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Easter

I’ve sat here for an hour now looking for inspiration. It’s not happening. Or is it???? No. No it’s not. But let me tell you about my day.

Today I went shopping for a hanging basket. My dad was the king of hanging baskets. I never once asked for his advice on them. Now I need to and I can’t. It’s getting to the time of year where I notice the same steps repeating themselves. The same steps that led to his death. Every year I’m reminded of the path that took me to his death. So this year I’m trying something new which is to make a hanging basket so that maybe by the time the anniversary of his death comes around I’ll have a nicer thought in my head on that day rather than a sad one. “Hey dad. I made this. You’d like it.” It’s a work in progress.

Lead image is nothing related to anything other than it’s a church and it’s a religious time of year so enjoy :)

Iceland Architecture

I found the architecture in Iceland quite interesting. Reykjavik had some taller modern buildings going up by the ports but the traditional style seemed to be corrugated boxes with pointy roofs. I really liked the look. The cathedral was of course stunning. Iceland has a very Nordic feel to it with all the churches on the hillsides.

When you got out of Reykjavik the smaller towns felt quite American / Alaskan. There was no McDonalds but they had a Taco Bell. It’s a European country but it really felt American at times, in the smaller towns anyway.

Once you got away from the towns it was just vast landscape and farms. Tiny buildings. Epic vistas. Out of the city on the side of a mountain and the buildings were not very tall but quite wide to compensate. I guess they’re low to allow the wind to pass over them as efficiently as possible.

Oh and wheelie bins. Surreal seeing them.

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Not being good enough

I sat down last night with full intention of posting my best Iceland photos. Ive got about 22 that are sorted into a group for posting. They’re good solid photos. They tick all the right boxes. Beautiful light. Epic landscapes. A land of fire (which we didn’t see) and ice (which we did). They filmed Interstellar there and also Game of Thrones. The light is magical. You know what you’re getting when you see a link for Iceland photos. Maybe that’s why I turned the laptop off and played Mass Effect 3 instead then.Read More