February 2005

lorry and three bins

i only spotted the wealth of bins after i’d taken this photo:
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what attracted me most was the hook:
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underpants in the bin

i pass quite a few laundrettes in every day life. it’s funny how laundrettes and petrol stations are invisible in town unless you really look for them.
one day i’ll do a photo tour of them, but for now, here are some underpants (nearly) in the bin in a laundrette.
who put them there and why ? surely you’d throw them in your own bin if you decided they were too dirty to wash ?
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ludo

here are esther and kezia playing ludo with their god mother ruth after a fantastic lunch. esther and kezia are wearing their ponchos.
unfortunately kezia has now stopped calling her’s her ‘puncture’. instead it’s now her ‘puntcho’.
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colours and angles

i’m really pleased with this picture. it’s all about colours and angles i think.

click for a desktop sized picture !
and here is Dan’s desktop displaying the bollard (and his remote control):
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very sensible that he’s put newspaper down under his laptop.

hat

it’s another picture from jeremy, this time of a hat wearing a bollard.
i’m pleased to be able to put this photo in three categories – hats, bollards …

… and chopped off heads:
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contributed gloves

here are a couple of gloves from my old university house mate jeremy.
i think these pictures are great as the colour of the glove matches the surroundings. gloves are so versatile.

anniversary meal

jane and i went out for an anniversary-meal last night. it was very good and we did lots of laughing.
hoorah for lovely wives (please note, i’ve only got one wife. i wouldn’t want you to get the impression i was supporting polygamy):
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pudding:
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catherine’s birthday party

esther’s best friend catherine had an ice skating party which was a great thing to have.
we all had great fun and esther and catherine even managed to skate on their own !
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the british museum

it was esther’s last day of the half term holidays yesterday so jane and her came to london to do some touristy things (and some girly shopping in paperchase).
here they are in the British Museum doing an adventure pack thing which involved making a fancy hat with velcro. jane wore the hat whilst esther stuck all the stuff on.
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another part involved making a small pot:
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pillow in an athens park

this isn’t quite a mattress (though i’ve put it in the mattress category). it’s actually some pilllows in a park in Athens sent from regular reader Alex (who i assume lives in Greece).
London is currently bidding for the Olympic Games in 2012, so perhaps this is a sign …
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binky’s dog signs

jane and the girls went to nottingham earlier this week. as we learnt over christmas, nottingham is the centre for lost gloves and fancy dog signs (like this one).
it was therefore no surprise when they returned with these great dog signs:
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and these gloves:
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and here is kezia in Ikea with a glove:
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spam

here is an advert sent for spam and rice, which is apparently quite big in Honolulu. Dan sent it to me and it is a good one (although it’s taken me about a month to share it with you !)

by the way, if you got spammed/virused big time from an email address which is associated with one of my domains then i can only apologise. it was absolutely nothing to do with me and i suspect it was just one of those nasty virus things which uses some random email address to hide its true origin. things like that are SO annoying.
anyway, i’ve now got a nice collection of angry return emails if anyone is interested. it’s interesting how they vary in text and style.

dictionary corner

it’s name the london landmark time (clue in the title)

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the damn settee

i remember hearing a talk in a church once about a child who kept shouting at his sofa at home, calling it a ‘damn settee’. his mum told him off and asked him what he was doing.
“but we learnt it at church in a song. it went ‘i am the lord of the damn settee'”.
so here is a holy settee:
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and here are its beautiful dangly tassels and a daisy:

click to inspect the unexpected beauty