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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Another Year Older



It's been a bittersweet day today as it's my first birthday without Mum. I thought of her often throughout the day, about how she always made me a cake and how she never failed to find a card with lovely words, but never gushy. As I sat in the Albert Hall this evening at the BBC Proms I thought how much she would have enjoyed hearing the BBC Concert Orchestra.


My evening out was a lovely birthday treat from my friend Debbie who has 'introduced' me to the talented musician and lyricist Tim Minchin, who compered tonight's show. I'd never heard of him until a couple of months ago and then googled him to see what he was all about. I'm glad I did because while we were hanging around outside before the show I recognised the eccentric looking Aussie and quickly papped him.


The above shots were captured on my point and press camera (haven't got myself a DSLR yet) as were these I took yesterday when I had a mooch around Ditchling, a lovely Sussex village.




So no cards to share today, just a few snaps as my enthusiasm for photography grows. Hope I haven't bored the pants off you!

Thanks for looking.
Fiona (aged 49)

6 comments:

  1. Morning Fiona (49 and 1 day)

    It was nice you were able to join us yesterday morning for a little while as you certainly had a busy day with one thing and another.

    Glad you enjoyed the concert we saw about 5 minutes of it on the TV when we were flicking through the channels. A few shots of the audience but didn't spot you or Debbie.

    Lovely photos of your day in Ditchling with Sam.

    See you later

    Eunice
    xx

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  2. You must really miss your mum and these kind of milestones are difficult. I love your photos of Ditchling - I haven't been there for 20 years! I think you're going to love having a DSLR. Vx

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  3. Happy birthday Fiona !!!
    isa xx

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  4. Belated Happy Birthday Fiona, it sounds like you had a lovely day even with the sad/happy memories of your mum - loved your pics though! I think Tim Minchin is great - would love to see him live, he's very talented and funny!
    Love your new pic too :) xxx

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  5. Hi Fiona

    Belated birthday wishes to you - glad to read that you had a great time at the Proms and your photography is coming on a treat!!! I'm on the list to attend one of the very talented Kirsty's photography courses when she comes to my part of the world and I can't wait!

    Take care

    Hugs

    Tina

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  6. Great photos Fee, mostly it's about good composition and you don't need a DSLR for that!

    Milestones are always difficult and I'm sure she wouldn't have wanted you to be sad on your birthday.
    Jaki aged 49-3 months!

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