In my own back yard
February 5, 2012, 10:38 am
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It has been a little while! I’ve had no compulsion to pick up my camera, having been so busy with work. These are of our modest little garden that has no grass, so only looks pretty covered in snow. I’m dreading the inevitably icy walk to work tomorrow but for now I’ll savour the crunch of new snow under my wellies.

No stranger to the rain

I went for a walk through Soho yesterday. Armed with a bright pink leopard print umbrella, I braved the elements. It has been a bit of a shock to the system having so much rain recently, but it was like seeing an old friend. You know, one of those friends you’ve known for so long that they’re stuck in your life indefinitely as a reassuring but occasionally irritating presence. I’m off to an indoor picnic today (the grass is too sludgy to have it outdoors). Happy bank holiday!

One of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold.
March 10, 2010, 9:56 pm
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A few more photos from Istanbul before I forget to put them up here. At the moment I feel like I want to photograph everything, but everything around me seems so dull and uninspiring (I know I’m totally missing the point – please indulge me). I’m so sick of the freezing cold weather in London. Even when the sun comes out, it’s still so cold that I can’t bear to subject my hands to the numbness and I lack the dexterity to work my camera with my mittens on. Also, most days after I finish work I get straight on the tube so I can hide away at home. There’s something about this time of year – the transition between winter and spring – that really irks me, and it feels like many Londoners are just as grumpy as me. Someone told me that this is meant to be the worst time of year for Seasonal Affective Disorder because it’s at the very tail-end of winter. Perhaps London’s mood will pick up once spring stops dragging its feet and actually arrives.