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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd

Another indoor photography post! I have an excuse this time. I’m housebound today whilst my car is in the body shop being repaired. On Monday morning whilst I was driving down the motorway to work, a large piece of concrete was thrown from a bridge down into the road. Luckily it missed the majority of my car, hitting the bumper and rendering a few scuffs and cracks. It could have been much worse, nevertheless I am still frustrated by the lack of attention from the police – the fact that the CCTV cameras there don’t actually record – and the bill that I’m left with at the end of it all. But I’m thankful!

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Anyway, I sort of exhausted a lot of still life options this week as between work, Christmas preparations and visiting the gym at 6am (yes I know – crazy right?) – it has been a tad busy. There’s some dispute over when this challenge ends as it was a leap year/wasn’t a leap year or something – but I estimate that there are approximately two weeks left. It seems quite weird to be thinking in those terms, when just a few months ago I had endless days stretching before me.

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A few have been asking if I’ll continue, and I’ve lightly broached the subject in a few previous blogs. I think the decision will come on the 1st of January. Regardless, don’t wander off yet – I’ll still be blogging, I just might give your inbox’s a few days rest in between entries!

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“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.”
― Lemony Snicket,

Winchester have opened the gates to their Christmas Market – an event well attended by many! As we found out today… It was nice to have a wander through the grands of the Cathedral but it was almost impossible to get anywhere near the stalls and see what they were actually selling.

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Still we managed a bit of Christmas shopping in the High Street – and some great chances for Photography so it all helps! Winchester is a really nice city to shop in and has lots of the old favourites such as Cath Kidston and a few independent quirky shops.

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There’s even the huge Waterstones which, whilst crowded, was really nice to browse. We really lack decent bookshops in this country and Waterstones with it’s rickety staircase and wooden floors is part of a dying breed.

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After a few hours shopping and wandering, we headed back to begin the mammoth task of photo editing. Tomorrow – it’s Christmas Decorations time! (Which doesn’t mean putting them up – just getting them ‘out’.)

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