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. moving books from one room to another, from one place in one room to another place in the same room....I open a few & look....
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. Pheobe :. )
. taken by Pheobe
. taken by me
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. every christmas me & Pheobe go up to place a christmas decoration from the house on mum's special stone....today the churchyard & everything in it was covered in tiny, fluffy looking icicles....
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as yule wraps us up & the ice & snow remains to prompt in us hopes of a white xmas day, I remember all the treasure - hiding & slap bang right in the face - that bejewelled 2010....
. sorry for the lack of posts recently - flu-like virus, the northern ice-age & a bad back have had me sofa-d ! will be back soon !
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16th December is my Mum's birthday....I'm full of a flu-like virus so probably won't be able to make the drive to place some flowers at the cemetery, so here's some here for now....the things my Mum brought to my life were & are truly treasure....thanks Mum, always....with love....
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. a frost on the inside of the car provides ice drawings
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. wheelie-bin & church flower stand snow hats & snow coated telephone lines
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. more snow than you can shake a mitten at....
. hello again Natalia !
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. the last few days have included some strange moments - memories of feelings from my teenage years, a sense of being 'in' moments that perhaps we simply forget because the things we remember about them aren't the things we should pay attention to....
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. a break of several days due to a cold, lack of sleep, lots of work, a few blahhhh moments & a general bit of 'I really should download those pictures from the camera' ness....
. well the snow has made a few, fleeting appearances here & the ice reminds me of frosted, chilled grapes eaten as a choirboy many years ago. This weekend I shall venture out to record the sounds of snow & take some photographs....
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. whilst watching the view from a friends balcony in London we saw bright green parakeets flying wild....
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. capturing the music of buzzing power lines
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. last night me & Pheobe went to the lifestyle awards at Hull City Hall....during the summer holidays Pheobe & 3 of her friends created a 'healthy walks aorund Cottingham' booklet to raise money to buy some beehives & donate to charity....they also did a sponsored walk, a fun day, a table top sale & several other activities....well, for all their hard work they won a weeks activity holiday in France with 2 days at Disneyland-Paris....the smiles on their faces was wonderful....I am very, very lucky to have such an amazing daughter....
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. me & Pheobe tried to fold a piece of paper more than eight times....Pheobe managed seven, I only managed six....
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. Pheobe took this piece of red paper off one of her design sheets (homework) & it left this pattern underneath


. the sky over donna nook - watching the seals & then on to see the fitties at skegness
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. the sound of sugar on cornflakes....the sound of rain on the perspex clear roof....
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the hidden joys of lighting & proof that packaging has many treasures to be found....
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. one of my old polaroids - found whilst putting together issue three of tristesse engraved (free pdf arts zine) - an issue devoted to photographs taken with expired film....click here to have a look or download....
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. as I was making tea, Pheobe was making short films by filming herself on the laptops inbuilt camera....short scenes such as 'at the dentist', 'what can you see' & 'dad sneezing' - wonderful....
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issue two of 'tristesse engraved' - the photographic slide issue # 1 is now available for free download or to view on line
click here to download click here to view on line at issuu
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. a field of unexpected sunflowers, jewelled webs, pylons that sing & grass - all discovered before it was even 10.30am
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Karin Wissel sent these five images &says: 'hitchhiking with someone joyfull and trusting to exactly where i wanna go, looking at the yellow flowers all along the highway...the bright colours of autumn in the sun, enjoying my luck!!! having a walk and a conversation with my friend about what we have to learn at the moment, to live more free, joyfull and in a way we can connect with people that is good and healthy for us!-finding out that we are at the same point, and that it makes us strong to talk about it, together...!