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Double Vision

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I’ve had a couple of brief sessions making myself twiddle buttons I don’t normally fiddle with and try out a few things on the camera.  Some interesting faux reflections in pictures from Clive Haynes and Malcolm Addison in our camera club … Continue reading

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A happy occasion

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Just a few of the photos from Ava’s christening day on Sunday, a lovely family occasion at St Nicolas’ church in King’s Norton.

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Chatsworth Luminaire

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The house was candlelit and the garden illuminated… very atmospheric. well worth the dash up & down the M1.  

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Reasons to be Cheerful

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A pleasant day… A long-delayed meet-up with friends… A few good laughs… Better weather than anticipated… A tasty and convivial pub lunch… Good news of friends and family on the mend… A couple of photos published… Booked for Kate Rusby’s … Continue reading

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Lacock Miscellany 2 – Seriously Sepia.

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Lacock Miscellany

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I decided on a night away at Lacock, Wiltshire, for the OH’s birthday recently. Apart from the idiosyncratic Abbey and quaintly period village, the Fox Talbot museum offered photographic interest, so it seemed like a good choice of venue. Topped that … Continue reading

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The Never-ending Battle

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I have to say, the garden wildlife is taking the whatsits round here. The local critters really need to remember whose garden this is. Earlier in the year I simply gave up on the troughs of cut-and-come-again salad after the … Continue reading

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Autumnal

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Just a little celebration of autumnal colour. We may not rival New England in the fall, but there are some wonderful splashes of colour to be seen…

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Pflaumenkuchen mit Streusel: plum crumble cake

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I wanted a traditional German Pflaumenkuchen recipe for the OH’s birthday last week when we had people coming to supper, and came across this one from ‘Sunday Hotpants’, complete with its own charming tale. It’s come via New Zealand, so it’s … Continue reading

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Harvest Home

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As the chutney-in-the-making photo in the last blog was a bit dubious to say the least, I thought I’d ferret out a few of the more finished products from recent bouts of domesticity. I think it’s an atavistic urge, like … Continue reading

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