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October 2019



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hobbituk in photo_scavenger

Final catch up - craft, close up, candle, match, wreath, evening

Ok, so there are still a couple of prompts I didn't get for 2018.  I'll try to do better this year - and on time!

Craft - this was a wooden box I covered with napkins (decoupage)   I love the textured look of it.

Close Up - this looks quite big here, but it's TINY.  With my scan n cut machine, sometimes the only way to see if the blade is blunt is to photograph it and enlarge the image.  And yes, this one's tip had broken off...

Candle - I could have used this one for the craft prompt too.... it's a candle made from an unloved book.  Not one of mine - I can't bear to fold the pages of MY books.  It was one my friend was going to dump as the cover had somehow come off of it and it was missing a few pages...  The tea light in it is not a real one, obvs.

Match - this is a poignant pic for me.  One of my previous line manager's at the office of doom retired and very soon afterwards was diagnosed with a brain tumour that was sadly terminal.  He loved to go and watch Leyton Orient FC, and a group of colleagues and I all went along to a match one day before he got too ill to go.  There must have been around 15 of us there - boosted the gate that day!  It was a good match - LO won, he was happy.  Less than a year later he was no longer with us.  RIP Alan. 

Wreath - this was a simple wreath I spotted on the door of a house in Prague when hobbitmum and I went there for the Christmas markets.

Evening - night fall view from the 10th floor window of the Office of Doom the year before I left.  Best part of working that high up...


I also can't bear to make something out of old books, although some of the things I've seen done are awesome - like your candle. But damaged books you'd otherwise throw away are ok to use. I did it myself, to make a light chain for a friend from folded origami cubes - bought the cheapest used copy of a LotR volume I could find (and it was broken, too, so ok to take it apart) and took out some pages I photocopied on transparent paper for the purpose. I kept the book, though, as I couldn't bear to throw it away.