Photos taken at 12:12 on 12/12/12

In honour of this momentous arbitrary occasion, my friend Fi decided to invite people to take photos during this minute and launched a Facebook and Flickr group for people to store their images. I only stored one in each but these were the ones I took during the whole minute.

I popped out for lunch and decided to stop just down the road from our offices, close to Penrith. There has been a cold frost for several days here and today the fog had lingered for most of the day… the sun came out just for these shots.

I first listened to Fi being interviewed on Radio Cumbria, and when the time came I did actually still have a mobile signal (yay!) so posted up my pic, then ate my lunch, listening to a fieldfare in the tree next to me.

When I turned the car around to drive back to the office, The fields and trees had already started to defrost back to green and brown instead of white.

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A Fatheaded Carol – featuring excellent wigs and bonus pineapple

I’m starting to enjoy amateur dramatics. Not to be roped into the stress of performing myself but instead to be willingly subjected to the supremely brave efforts of part-time actors and supporters of varying talents, who most of the time don’t take themselves too seriously.

The attractions are obvious: you get a low-cost, local, often fairly exclusive (!) evening of entertainment, with lots to talk about afterwards.

As soon as I saw mention of Fat-headed Chunks’ performance of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” I knew I wanted to see it – who could refuse? A touring show covering lots of small village halls across north Cumbria, starring some faces starting to be familiar to me and the bonus of one old friend I’ve known for a long time.

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Notes from Lindisfarne trip 18-11-12

I love Holy Island [near Berwick-upon-Tweed, AKA Lindisfarne].

I used to live in the area and was a regular visitor then, but I fell in love with it during a visit many years earlier with friends. Over the years, over repeated visits, I keep discovering new places – something still surprising considering the place only covers about 2 square miles.

Last Sunday, we travelled early to catch sunrise at the tidal causeway.  The weather was expected to be calm, clear and cold, so we were both wrapped up in several layers. Parking at the causeway carpark, we walked as far as we could across the causeway (photo).  Brian set up his tripod & took photos.

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Three views : the Lindisfarne experiment

We visited Lindisfarne yesterday and one of the missions was to take our own version of this photo by David Byrne, the controversial winner-then-loser of the Landscape Photographer of the Year (Brian’s pic of Long Meg was awarded a “commended”).

 

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Sunny Saturday

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Southerness Lighthouse

We’d heard about plans to light up the lighthouse… an opportunity not to be missed …

Brian got a great photo and it has been used in the December 2012 issue of the “Dumfries & Galloway Life” magazine.

Mine will be on flickr soon, but for now:

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