Pictures

Winter Sunset

Seen from the back garden last Saturday.

Winter Sunset 2 Dec 2017

A sunset slice eradiating right across the near horizon from left to right.

The stand of conifers dusked up with early evening blusher.

Winter Sunset Dec 2017

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“Never look a miffed horse in the mouth”

“Yoo in the doghouse – sorry – horsehouse yoo am Mister!”

Dawlish Warren pony 2 Nov 2017

“Yes! – I talkin to yoo Bobbie blinkin Charlton!”

“What I done now?! I had a long difficult day of very poor self-esteem”

Dawlish Warren pony Nov 2017

“Don’t get cross wiv I please!”

“I will! I bleddy told you till I’s blue in face to get TOOFPASTE FROM PONYSHOP!!!”

Dawlish Warren pony 3 Nov 2017

“But wood you lissen? Deff as a POST!. Hey! Where yoo trottin off to now Whitey?!!

Dawlish Warren pony 4 Nov 2017

“Not bloomin listenin to any more of yore Big Mouff! – I OFF!

Almost nearly (not quite)

This Sunday afternoon at Newton Abbot quay

I took over 200 pictures. But none of them were quite what I was looking for

Or catching quite what I was seeing

These 2 sleeping swans are almost it

Newton Abbot Swans Nov 2017

And this greylag goose giving its feathers a good going over is nearly it

Newton Abbot Quay Goose Nov 2017

But not really.

I’m going to have to go back.

Hope they’re still there.

The Life of Brian

He’s been a naughty boy that Brian

Making a Lovely Lady’s hair stand on end

Life of Brian

Whipping the Lovely Ladies hair into a right old frenzy

Life of Brian 2

The Lovely Lady can’t see where she’s going now.

(Don’t go too near the edge of that cliff Lovely Lady)

Storm Brian Manifestations Oct 2017

She’d give that stormy Brian a good talking to she would

(If she could see him)

Yes, a very naughty boy you are Brian.

Don’t do it again.

Institute Beach

Institute beach Oct 2017

You would never think to come here. We haven’t. The name ‘Institute Beach’ doesn’t exactly inspire the imagination (unlike ‘Fairy Cove’ at the other end of Paignton)

And yet what a delightful surprise. A small, sheltered, slip of a cove.

I feel totally enamoured by how how private and protected it feels, how dinkily intimate. It’s like your own little private cove. To come and collect shells on or read a book in.

It’s also used as a Dog Dump. A Dog Toilet. I saw evidence of such over by the cliffs at the back there. (Have dog. Will Shit. Anywhere. Grrrr!)

I’m sure we’ll be coming back here. To Institute Beach. A place to be re-imagined. Possibly a place to be renamed.

Question to be answered: Why ‘Institute’ Beach?

Paignton Pathos

Over to Paignton this afternoon.

While Haze was in the Dolls House shop I had a nosey around t’ area.

The Pocket Bookshop. Just about to become defunct.

The Pocket Bookshop Paignton Oct 2017

I bought slim volumes of European poets here back in the early 90’s.

But the shelves are almost empty. It’ll soon be closing down. Yet another little independent bookshop done for by Amazon.

Here is Angela’s

Angelas Paignton Oct 2017

Angela will make alterations to your trousers legs for you. Just the trousers (not the legs) And iron your stripy office shirts nice and crisp. Mind you I’ve never set foot, or will ever set foot, in a shop like Angela’s. Hence why I’ve got trousers half way up me legs and shirts that look like crumpled dusters.

Another reason why you might have to go to Angela’s and get your trousers regirthed is if you frequent Pie and Mash places like this too often.

Pie and Mash shop Paignton Oct 2017

The Pie and Mash Meal Deal: Plain mince Pie with 2 scoops of Mash for a fiver. Not the healthiest meal deal in the world (and if the online reviews are anything to go by not especially tasty either; small dry pie and powdery mash)

The woman sat in front of the Pie and Mash shop has just nipped in and requisitioned a pie for the refueling of her voluminous self. It’s possible she’s consumed a significant amount of Pie on numerous other occasions.

As I got back to Winner Street a lovely Faerie Lady was emerging from the Dolls House Shop (who doesn’t consume significant amounts of Pie)

Dolls House shop Paignton Oct 2017

Swinging her bags of miniatures. Bought off old Terry. He even threw in a nice box gratis. Nice one Tel.

So there you are. A few snapshots of Paigntons backend. A poignant pathos hangs over and around these sad little run down shops. Like a stagnant gas.