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. amy took this photo of me on her phone....it's unusual that I put a photo of me on here - perhaps it's because I have been feeling unwell today - perhaps it's because some of life's grit in recent weeks has, today, made me think of myself as the man I am; at this age....life is such a wonderful, precious thing....this blog is a place for treasure hiding, joy, simplicity....
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. Amy's wooden animals

. Matthew Ruhlmann sent me this picture of the sheet below the letters he'd been writing
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. recording a sunday morning mass on top of a mountain, then a traditional accordion festival in the afternoon !
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. tonight there was a feast on top of a mountain here in portugal....I ate my tea sat watching the sunset....
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. recording a 15 year old clarinet player, walking slowly through the valley plaing sections of a piece by Rabaud....2 hours duration....remarkable....
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. weather (uk) & weather (portugal)....flowers & rope in portugal too....
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. today I heard the sounds of meat for salpicao being prepared, wind turbines on the top of the valley & the paiva river at rest & at play....
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. today I have heard the sound of stones vibrating on a river bed, the sound of small roadside plants touching a vine fence in the wind, the sound of the railing for the steps at the side of the bridge in Nodar being gently touched & resonating & the sound of the paiva river running across my feet....
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. the view from my window in nodar, portugal....the river banks here are covered in mint....the smell of fresh water and the bright green mint leaves....in the water the very small fish, some silver & some just shades of brown, along with waterboatmen fizz & crackle....
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. porto then nodar....
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. portugal....to record along a river....
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. last night, at seeds & bridges, orchestre tout puissant marcel duchamp (click on their name to go to their myspace page - you'll be glad you did) made me & the other folks present smile some big smiles....this morning a picture drawn by Mabel made me smile....later on, when I pick up Pheobe from school I know she will make me smile....
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. a day of getting things done & preparing to host a swiss / west yorkshire post new wave free jazz ensemble....
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. watched muppet treasure island at a 7 years birthday get together & also invented two types of magic balloon....
. to burton constable to watch horses, dogs & polo + Pheobe on an electric bull & a bungee pull bouncy track....
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. rowing boats & drawing faces on pebbles with Pheobe & Amy....
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. looking through the book I just got on the art of Winifred Nicholson & remembering the first time I saw her work - at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge where the photograph above was taken....
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. today has been one of reflection, listening to classic japanese songs from 1940 - 1960 & Winifred Nicholson paintings....cooking Pheobe's tea & both of us doing impersonations of rock n roll dances....
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. waiting for Pheobe after school & as she was walking up to the car she was blowing hair from her face out of the side of her mouth....then, when Pheobe was eating her tea she was swinging her foot a few centimetres from the floor....