Poinsettia

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A busy and slightly crazy day that involved – among other things – a visit from the forces of law and order (don’t ask), a chat with the BAFTA-shortlisted Child on her 30th birthday (how did THAT happen??), a good … Continued

Busted

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You just can’t get the help these days. He even tried to claim afterwards that it wasn’t his fault, but I saw his guilty and appalled reaction. I needed to completely redo a hanging thingamajig because of this. I can’t … Continued

Nobby

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More Christmas stuff today: cleaning, decorations and shopping. With some blood tests, a river walk, and a film thrown in for light relief. I have some decent shots of tufted ducks, but in horrible light; some quite interesting ones of … Continued

Tree-trimming fizz

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Right – let’s do the tree. OK. Ummm… do we really use three sets of lights? We do. Right. Well – they all work, so that’s good. Oh….. Wait – no – yes – what???? They did work!! What the….?? … Continued

Christmas shopping

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It suddenly occurred to me this morning that we’re actually quite close to Christmas now, and while I don’t like to make a fuss about it too early, now seemed like a good day to be starting to panic. As … Continued

Carol concert

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This is the lovely and elegant interior of the Georgian Chapel at Compton Verney, where R and I heard the most wonderful concert this afternoon. The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, a group of about two dozen excellent student singers … Continued

Rosy

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R and I went to London today, to see the exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters at the National Portrait Gallery (concise review: it was fine, but don’t pull a muscle trying to get there), and elected to diverge during the morning. He … Continued

Trippy

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I have around a gazillion tufted duck shots from today, but I’ve gone with this one because I like both the duck and the water. The fantasy I’ve spun around the image is that the duck’s eyes are perfectly circular … Continued

Peregrination

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R and I were walking back to the car after shopping – or, as it turned out, window-shopping – in Chipping Campden this morning, and I looped round to take a few wide-angle shots of the church. I was just … Continued

Love starlings

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Today was my day for being deprived of a morning, my dignity, and much of the Offspring’s potential inheritance, at the dental practice in Coventry. On the plus side, I got gold stars for the state of my canine tooth, … Continued