September 2009

rainbow’s end

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This was a real missed opportunity shot.  A few moments before the rainbow was on the other side of the boat and it looked like the boat was sailing in to it.  

unfortunately i was driving, so i stopped the car and grabbed my compact camera which isn’t as easy to control and burnt out the highlights of the white boat. I also note i cropped off the second rainbow just to the right of the frame. 

oh well.  say lavey.  go on.  say it.   thank you.

redacted mannequin

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how do you redact a mannequin ?  easy.  put a bag on it.

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no one loves an ugly mannequin

try our shirt service

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nearly posted this with a typo in the title which would have been rather less family friendly than your usual funkypancake fayre.

i love this sign.  not entirely sure what it means.  but it’s a great.

poolewe glass bottom boat

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we had an excellent trip on a glass bottom boat when we were in poolewe

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it’s basically a boat with a window in the bottom and a number of portholes to look down through as you go along.

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fish sighting envy

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the world of fish sighting is obviously quite competitive.

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Rothesay victorian toilets

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I don’t think I even got half way through our scottish holiday before being distracted by real life.  So i’ll have a few days of scottish things, and slot in real life around it.

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I am usually very careful about taking pictures in toilets, but everyone was doing it here.  In a very tasteful way of course.

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I was even allowed to show the girls round the men’s room.

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we then went and stared at a parked up war ship

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lady bird

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lady birds are quite cool.  i liked this one.

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here’s the flower san ladybird as they say in france.  probably.

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what they teach you at school

the girls’ weekly spellings reveal what they are currently learning at school. 

for example, kezia is learning about the Romans at the moment so we get words like soldier etc.

but i’m not sure what Esther is learning.  here are her spells for this week.

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the first 4 are harmless enough, but the rest suggest something more along the lines of what i get (or got) up to at work when discussing internet safety. are they teaching criminal investigation techniques ?

spooky dolls

As I’ve mentioned numerously (yawn) as part of the ‘big move’ to New Zealand, we’ve been doing some great works on clearing the loft.  Here are some dolls which i’ve just unearthed

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they are very bizarre.

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shh. don’t wake the spooky dolls.

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royal mail post box … err …. box

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what should you do with a postbox ?  put it in a box.  where will this all end ?  box in a box in a box ?  talking about thinking inside the box

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i’m pretty certain if you wait long enough you can get a sign for almost every object on the planet with an arrow pointing at it with its name on.  I hadn’t expected this one to be quite so big though.

2 headed wasp

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i was sitting in the park with some people from the conference yesterday and one of them found this wasp which had another wasp’s head in its hands.  bit weird that isn’t it ?


dinner date

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our lovely friends andy and gill invited us round for dinner last night.  not quite a last supper, but was great to spend time with them before we go.  gill cooked us some top nosh.  sorry you missed it.

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interesting 2009

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despite arriving at 2 minutes to 10am, and being completely aware of it’s impendingness, i was proud to compared the first hour of yesterday’s interesting 2009.  the whole day was totally fab.