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Monthly Archives: October 2005

the girls are away for a few days so jane (my lovely wife) and i took full advantage of our free weekend by going to Sonning Mill which is a great place.
here’s the view from our table (the people who were sitting this had already gone through to the theatre)

pubbish is a good word. it was written on a piece of paper outside a publisher’s office near where i work so perhaps it’s a contraction of ‘publishers rubbish’
but i think it better describes the feeling of wanting to nip to the pub. “i’m feeling a bit pubbish. fancy it?”
it’s a day for sequences today, so here’s a sequence of a pelican flying in st james’ park
they never seem to get very high
it seems to be about shaking your wings enough to fling yourself out of the water
before giving up and splatting back down in the water

eagle eyed vin spotted the interesting barrow man here and asked for more details, so here he is in a sequence of four pictures i took from up the Monument a few weeks back.
here he is with a ‘customer’ ?
tidying up
preparing to move off
on his way
and that’s all i have. it looks like offal in the trolley. or perhaps it’s poultry.

it was as hot as summer’s day today, official the hottest day ever or something (for October i think). and london was packed. the BBC has some interesting weather news here
i had a meeting on the south bank and took my big camera to get some decent shots. unfortunately i’m clueless so most of my photos were rubbish (i need to go on a course …)
anyway, it’s also half-term holidays so london was full of tourists, especially just here.

can you believe it, i managed to reunite this chap with his lost travel card! hoorah for a happy ending.
in all my time collecting photos for davescollections, this is the first one i’ve reunited
for those interested in the story of reunition:
from the ticket i knew his local train station, so i found which train operators run out of that station and phoned their lost property department. they put a note with my phone number in his file and when he went in to buy his replacement ticket he got the message to phone me

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