Eccentricity…

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It’s the last trip for the Playground of the Midlands project that started the day in Syston before moving onto Seagrave and lastly Walton on the Wolds (though my estimable partner in crime ducked out of this one).  Some might think that we were fairly eccentric in this endeavour though it doesn’t seem to have caused too many raised eyebrows as we, two loud, large, late middle aged, men with cameras, cruised about the Charnwood borough (other than crashing the Thurmaston Parish Church Coffee morning a couple weeks back).

Anyway we are done now.  And of course there have been several of these signs dotted about the borough.  They have a certain charm and usually feature fairly bland and obvious imagery as above…but hang on a minute…whats that chap doing on the right hand panel above?

I think we should be told…why its Montague ‘Bertie’ Bird.  The sometime Vicar of the parish who around the turn of the twentieth century developed (excuse the pun) a passion for photography and…a habit of doctoring his images!  Well that is eccentric!

Fatigue

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I really ought to be in the studio today…for starters I could try and resolve these two!  But a day of examining yesterday, whilst enjoyable, took more energy than usually has been the case in the past.  Coupled with that is an impending sense of a need to sort out my online presence. It now seems that most young graduates have a really sophisticated site up before they have even graduated…mine is a dogs breakfast designed by a camel consisting of a gaggle of myself’s drawn from the past decade…

Its not that there isn’t material…in fact theres a load of it but rather more that its scattered about like discarded confetti and suggests that I am completely chaotic.  And that isn’t entirely far from the truth but I’d like to think there’s a modicum of method to the madness.  On top of my online arts presence my original 80gig iPod (containing virtually my entire music collection up to 2007…and those that know me know thats a hell of a lot) threw a wobbly a few days back and has had to be reset to factory settings. As the entire digital collection is stored on the external hard drive its quite a challenge offloading the current pod’s collection and re-importing the earlier one to resync it…