, celebrated the end of 3 or 4 Years studying for a Degree; with a group photograph, with the Scarborough South Bay providing a picturesque backdrop; followed by dinner, at the Ambassador Hotel.
Nuremberg & Amsterdam (2-10 Aug 2010)
Wendy & I had an excellent short holiday 'on the continent'; travelling by Ferry & Train to Nuremberg (where we stayed in the excellent 'Drei Raben' hotel, whilst exploring this interesting city); then by Train back to Amsterdam (for a two day stop-over, exploring the city via the Canal Bus); before catching the Ferry back to Hull.
Liverpool - Cultural Tourism (7-8 Nov 2010)
John Munro and I took some of our students on a "Cultural Tourism" field trip to Liverpool; we were all impressed by John's driving (he's been trained you now!). We were very glad that we went to see Antony Gormley's "Another Place" statues, at Crosby, on the first day of our trip, as it wouldn't have been very much fun the next day. After being puzzled by the modern 'art' in the "Tate Liverpool" (why?), we had a "Beatles Experience", then checked into our Hotel (Premier Inn, on Albert Dock); where I had a very good view of the Liverpool Eye from the window of my room. The next day it RAINED (and I am not just talking about a bit of rain here), but that didn't dampen our spirits (well, not until we were thoroughly cold & wet); we visited "Liverpool Cathederal" and "FACT" (more modern 'art'), before heading off for Port Sunlight for a guided tour of the excellent "Lady Lever Art Gallery".