Photo a day - Week 7

18th February 2013
A week of mixed emotions and family business. This week of the year is one of the busiest for our family for birthdays and what-not. We also had friends up staying for a few days that we've not seen in a while. Gary, Tracey & Emily used to live on the same street as us, our girls went to school together, Gary played drums in Setting Sons - and we go to scooter rallies together sometimes - so it was great to catch up.

Anyhoos , here's this weeks plethora of pics:

There's no real story to this photo, except to say it's a nice sight to come onto the High Street on a morning that is just breaking daylight, on a cold blue day, and you're met with the warmth & colour of The Crunchy Carrot :)

One of the week's family birthdays is daughter Annie's 13th ! I have a teenage daughter - yikes ! Just seems like last year I was round the prom with the lads with one of our legendary kerry-oots.

This is part of a panoramic photo I took with the Fuji, out of the window of "Home Made Burgers" (or whatever they're called) at Ocean Terminal. Nice evening sunset over the docks.

A full panorama. I like - or don't like - maybe it just faintly interests me - the cold, damp mossy front of the old church never getting any real sun, compared to the streaks of sunlight skimming down the High Street sides in the winter mornings.

A sad day to have a birthday.
I shared birthday's with a much loved friend, who is sadly no longer with us. We shared parties a lot in our younger days.
On the 16th of Feb every year, I make a kind of pilgrimage to a local graveyard, which is kind of daft, as he isn't there, but i get solitude to sit and chat with him and think of good times.
Last year I was joined by another of our friends on my annual visit. We were both very sad, but also smiled at some of the stories we remember of band days out & gigs.
To add to the sadness though, the other friend is now here, and is now part of my pilgrimage. This lovely statuette marks his spot in an ever growing field of passed on loved ones.

How do you move on from that ?
Well... some better weather lifted a lot of heavy thoughts, with some lovely sunshine getting the garden centres & DIY shops busy.

Monday was the same, a gorgeous sunrise, and a great still & sunny day. Very cold but bright & peacefull. Almost as if to give winter a shake and tell it to start packing it's bags.

Hopefully :)

G x.

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