This photo serves two purposes. First to show me awarding my twentieth email-subscriber her prize for subscribing. Okay, there’s a bit of nepotism here, Hannah’s a friend, but she was twentieth. Other red letter days will be my 2000th view, coming soon, and maybe I’ll give out a pressy to my fiftieth email-subscriber, which at this rate will be somtime during 2039. 😉 (the picture Hannah recieved was from my mixed bag of sketchbook pages from the last 10 years.)
Second purpose is showcasing that superb beard, my month long growing challenge having finished I trimmed it aggressively. October-November feels like a period of some great firsts and exciting projects, so much so I’m surprised how little of my 101 project I’ve completed in that time. The writing is coming on, and I’m trying to post more new prose and poetry, so hope you guys are enjoying that – scroll down older posts to catch up. This week there’s a board meeting and big discussions regarding the cutaway magazine project. Launch for the website is December 1st so you’ll be hearing more about that. Also big things on the photo front, I’ve been focusing on my several new lenses, manual settings and experimenting with different subject matter. Only 19 photos left before I finish a year of photos over on 365project. I’ll be sticking round for another year since I’ve only lately got to grips with buttons and dials etc. Also a portrait project in the coming weeks will be another challenge ticked off my 101 list.
Thanks for reading and have a good week. Some dates for the diary:
If you missed Manchester xmas lights turn on last Thursday, like I did, then Bolton’s will be on the 24th in Victoria Square
Christmas villages (all 8 of them) will be opening this Thursday so empty your piggy banks (and your bank accounts and remortgage your houses) and head down for some mulled wine. My advice, avoid Saturdays unless you want your pockets picked and to be rammed constantly by people’s prams.