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Tuesday, 09 May 2006
Come on England!

Come on England!

It used to be that hanging on in quiet desperation was the English way. In recent years the desperation of failed summer sporting hopes has rested on those two words: come on. Am I the only one who imagines that this poster effectively curses the English football team to suffer defeat and failure?

Posted by bigblue on 09/05/2006 at 02:34 PM
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Not in my backyard

Dandylion Lawn

Because the lawn with the dandilions is at a local school. I think dandilions should be left to take over our lawns and verges.  I was really taken by the beauty of them in Dornach, where the grass verges are left to grow high and are full of wild flowers, including dandilion.

Posted by bigblue on 09/05/2006 at 10:08 AM
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Reflected Sky

reflected sky

This photograph is cutting edge Bimbles genre. The trick in this new technique is to wind the window down, and extend your arm outside the car.  Please note that the car was parked. I was not driving and using my mobile phone camera at the same time.  The yellow field in the distance is Canola or Rape Seed.

Fortunately, as you can see, the weather in Surrey was better today. Unfortunately I also got a letter from the taxman saying I owe them some more money (on top of what I have already paid).

Posted by bigblue on 09/05/2006 at 12:28 AM
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Sunday, 07 May 2006
Rain

rain

It’s been a bit wet and miserable so I haven’t managed to get out and about on my bicycle as planned.  I spent too much time in front of the TV and discovered this weird program Lost. It seems to be playing with the general need for humans to find some kind of meaning or purpose to our existence and the world, combined with the general loss of our traditional belief systems in modern society.  The series has a large number of unsolved mysteries and plotlines.

Posted by bigblue on 07/05/2006 at 07:19 PM
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Saturday, 06 May 2006
Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra

SCYWO

This is the Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra (Scywo) performing last night at the Playhouse Theatre in Epsom.  Scywo is directed by Hugh Craig and its leader is Selina Ley.

I was filming the concert with my camcorder when a manager of the theatre came around and instructed me to stop. Jobsworth!

I have had a sneak preview of Scarlett’s next interview extraordinaire - it rocks!

Posted by bigblue on 06/05/2006 at 07:39 PM
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Friday, 05 May 2006
Adolescence

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For this week’s Photo Friday challenge.

Posted by bigblue on 05/05/2006 at 03:01 PM
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Wednesday, 03 May 2006
Local news

local headlines

Spotted lying on the pavement outside the cornershop in Oxted.

The award joy apparently concerns the Campaign for Real Ale guidebook listing local Oxted pub The Royal Oak in their latest guide book.  It was probably a slow week down at the paper, or else this counts as an advertising feature.

Posted by bigblue on 03/05/2006 at 08:40 PM
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Tuesday, 02 May 2006
Miss Print

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This is a quality hand-printed silk lampshade, from Miss Print, as seen at the By Design exhibition at Grace Barrand.

Miss Print is a mother-daughter business, drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, including 1950’s design and illustration and natural and organic influences.

Posted by bigblue on 02/05/2006 at 09:28 PM
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