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  • #16
    Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

    Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
    I thought Bank Holidays were enacted by acts of Parliament, and therefore you are entitled to them by statute. Nobody can legally deprive you of your entitlement to them - not even a Laird!

    Jim
    No, it all depends on your contract. The only holidays you must get by law are 20 days per year for a full-time employee. Look at Police, Armed Forces etc.
    They don't get bank holidays.
    Stephen

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    • #17
      Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

      Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
      I thought Bank Holidays were enacted by acts of Parliament, and therefore you are entitled to them by statute. Nobody can legally deprive you of your entitlement to them - not even a Laird!

      Jim

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      • #18
        Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

        Thanks, Annie. As we are a) in Scotland and b) classed as agricultural workers our holiday entitlement is slightly different (less) but that's by the by. The bank-holiday principle is the same.

        As this is getting very much off-thread, may I suggest that we end discussions on Bank Holiday entitlement, and thanks to all who have expressed concern
        Stephen

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        • #19
          Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

          Originally posted by StephenL View Post
          Thanks, Annie. As we are a) in Scotland and b) classed as agricultural workers our holiday entitlement is slightly different (less) but that's by the by. The bank-holiday principle is the same.

          As this is getting very much off-thread, may I suggest that we end discussions on Bank Holiday entitlement, and thanks to all who have expressed concern
          It made a nice little interlude (and educational, too) whilst we wait for the Jubilee festivities to begin. My daughter is ill at the moment, I hope she will be well enough to enjoy the weekend.
          John

          "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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          • #20
            Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

            What a fabulous idea.
            I thought I would get an early one in. On Monday night I took my new love, hope my husband doesn't see this, up to Dunstable Downs at sunset to try out its low light capabilities.

            They have been preparing for the beacon lighting next Monday so I took a few snaps. Not technically taken over the Jubilee weekend but hopefully acceptable for this thread.

            Shirley
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            • #21
              Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

              Originally posted by shirley View Post
              What a fabulous idea.
              I thought I would get an early one in. On Monday night I took my new love, hope my husband doesn't see this, up to Dunstable Downs at sunset to try out its low light capabilities.

              They have been preparing for the beacon lighting next Monday so I took a few snaps. Not technically taken over the Jubilee weekend but hopefully acceptable for this thread.

              That's just what we want, Shirley, it helps get us in the mood for the Jubilee. You can test the E-M5 low light capabilities even more on Monday, when they light the beacon! Not quite sure how the E-3 will cope when they light ours.
              John

              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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              • #22
                Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                Our village has its event tomorrow, so I hope the BBC weather forecast for this area is correct; it shows Saturday being dull and cloudy but dry, with rain moving in on Sunday. Our event will be held on the village green and the adjacent road will be closed. The theme is "A Royal Day At The Races," with live TV broadcast from Epsom. We will be able to buy race cards and Great Easton Groats with which to bet and there will be prizes for the best dressed race goers (won't be me ) and biggest winners (still won't be me ). There will also be other stalls and activities around the green; my wife will be face painting. Later there will be a Royal Epsom Feast, followed by a live band in the evening.

                The challenge for me will be to capture some of the essence and spirit of the occasion in photographs. I still can't decide whether to use the E-3 (more flexible with greater lens range but large and heavy) or the E-PL1 with just a 14-45mm (less flexible but smaller, lighter and more discreet). Perhaps I'll decide in the morning when I see what the weather is actually like!
                John

                "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                • #23
                  Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                  That's a beautiful shot Shirley.I love the way you've caught the reflected sunlight on the post and the effect of the band of haze on the horizon is magical.

                  Regards.
                  Peter

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                  • #24
                    Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                    A very effective shot taken in beautiful lighting Shirley. That looks like one of the beacons organised by local lad Bruno Peek. They are all over the country now and I have the feeling that in a few years time small boys will be asking their fathers "what's that daddy?" Daddy will reply "they are called beacons and were put there in the 'olden days' so that people could contact each other before they had telephones."

                    Ron

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                    • #25
                      Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                      I can't wait to see photos of the beacons lit. Aussie children were taught a lot of British history of course, and I can remember many stories of the beacons along the coast.
                      How lovely having all these festivities planned.

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                      • #26
                        Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                        My plans for the Jubilee Weekend went completely belly-up on Thursday when I received an email about this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-18294929 (I''m of a certain age).

                        I will however try to get out and about over the next few days to take some pictures of local events.
                        My stuff on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonskids/

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                        • #27
                          Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                          Originally posted by shirley View Post
                          What a fabulous idea.
                          I thought I would get an early one in. On Monday night I took my new love, hope my husband doesn't see this, up to Dunstable Downs at sunset to try out its low light capabilities.

                          They have been preparing for the beacon lighting next Monday so I took a few snaps. Not technically taken over the Jubilee weekend but hopefully acceptable for this thread.

                          That is a lovely picture. If your husband does see your post don't cite me as being involved in your new love - I only put an ad up
                          My stuff on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonskids/

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                          • #28
                            Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                            I'll follow Shirley's stunning pic with another.

                            Anne in the rain with the appropriate attire.


                            Regards. Barr1e
                            Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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                            • #29
                              Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                              Well, this afternoon we thought we would go down to the park in Noobry to see what was going one. We chose our moment very carefully and got totally absolutely completely SOAKED...

                              We didn't get anywhere near this wet in the Lakes last week... So we've retired hurt to sit in front of the TV where it's nice and dry.

                              Anyway I put this strip together: E-M5 (waterproof) and 45mm (not waterproof) and old Snaarman (definitely not waterproof)..



                              Pete

                              PS. An hour later: Sunshine :-)
                              Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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                              • #30
                                Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

                                It came on the T.V. (as a background to messing about on here) and is now replaced by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...would rather look at Katherine Ross than the old prunes in the parade...Yes I am an moany old G**.
                                Come to think of it I would rather look at Paul Newman and Robert Redford ......

                                As for the presenters....I am sure they have been told if they toady around there could be a Knighthood in it.

                                Sorry to rain on everyone's parade but ....


                                p.s. love Shirleys pic.
                                Keith


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