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Notes from Swindon - home of the Magic Roundabout



I R2D2’d a bike helmet today! Fun! πŸ˜€


I really really can’t tell you how very proud I am that my son made this for me. ❀️❀️❀️😍😍😍😍It says: “82 111 115 115 (Ross)”. He wrote Unicode!

Captions please?!

First Lego stop-frame animation

Quite pleased with my first Lego stop-frame animation!

Websites without photos

Examples of websites that use no, or very few photos, simplifying design choices, and making them super fast.

Holidays with my favourite people

Back from a brilliant family holiday week. Such a happy time with my favourite people.

A photo of something less boring that politics

I’ve been a bit of a Brexit/politics bore tonight. Feeling the need for some light-hearted relief. Here’s a photo of a pre-schooler in dinosaur pyjamas brandishing a camera made of stickle-bricks. I challenge you not to smile.

Nature Photo Challenge 4: Symmetree

I’ve always had a thing for trees. I know they can be explained in so many ways, but in others they are mysterious. They seem to have souls. They get old and wise. And each and every trunk, branch and leaf is very much the same, and yet, totally unique. A symbol of both the infinite complexity of nature, and the rigid order within which that complexity it constrained. A tension I still fail to resolve.

We found this horse-chestnut branch. It’s symmetry is so almost-perfect as to be perplexing. I LOVE it.

Nature photo challenge 3: Cloud storage

I know the water cycle. I really do. But I still can’t quite understand how so much water gets up to the sky. Water is HEAVY. Cumulonimbus clouds have been said to “weigh” up to one million tonnes. And you see the result when it rains. LOTS of water falls from the sky. LOTS. And it has to get up there somehow. And I know that it evaporates from the oceans and lakes but…that’s a LOT of energy. Clouds. Amazing.

Nature photo challenge 2: Weeds and Seeds

I have a love/hate relationship with weeds. We are engaged in a constant battle. But I have great respect for my enemy. Weeds are tenacious and hardy. They thrive even where we try our utmost to suppress them. The dandelion is particularly tricksy/clever. Its root is deep but weak, making it hard to fully pull out. And its seeds are cunningly designed – though I’m not sure if their purpose is to blow away in the wind, or to be carried and blown around by small children. Both appear to be effective strategies.

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