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Monday, 31 October 2005

Spooky!

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This is a picture taken in Tecklenburg, Germany, on our tour there. The streets were full of these spooky ghosts and strange creatures, hanging from trees and across houses. You can see a picture of this same street at a slightly later time of year here from Wikipedia.de. It seems that Halloween is far more exciting in Germany than here in England. We haven’t even had a trick-or-treater although being back on GMT and it being very dark very early may have something to do with it…

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Sunday, 30 October 2005

Arr, matey!

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pinkie has spent the week in Smisby with bigblue, and I realised that she will probably have seen our friend chris in Nottingham while she was there. When chris left us poor souls in Surrey and moved off to Nottingham University two summers ago, we threw him a pirate-themed party at our house! I made all sorts of piratey food, such as pirate-ship tuna rolls with a tomato mast, corny (that’s sweetcorny) cheese rowboats, pirate-faced biscuits, pinwheel sandwiches…ok, so that one doesn’t quite fit in with the theme. I also decorated a tresure chest cake, as seen above. We miss chris, although we see him in his (far too) long holidays. chris is studying Music, and plays percussion and the trombone.

This is the last of the automated posts, as I arrive back from Germany today.

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Saturday, 29 October 2005

Notre Dame de Paris

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A similar view of Paris’s* Notre Dame, taken in July this year. I wanted to post one of a cathederal in Prague, but it seems we didn’t visit one when I was there with bigblue and granny in June 2004. I know that many are still being converted back from ice-rinks and cinemas, which they were converted to when the country was communist.

*only Jesus doesn’t get the extra ‘s’

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York Minster

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This picture was taken from a bus in York when I was at the University for Summer School two summers ago. It was interesting because as I took the pictures, the Minster would then appear with this unearthly glow on my camera screen!

In York, there are signs up all over the place about Guy Fawkes. “Guy Fawkes was baptised here!”, “Guy Fawkes stayed at this B&B for a week!”, “Guy Fawkes got p****d at our pub!” they proclaim.

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Thursday, 27 October 2005

Amber

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Look at her! Such a cute little puppy! So sweet, going through the bonding process so young…
That’s amber she’s holding, and this photo was taken when pinkie and I went to visit lucie with our mother and grandmother in April (amber is lucie’s pedigree lab). The day that we spent there at Manor Farm, amber had our complete attention and devotion, running around through the forest and then settling to sleep in our arms. Aaah!

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Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Foggy day

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I walked to the bus on European No Car Day, and took this photo of Master Park at about 0720. It was very, very foggy, and the reader in the bus said that it was 7 degrees Celsius. Walking home at 1715, I got this shot:

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I didn’t realise that there was a fairground up, but apparently it had been for a few days!

It’s less foggy in Oxted these days, although it’s really beautiful riding up in the bus to Sevenoaks and looking down on the fog.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2005

British Psycho (2005)

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The en suite shower door crashed down about two months ago, filling the room with glass. Although the glass is gone, the room is hardly ever used. Peeking in there recently, I noticed the shower head, obviously struck down by a psychotic shower-killer. A closer look told me that the shower head had lost enough fluid for me to pronounce it ‘probably dead’:

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How long the poor thing had been lying there, leaking from the head, I do not know. Pondering this, I left the case for a more competent investigator. This was just way out of my league.

Today I left for Ibbenburen, Germany (near Munster), having to arrive in Sevenoaks at 0720hrs. I will be taking Moli�re’s ‘Hypochondriac’ on tour with Sevenoaks School, arriving back on Sunday. This post, and others, will be automatically activated while I am away.

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Sunday, 23 October 2005

Invicta veritas

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I’ve decided to reopen my blog again, seing as bigblue has been stealing  all of my good ideas. Luckily I haven’t shared all of them with him, so there are a few up my sleeve.

My latest photos aren’t updated from the main computer to the laptop, so this one is a sunset that I took under a year ago in Leysin, Swizerland. I believe it was just after Christmas 2004, so it’s a winter sunset. That’s just about two months to go, then! The weather photos I have coming up from about a month ago aren’t nearly so summery…

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