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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Inside the blacksmith's forge

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Gammlia winter market 2012

Finally getting through the pictures I took before Christmas! These are from the annual winter market in Gammlia, Umeå.

Scary head at the opera

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The strangest thing was outside the Norrlandsoperan building. It was a video of a head projected inside a dome. The head looked around and changed colour in a rather creepy way.

Umeå Höstljus Festival 2012

Or Autumn light festival if you prefer. The town centre had a number of art installations and large photographs. Even the cranes were lit up!

The white tent had a light projected against it so that people could throw shadows against the sheet. These could be viewed from inside the tent.
29th Nov 2012, 17:05   | tags:,,,comments (3)

Excitment! New tunnel to the train station open!

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There aren't many places that would make the opening of a new tunnel such an event! In fairness, it looks rather cool. The walls are lit from behind and it features lovely pictures and art. You can actually hear a recording of a ticking clock coming from the clock picture.
29th Nov 2012, 16:59   | tags:,,,comments (2)

St Martin's Day walk in the rain!

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Last week we went for a wander through Umeå sculpture park with home-made lanterns, then ate bread men with clay pipes. Great fun, shame about the weather!

Tack Judith!

True to its name?

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Recent walks (before winter sets in!)

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