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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 07 Oct 2017, 19:53

Part Two

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Flame On

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Toots and Chip
Hampstead Heath

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Profile
HIghgate Hill in the background

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Roses Rise

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Wednesday
Most Wednesday evenings in the ’80s, Ed would turn up with some beers to score some hash and listen to music

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Pussa
Chip's cat, originally named Ursula (I know..)

Well that was fun, for me at any rate, and I might do it again tomorrow, or revert to format. I'm so unpredictable!
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 08 Oct 2017, 17:00

Or how about I apply Solomon's Razor and split the difference?
Part one is ten days into September this year in Sandford, while Two goes back 41 years to London

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Unrestricted

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Underlit

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Thrash

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The Tower on the Hill
(note red-haired hunchback lurking among crenels and merlons)

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Spindly
Fast becoming my favourite understory shrub

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Looking Luscious

Tomorrow, thrills, spills and fantasia on a day trip to Exeter. Woot
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 08 Oct 2017, 17:04

Part Two
In 1986, we're having a cold snap

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First Fall
Hampstead Heath. Chip's first reaction to snowfalls - one of them, anyway, was to grab a sack of seed and go feed the birds.

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Elevated Pergola
West Heath

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Studies for a Misery Division Cover

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Frozen Mutton
Leg of Mutton Pond, Golder's Hill Park

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What New Hell
Holocaust Memorial, Dollis Hill

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The Way Home
Gladstone Park
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 09 Oct 2017, 20:47

Off to Sexy Exy to celebrate a friend's birthday in September in Parts one and two

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Are We There Yet?

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Speed
Even in a still photo, you can see those ears flap

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Irony Overload
Prayers and pieces on the mean streets of Heavitree

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Gets Earlier Every Year
Not quite sure what Lou Reed has to do with Hallowe'en (bottom left)

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Fantasia

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Selfie
In the middle, under the clock

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Postby Rayge » 09 Oct 2017, 20:50

Part Two
continuing

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Redhead

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Streetlamp

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Chocolate

On the way back home now
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Thwarted
Scrap attempts to step outside.

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Whiskers

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Ears in Flight

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Hanging out

and here's one taken by my lovely companion and chauffeuse, Ms Thang
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 09 Oct 2017, 20:52

Part Three
yes a super special bonus edition of my life in 1986

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Cast

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Speed Reader
Jim could read about 1,000 words a minute, with good comprehension, even when stoned

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Gargoyles in Bondage
These guys now live in my house, as part of the Stairwell Gang, but back then they were still employed as candleholders by Jim

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Frozen
The pond in Gladstone Park

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Switch

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Through and Through sunset

Tomorrow, in 1986, the snow is back
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Thang-y » 09 Oct 2017, 22:36

Rayge wrote:Image
Thwarted


Yes that was funny. After being left in the car (with ventilation) while we ate, traffic home was briefly slow parallel to a layby where they were selling sausage sandwiches. He'd never tried it before, but he did try to casually slip out in a sly, understated "I'm just stepping out for a moment, won't be long"-style. I'm still laughing at the vision of his legs uplifted mid-walk out but being collared back by the Keeper.
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 10 Oct 2017, 12:44

Part one today moves into the second third of September, when, for one reason or another, few pictures were taken...

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After the Ball Was Over

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Off into Town

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Mother

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Orchid

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Hare

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Ambiguity
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Postby Rayge » 10 Oct 2017, 12:53

Part Two
In the first months of 1986, there's snow on the ground in London

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Call This a Ball?
Toots is non-plussed

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Tracks
Hampstead Heath

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Boots and Blanket
It wasn't actually a blanket, tbf, but Chip always referred to that coat as the horse-blanket

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Meals on Boots
Chip replenishing the stock of birdseed on the West Heath

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Stones
Kensal Green

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Blue Moon

Another dozen or so tomorrow
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 11 Oct 2017, 22:08

Here in part 1, it's mid-September, and the usual stuff for round here, round then

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Sheep and Shadow Fill the Fields

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Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Dahlia Breakout

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Soggy Doggy

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Manoeuvres

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Second Flush

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 11 Oct 2017, 22:09

Part Two

from March to April 1986

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Blue and Silver

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A Quiet Night In
Chip and Toots curl up in front of the TV

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Spectral

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Broken Blossom

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Altar Attendant takes Break
Jill was a close friend of Chip from the ’60s to a falling out at the end of the ’90s. She lived just up the street from the Mansions. Used to go out with Barry Dransfield.

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Lord Rother » 11 Oct 2017, 23:10

I only pop in occasionally but it’s always a pleasure when I do.

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 12 Oct 2017, 19:32

Thank you.

Today's batch includes a rummage around Sandford in September, and some more random moments from April 1986 in Part Two

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Guardian

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Hidden

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Doing a Bit of Grass with the Lads
The rams in Ralph's field

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Pistachio Ice Deconstruction

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Conversations

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Skritch that Itch

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Peoples Park

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 12 Oct 2017, 19:39

Part Two

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St Paul's Sunburst

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Gold Fish Bowl

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Ms Smith & her Pet Hearthrug

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Freesia

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Essential

More late summer and ancient springtime frolics tomorrow, I hope
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 13 Oct 2017, 15:10

Good afternoon, boys and girls. This presentation is brought to you by Polymath Productions in association with Large Lumps of Hashish.
Usual format, off we go...

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Raydiation

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Beach in Peril

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Beating the Bounds

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Dog & Log

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Noble
Took him for his annual booster/check-up today, and he was pronounced the fittest dog she (the vet) would see all day

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Autumn Portal

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Postby Rayge » 13 Oct 2017, 15:50

Part Two

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Clive
Old school friend down in London on visit. Next week I'm off to Wales to help him celebrate his 70th. Now that my mother has died,
our friendship is the longest surviving relationship I have. He's the only person I know who met my father (don't count cousins I speak
to once every five years or so to confirm latest deaths in extended family).

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Toots
Toots, a puppy trailing chains and a bit of rope behind her, bounded up to Chip in the street in Stamford Hill one day in 1983 or ’4
and the pair of them bonded immediately (Chip reported her find to the police, but no-one came forward – the fact that she was
utterly perplexed by the staircase in the Mansions suggested she had lived her short life – she was still a pup – entirely out of doors,
probably with Travelers). Chip named her Tootsie, because her coat was all black save for one white toe. She died in January 1987,
just before Chip moved to Bristol. She took in a rescue dog, a whippet x Jack Russell called Sallywags, in Spring that year.

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Window Display
The living room in my first floor flat from the street.

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Fortune
For sale in Portobello market, where I went on a weekly basis to get my supplies from one of the traders there – that's his stall,
I think – my records from Rough Trade, and coffee and chat with pals Ed and/or Tony, who lived off opposite sides of Ladbroke Grove

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Coffee with TT
Slang lexicographer, cultural commentator and urbane academic TT in his basement flat in Ladbroke Grove, directly across
the road from Sarn Studios, where Live Aid was recorded.

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Ossie's Testimonial
Spurs vs Inter Milan in a testimonial fort Ardiles, in which Maradona guested for Spurs, who won 2-1. Chris Waddle shoots
from a free-kick. Maradona is the fifth Spurs player from the left.

More of this sort of thing may be forthcoming tomorrow
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 14 Oct 2017, 19:18

Getting towards the end of September, and things are no more sensible

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Lifeforms

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Grrrr

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Rally

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Capsicum

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Bus Boy Extraordinaire
Scrap rids the picnic table of errant morsels

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Ouch!
It's looking bad for Evel

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Last Hurrah

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Postby Rayge » 14 Oct 2017, 19:19

Part Two
Our selection from ’86 buts up against the annual hols, this time in Shropshire. But first, there's some lifeforms to examine

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Scratch and Sniff

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Phil the Fenian
Looking not a great deal different than he does now. The pic in the attic must be a doozy

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First Draft

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Hurnk

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Stepping Out
Chip and Toots

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Gibbet

More tomorrow
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » Yesterday, 00:58

Things are going to get less predictable for a week or so round here in terms of regular posting, as it's my birthday tomorrow – nay, today, – and we're off to South Wales for a few days on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th of a school friend. And right now I'm going to reinstate the Deep Devon selections from 2013 in part Two. Part one holds no surprises, though

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Peak Dahlia

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Roll-Out

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Receding Sheep
All hail the telephoto!

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Devon, Ladies and Gentlemen

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Wafers

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Dairyland

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No Quarter!

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Through the Looking Glass

next time: back in the garden
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » Yesterday, 01:01

Part Two

'Springtime is the laughter of a maniac', but as autumn wreathes around us, it's nice to have something to look forward to...

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Fluffy

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Possibility

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The Greening

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Invitation

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Drills

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Rules

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Candles

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Mown

I'll get back when I can
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