January…

A year ago I mentioned in this post that I got into a habit of taking a photo of a sunrise on the first working day of the year. I didn’t do it this year, a combination of forgetting to take my camera in the morning (this wasn’t an issue with compact, which I could carry in my everyday bag) and not good conditions for photography. Here are photos taken on the evening of 2nd January instead:

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I love how clear the skies are in cold weather.

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I just imagine myself aboard that plane off to somewhere warm–Copacabana beach in Rio, perhaps.

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So it’s 2017 at last and I got myself my own domain. I have also been amusing myself by working on an ultimate all-genre big fat playlist of the 90s. And I’m not joking about the all-genre part. This is where Nirvana meets Barbie Girl and metal shakes hands with eurodance. I will post a link once it’s ready.

Have a great year, everyone!

November

How would you describe November? Dull. Wet. Dark. Grim.

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,

No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,

No-vember.

–Thomas Hood

It’s been nothing but rain and more rain so far here in England. However, as someone who hates the cold, I’m thankful the weather’s been quite mild.

Last Friday the grey skies parted to gift us with this beautiful sunset.DSCF5643copy

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There must have been a rainbow too, but by the time I got out to take pics, it was fading.

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I love sunsets (in case that wasn’t clear from this blog), though I never believe I can capture their beauty quite right.

Naturally, since that day it has only rained more. Which brings me to this.Learn-How-To-Dance-In-The-Rain

Maybe, though I’m no Gene Kelly, so I just plod on.

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I turned 35 two days ago. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a milestone, but I don’t feel any different than last week when I was still 34. So much for that.

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The weather was so mild on that day and I decided to walk from work again and got to see an absolutely gorgeous sunset.

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The tower on the bottom picture belongs to the buildings of Strangeways prison–now officially named HM Prison Manchester, but still commonly referred to as Strangeways.

I also took a picture of a church tower but didn’t like it, so I inverted the colours and it ended up like this:

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Quite suitable for All Saint’s Day, it seems.

It’s foggy outside and pretty cold–best time to stay indoors with a hot drink, a good book and a TV subscription.

Happy November!