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NOT BEING LAZY, PROMISE

Hello. Sorry I’ve not blogged in ages.  First I got all overexcited and distracted by the Olympics. Then I got married and went on a big road trip. And of late, me and @reesland have turned our kitchen in to a mini workshop to test out ideas for  some jewellery, accessories and prints, with the idea to open a shop when we’re happy enough with the results.

Here we are getting married in Las Vegas. Sorry to disappoint but no Elvis was involved.


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The Penguin

A massive MoreCharmPlease gold star to London zoo if they pull off their plan off to turn The Gherkin into The Penguin!


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I heart Henry

We love our Henry vacuum cleaner. He is always so cheery and delighted to do some hoovering, and he never gets cross that we don’t use him as often as we should. I felt a bit bad about shutting him away at the bottom of the cupboard, so we’ve put up a family photo to remind him of his folks back home.

From left: Charles, Henry, George and James

Sadly, Hetty is missing from this picture, she was on holiday when the photo was taken.


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PLEASING PLACE NAMES #2: Llanfair PG

I have been to Wales. It rained. BUT…I did finally get to visit Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the spot boasting the longest place name in Europe.

Llanfair P.G. translates as ST MARYS CHURCH IN THE HOLE OF THE WHITE HAZEL NEAR TO THE RAPID WHIRLPOOL OF LLANTYSILIO OF THE RED CAVE. Ace-ly, we had the train station to ourselves because the coach loads of tourists only seemed to bother photographing the gift shop.

As you are no doubt wondering, according to Wikipedia the very longest place name in an English-speaking country is in New Zealand and it’s called:

Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu. 

The Maori translates as THE SUMMIT WHERE TAMATEA, THE MAN WITH THE BIG KNEES, THE CLIMBER OF MOUNTAINS, THE LAND-SWALLOWER WHO TRAVELLED ABOUT, PLAYED HIS NOSE FLUTE TO HIS LOVED ONE.

I think you will agree this is quite something.


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Charming advert from 1998


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GIANT DECKCHAIR

On Bournemouth beach, a deckchair of charmingly oversized proportions, and in the colours and stripes of my beloved Southampton FC to boot. What’s not to love?

GiantDeckchair

©Dawn Verdaguer

©PA

To get a similar (sadly non giant) deckchair of your own, try here.


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Happy Pointless Day

Seeing as we’re all agreed that Valentine’s Day is pointless, I thought I’d make a card for all those enamoured with the BBC quiz show, POINTLESS.

To make your own Pointless card:

1) Print out the image below

2) Cut it out and stick it on a folded sheet of card.

3) Write a pointless message inside.

Psst: I’m taking my mum  to see Pointless filmed live on Thursday. She loves it even more than I do (even more than Deal Or No Deal I reckon, if you really pushed her on the point).


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The pothole gardener

Well I might as well give up this blog now as I have been alerted to the most charming thing ever – pothole gardens by the pothole gardener. (I know, where have I been?) My personal favourite:

And as it’s still snowy out there today, this:

See lots more mini-garden loveliness on the pothole gardener’s blog.

Ps. Thanks to @urbanwriters Charlie for the tip-off!


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Keep the boring walls away

Hello, hello. Have you seen Mobstr’s work? I’ve only just discovered it after seeing these excellent photos taken by my mate, Werner (thanks, Mr Len!).

I like the sentiment above but what makes it is the slogan that follows on the opposite wall:

Photos: Werner Weber

Top marks, mysterious Mobstr. I see from your flickr you are so named because you once had a lobster called mobster. I’m not sure I believe you but I’m always prepared to give the benefit of the doubt.


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Is your front gate as polite as this one?

Spotted by my friend Louise Mary Archer (you remember her, she was the one who saw the neon ‘HUG’ sign a few scrolls down – she really does excel at this sort of thing).

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