Friday, 24 December 2010

Advent day 24: Happy Christmas!!

...and remember it's peace & goodwill to ALL mankind!!
happiness and joy to you and yours love C x

ps with apologises to that great modernist Dick Bruna!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Advent day 23: Frost & steam

maybe deluding myself but the light this morning had the feeling of Caspar David Friedrich probably could do with a raven on the stump for completeness sake

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Advent day 22: winter solitude

this wasa joint effort with my Brother, I'd seen this tree a few days ago and yesterday we went round with his ace camera and tripod. It was such a wonderful clear day we couldn't stop snapping.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Advent day 21: 3 angels

Advent day 21: 3 angels
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
we went looking for Billy Casper (more of which later)

Life in a Northern town: Le Vie en Roses

Advent 19: Golden treats
"Are them big tins of roses the same price as the others?"

"yes, love"

"Alright pu'rra us through a tin of these then, I never took to Quality street , they're just not right."

Life in a northern town: The Capucinno's Our Kid

cheHad a nice lunch in the pub yesterday, it was one of those chainy ones but very friendly and the food was good. On the table next to us was a burly couple, (arms full of tats looked like they had had a hard life etc) having lunch the odd thing was though instead of say having a pint and a half of lager with their lunch they were having cappuccinos.

Like I say it was a little odd this big fella with hands like shovels daintily sipping a frothy coffee with his “trio of spicy chicken medley”. Not saying real men don’t drink coffee or anything just well it looked odd.
Having said that the espresso I had after my pie was good.

Poetry of lists
local Night spot names:
The Office
The Outpost

House name of the week: “Helms Deep”

Monday, 20 December 2010

Advent day 20: Frosty the postman!

I hung around waiting for a robin in scarf to turn up but no luck!!!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Advent day 13: Danger thin ice

no me me neither.... hoping he stayed near the edge......

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Advent Day 12: The day the fair came to town.

.. I left ! It did look pretty in the cold winter night offering views across SE8

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Advent day 9: Look, look it's santa's house

More delights from another seemingly perpetually closed dusty cake shop!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Advent Day 8: Astro Claus

Advent Day 8: Astro Claus
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
I do like the Carnaby St decorations they are done with a fair amount of fun and flair.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Advent day 7: With some inevitability

Meerkat Santa.
Have we all gone "simples" minded?
10 years ago NO ONE outside college zoology Dept.s had heard of Meerkats now they are up for the next Booker Prize and the manager's job at Newcastle!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Advent day 4: bucket 'o' reindeer

Tip top tasteful Tat 't the Tate!

Advent day 4: bucket 'o' reindeer

Tasteful tat 't Tate britain....
Have you put yours up yet?

Friday, 3 December 2010

Advent day 3: ring out those Christmas bells

Shop tills don't ring anymore much like TOTP it's all bleeps nowadays. Was wandering round Carnaby street on Tuesday somebody's going to be getting an awful lot of "ironic t-shirts" this Christmas. I do hope people have to sit there on 25th trying to explain the "joke" or "meme" to their Nans!

"so flower what does your tshirt mean again ?"
"Oh Nan it's about theIraq war and Star Wars and the bar in the Shining"
"the Shining is that the one with Pauline Quirke in it? And why is the deer on your other top wearing high heels?"
" Nan are you sure you don't want another Bailey's?"....

Queen diamonds...

queen diamonds
Originally uploaded by bltphoto

Nice run of Street cards recently , I find most of them after the flea market's shut up. It's odd how they are the only thing left after the street cleaners have swept up, often they are the only rubbish in the square. that being said I've found them in Holborn, The City, Crystal Palace and Covent garden.

Think I'm up to 35 only 17 more to go before we can have a game canasta!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Advent day 2: Frozen fish

Advent day 2: Frozen fish
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
I love a forlorn looking playground and yes that's a bit odd I know. Not totally xmasy but it's what been happening with me.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Advent day 1: frost leaves

Advent day 1: frost leaves
Originally uploaded by bltphoto

Some frosty leaves in Greenwich park on sunday happy Advent everyone.