Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31st

Probably the last group photo of some of the staff (not me, of course) of Artisan in the old salon on the last day there before the grand reopening in the new building on Tuesday.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30th

So pleased to see the snow ploughs on the main roads. Plenty of cars already stranded and I don't want to be one of them.

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29th

My new spanking gawgeous compooter bag.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27th

A fish that has survived in my office when I had a craze on Origami a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26th

Ink spatulas waiting to be cleaned.

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25th

Iphone photo plus a few filters of the beautiful sky on my way home from work.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24th

Finally acquired this car from my 5 year old buddy, Luke. I've been after it for ages.

January 23rd

Took my friend Jeff on his first urbexing trip. He loved it and now wants to do more. The lighting here was perfect for this shot.

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22nd

A screen ready for cleaning after printing on kit bags for the NFL.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21st

Pieces of English Victorian glass that I dug up years ago and strung together which now hang in my kitchen.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20th

My friend Pam brought her dog toy in to work to show me. It's the Fearless Captain Chipmunk and can be catapulted through the air and then makes chipmunk chatter noises when it lands. Pam thought it would be a great idea to take it's photo then show it flying past the Statue of Liberty. Anything to oblige!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19th

Getting ready for Super Bowl 44.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18th

A friend brought me this beautiful little box made in Boliva. He'd spent Christmas there with his family. So nice to have something not 'made in China'!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17th

I guess this means my time on the computer is over for now.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16th

Made a new friend today who was game to be our model when we went urbexing. We got some great results thanks to his willingness and patience.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15th

So today is 'National Dress Up Your Pet Day' and good ole Kota rose to the occasion with his 'A Day in the Country' outfit. He wasn't too impressed but I did keep his bag of treats in his sight so he knew there would be a reward! I think he looks very dapper!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14th

José setting up some test prints for Discovery on one of the automatic presses.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13th

One of the walls of my office with a poster I got from a graphics show in Orlando and the bulk ink system on my film printer in the foreground.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12th

I let Kota out early this morning before heading back to bed, and discovered Jeff had barricaded the cat flap with my patio chair, plant table and pots, even though it was locked shut. I couldn't stop laughing! Jeff really took his cat sitting duties very seriously, God bless him.

January 11th

Leaving Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10th

This is the fire station of Ferndown, the nearest town to Mum.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9th

Some of the birds in Mum's back garden arriving for lunch.

January 8th

The Weather map for January 8th, showing snow covering virtually every part of  Great Britain. This has been the worst weather for 30 years and some parts have been as cold as the South Pole.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7th

A 1959 Austin A40 which was one of the first ever hatchbacks. It was parked in Ringwood, Dorset, where we waited for the coach that would take my brother to the airport.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6th

The local butcher shop in Mum's village, West Moors. Proper sausages & bacon!

January 5th

Flowers at Dad's funeral from Mum and Greg & I.

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4th

My Mum, God bless her. She's been bearing up so well and is cooking a wonderful rump steak casserole tonight for us to eat tomorrow after Dad's funeral if we're hungry. We've had some tears and some laughs since I've been here, and I know she's exhausted. I'm so looking forward to her getting some rest after tomorrow and will do everything in my power to ensure she gets it.

January 3rd

An oil painting I painted when I was about twenty years old. Dad saw it and said, "I'll have that!"

January 2nd

Mum's dessert at Druscilla's, a wonderful local pub where all food is cooked on the premises and comes from local supplies. This was Melon Balls with Ginger & Lemon Sauce. I was assured that it was delectable.

January 1st

This is Phillip the Pheasant, a regular visitor to Mum's back garden, and apparently, other peoples' back gardens. Mum feeds him as it seems does everyone else judging by his pristine condition. He's quite tame.