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Monthly Archives: August 2004

it’s been a bank holiday today. esther and i did really well at the Swallowfield Show. we both entered stuff in the craft show. here are our award winning entries:
esther got Highly Commended for her butterfly and vegetable chariot:
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i got a second place for ‘transport’ and 1st place for ‘about the home’:
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i also got second place for the song title (as seen here)
but my best was my ’24 hours’ collection which not only won 1st prize in the category, but also won best photo in the show:
This year i only won £6. not quite a lucrative as last year.

no body likes dishonest thieves.
thiefery in england is still legal of course, but the long arm of the law and the slightly stumpy arm of the underground have reached a compromise. thieves can still do their thiefery, but they have to put a sign up outside whilst they are working so the police have a sporting chance of catching them.
here is one such sign:

we didn’t get a very good view this year as we were over the other side and further back. still, managed to get some shots with my camera (whilst avoiding flying cider).
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the white stripes:
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the libertines (viewed by a young kid with a libertine’s jacket on his father’s shoulders watching them on stage):

franz ferdinand:
the roots:
new york dolls:
har mar superstar (before i worked out my shutter settings – but it’s best he’s blurred):

it’s very popular to stand in tourist areas painted silver and pretend to be a statue. as a way of making money it seems quite easy. though the actual money involved seems quite small and it might get a bit boring.
here are parts of two such people on the south bank yesterday evening

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