about the photographer from Moscow. about interiors
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I read his text under the pictures through the translator of Google. Really cool photographer. and tentative photos. I recommend. so, an interior photographer!

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I see lots of people creating Dreamwidth accounts to eschew Livejournal.

So I've made one, cunning called "irDM".

Baaa baaa baaa.

Oh yes, LiveJournal!
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Haven't posted for ages, hadn't read for ages.

I suppose that's mostly the fault of Farcebork. And not really feeling any change, although change happens every day, doesn't it.
I suppose I should divulge some stuff while I'm here.

Health: I am still aging and "too big". Body mass is a trixy thing; the more you have, the more efficient your body seems to become and thus uses less fuel. Also indolence.
With goring into tales of serious infections, I now have compression hose, surgical stockings, whatever. And you know what, they are *massively* comfortable! Custom made on the NHS. Hurrah for PPC!

Work: I am currently still employed by me. This may change. Not that I want a realy job but that my current workload (because an arrangement I had has just ended) may not be regular enough to cover a monthly wage. I believe I don't actually need to get a job, do to planning and pocket money and, frankly, work is mostly a burden. What I like is that the work I do/have been doing is a profitable hobby.
And I like/need a lot of time in Darlo for mi mam.

Cars: Currently still at 3 cars but hope to reduce to 2 soon.
Last Autumn I bought a proper grown-up's (not crazy, not wreck) car for general local use, a 2013 Kia Picanto 1.2L petrol 3dr.
This was because all cars since 2001-ish are too wide for my driveway (which driving a 2001 Vectra I didn't notice) and it took Much Research to find a nice narrow car.
Strictly the Picanto isn't so narrow but the Kia spec levels bring in electric folding mirrors on a lot of models. Picanto mirrors out - too wide, mirrors in - easy fit. Which means I don't have to mess around with manual folding every time I come and go, and can park around the back of the house with my shopping and such. Or even come home and park in the same street.
This Autumn I additionally bought a mostly grown-up 2010 Ford S-Max 2L diesel as a tow-car for the caravan.
Also as a motorway cruiser for the regular trips to Darlo. It's main feature is that it is heavy, whereas most modern cars, including most SUVs, are designed to be light.
Just now need to sell the Freelander. I'd like to sell it, rather than send yet another worthless wreck to the scrapper. We'll see how the imminent MOT goes....
The guy from Raw2k remebered me from other cars, they're not people of who I really want to be a regular customer, nice as they were.
Also come and go in the last few years: Rover 200, 2 Vauxhall Vectras and a Mondeo. All noice enough cars but eventually became not financially sensible to repair and keep running.

LRP: Still doing LT (still staff, refs, infact now "Plot Actuation Manager"), Empire (holidaymaker, there for beer, food and conversation) and Twisted Tales when I'm not ill, dammit!!!

I R Tourist - Epilogue
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Miles on car trip meter between filling up in Hitchin to leave and filling up today after shopping
Miles on car before setting off
(based on mileometer now reading 12630)
so total mileage added to car by trip in one single week.

I R Tourist - Day 7
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This is mostly about the trek home.

Breakfast with delightful hostess and #1 son in the Premier Inn restuarant. Well, I just drank some tea because I don't like to drive on too full a tum, and she ate a hearty repast. #1 son ate bread and managed to not explode ketchup packets.

Had hoped to set off by 11AM and get to Exeter by 1PM then to Bristol by 3PM.
Set off along A30 about 11:30??, was okay then queues for roadworks and accidents. Didn't get to Exeter services until 2PM, which meant getting to Bristol before 4PM was a bust. Carried on to Memberuy services then M25, M1 (detour via nice portal in Harpenden to stock up) then home.

Up until Saturday morning I had hoped to go and see another old friend in Brostol. Up until Saturday morning her entire Saturday was clear. My only current link with her is via GMAIL and sometime Saturday I found that she was going out dog walking at 4PM. My sadness blazed incandecant so it's perhaps as well I couldn't communicate well..... Perhaps next year.

I R Tourist - Day 6
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Day in short: some cove, Land's End, St Just, some cove, Zennor, St Ives in the evening

I R Tourist - Day 5
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Tired start again.

Day in short: Official Cornish Paaastie from Philps: "Standard Steak". Marazion, small boat, St Michael's Mount, small boat, random small lanes, R & J Supplies, random lanes, motel, nap, meal.

I R Tourist - Day 4
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Rose late due to being tired. Being On Holiday is Hard Work!!!

Still fed from previous supper, skipped breakfast and set off south and visited Lizard Point. Had very nice lunch in the southernmost cafe in mainland Britain. Looked at rocks.
Considered ingress. EE laughed at me.
Went to other scenic rock place. Looked at rocks.
Went by wiggly route to Roskilly Farm, famous for its icecream. Had icecream.
Had nap, had more icecream.
Returned to Camborne. Small boys still active. Did not feed them more Haribo at that time.
Chips fetched from (Beacon) chippie. Very good chips. Four DM wooden forks.
Back to motel in the hope of getting up bright and early.

I R Tourist - Day 3
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Started with a proper breakfast in the Premier Inn cafe.

Firstly taken to St Ives. I was not driving, which was best.... Terrrified of the place, like claustraphobia incarnate at the hand of some Italianate demon and a cartographer on bad drugs. Seven DM pitchforks.
Will only go again if approaching by boat.

Next on to Penzance and thence to Mousehole. It was okay. Remembered harbour walls do not vae bridges, walked down correct quay.

Back to Camborne, dropped off at motel for tech-with-charge stop while hostess acquired children.
Provided children with Haribo. Back seat may still contain Haribo.
To Portreath again, walked on beach, went in caves, directed monster for children's roleplay.
Unexpectedly fine weather. Basked on promenade while others did things with sea water.

Returning to motel, sneaked in some ingress before going into PI restaurant for supper.

I R Tourist - Day 2
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Started with a full English made with Cornish grown ingredients at a twee little tearoom place.
Shown country lanes, back to their place for a while, #2 son collected from [whatever level school/nursery 3.5 years go to] then of to the beach!

Specifically Portreath beach. I went and looked at half the harbour (only half because I managed to wrongly imagine there would be a bridge to the other half at the end...) then joined Ruth & #2 on the sand. Took visual images of beach things. Hacked some ingress portals!
Drove to Porthtowan for better quaility icecream than available at Portreath. Moomaid of Zennor!
Country lanes back to motel to be dropped off for a late afternoon nap and then later I drove around to their house for tea & chat.


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