Hi, I'm a supporter of my local non-league football team, Wingate & Finchley. I enjoy photography and specifically transport photography. I'm also a licensed HAM - Amateur Radio Enthusiast. I used to be a Pilot, but I've retired from that hobby.

It’s been a busy week for a number of reasons so I’m late coming to the party on Cee’s new Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC). This looks like it’s going to be a Potpourri of opportunities to share photos 🙂

Of the possible topics from Cee’s images we have Stroller along with Child and, in lieu of Boots, there is a sign to the Shoes department which I’m sure has some boots on sale – though the small person may find the Toys more interesting 😉

Here we go trying out a different challenge and a thank you to Cee for bringing it to my attention 🙂 This is a new challenge started this month by Clare on her Clare’s Cosmos blog. If you follow the link you can read all about it and how it came to be.

Being me, I’m already going to bend the rules a little. You see, my desktop isn’t always a photo. Quite often it’s a screenshot from a game and that is the case this month with an image from American Truck Simulator…

You can catch up with Clare’s inaugural post Here and hopefully join in too!

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I know Cee loves transport in her challenges but we’re going to start with some buildings – in this case an old Odeon Cinema approaching the end of its life…

…no longer showing films, having closed in 1964, it spent a number of years as a car showroom and a furniture store. It was demolished in 2013.

Central house – Finchley Central…

The white is going cream/dirty and the reinforcing bars behind the facade are leaking their rusty residue down the face of each level – ironically adding so much character to a bland 60’s building.

Cream and White…

…The National Bus Company painted it’s coaches white, so here we have an Eastern National Bristol RE with Plaxton bodywork sitting in Peterborough alongside a cream liveried Bedford YRQ belonging to Everett’s of Atterby. The latter was a rare vehicle, the Bedford YRQ chassis and Duple Viceroy Express body combination only ever being ordered 97 times.