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“No day is safe from news of you.”
― Sylvia Plath

I casually decided to buy the local newspaper today, something which I rarely do now that I help out with getting the news out there a lot more quickly at Andover and Villages. But imagine my surprise when I saw that a photograph I popped out to snap late last Saturday had made it to the front page with a full credit (the newspaper are usually quite bad at that) to both myself and Andover and Villages!

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The Carnival last week was a huge success by most accounts, but unfortunately three were injured on one of the rides during it, reports suggest all are recovering or recovered, but it was still a bit of a shock for our quiet sleepy town where the top news before was about the theft of grass seeds…

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So for today, I took some photos of the news and a sunset shot. Oh and we went down to the coast this evening to browse IKEA and get the mattress ordered for our bed! It was quite disturbing to walk through the childrens area and find this…

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“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
― Mark Twain

So I hoped it would happen, I didn’t quite expect it to be quite as amazing as it is though! The Photos taken at the end of December of the storms, journalistic in style so not the best quality, have made it into the newspaper! This was my hope for rounding off the year and would mean that it’s almost a year since they took my first lot of storm photos!

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But what a reward, after working hard at the gym since around six AM this morning…and stopping off at the local shop, urging Mother to go in with my only £1 coin (as I had it for the locker) and spend it wisely….she came out clutching the newspaper with my photos AND my name on none other than the front page! Thank you Andover Advertiser!

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And then! Not only that, but you’re urged to turn to page five where there’s a full story and yet another shot! And my name again! I was incredibly excited, probably unreasonably so…! It just goes to show that being in the right place at the right time pays off. It’s quite amazing to see your name in print, even if it is a slightly blurry shot or two of January storms!

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