December 2008

hassock of the week

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a nice festive one this week.  i’m a bit low on hassock stocks, so unless i find a church with a rich seam, hassock of the week might have to retire mid 2009 !

catching the christmas tree

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so, yesterday morning, the girls and i went to cut down a tree at the local tree chopping place. it was twice as expensive to chop a tree down than to chop your own, but it’s a tradition now so we have to go through with it

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unfortunately the stock of trees seems to be reducing each year so it took us quite a while to find one we wanted.  we also did more checking for dead branches after last year’s ‘dead stick’ look.

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here’s kezia at work with the saw

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eventually the beast was felled

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and then it was back home to get it decorated before it had realised it had even been dug up.

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and this year, just to prove we’re especially holy, we’ve got three angels (that’s a triangle)

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bike on railings

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i walked my old route to my old office yesterday and it was great to pass the old ways and see the things that used to inspire my pictures.  like low sunlight through railings.

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dive

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i wasn’t sure whether this was pointing at a particularly poor nightclub, or whether i was meant to jump down a drain.  so i did neither and went about my business.

xmas lunch

i had my last work christmas lunch yesterday.  here it is

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guess the present




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this building has been wrapped up for christmas, but it’s quite obvious what’s inside.  they’ve used obvious national health service wrapping.  d’oh.

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merry christmas

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classic british christmas lights display.

glove

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civil service time

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no wonder we have problems with public projects in the UK.  it’s because civil service time is completely wrong (i took this photo just after 1pm)

brad

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i had lunch with long time blog reader and international singing superstar Brad.  he was over in london for work.  We had a really great lunch and it was great to meet in real life after like 3 years or something.  i think he’s in this video if you want to see him in action

great west road art deco buildings

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there are so many cool art deco buildings around london (list here).

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and there’s quite a few on the road near my office on the outskirts of london

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one morning this week i walked to work just as the sun was coming up so managed to grab some shots with blue sky in the background

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the bright thing is a street light, not the sun which wasn’t yet above the horizon

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here’s another building. 

i’m going to make it my duty to take more pictures of these fantastic buildings which are all over the place according to the link above