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Bonsalls, the ironmongers’

Saturday 21st October 2017, 11.15am (day 2,249)

Bonsalls, 21/10/17

Bonsalls is a Hebden Bridge institution, the sort of hardware store that you thought you only now saw in movies. If it helps prop up the house or garden, you can get it in here. Probably it has been here since Victorian times. But it does take credit cards.

This is also a photowhack — that is, the one and only photo taken on a given day. It was far too wet and rainy to take many other worthwhile pictures. ‘Storm Brian’ they are calling it, like they decided to give it the most prosaic name beginning with B that they could think of. Storm Barabbas? Storm Balthazar? Storm Boogie Nights Woah-Woah-Woah….? There must have been hundreds of more interesting names.

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Audrey II

Saturday 20th May 2017, 11.45am (day 2,095)

Audrey II artichokes, 20/5/17

Purple globe artichokes on the shelf of the grocery? Or possibly Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors? Seeing as these materialised in exactly the same spot as the aliens from the planet Kohl Rabi, I suspect the latter, and that in Valley Organics lies, in fact, a gateway to an alien micro-dimension.

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Sealed in

Friday 30th December 2016, 4.10pm (day 1,954)

Locked in, 30/12/16

If the security bolt on our front door is still drawn, it means neither Clare, Joe nor I have left the house since we got up. If it’s still drawn at 4pm, you can guess what kind of day it has been. But I did work. Seventh picture in a row from Hebden Bridge, four of which have been taken in or from my house, although these limited horizons expand a little over the weekend.

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Waiting in the rain

Monday 21st November 2016, 8.55am (day 1,915)

Waiting, 21/11/16

Wettest day for months today — a pretty grim day all round. I was not the only one who’d rather have been inside. Fortunately I spent most of it working at home, and this was a photowhack — the one and only picture I took today.

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Lord of the Rings marathon — the early stages

Sunday 24th July 2016, 10.50am (day 1,795)

LotR marathon, early stages, 24/7/16

Joe and I had an agreement that this Sunday was to involve the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy in one go, and so it came to pass. The holiday will involve a change of scene soon, I promise. But not today.

A photowhack — the only photo taken on a given day. We are here at the early scenes in Bag End, but I knew there was little point seeking further shots: they would all have been variations on this theme.

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Building works

Thursday 19th May 2016, 8.40am (day 1,729)

Renovations, 19/5/16

There are many buildings in Hebden Bridge still in some state of repair or other following the Boxing Day disaster, though to be strict about it, this place — the old Hole in the Wall pub (last pictured fulfilling that role some time in November 2012) — was being rebuilt months before that happened. Still some way to go too, if this sneaky look inside is anything to go by.

A sign of the utter uneventfulness of my day — this was a photowhack, the one and only picture I took today.

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Joe (St Pauli top)

Sunday 3rd January 2016, 10.50am (day 1,592)

Joe in gym, 3/1/16

Joe was born in March 2003, meaning that very soon I will be starting on my first and, assuredly, last experience of being the father of a teenager. He looks ready for it; no idea if I am. At least his St Pauli top (two years and five months old – evidence here) still fits. This was a photowhack — the only picture I took today.

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Fallen leaf

Friday 24th October 2014, 9.30am (day 1,156)

Fallen leaf, 24/10/14

Back home, just for two days. This was a photowhack — the one and only picture taken today.

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Bin day

Thursday 21st August 2014, 8.50am (day 1,092)

Bins and sofa, 21/8/14

Thursday on Keighley Road is when the bin men come. Our neighbour was feeling ambitious this time round.

This is a rare ‘photowhack’: the one and only photo I took on a given day. That’s how exciting 21/8/14 really was.

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Temporary office accommodation

Monday 20th February 2012, 5.35pm (day 179)

Temporary office, 20/2/12

Must say I approve of this recent trend, of the establishment of temporary office accommodation – offering free wi-fi and refreshments of an alcoholic nature – at several points on the way home from work. Just the thing for the tired professional who wants to marry his unfortunate need to do more work with his understandable need for a beer. The service pictured here is provided by the White Lion, Hebden Bridge. There are others. Any one would have been welcome after a day that started early, finished late, and I still have to pack to go back to Norway tomorrow.

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