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Visit to Felbrigg House yesterday to see the assorted rag-tag of lost and strays they have re-homed in their orchard. This is Mrs Chicken with her brood of little ones. She was very gentle eating out of my hand and called her youngsters over to make sure they got their share.
eyes-like-the-afghan-night-sky said: When are you next in London - offering as John, obviously :)
Quite - later in the year hopefully as we really needed darkess for the shoot I’ve not posted yet.
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More cosplaying with khorazir and bit of bonus A Scandal in Belgravia minus a firearm …
The area around Queensway where we were doing the His Last Vow stuff is also rather like the area around Belgravia. It’s also the area near where I used to work so I know this …
If a cosplaying Irene and John would step forward before khorazir and I next meet in London then we could do this properly of course.
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An out-take from the cosplay photoshoot at Leinster Gardens proving that like Mr Cumberbatch, khorazir also does her own stunts. To get one of the shots we had her standing on the gatepost when the rubbish skip behind wouldn’t hold her weight.
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Cosplay with khorazir and actual visit to the Sherlock location of Leinster Gardens.
We saw the events of His Last Vow set here but we didn’t get to see Sherlock first visiting it long before his injury and to scope it out as a helpful location.
Coincidentally, while we were standing around discussing positions and camera angles my friend Kevin (the train driver and all round London nerd) rang up. I was just saying we needed his advice! and yes, he told me to go round the back of the building and carefully hold my camera over the wall when I heard a rumble. I did so and got a lovely shot- meet one of the new Circle Line trains passing under Leinster Gardens.
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Interesting day in London with khorazir yesterday hunting more locations and doing a bit of Cosplay.
Here’s a photo portrait, taken in not very good light in the crypt at St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square. This could just be khorazir being artistic, or it could be cosplay of part of a great fanfic we’ve both read. Coincidently we are also both working from different artistic ends on this story; I’ve done cover art and khorazir doing chapter art). More about this when I have sorted out the photos and sent this photo onwards to the author of Sketchy.
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Despite the wind gusts yesterday I had a wonderful afternoon at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Lots of close-up action from friendly insects and I was even very surprised to find myself host to that dragonfly.
We’ve been having a windy time in the UK recently and insects have been having a bit of a hard time of it. I met a whole flight of dragonflies resting amongst stubble when I went out for a walk across the fields to a local bakery. [I think] this is a juvenile Black Darter, which apparently hangs about in peat bogs (but we have lots of marshes here so that is pretty similar).
The dangers of lonely One Man Band librarians sitting chatting to others over instant messenger while cataloguing books. Oops!
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