an eye for the mundane

Monthly Archives: August 2006
well, this year i didn’t win the trophy for the best photo in show, but i did get a few first, two seconds, a third and two ‘highly commendeds’, with only my portraits failing to get anything. still, after 3 years it’s good someone else wins isn’t it 😉

here’s a new photo category – charity collection vessels. some of these are classics (and very old).
this is a starter – it’s a dog and two cats, all looking very sad. the dog is grey and there’s one white can and one black cat which is interesting. perhaps he’s their dad ?
yesterday we had a very successful walk along the Thames Path from kelmscott to tadpole bridge. it was probable around 7 or 8 miles i think and kezia managed to walk nearly all of it (and esther did it all). progress indeed.
Parts of the Radcot Bridge date back to the 12th century bridge making it the oldest bridge on the thames
Rushey Weir is a ‘rare example of an old Thames paddle-and-rymer weir
basically you ram these paddles down in to the weir to stop the water (and vice-versa)
tadpole bridge
our destination for the walk was an idilic looking pub at tadpole bridge, but it was shut when we got there. which left a bad taste in our mouths. or at least a dry taste.
we’ve been on holiday for a fortnight so we’re back to manual updates now (rather than the random selection you’ve been having for the last ages). i’ve got tons of holiday photos, but for now, here are some from yesterday when jane and i went to Reading festival for the day.
by the end of our holiday i had quite bushy sideburns and hair, so jane cut me a comedy old person’s festival haircut involving a long strip of hair down the centre of my head and my sideburns.

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