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Idyllic Times, so long ago now. [20120108|01:13]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Ladies and gemplums and uncategorisables, I present you with a backlog of photos from the holidays.

First, Christmas Day, on which I received a pounce from Telstar and a lot of pretty clothes as well as the usual Pile O' Books.






Next, a trip to the seaside town of Southwold with the Little Niece and Little Nephew 2 on a quest for All The Fish for their mummy's birthday feast.








The 1000-piece jigsaw completed by Father-Out-Law and myself whilst listening to sea shanties and reciting poetry.


The bloke went on a shoot and brought home some avian prizes.


Finally, a thing I painted. It's not finished because the two halves aren't blended together very well yet. It's rather larger than most of my pieces.






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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-01-08 04:29 (UTC)
You look lovely as usual!

What was your favorite present?

What books did you get?

And what's your painting of? I looks like an island!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-01-08 22:28 (UTC)
Thank you! Favourite present, hm. Probably that dress, selected by the bloke because we loved the similar ones in Iceland but they were way overpriced, so he found one here. It would be tied with the unmentionables he bought this year.

Notable books included two Folio editions (Dracula and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat), an anthology of London anecdotes, the newest Arnaldur Indridasun.

The painting is meant to be an island and an atoll - the beginning and the end of the cycle.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-01-08 22:30 (UTC)
He always seems to have good taste in the unmentionables department - I hope you post some of you in them!
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2012-01-08 07:24 (UTC)
Love the painting! It's like a nuclear blast of awesome!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-01-08 22:29 (UTC)
Nuclear! Ooh. Mental note: must include Cerenkhov blue.
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2012-01-08 08:53 (UTC)
Ooh, Southwold! Lovely.
I was going to say the painting looks like islands, too, but then I do automatically think everything's a map. It's beautiful, either way.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-01-08 22:30 (UTC)
Am a bit sad we didn't have time to go to the art gallery as we usually do on a Southwold visit, but otherwise, it was as beautiful as always.

They are meant to be islands! One's an island and one's an atoll. (And thank you.)
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2012-01-09 05:48 (UTC)
I love the paintings--so textural. These might be some of my favourites that you've done :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-01-09 15:26 (UTC)
Thank you! It's been a long time since I painted anything. It's all one piece, actually - a long landscape canvas that I've split in two. Joining them up is now the challenge...
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[User Picture]From: enterlinemedia
2012-01-11 00:14 (UTC)
Love the photos. I still have a card to mail to you (is it the same address as last time I sent something)
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[User Picture]From: enterlinemedia
2012-01-11 00:15 (UTC)
and I like the art
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-01-11 13:21 (UTC)
Thank you. And yes, it's still the Cambridge address!
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