December 2007

visit by exiles

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some good friends we haven’t seen for a few years popped by with their reshaped accents and ex-pat stories yesterday. 

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you can see a photo not unlike this here.  Exile is better at writing real words than i am.

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it’s a shame they live so far away in the modern era, although when they didn’t live quite as far, we still didn’t see them.  shame on us really.

We last saw them on the 11th May 2003 and here’s the evidence from the funkypancake archives (which are still a bit broken, so here’s the picture instead of a link.  I started doing funkypancake in April 2003 so these were early days pictures.

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the annual christmas tree chopping

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yesterday was the first day the girls and i had a chance to go and chop down our christmas treet

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off we went boldly in to the ‘forest’ to select our tree

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can you see kezia in this picture ?

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once we’d chosen our tree we then got to work chopping it down

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unfortunately the one we chose was half dead – but we only discovered once we’d dragged it home which was a big disappointment (20 pounds worth of disappointment to be exact).  i chopped the dead bits off and now it’s a christmas stick.  oh well – something to watch out for next year.

the story of the unloved vacuum cleaner

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this would make a good xmas story about a vacuum cleaner who nobody loves left to wander the streets at christmas time.

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it probably has a happy ending or something.

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or perhaps it doesn’t

a wall

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a wall near london wall in london

a very small man

this was a half accidental optical illusion.  i was actually trying to take a picture down a gap in the footway to the right, but missed.

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star

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tactile

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a bit touchy wheely perhaps

dummy

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hotel full

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hotel flup at xmas.  whatever next.

triple celebrity spot

three celebrity spots in order of seeing them.

here’s the very excellent carl barat sitting outside a pub off marylebone high street.  he kindly let me take this attractive photo.

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here’s the skinny one from trinny and suzanne whizzing by in a taxi.  i’ve caught the movement i think.

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and here’s matt albright off the telly in a photo.  oh, i didn’t get a photo. there was definately a decline in photo ability as the day when on and my cold grew worse.