7th January

I’m beginning to think the most difficult bit of Janathon will be finding a picture to post every day. I mean, what the hell am I going to post when I go to Yoga tomorrow? The camera on my iPhone is not great so I can’t take any macro shots and its awful at long distance. I looked like a nutter for 10 minutes trying to take a picture of a single yellow bloom on a gorse bush.

Fortunately for everyone, this little piece of social commentary presented itself right at the end of my run.

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5th Jan

Last day of Christmas. Boo. For a fitting end to the 12 days, my sister and I attended a performance of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House. Although the seats were stratospheric, it was impressive (and yes, for all you ballet heads out there, I know The Nutcracker is dull, godawful, tacky, blah but I LIKED IT).

I had a nightmare getting in because Transport for London had decreed that there should be No Transport in West London, and as a result I arrived after curtain up but they found me a dark corner on the balcony from which to watch the 1st act. 

Here’s the view from my favourite bridge as we walked to the Southbank for a very late lunch

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Then a lovely wander around the city in the quiet evening, 

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discovering lovely little alleys

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and hidden churches…and some not so hidden…

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Finally ending up in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, which has been on its current premises since 1667, and still serves nice beer, has a fireplace and sawdust on the floor. 

Soz about the small photos – not sure why this is happening. 

January 2nd

A so-so kind of day. Still keeping all serious work at arm’s length.

This was a fairly routine little stretch out, with very little opportunity for pretty vistas.

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Happy ninth day of Christmas!