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Out and about with the camera

It’s been a while since I made time for myself to go and use my camera, but this weekend I was determined to do so. Yesterday was far too poor weather, but today was better, overcast, cold, windy, but dry. So, I went out on a gentle stroll wrapped up in two fleeces, a windproof overcoat, a scarf, a hat, and when the wind blew particularly strong, the hood of my windproof up too. Take that nature! Insulation FTW! smiley icon: joke

I didn’t get too many shots, but the point was more to get back into practice than to land a bevy of award winning photographs. I was surprised to see the swans still on the north/east shore, but there they were. They were quieter than normal, probably wishing they had evolved an opposable digit with which to invent overcoats and the internet. Alas it was us monkeys who landed that evolutionary ace, and so the swans no doubt spend winter plotting revenge, whilst sitting in a pond of near freezing water. Quietly.

After returning from my walk and phoning the parents, Heather and her mum popped in for a cuppa as they were in Llandudno already, which was super cool. Unfortunately, while I was talking to dad on the phone I was also trying to remember where I put my mobile (and being flustered at not remembering), and attempting to answer the door all at the same time. This resulted in me promptly bidding adue to my dad before putting the house phone in a draw drawer. Yes, I have no idea why a drawer either, but it kept me hell-a busy for a good ten minutes after Heath and her mum left, trying to figure out where I’d put the damn phone. Sometimes I worry about my brain, and the illogical choices it can make when under multi-tasking pressure.

Oh, also, I drew my first doodle in years the other day, while listening to a lecture on eXtreme Programming techniques. I, uh… don’t know what it is.

a doodle, which has shapes and lines and a tree


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  1. Philip Roche posted 2hrs, 56min, 45sec after the entry and said:

    And by draw, I hope to God you mean drawer. Is this another Stokie (read backwards) way of saying things.

  2. Matt Wilcox posted 4hrs, 8min, 21sec after the entry and said:

    Not at all, it's merely another Matt grammar problem. I chose entirely the wrong version of the same word. On the other hand, it would have been much more amusing to have put my phone in a draw, as I'd have had to first draw something to put it in. Something like a drawer. I could have drawn a drawer, which would have made forgetting where I put the phone that little bit harder.

  3. MWF posted 17hrs, 44min, 46sec after the entry and said:

    In Stoke we don't have hills we have banks.

  4. Paul Sandham posted 2 days, 1hrs, 11mins after the entry and said:

    As a witness to the creation of that lennonesque doodle i can confirm that it will shortly be released to the work as a "born again" christian motif car sticker - to go with Matt's other car sticker which states simply that:
    "my other car stiker is funny"

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