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Signs of life

Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 11.45am (day 3,225)

Pencils at RTQ, 23/6/20

Three months ago, as lockdown started, I presented a picture from inside the private tutoring service from which Clare rents her room in town. Today when I went in, there were, for the first time since then, signs of life; these pencils laid out on a desk, a hand sanitising station at the front door, etc. I welcome these greatly, as I did today’s announcements from the Government announcing the easing of lockdown from the 4th July. There was a shocking negativity about this from some quarters if you ask me, but that has nothing to do with pencils.

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World’s Biggest Pencil

Saturday 5th January 2012, 10.50am (day 499)

Big pencil, 5/1/13

As verified by the Guinness World Records people, the world’s biggest working pencil is 26 feet or 7.9 meters long, and weighs 984 pounds or 446.3kg. It lies suspended from the ceiling of the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick, above Joe’s head as he rests after the exertions and celebrations of yesterday.

Tomorrow it’s day 500 of this daily photo blogĀ  – quite a milestone. To celebrate I will add some more photos to the Best of the Rest page, and also update the Stats page.

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