an eye for the mundane

Monthly Archives: February 2009

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i was on the way to a meeting with a lord (which was cancelled because he was summoned to the house of lords at the last minute.

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on the way i spotted this cavalcade coming, so i got out my big camera and grabbed some shots

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and then i enlarged the people …

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they came out of buckingham palace.  i suspect the actual member of the royal family is in the car (at the top)

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they certainly had nice hats, which is important for a carriage rider

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and a nice purple wrap

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all jolly english fun

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although not everyone seemed to be enjoying it

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so there we go.  exciting stuff

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as had become traditional, jane’s parents came over last night for our annual pancake party

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esther made a sign.

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jane made the mixture

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and then we got down to the business

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i create chaos by taking photos in continuous mode with my external flash on, causing blindness to anyone in the same room

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jane’s dad was particularly surprised by my approach and use it as an excuse to do a particularly elaborate setup

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his throw was a great visual success.  the picture below is the catch part of the manoeuvre.  the throw bit is the picture at the top of this post

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jane’s mum threw a smaller pancake.  can you spot it ?

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having got her eye in she then went for some more complicated shaped ones

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we did actually eat them (but not me due to egg allergyness)

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even esther had a go

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and of course jane did too.

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one thing worth noting is the difference in our kitchen since we’ve had our extension.  above is this year (now with extra space to the right).  below is last year (viewed from the other way round)

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