Friday 9 March 2012

Colchester 24 update

Today, I found out that one of the three photographs I submitted to a local project called Colchester 24 is on display at the central library in Colchester.
Colchester 24 was a photography project where people living here were asked to take photographs during a 24 hour period and submit some for a chance to be used as a record of our town on this day.
Thousands of photographs were entered.
I only sent three and so am really quite amazed that one of mine was chosen and that it now sits proudly, among around only 30 others on display at the library. Even the Mayor is going to be there tomorrow opening the exhibition officially. Sadly, I won't be able to make it as we have an important Colchester Circle-D meeting here at the house and that's more important.
Here is the picture.
I called it "The little chef".

We hosted Janet's funeral (Frank keeps calling it a "carnival" and we have taken to using this word too. Much more positive, eh?) this Wednesday and all went well.
Andrew is doing OK, feelings ebb and flow at times but he's strong.
We have a busy weekend ahead with lovely Circle-D friends tomorrow and my birthday on Sunday.
I will be back soon, with tales of it all and finished house and knitting projects.
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks so much for all your kind comments and thoughts this past week.


  1. Love the photo! What an honor to have it displayed.
    Glad the 'carnival' went well. ;) I understand the ebb and flow of losing a parent...some days those waves are barely noticeable and other days they threaten to knock you over.
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday...mine's today...we're March buddies! :)

  2. Congratulations on having your photo selected!
    Hope it's a good d-meeting this weekend.
    Losing a parent is tough. Hugs to all of you.

  3. Congratulations on the photo, and happy birthday!

    I love "carnival" as opposed to "funeral."

  4. Well of course that photo was chosen . . .such a handsome subject! Hope you are able to get out and enjoy the photo amongst the other photographers. Very neat, indeed.

    If Frank doesn't mind, I may just adopt his new name for funerals. Laughter is so important during sad and grief filled days. Thinking of you all

  5. Congratulations Jules! I love "carnival " too!
    I saw a little boy at an open gymnastics session on Friday who looked to much like Frank..his mom was probably wondering why I kept staring at them!

  6. congrats on your photo getting selected! fantastic!

    glad to hear the 'carnival' went well. oh, kids. <3

  7. Funny, I was just thinking as I landed here that I love the colors in your photos (and wondering why, here in similarly sun-challenged Seattle, I don't see them with my own eyes) - congratulations!
    So sorry about your loss. The carnival idea is brilliant.

  8. That's really cool. I would love to see the picture they put up at that library.

    -Zane of ontario honey