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Self Portrait

Pictures of me, taken by myself. I tend to go with the official (365 Days) definition of a self portrait: “A self portrait is a photo of yourself taken by you – it is not a photo of you taken by someone else and it is not a photo of something you hold near and dear to your heart.” … “The main thing is that you are both the photographer and the subject. Any photo which you took that contains any part of your body counts.” … “shots of your shadow, impressions left in sand or snow, and reflections on surfaces such as a faucet or even a mirror are acceptable forms of self portraits.” Note. Some posts will be tagged as self-portraits because just one of the images is a selfie.

Building Bookcases

This weekend I started work on a long-outstanding project to build a bookcase. Not just any bookcase but an eight foot long seven foot high recessed bookcase. The project would have gone a lot more smoothly if Lowes hadn’t refused… Continue Reading →

The start of the evening

The evenings are starting to get cool and temporarily at least, the mosquitoes have gone away. Time to light up the chiminea and enjoy some time in the backyard. I thought the beer was appropriate to the advancing season. Saved… Continue Reading →

Washer Repairs (Part I)

Thursday night the washer started smoking. Obviously that’s not a habit to be encouraged, so I took a quick look and determined that the transmission support bearing had broken up. Today I stripped the washer down, removed the transmission and… Continue Reading →

Ironed Out

Original caption: “Best part of three weeks away and I’m overrun by ironing.” When I took the original version of this picture I had just returned to the UK from my first visit to see Ginger in the US. The… Continue Reading →

Lanie on the beach near Horsey, Norfolk

Vacation Day 13 – Too windy for sailing We went up to Hickling Broad and sailed back under the jib, and then motored to Horsey Mere. It was too windy to try sailing with an inexperienced crew – I didn’t… Continue Reading →

Making the bed

When Ginger said “Make the bed.” I’m pretty sure this is what she had in mind The six of us have been sleeping in a small ‘queen sized’ bed for the past five years. Six – that’s Ginger, myself and… Continue Reading →

That moment when … Ginger announces that a picture of me is trending in the news

Link to the CBS Local article. … Thanks Associated Press & CBS Local. Had me worried for just a moment. Turns out my picture was being used to illustrate an article about Missouri Licenses no longer being valid ID for… Continue Reading →

Quick Equipment Test

Pre-shoot equipment test, and I asked Ginger to be my stand-in model…

Youth Lock-out and Camp Shawio Sunday

Saturday night youth lock-out followed by a Sunday morning service and picnic at Camp Shawio.

An Afternoon Kayaking

I’ve had a long outstanding arrangement to take Jonathan out in one of our kayaks. Last week we agreed some mutually convenient times, and today we finally got out on the water.

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