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Lindsey and Andy get smashed on Tej in Ethiopia!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

This picture does not feature in the album, it was later emailed to me, by another group member! As you can see the flask is half drunk, and Lindsey has a smile on her face, so must be smashed!
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Ethiopia holiday photographs uploaded!

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Rock Churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Rock Churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia

It was not widely published, but during the month of March 2013, Lindsey and I went to Ethiopia and Kenya for our holidays, the Ethiopia holiday photographs have now been uploaded to our Holiday Photograph Album

or directly here :- http://andysworld.org.uk/album/Ethiopia/index.html

Lindsey has sorted, and out of the original 1000+ photographs taken, these are the best 40%! These photographs are straight from the camera, and resampled and reduced for viewing on the website, so they are not the original 12MegaPixel images, they have not been retouched either!

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Whilst Andy was sleeping in the Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara!

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Whilst I was sleeping, Lindsey took this picture, of a Robin Chat, it’s either a Rüppell’s Robin-Chat (Cossypha semirufa) or White-browed Robin-Chat (Cossypha heuglini).

Rüppell's Robin-Chat (Cossypha semirufa) or White-browed Robin-Chat (Cossypha heuglini)

Rüppell's Robin-Chat (Cossypha semirufa) or White-browed Robin-Chat (Cossypha heuglini)

Ilkeliani Camp - Masai Mara National Reserve

Location of Ilkeliani Camp, on the Talek River - Masai Mara National Reserve

The Talek River was the location, that the BBC filmed Bella the Leopard in Big Cat Live!

and these pictures of me sleeping outside the tent, were taken at Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve. It had been a long day, with a 4.30am start, and Balloon Ride across the Masai Mara National Reserve,  traditional Balloon flight Champagne breakfast, followed by a long game drive until 4.00pm, and then Andy was knackered!

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Note the banana skins left in the ash tray, later the Gibbons came, and s**t all over the porch and chairs, and sun lounger, and through the ash tray round the back of the tent! I forgot we were in Africa, and Wild Animals were around, you don’t get that issue in England!

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There be hippos here!!!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The reason for the new camera, and lack of blogs in the last month, Lindsey & I have been on holiday to Ethiopia and Kenya (more pictures later!), but in the meantime….

here’s a photograph of yours truly! (spot the hippo!?)

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In Ethiopia, we visited Addis Ababa, Bahar Dar, Lake Tana, Gondar, Simien Mountains, Axum, Lalibela and Wendogenet

took photographs of the following

•  Tississat Falls - the source of the Blue Nile
•  Castles of Gondar
•  Spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains
•  Stelae of Axum
•  Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

In Kenya we visited Lake Elmenteita, Lake Nakuru, and spent several days in the Maasai Mara, on game drives, and hot air balloon ride across the planes of the  Maasai Mara.

Kenya Trip

Kenya Trip

lots of photographs of monkeys, birds, lions, elephants, antelope ….

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Andy and Lindsey do Karaoke in Hiroshima, Japan - March 2011

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

it might be April 1 2012, but this is no joke!

I’ve been meaning to upload this for a while, it reminds me of the fantastic time we had in Japan, in March 2011. (be warned!). This was a clandestine recording of a few of the songs we sang! I did not notice the phone recording the event!

(i’ve also learnt a few more feartures of Adobe Premiere Pro!)

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 25 - Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 17 - Festive Treat - Japan Photograph Album Complete! - Online Here

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

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A few have been asking for a while, and it’s only taken me 6 months to complete this! But it’s been a fanastic reminder of our Holiday to Japan in March 2011! Some of you will have already seen a few photographs, but this is the first time, I’ve uploaded the entire album (these were the photographs that have made it into the album!).

If you’ve not worked out how to access the Holiday Photograph Album Click the Photo above.

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 14 - Andysworld! Traditional Norway Spruce Real Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

There are no “Norwegian Blues, pining for the fjords” nesting in my Norway Spruce!

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All the folk at Andysworld! Wishes you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Before the festivities start, all the folk at Andysworld! would just like to wish all the readers of Andysworld! a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

I hope 2012 is a Prosperous one for you all, where ever you may be!

All the Best - Andy, Lindsey, Esther, Angus and Tilly (and many tropical fish!)

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Me and Kofuku the Maiko

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Whilst in Kyoto, Japan I had the pleasure of meeting Kofuku, a Maiko (trainee Geiko or Geisha).

Me and Kofuku

Me and Kofuku

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