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Xmas Warm Up.

Tuesday 21st November 2017.

My city like many others throughout the country have just opened their German markets and any other related shows. Southampton has the flying Santa sleigh as shown below. Coming this weekend the appearance of the Coca Cola lorry is on show at the West quay shopping mall.

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The videos I have posted are very short with an Xmas theme. I haven’t put music because I don’t think is right just yet. Anyway one video does have a little melody. Enjoy.

Gerry A/C 2017©(apart from the coca cola lorry)

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November 21, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

WPC-Peek

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Peek

Show us just enough of your subject to pique our interest.

Gerry A/C 2017

November 2, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | | 7 Comments

WPC – Rounded and Nanowrimo 2017

Thursday October 26th 2017

Rounded
Goodbye, straight lines. Hello, curves.

Nanowrimo November 2017. Yes once again it is nearly that time of year again, and stupidly I have signed up for it. I am using this photo challenge post to let you know that I am going to attempt to complete the required task. I have a title and a story line but I am not sure if I have enough to complete the 50000 word project. I am hoping this will get me back into doing regular posts and updates.

My Christmas project has been decided and I have started researching.

Clifton Suspension Bridge. Bristol. 15th October 2017

The Coliseum, Rome. 14th September 2017

Another view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Gerry A/C 2017

October 26, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Christmas Ideas… Early…oh yes. Please

Monday 11th September 2017.

Dare I ask you Clever people to get your brain matter working?

Yes Of Course.

I have one idea that might be suitable but I feel I would have to add a little more, if only to make it more Chrismassy. (made up word but sounds good) But I would very much like your ideas or input, I am aiming to please and hopefully involve others. Lat year I used a suggestion by Trish Worth. Hope she s still about and will read this.

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PS:  will be away from Wednesday for the next ten days and cannot be sure of internet/wifi etc. But if  can reply I will, otherwise it will be from the 23rd. Thanks for your suggestions in advance.

Gerry A/C Sept 2017

September 11, 2017 Posted by | Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 16 Comments

New Camera… Ooh Shiny

Saturday 19th August 2017

Ooh, Shiny!

Diversions, distractions, and delightful detours.

These pictures were some of the first taken by my new camera. A Nikon Coolpix B500 something ..something etc. HD videos and many settings yet to understand. Initial view is I am very pleased. Have more pictures in my folders but I thought these were a good start. Some of an Abbey and grounds. A few macro, very pleased with the result. I love macro…when they work that is.

Gerry A/C 2017

 

August 19, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

My Birthday Treat Final Part.

Saturday 29th July 2017

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Gerry A/C 2017

July 29, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

My Birthday Treat Part 1

Wednesday 18th July 2017

London Trip

Coca Cola London Eye

Last day of June was a big birthday for me and I was given a surprise treat, a surprise trip. I was taken on a train journey to London. What made this special was I haven’t been on a train for many years, apart from a few local, small, short distance steam trains. The day had been planned out and our journey started at Waterloo. We walked across Waterloo bridge and made our way to Trafalgar Square, Whitehall (Downing St.) Visited my second home Buckingham Palace. (joking) St.James park. I eventually did something I have been wanting to do since it was opened, the London Eye, or since 2015 proper title is Coca Cola London Eye. It was very expensive but very worthwhile and enjoyable. Happy bunny now.

 

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Trafalgar Square was a surprise for me because the last time I visited, which by the way was many years ago has become a market. Acrobats and pavement artists. Also several visual artists portraying Star Wars characters, see if you can see how it is done. At first view they seemed very impressive but as one gets nearer one could see they were rather tacky. Their costumes were poor and their masks often exposed their necks or other parts of their heads. Bottom line I have seen better. I must say though I did enjoy the all.

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Gerry A/C July 2017

 

July 21, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

WPC – Collage

Friday 14th July 2017

Long time no see/hear I hear you all saying. Sorry about that. But I would like to let you know I am still here and trying to get some inspiration. I am in the process of doing a post about my birthday treat – A Day Out in London. See y’all soon. Thank you everyone.

Collage

An assortment, a collection, a hodgepodge. This week, share one — whether found in the wild or assembled yourself.

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2008 Disney visit

 

2003 Disney Visit

 

Gerry A/C 2017

July 14, 2017 Posted by | Personal | 13 Comments

More Scribbling-Northern Lights.

Friday 7th April 2017

First Book One of Three.

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When I first read the Golden Compass(Northern Lights) I realised that there were two other follow on books, so had to get them and promptly read them. I thoroughly enjoyed them, they were like a cheesy biscuit, ‘moreish’. I enjoyed the style of writing and the imagination of the writer. I would recommend these books to everyone regardless of your personal genre. But must say, these books are classed as children’s fantasy but I would say older child, Harry Potter age.

I also watched the film, trailer above for those of you that haven’t, and I would go as far to say that it was very good and a great comparison to the book. Again I would suggest watching it if you haven’t already. If you do decide to do both – read and watch, then may I say ….Enjoy.

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Gerry A/C April 2017

April 7, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

The Scribbler Scribbles. (Watership Down)

Monday 13th March 2017

Some may say this book is not a classic, I say it is and so does Wiki’ (Watership Down is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams,)

Born Richard George Adams
9 May 1920
Wash Common, Newbury, Berkshire, England
Died 24 December 2016 (aged 96)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

The original book cover.
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Release date: November 1972

I first bought this book in 1974 and promptly read it from cover to cover. It was my type of story, a fantasy and well written. Not to forget it was about rabbits, adorable and cuddly creatures and makes one cry when harm comes to one them. Richard Adams the author, became one of my favourite writers, I went on to read other titles by him. PLAGUE DOGS 1977- SHARDIK- 1974 & GIRL IN A SWING 1980. All brilliant stories and each was made into film, some with changes, ie, characters names. I say all are a must read. 

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My mistake was to read the book first, however, saying this I didn’t really have much choice as the film was released at a much later date, 1978. The film at the time was a bit of a flop, and I could see why. Not very good animation or art work in my view. But if one hadn’t read the book then, by having nothing to compare, I am sure one would enjoy it. I later did. But what helped this film was its music especially one track. “Bright Eyes” is a song written by Mike Batt  (ex Wombles) and performed by Art Garfunkel.

 

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Gerry A/C 2017

March 13, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

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