Yesterday was a very busy day - but busy in a good way.
We went out for breakfast, then down to the playing field in the next village to watch the pancake races since it's Shrove Tuesday coming up. I have some lessons to learn about action photography, it's not something I've done a lot of and of course my new camera has so many settings to choose from! We were a little bit late so we only saw two races, not really enough time to perfect my technique but at least the blurry photos capture some of the chaos.
Then we went across to Cirencester for lunch and a gentle walk. We sat upstairs in the pasty shop and the first photo is one I took through the window while I waited for the food to cool to a reasonable temperature.
Cirencester is famous as a Roman town, and one of its features is the remains of the amphitheatre - all grassed over, but you can still see clearly where the steps used to be:
I particularly like this picture of our shadows from the top of the amphitheatre:
From Cirencester, we drove to a friend's house in Cheltenham for a Thai cookery lesson, but that deserves a separate post later in the week...