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Thursday, August 9

a great light creates deep shadows........

The post title was taken from a book I'm currently reading "The Sorrow Of Angels" by Jon Kalman Stefánsson
"We're in a leaky rowing boat with a rotten net, and we're going to catch stars".
This post was originally intended for last week's Sepia Saturday theme.(  Illusions:trick photos: big& small) But I was too late submitting, so.......I'm thinking  it can equally apply this week instead?
To see other people's contributions , visit http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2018/08/sepia-saturday-431-11-august-2018.html

I took this photo on 30 August 1997.In Howth near Dublin .It was the weekend Princess Dianne died in Paris.
 I was with Julie Boardman and her friend His Drayness (who i went to teacher training college with) Julie said "take a photo of me squashing this man" ( a sepia display of 1900's images..this one being   The Giant's Causeway in Ireland's 'Six Counties'.)
So I did!
  This week we booked seats at Manchester Royal Exchange to see  this: play in September.It's currently playing the Edinburgh Festival and stars Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Quote of the day (again from the Edinburgh Festival) .
Frankie Boyle "..has acid words for anyone who is worried about plastic in the ocean when there are refugees drowing in it..." (Independent)

Tuesday, July 31

leave no trace

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For my 66th birthday, Me Cath & Chris went into Manchester.
 We had a meal at  Marble Arch on Rochdale Road (they have created a rather cool beer garden since the last time i visited) . Later, we went onto  to see Leave No Trace
at https://homemcr.org/
A story of lost tribes.

Matthew Zimnoch in Pennsylvania is
a freelance trombonist, a classically trained baritone (vocalist), composer, music director and band leader.
Today he sent me this audio for my birthday & to be included on this post.

Thursday, July 19

they dont dance like carmen no more.......

we raised a glass to IP 161.142.48.88 —Malaysia: meanwhile....................
Tony T. from the Rochdale Hamam
here , at the begining of the month, I talked about plans to attend the 50th Anniversary of Carter Lane Youth Hostel in London where I used to work.(the old Choirboys School opposite St Pauls Cathedral)
Unfortunately, my son Chris was taken ill while we were in North Wales last week.I thought it best not to travel to London at the weekend.......
A coincidence.One of the blokes who organised the London event  was  Brian Charlton who worked there at the same time as me.
He now owns a Post Office near Newborough Beach in North Wales.
 He invited us down next time we travel to Wales (we do seem to be going there a lot at the moment...dont we..)

 We went for a meal at the Border Rose in Walsden on Thursday night. various tribes from Halifax,Bacup & Halifax.....
photos= https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/The-Border-Rose-19th-July-2018/

Friday, July 13

Donald Trump


"come and play with us Danny......... for ever and ever and ever............."


Thursday, July 12

my father was a lighthouse keeper......

you can see my week's photos here:

[lyrics:]
I have mentioned here before that ,on my Family Tree ,I am related to the writer Robert Louis Stevenson. 
His father, Robert designed over 30 lighthouses.
 Here we are at South Stack ,Angelsey, yesterday.
"...Books may nurture the soul but lighthouses save lives.."[read more] 

Jimmy Buffett:Record Plant Sausalito, October 18, 1974. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Buffett