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. just before Amy's foot 'got it' we went to the coast for tea & found an interesting small Italian place in Bridlington....good music....ok penne arrabiatta, slightly less ok pizza topping for the veggie, but a good find....our table was just a bit too big to fit into the space so what did they do ? shoved the corner through the plaster !!!! class....
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. Pheobe took part in a relay race this evening & before the race she sat with me watching what else was happening....
. Amy woke from her deep sleep & said 'i've been thinking about toilet role'....
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. yesterday evening at Amy's, finding these pieces of paper in cd's cases - indicating the tracks to play to her students during 'drawing to music' sessions....early afternoon today picking raspberries & redcurrants with Pheobe....& sticking them on our ice creams too !....Pheobe's had redcurrant ears with raspberry ear muffs....brilliant !
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. hmmm, a bagless hoover can suddenly make something very simple seem even simpler....this evening I have been recording inside the north tower of the humber bridge, a recorder in each 'leg' - one space was very quiet with just the sound of the space itself & a faint rumbling of the traffic overhead - the other was filled with a loud buzzing from the electrics within the structure....
. a day of hot weather, of nice tasting grapes & of hearing about Pheobe's day at her uncle's wedding....she was the main bridesmaid & had to present the rings on a little cushion too + untie them....
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. understanding....
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. yesterday I took a trip with Amy to wakefield & leeds & bought three 40p toy planes; one for Pheobe, me & for Amy....later, in the evening, me & Pheobe went to the park to fly ours....we had such fun with them....Pheobe's design flew best....
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. here are the caricatures of me & Pheobe that were drawn yesterday....we went into town for a couple of specific reasons & there is always something nice about stumbling across unexpected things such as this 'fun day' type event in a square in the city centre....first we designed our own cartoon character & then had these drawn & all for free....


. dusk over the humber....
. me & Pheobe had sushi for our lunch & had our caricatures drawn for free !
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. open space....
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. watching Pheobe at her running club whilst laying on the grass (on the travel blanket) listening to: scott walker, thomas tallis, astor piazzolla, felt etc etc, drawing pictures of invented houses & taking photographs amongst the grass sparked as it was with small flowers....reading, through sun-dusted eyes, Edward Thomas on the English countryside....

. this morning....
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. so nice to get home after 3 days in Sheffield working on arts project....so nice to see Pheobe & now i'm sat here with Amy....above are some photo's from the last 3 days....
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. cambridge botanical gardens - listening to the sounds of water-born insect & plant life, fish & trees....looking through lenses, natural & man made at plants to wonder at....then on to Kettle's yard for exploring & reading & just being in a house full of air....
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. saffron walden charity shops & giant cheese straws, cambridge blossoms & japanese food....
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. to cambridge this evening for exploring, recording, photographing, eating japanese food, kettle's yard house & gallery etc etc....
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. Pheobe was doing a lot of cutting out for her homework tonight....in the process she made me a paper wrist band that said 'smile Dad love Pheobe' on it....she also asked if I liked the sound of scissors cutting & we both agreed it was a nice sound....she went on to invent a method of re-creating the sound of a motorbike & on a golf ball being struck & landing, all with a glue stick top, a pair of scissors & the carpet....lovely....


. Mathieu Ruhlmann says: 'My son Cohen's drawing of different birds (from left to right: crane,robin, peacock, stork, partridge). They put a smile on my face'
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. Pheobe & me made pizza for our tea....clapped our hands & smiled....we are thinking about our holiday in summer too....
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. early breakfast....this time a banana & mini iced fingers....then taking in some Lee Friedlander photographs, taking my own of: bissel carpet mate, sofa & throw with lamp & an rain drenched orange weed flower....plus some images of snails & things from a few days ago....