Sunday, 30 January 2011

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Plastic pen on beer mat on table during Sunday lunch!

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We spent Saturday afternoon with friends in their lovely Georgian house with a very fine blue carpeted staircase.

Friday, 28 January 2011

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The handle of one of our old, battered and much loved Globetrotter suitcases.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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Jan24/365


This was a bit of a desperate last minute photo shot at the start of my yoga class.  It's a pile of rather scruffy and overused mats in the corner of the studio.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

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I'm cooking a slow lamb shank recipe from this book for supper tonight.  It's one of my best loved cookery books from a fantastic restaurant I've been luck enough to eat in twice.

Friday, 21 January 2011

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I walked to the post office this afternoon, it was freezing cold but beautifully sunny.  There was a real dearth of dark blues along my suburban route, just some street signs and shop signs and then I walked past this lovely blue fence. 

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

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This vase is one of a much mended pair which have been sitting on my mum's Victorian sideboard for my whole life.  I've never photographed them before, so it's about time!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

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I went to Ashbury Service Station to see what I could find to spice up my dark blues and did indeed shoot the dramatic and impressive graffiti wall but actually found this unassuming scrawl on the wall opposite more interesting!

Monday, 17 January 2011

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Ah, the glamour of everyday life!

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Jan16/365


Snapped on a blustery walk along the Thames.

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Jan15/365


Just made the midnight deadline with this one as we were at a friends birthday party and I suddenly remembered my daily task and had to rush around looking for something appropriate.  Worked out rather nicely in the end!

Friday, 14 January 2011

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I know it looks black, but this lovely jug is dark blue (honest!).

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

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A shelf of blue glasses at Habitat.  Shot with my iPhone.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

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Mysterious pavement sprayings in a rather splotchy dark blue.  Behind Atlas Bar in Manchester.

Monday, 10 January 2011

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It was rather a desperate photo today, I'm afraid, where I resorted to taking a picture of my own leg clad in dark blue jeans......

Sunday, 9 January 2011

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Jan09/365


A close up of a strange puzzle at home which I do not understand.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

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Today's picture is a close up of a vase which used to belong to my grandmother, it's a big hefty piece of Murano glass which used to endlessly fascinate me when I was little and used to stay with them for weeks at a time during my holidays.  I always loved the swirls and blobs of colour and the little sparkly bits.  When she died I rescued it from her belongings as I'm the only one who ever liked it.  It now sits on a sunny window ledge in my dining room and when the sun flows through it, as it did for a nano-second this morning, it looks beautiful.

Friday, 7 January 2011

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Jan07/365


We have many boats at home (none suitable for a world cruise unfortunately!) and these rather conveniently happened to be dark blue, so here they are in my Dark Blue January.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

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We popped out for a drink at The Railway on Burton Road in West Didsbury with chums this evening and I realised that I hadn't taken my picture for today.  Look what a glamorous scene I found!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

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Photographed in Hewitt Street in Manchester.  There's really not very much around in dark blue....

(There's are a few examples of this graffiti around town, I photographed it for the first time in Chinatown way back in 2005)


Tuesday, 4 January 2011

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Jan04/365


A photo taken with the less than perfect camera on my iPhone 3Gs in my living room of the dark end of the spectrum of my lovely Penguin 70th birthday box set.

Monday, 3 January 2011

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Jan03/365


Very excitingly photographed in my bathroom cabinet.  I have these lip salves all over the place and cannot get through my days without them.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

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Jan02/365


A letter in the sign above the door of a pharmacy on Oxford Road, Manchester.  Photographed while staggering into town after a fabulous Chinese lunch at Tai Wu.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

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Well, here goes. 

Here's the very first photo in my photo a day project.

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The closed window on a metal container office on a building site near the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.