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  • #15441

    Chris
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    Hi guys and girls,I'm Chris and I live in Eastbourne (or Burne as it was in Anglo-Saxin times), East Sussex on the south coast in the UK. I have lived here for nine years but my roots are from the north of England in Cumbria. I hated history at school but love the subject now. I stumbled across The British History Podcast when Jamie had done about 5 episodes or so and enjoyed every minute of it. It was refreshing and his personality and style was something that added a new level to the enjoyment of listening to something that, without the right mix of ingredients, could be dull as dishwater! Jamie's approach, however, is informative, entertaining and with just the right amount of levity thrown in, makes for a first-rate podcast that anyone can enjoy.For some reason I stopped listening, maybe because I have been so busy working on my own website and forum, but a recent conversation with a friend who is also enjoying the podcast said I had to continue listening. The word he used to describe it was 'amazing', so here I am, finally getting back on track although I still have quite a few episodes to go before I am up to date.

  • #17158

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Welcome back, Chris.  And thanks for all the suggestions and being active on the boards!  Incidentally, following your suggestion I've got that photography board up and running.  So if you have any photos you'd like to share, it's up and ready to go.  :)

  • #17159

    Chris
    Participant

    It's a pleasure to help out with ideas whenever I can. I added some Hadrian's wall and Birdoswald fort photos. The camera wasn't very good but you get the idea. I also have some photos of Battle Abbey, a fantastic place to see up close, which I am sure will hold some interest to others with all that William the Conqueror and King Harold having a bit of disagreement in field stuff. I will be going back there this summer to take some much better photos  8)And some New Forest, which I hope you mention as it is a beautiful place and would have been quite amazing when it was the royal hunting ground of William I in the 11th century. I will have to dig them out of their dusty file on my computer and see if there are any worth posting.

  • #17160

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Chris, I saw your Jalbulm that you posted in response to Drew's introduction.  You have some truly fantastic stuff in there!  Well done. :)

  • #17161

    Chris
    Participant

    Thanks Jamie, appreciate your kind words  ;D  Compared to other people on that site I am a novice. I don't take it (photography) too seriously and haven't even picked up my camera for months…..shame on me  :-I would say these are the best of the bunch from previous projects etc. (and I do have some awful photos as well) but I still have some more to add that I haven't yet managed to check over and maybe edit. My holiday to Switzerland last year was an epic as far as photography is concerned, taking over 2,500 photos  :o so you can understand why I haven't done that little job yet.I love photographing landscapes and buildings(ruins preferably) and when I get the opportunity I will try and take some better photos for this forum, but I also like just messing around with the camera and seeing what I come up with.Going to add some Battle Abbey photos that have been rescued from the bin as they were a bit crap but thankfully photoshop elements saved them. They're not great but they'll do until I go again, hopefully soon as we are now officially in British Summer Time  :) and I live about 18-20 miles away from battle itself.

  • #17162

    Chris
    Participant

    Wow! I've been away for nearly three weeks and so much has happened on the forum. I am looking forward to catching up and reading through the posts since my last appearance.I was in the process of getting some photos of the interior ruins of Pevensey Castle, the second half of the 1066 Country walk from Battle to Rye and some photos for Jamie from the British Museum, that is until I got a chest infection the first week and the second week I was due to have a particularly awkward widsom tooth removed. I got the tooth removed but it got infected three days later so I had a nasty weekend last with a few days of hideous pain  :'( :'( :'( but I was well looked after by my girlfriend and the concoction of painkillers and antibiotics eventually did the job in the end.....I am a wimp though when it comes to dental pain.I was back at work today, typically though it just happens to be my birthday so I have spent a very tiring day wishing I wasn't there. What sucks is that I still have a day of meds to take so I can't even have a drink  >:(  Never mind.We have planned to go to London tomorrow so with any luck I can try and get some photos for Jamie from the British Museum as I said I would a while back.Anyway, I am glad to be back on the forum. Just the one post tonight but back in the swing of things on Sunday and hopefully with some photos. Looking forward to it.

  • #17163

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Happy birthday, Chris!Also, welcome back :)Also x 2, glad to hear you're mostly better!

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