Apologies that I've not been very sociable around blogland lately, too busy busy with workness and visitors and the like. The best of which was a trip over the weekend to visit Lucy in Ipswich.
Its 10.15am, and not having to go out anywhere today, I'd planned a full day of lecture preparation and/or balancing the cheque book. And here I am blogging.
V. pleased with self.
I set off straight from work with a suitcase full of Christmas presents and gin and an ipod with some special listening for the journey.
Wonderful walks in the sunshine, some of the greens were amazing. I love taking photos in London but a lot of them are rather grey. Greyness can seep into the soul. and walks in the rain,
Ziggy had a great time flushing out and chasing game birds.
a bit of shopping, a lot of talking, enjoying Lucy's lovely new house and above all her lovely self.
The light and air in Suffolk have an amazingly limpid quality which keeps my camera busy
I had a horrid horrid dream last night but sorting out these pictures for you - and just gazing at them for a bit - has soothed my spirit.
The last two were taken at Snape Maltings, where I bought some 1963 editions of Victor comic for M for Christmas and a delicate spun glass angel decoration for Luce and for myself. (i buy myself one Christmas decoration every year). ... oooh and some other good christmas gift stuff for people .... Pretty conflicted about the approaching season, but at times I'm feeling more positive than negative about it all and I do love buying people presents.