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It felt very claustrophobic walking to work this morning. Step off the bus into this no man’s land before rejoining the rat race on London Road.

New Year Canal Walk 2

January 1, 2013

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New Year Canal Walk 1

January 1, 2013

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Canal walk 3

April 8, 2012

Don’t walk into the light…

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Canal walk 2

April 8, 2012

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Canal walk

April 8, 2012

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…looked beautiful and crystal clear. I saw a blue in the sky I’d seen ages ago in a Bonnington picture. I’d thought then it was a colour which would always make you feel happy. I think it was a seaside picture – I remember the blue, less clear on the subject.

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Penguin Modern Classics George Orwell Diaries was a book I really enjoyed reading this summer. Perhaps not to everyone’s taste as a summer read, I became absorbed in his garden entries, shopping lists and to do lists. The blitz also features and we pulled out some excerpts for H’s blitz topic – 20.3.41, 17.4.41 and onion rationing in 22.1.41. Why mention the book now? Well I found a picture of Sean Penn looking like Orwell:

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I thought I’d seen him in another life:

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(p.s. My book year starts in June. Come back next year for book of the year)


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