Today was the first of Wingate & Finchley’s pre-season friendly matches. Moving into the new season will have an impact on my blog. This post is the 124th daily post in a row. I remember suddenly finding that I had completed a 5-day streak and being somewhat surprised -That was over 3 months ago! Then I was wondering if I could hold on to complete a month of posts. The days went by… The posts accumulated until, somehow, I’ve reached the point where I have posted continuously for a 3rd of a year! That’s quite an achievement when you consider that many of my posts have required a significant amount of writing and screenshot / photographic preparation.

Sadly, that is unlikely to continue now that I enter the new football season. I will have lots of days when I have to process significant numbers of match photos. Additionally, there will be the days when I spend long hours on away trips. I will try to continue posting regularly over the coming months, but it will not be every day. I’d like to thank all my visitors for their support and hope I will be posting some things to interest you going forwards.

Here’s a few shots from last season…

Wingate & Finchley 2 vs Merstham 1 (2021/22)
Horsham 2 vs Wingate & Finchley 0 (2021/22)
Wingate & Finchley 1 vs Hornchurch 1 (FA Trophy 2021/22)
Brightlingsea Regent 1 vs Wingate & Finchley 3 (2021/22)

Next post will, I hope, continue the tale of Ferme du Vieux Chêne – Until then 😎👍

Here is my entry for Brian’s Last on the Card Challenge.

This first shot was taken with the Canon EOS5D mkIII on 31st of July at a pre-season friendly game between Wingate & Finchley FC and Chesham united FC…

…It became the last shot on the card because the rain that you can see in the photo suddenly became a lot heavier and I didn’t see much point in getting myself and the camera soaked for shots of a friendly match.

This second shot was taken before the match on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and shows a plaque mounted on the wall of the main stand at the ground…

…It lists the names of all the supporters and friends of the club that donated money to help the club stay solvent during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The plaque is straight – my hand holding is not 😉

Both shots have been resized for the web but no other adjustments have been made.

Sorry I missed last week’s CMMC and, indeed, doing other posts – had a mix of weather, heating and car related issues that tied up my time (and there may have been an occasional trucking event requirement thrown in too!) Anyway, here we are with some shots for this week’s CMMC.

Clarkes Coaches specialise in providing UK tours for Asian visitors so, before the pandemic, it was quite normal to find their vehicles outside Buckingham Palace and The Royal Mews…

Wingate & Finchley FC didn’t get to play many games this season before the pandemic called a halt on proceedings but here’s a shot of The Blues playing Horsham FC in their green strip…

Then, there’s a footbridge close to home from which I often photograph trucks and buses…

Hope that meets the Blue-Green’s criteria? 🙂