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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Thang-y » 10 Feb 2018, 03:12

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Wrapped Up and Gifted


"Staaaand and delivah!"

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Feb 2018, 20:51

Thang-y wrote:"Staaaand and delivah!"

It's not much of a disguise if my eyebrows are visible...

Anyways, fully refreshed after a day getting absurdly smahashed and editing scans (it takes all kinds...), I'm back with more marvels (or at least some pics of people I knew and places I went around the cusp of the 1980s) from the archives and a misty morning in January this year.

Part One
Starts in East Kent in 1980 or so, where I'm visiting
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Carol and Adi
who were more or less newlyweds at the time, although they'd been an on and off couple since the early 1970s. Adi was my last room-mate in Putney, and my first at the Mansions, in the 1970s.

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Dedicated Followers

Then back to London and the seething hotbed that is the MediaWorld offices, just off Fleet street
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Spaced Salesman

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Editorial
Actually, at this point Ros was officially secretary, although she was editor a few years later

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London Iconic
Waterloo Bridge, red bus, Embankment dolphins

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Mike and Kate
They were both living with me at this point, before Kate went up to University in Sussex: Mike followed her there soon after. So I should be able to date this exactly.
But I can't. I'm thinking 1980. May even be 1979

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Deer Park
Part of a Victorian scrap screen I 'inherited': TT left it behind when he moved out of the flat in Putney (he had got it from Rosie Boycott,
came from the Boycott family home) and I carted it around for more than 30 years thereafter

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Buddah of the the Leaping Dolphin
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Feb 2018, 20:52

Part Two
has finally encountered a photogenic day in January of this year

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Visitors

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Morning Mist
The sun staggers over the hill and tries to pierce the gloom

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Above it All

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Brass

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Veil/Vale
Ground cloud on the Creedy

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Panorama

More from this walk next time - not even halfway round yet
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Feb 2018, 01:46

Beautiful.
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Feb 2018, 18:48

Bernie on FB wrote:Beautiful.

Thankyou.
So... :) Today in Part One we're briefly back in Wales for an afterthought, then all over the place in time and space, although somewhere in the first three years
of the 1980s; there's nothing like a large photograph and diary collection to point out what a glib fiction is our unspooling life story.
Not that it matters, of course.
And in part two, less philosophistication, more mistiness, in January this year.

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Wheels
Sarah buys a van

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Fields
Looking East from high above Penrhyncoch. Probably

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Trees

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Tea

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Tease

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Train
South-West out of Waterloo, heading for St Margarets or Teddington

Tomorrow, further confusion and people old enough to know better
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Postby Rayge » 12 Feb 2018, 18:49

Part Two

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Still Misty, Still Snapping

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Welcoming Party
Alfie (I think that's his name) is In Charge of Lower Creedy farmhouse

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Making Clouds
Water vapour rises from the tarp covering the winter fodder in LC farmyard

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Communications Hub
Scrap checks his p-mails by Upton Helions post box

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Corner

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Mill House and Middleways

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Breakthrough

tomorrow, finish this walk then home for a bit of colour
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Feb 2018, 19:41

Picking up where I left off yesterday, so check there for context...

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The Camera is Tripping

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Madonna and Sulk

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Leaves

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Gantry

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Partial Eclipse

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Pictures of Johnny

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Shama
Fisherman Bob gets stuck into a curry
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Postby Rayge » 13 Feb 2018, 19:42

Part Two

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Mill pond

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Blue Boy

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The Route

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Alien Life Form
Witch hazel in flower in the garden

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Frost Fringe

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Venturing

Tomorrow, back indoors in January, people pics from the early 1980s
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You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 14 Feb 2018, 20:50

So (sorry), what did I rashly promise yeaserday? Ah yeah. In part one a cavalcade of bozos in my life from just before before Chip
and I got together in 1982, and in part two some Xmas deccies left up way after 12th night this year

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Biggles and Staff
Jim Boone was always trying to get me to take a respectable, fluffy pic of him with his bruiser of a tomcat, Biggles, for his mother, who
was somehow blind to what crazed and unwholesome beasts both of them were

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The One-Eyed Bears

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A Cuddle from Daddy
Hazel was - is - Mike's daughter from a relationship with a fellow-student

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Whiskey and Gingerbread

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Moody
In his defence, the indoor shades were prescription

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Good Morning
Jim's girlfriend Sally

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Talking to Myself
A single exposure photograph. No post-production trickery involved. Answers on a postcard
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When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 14 Feb 2018, 20:51

Part Two
Jan 9, more than time to take down the tree, but first...

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Fruit and Balls

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Faerieland

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A Tinted Teardrop

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Mesh

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Bundle

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Dimensional

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Golden Apple

Back tomorrow: with what, I cannot say
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Feb 2018, 19:57

For the sheer hell of it, going to start tonight with a few pics from the gloom of mid-January, just to provoke a suitable
stupor for viewing part two.... But first, some treasures from the display cabinet

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Can
Miniature coffee-cup

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Daum Nancy
A nice piece of Art Nouveau art glass inherited from Chip's Gran

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Sunburst
Deco dessert bowl

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Bear Sighting

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First
Snowdrops on the green, first new flowers of the year

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A River Runs Through it
Mill Lane, seen from across the valley, becomes a shiny watercourse at times like these

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Puddle
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Postby Rayge » 15 Feb 2018, 19:58

Part Two
Early 1980s, as before

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Don't Look at the Eyes, Rex
Daemonic apparitions invoked at the Mansions

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Helen
Helen was from Warrington. I met her in west Wales - she was living with Phil the villain in a room in Clive's house. We went out briefly, not long before I got together with Chip. She killed herself in 1989. The last two facts are not connected – she had a medical diagnosis she could not live with

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Atmosphere
Inspired by the Joy Division 12" sleeve. Winter fields in Hertfordshire

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At the Sign of the Prancing Horse
A collapsing gazebo on the River Lea at Ware

[and here it is 33 years later...
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Happy Ending]

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Intricacy
A Brighton skyline

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Incoming
MiniFrisbee at the Mansions

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Well-Dressed Man
Channeling Mr Wazmo Nariz and his groundbreaking Two Ties look.


More fun of this type tomorrow, only with more dead ancestors
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 16 Feb 2018, 19:54

Part one today returns to archive fun; pics of transitioning hippies from the early 1980s, and some of my ancestors
going back to the 1870s. No matter what some people may think, I wasn't around then to take the latter: they are
edited digital scans of transparencies (slides) I took 35 years ago of rather decayted large prints of (mostly) studio
portraits that used to hang in my mother's childhood home in Milton Road, Tottenham, and, I suspect, in my
grandmother's rooms in my childhood home in Clyde Road. But before we get to those...

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A Vision in Paisley

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Away Fixture
Four of the Aberystwyth crew visit the mansions: Helen, Clive, Di (the one woman Clive went out with for more than
five minutes that didn't bear his child) and Ralph

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Ahem, Moving Right Along

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Fierce
My mother's mother's mother

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Wedding Day
My mother's father's parents, Isaac Edwards (1856-1883) and the three months pregnant Mary Endall (1857-1884)
on or near their wedding day, 27/9/75. I suspect that the guy on the right is her father, Richard Endall (1827-89),
although he looks older than 48.

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Recalled to the Colours
My mother's father, brought back into the army as a sergeant in charge of training recruits in the Great War

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Ghosts
My mother's mother with her first five children, taken around the beginning of the Great War. I'm pretty sure that's Doris on her lap, and the others are, left to right, Dick, Cissie, George and Albert

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Another Wedding
This one features my mother's parents. They were married on Xmas Day 1905. He was 29, just out of the army after
15 years (he lied about his age). She was 21

Tomorrow, off to Wales. Yet again...
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Postby Rayge » 16 Feb 2018, 19:56

Meanwhile, in Part Two, it is a month ago, and by the Krint, it is wet

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Spate
The Creedy in a wild and crazy mood, having no truck with trees

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Humpback
The Bridge that takes the Upton Hellions road across the torrent

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Brush Fire
Red-stemmed willows

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Town House
Crediton

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What Do You Think of It So Far?

Tomorrow, more dogs and downpours
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Postby Rayge » 17 Feb 2018, 20:02

Archives first - West Wales about 1980

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Open Carry
Matt not quite got the hang of his rifle yet

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Peanut Butter

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Silver

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Haven

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Missing Link

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Speed King
Note spare car tucked in boot

Day off tomorrow: on Monday, all kinds of bozos living the dream in the bus lane
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Postby Rayge » 17 Feb 2018, 20:03

Part Two

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Lady

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No Gentleman
Sorry about the blur, in part because I was laughing so much. Lady is about 5 times his size and he
has a go at her every time they meet. All friends of course

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Dog Jenga

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Did I Win?

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Sheep, Floods, Flock of Seagulls, Dead Tree I

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Sheep, Floods, Flock of Seagulls, Dead Tree II

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Watercourse
It's a road, ffs. Just beyond that traffic cone is a 6m drop into a stream feeding the Creedy. Scrap gets bow waves
forming around his legs as he walks up the hill
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When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 19 Feb 2018, 20:41

In Part one, faces from the early 1980s...

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Chuck

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Winter coat

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Trish

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Helen

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Unholy Communion

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Havok
Part corgi, part collie, and all arsehole. Don't have time to list all his crimes.
The boots belong to Frankie (see below)

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Hawkmoth

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Frankie

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Hawk and Paul
At this point, Paul and Frankie were married

More tomorrow
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You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Postby Rayge » 19 Feb 2018, 20:42

Part Two
From around 9-10 January, dog and Dawlish

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Heeeere's Scrappy
Crossing Shaky Bridge

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Black Swan

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Vital Apostrophe

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Juxtaposed

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Mine, All Mine

More from Dawlish and points North tomorrow
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Postby Rayge » 20 Feb 2018, 20:45

Part one today goes back to the early 1980s and scoops up some oddments I missed, then back to the bozos as Clive brings his
daughter for a stay at the Mansions. And in Part Two, more from Dawlish then back home for a nice bit of Nature (you can't beat it)

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Back to Nature

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Three Unwise Monkeys

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Japonaiserie

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Winter Generic

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Stonesplaining
Hobson lays down the truth, man

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Wonder

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Creativity

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Purple Splodges

Tomorrow Brighton, London, Kent and Ware, as I get my travel on
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Postby Rayge » 20 Feb 2018, 20:46

Meanwhile, in Part Two, still in Dawlish at the start

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Sea Wall

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Travertine

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Waiting on a Wave

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Fat Fanciers
Long-tailed tit and blue tit get stuck into insect-flavoured suet pellets. Yum

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I'm Off
Finch objects to papping

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Hoorah!
Man, I do love a snowdrop or two hundred

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Velvet

Next up, some general out and aboutery
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will