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“I want to be more like James Bond, and less like Ian Fleming.”
― Jarod Kintz,

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[Jaws] Richard Kiel with William!

The weekend was spent relaxing, and then venturing down to Beaulieu motor museum for a bit of James Bond, Top Gear and other assorted car geekery-ness. It coincided with my Boyfriend’s Birthday and with the presence of Blanche Ravalec and Richard Kiel – Jaws and Dolly from James Bond. So naturally, we had to be frightfully British and do a spot of Sunday afternoon queuing.

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[Jaws] Richard Kiel

And queue we did do! It took a fairly long time to get to the front, and we were the first batch in along with all the Bond fangirls (more men than women though!) Staring at the back of a 007 T-Shirt for 2 hours was a different way to spend a Sunday at least…!

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[Dolly] Blanche Ravalec

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[Dolly] – Blanche Ravalec

There were other awesome cars too – remember that Granny Mobile from Top Gear? The OAP friendly car? It was there, in all its glory! Plus other assorted Bond Cars, some traditional old time vehicles and lots of other exciting bits and pieces…

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I promise, more Photography will be blogged in the near future. As I’m writing this I have one of those smug smiles on my face that can only come from having just finished a 3,000 word report to conclude a whole year of University. The smile falters, but only slightly, as I remember I was quite stupid and decided to undertake two years of University at once – and have an exam two weeks tomorrow. As I said, it only slightly falters. Until I remember that I’ve signed up for the exact same ordeal as of October…!

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“To finish first you must first finish.”
– Mears –

The great thing about having an unwritten bucket list, is that you can add things to it that you’ve already done! That counts too right? I never ever dreamed that I would find myself flying in a helicopter above the town that I live in, watching a British Touring Car Championship…but you know what? It did happen!

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I’m quite wary of high things, high staircases, high hills, cliffs…and in the hour that I had from deciding to fly, to actually doing it, all sorts of thoughts were flying through my mind. But I think having less time to worry and more time to get the camera ready helped a fair bit.

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For my boyfriends Birthday, I’ve been planning four weekends of ‘awesome things.’ Watching the championship at Thruxton was the first. We could teasingly hear the qualifying from my house, the day before – and on the actual day the weather was perfect (sunburningly so). So all elements came together to make it an absolutely amazing day. I also appreciate now, how hard it is to capture sports photography. I’ve come home to around 1000 of my shots JUST missing the car I was aiming at….!

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