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#580511 - Mon Dec 27 2010 05:12 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: spanishliz]
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After my Christmas guests had left, I just wanted to sprawl into my favourite chair.
Someone had beaten me to it.

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#580555 - Mon Dec 27 2010 08:04 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: auntie1]
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Looks comfy enough there, Auntie? smile

a bonbon at the Christmas table setting smile


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#580561 - Mon Dec 27 2010 08:56 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: Copago]
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How To Avoid Housework, Tip No. 9 - colour match your carpet to your cat.


Edited by MotherGoose (Mon Dec 27 2010 09:43 PM)
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#580573 - Mon Dec 27 2010 10:41 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Fantastic tip MG! I'll have to make a note of that smile

It was so cold yesterday, that after bothering me to take her out for a walk, Precious then refused to move off the steps. She went a bit farther today, but soon ran back up the steps yowing to be let back in the warm.


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#580648 - Tue Dec 28 2010 10:49 AM Re: December is Here! [Re: spanishliz]
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I usually picked up a souvenir or two from every new football ground I visited, they must do very well from people like me. I think the Southend teddy bear is possibly the favourite.

This is a very impressive 1930s block of flats in Cricklewood where our friends used to live

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#580787 - Tue Dec 28 2010 07:07 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: satguru]
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This is my first venture into posting in the photo threads, so I hope it's o.k. smile


Here's a sunrise by a church; I took it on my way into uni.
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#580805 - Tue Dec 28 2010 09:07 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: reeshy]
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Lovely pictures, everyone!

Wow, reeshy, what a beautiful picture! Your first try was perfect smile
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#580814 - Tue Dec 28 2010 10:45 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: minkpenny]
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Thanks, minkpenny. I'm a bit of an amateur photographer on the side for fun, so I may think about posting some of my pics here when the relevant theme or whatever arises smile
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#580816 - Tue Dec 28 2010 10:52 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: reeshy]
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That's beautiful, Reeshy!
Any pic is fine for the monthly threads, we only ask that they don't contain identifiable people. Would love to see more of your pics!

Boxing day we spent up at our lake and it was raining up one end which looked really weird.

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#580820 - Tue Dec 28 2010 11:05 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: Copago]
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Yes Reeshy, thats lovely. Like a Dutch Master. Welcome to you!
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#580862 - Wed Dec 29 2010 05:41 AM Re: December is Here! [Re: ren33]
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Reeshy, a picture that seems mundane to you will be welcomed by people to whom it is a novelty, so keep them coming! I enjoy the Northern Hemisphere snow photographs, but I also love the concept of a fellow Australian with an intermittent lake and kangaroos on her property!
Food, architecture, horticulture are all favourites of mine, and I admire the craftwork of skilful hands.
We "ladies of a certain age" who are owned by cats, cultivate herbs and mutter to ourselves - I think we're safe now, it's been a while since any of us has been immolated in public.
Not to exclude dogs, of course!



There was a delicate perfume in my garden all last week. Today I found the source when I parted the leaves of my Colocasia (Elephant's Ears). A spent flower is to the right, while a bud in the centre promises another burst of fragrance in a few days.

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#580970 - Wed Dec 29 2010 03:57 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: auntie1]
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ah haaaa me hearties! Here is me treasure chest.



My mother-in-law picked it up god knows where and as soon as I saw it I just had to have it. It's actually an old steamer trunk and from what we know it was made in about 1860 in Melbourne. If only I had treasure to fill it. laugh


Here is a link to it open treasure chest opened
yeah, it's a bit knocked around but I think it's had a pretty hard life. laugh

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#581009 - Wed Dec 29 2010 04:48 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: Copago]
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Thanks everyone for the feedback! smile I'm encouraged now to put more of my photos onto here. I'm actually pretty proud of a lot of mine - I recently ordered prints of them from a photo site, and it was so great to have physical pictures for once! Most of my shots are landscapes or flowers, I think, but hopefully there is enough difference to keep people interested smile

Here's one similar to the last one I posted: it's a sunrise over the River Kelvin in Glasgow, Scotland smile



This was just fabulous in real life, and actually I was slightly late in getting to uni, but I couldn't walk past without taking a picture of this. I really like the way the pictures came out, but still they don't do it justice! smile

Richard

EDIT: A quick edit just to say I've really been enjoying seeing everyone else's pictures. It's interesting to see what other people like to photograph, and just to get a glimpse into other places in the world!


Edited by reeshy (Wed Dec 29 2010 04:49 PM)
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#581017 - Wed Dec 29 2010 04:55 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: reeshy]
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This is my first photo post. I hope everyone likes it! This one is from Stone Town in Zanzibar, from 2008. It was taken atop the Sultan's Palace.
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#581062 - Wed Dec 29 2010 05:55 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: AlexxSchneider]
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Lovely everyone! Keep 'em coming. Welcome Alex.
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#581066 - Wed Dec 29 2010 06:05 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: ren33]
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Welcome to the new arrivals, the only time I saw Glasgow was when my grandpa took a wrong turning on the motorway and we had to turn round as were aiming for Edinburgh. And that was over 40 years ago...

When in doubt take a straight road, no two are exactly the same.

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#581098 - Wed Dec 29 2010 09:07 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: satguru]
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Some people here may be aware that I play competitive Scrabble, and I just had to share this game I played recently. I hope this works, because I am having troubles with Photobucket.




A nine-timer in Scrabble is where a word hits two Triple Word Scores, and they are not common. They would be the equivalent of a hole in one in golf. I had only had about 6 or 7 in the seven years that I have been playing. In this game, I got two in a row! No-one had ever heard of this being done before, and I doubt whether I will ever do it again.

My opponent got miles ahead with the amazing play of EXEQUY for 112 points, but picking up over 300 points in two moves was enough to beat him. I was still shaking with excitement ten minutes after the game. smile
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#581105 - Wed Dec 29 2010 09:27 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: ozzz2002]
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Beautiful, ozzz, just beautiful! smile

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#581107 - Wed Dec 29 2010 09:29 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: ozzz2002]
ren33 Offline
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Wow! Greg that is amazing! And so close to your birthday too. What a great gift.
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#581116 - Wed Dec 29 2010 10:44 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: reeshy]
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Originally Posted By: reeshy
It's interesting to see what other people like to photograph, and just to get a glimpse into other places in the world!


That's exactly what I love about this forum. smile Welcome, Reeshy and Alex! Such beautiful photos. I really like your treasure chest, Copago. Congrats, Ozzz! That's an awesome achievement.

The entrance to the Taj Mahal.



Edited by zorba_scank (Wed Dec 29 2010 10:46 PM)
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#581215 - Thu Dec 30 2010 08:36 AM Re: December is Here! [Re: zorba_scank]
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Thanks for the photo zorba_scank. The Taj Mahal is one place I have always wanted to visit.
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#581325 - Thu Dec 30 2010 03:04 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: lady1]
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The Taj Mahal is wonderful, Zorba!

A week late but here is the Christmas tree .. we spent it at our neighbours with another family so three families worth of presents under the tree here. Was like a shark feeding frenzy with five kids the next morning!@


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#581416 - Thu Dec 30 2010 06:12 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: Copago]
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Tomatoes were very good value in the fruit shop this week.
Out came my trusty cauldron, and here is the result.

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#581437 - Thu Dec 30 2010 06:49 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: auntie1]
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okay, here are my "babies" that I've been nurturing for two years. Only had to buy one "new" one this year (the big white one that posted in the "12 days of xmas" thread:

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#581497 - Thu Dec 30 2010 11:57 PM Re: December is Here! [Re: Jakeroo]
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This is what usually greets me when I visit Sue. I am sure she would love you all to come round. I am there again in April, so perhaps not then...
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