Saturday, 3 November 2018

Photo diary: week 44, project 365

As I write this post, there is a loud boom-boom outside. The neighbours have already started celebrating the Guy Fawkes night. Though I've lived here for over 22 years, I still struggle with the concept of a celebration based on the fact that a Catholic was tortured and executed centuries ago.

Last Sunday was a sunny day. The apples are beautiful and red, but too high for me to pick them up, even with a step ladder.


The Moon was pretty visible on the Monday morning, when I came home from the school run.


After watching five seasons of Merlin recently, I wanted to carve an image of Kilgharah the dragon from the series.


Halloween morning was cold and frosty. The grass in the flood fields was all white.


The next day it got much warmer.
Sasha stayed at his resi overnight, so Eddie and I were not in a hurry to get home after school. We walked through the fields.


On Friday morning we went out to have breakfast at Bill's before school. Eddie took this photo of me.


And though technically not a photo, I just wanted to share some exciting news. Eddie took part in the scary story competition run by our local Waterstones. They announced yesterday on Twitter that his story won. I'm very proud of him, as he worked hard on it, spending a couple of days writing it up.



We didn't go to the swimming pool last weekend, so I had to do my duty this time. To be honest, I hate the swimming pool. I am itchy all over as soon as I get in the water. It also makes me utterly sleepy. This is the most boring thing.
After the pool we went to Sainsbury's, where I spotted these two gems. Both flavours sound revolting. They might make "amusing" gifts, but I don't fancy trying either.


13 comments:

  1. Your pumpkin is amazing! Very well done to Eddie for his story. I definitely wouldn't want to try those teas, they look horrible!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I'm so chuffed for Eddie.

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  2. That pumpkin is absolutely fabulous! #365

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    1. Thank you, Naomi! It didn't last long for some reason, going mushy after a couple of days.

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  3. Wow, all of that in one week ! Well done for your win, Eddie, and for your fab pumpkin, Galina ! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! He is now deciding how to spend his gift card. :)

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  4. Well done to Eddie for winning the competition!
    I know how strange it was for me too to learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The celebration is not about a Catholic being torture and killed, but about the King and Parliament being saved from a plot by fanatical Catholic terrorists. If they were successful, it would have been bigger than 9/11. At least this is how I see it. :) I'm very keen on the firework displays we have here, can't wait to see it a bit later today.

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  5. Typical of the British - celebrating a failure.
    wow at that pumpkin, great carving, and well done to Eddie on winning.
    The tea bags sound disgusting.

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  6. fab pumpkin carving, can't believe fireworks were going off a week early, well done Eddie on winning a prize, hope you're having a great time with your mum

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  7. We have had fireworks here for the last week and I am so sick of them.
    That pumkin is fab!
    Lovely to see a photo of you!
    Well done Eddie on his win x

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  8. Well done Eddie! I'm impressed with your pumpkin carving.

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  9. You have a very talented young man Galina, you must be very proud of him. I do love Guy Fawkes night but it's not the same as when we were kids and everyone made an actual Guy to put on the bonfire, not PC these days I guess! #365

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  10. Loved watching Merlin! That carving is simply amazing!

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