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21 in June #7: Regents Canal

Narrow boat canal lock

I was in Camden this morning so I stuffed my camera into my bag before I left and was lucky enough to spot a narrow boat passing through the canal lock. I took quite a few photos again but decided to go with this one for today because, like yesterday, I like the wider angle.

An Incomplete Drawing

Coloured drawing of St Giles Crippplegate church tower

I can see this church from my living room window and started this drawing last Sunday. I’d no sooner begun that I was wondering what I’d got myself into. I kept drawing until things started to look a bit more wonky and then left it for a while.

It seemed like such a daunting drawing that I kept avoiding going back to finish it but at the same time I felt like I wanted to ‘draw a line under it’ before moving on to the next one, like it was hanging over me a bit.

So today I got back to it, finished off the brick and stonework (mostly) and decided that I wouldn’t draw any more of the building. As far as I know, there’s no rule that says I have to draw the entire church or nothing at all. It’s going to stay incomplete but with a bit of colour and that’s OK. Now I feel like I can turn the page and move on. Phew!

2013 in Pictures

Today I spent some time looking back at some of the photos I took during 2013. I thought that I’d not really used my camera all that much last year but I was surprised to find that I’d taken photographs during every month.

Looking back over all these pictures took a long time but it reminded me of things I’d forgotten and brought back back some fond memories. I thought I’d share one or two images from each month to sum up some of 2013.


Snow, Tree in Park

Pelicans next to lake


St Brides church spire


plants in pots above doorway


Cafe and barber sign

Boulangerie in Paris


Kensington Palace


Red arrows flying


View down Golden Lane


Apples on tree


Kings Cross Station Clock


Hiding Cat


Metal Window frame detail


Tortoiseshell cat