I’m tired and still in shock (I think) so I’m just going to use my blog as talking therapy!
Thoughts that ran through my head yesterday:
I and my family are now safe
I manage to grab my computer
I forgot my phone!
MY LIBRARY BOOKS!
Seriously. I’m such a nerd, even in an emergency!
Everything still smells of smoke and it’s a really plastic smell because almost everything over there was plastic (doors, windows, flooring). I’m coughing but I’ve got my inhaler so I should be OK.
Taking the advice of a few people, I’ve taken a slightly oblique look at the “Fire” element of Project Spectrum – warmth and heat.
I learnt the importance of cafes and tea shops in the Lake District in February. The chance to rest weary joints and to thaw out the limbs is vital!
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Top is a cup of coffee and two slices of Plum Cake (which doesn’t actually contain plums!) and bottom is the classic toasted tea cake, again with a cup of coffee.
There’s nothing quite like dried fruit in bread, toasted and spread with butter!
Although cold in temperature, ginger is warm when it interacts with the mouth.
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This is Grasmere Gingerbread, bought when I was in the Lake District. This isn’t gingerbread as I know it (more like a cake than anything else) is resembles a soft, shortbread-like, biscuit.
For a more “traditional” interpretation, here are some red acer stems reflected in a steel sculpture.
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I was unsure how to begin this third round of Project Spectrum (an exploration of colour, photography and craft) but the comments to my previous post sparked(!) my imagination.
A literal interpretation: a candle.
A Tilly or paraffin lamp found in the garden.