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Dom in da Chapel, Safeway Chickens, Harleston and Winter Miscellany - 15th January 2006

Towards the tail-end of the Chrismas week, Nosher headed over to Bacton in Suffolk - normally on the way to work - to see again some "Bacton Bling": an excess of Christmas lights festooning many of the houses in the village. However, by the time I arrive there aren't as many left, but the snow on the ground adds a picturesque touch. Later, there's a Friday-night trip to Harleston to try out a few of its pubs for a change (followed by the obligatory stop in a kebab shop for Marc and Phil); a few chicken photos from the car-park of Morisson's in Diss and a trip to see old 3G Lab chum Dominic to see the progress of his ongoing renovation of a chapel in the sticks, between Swaffham and Kings Lynn in the depths of North Norfolk.

next album: Derelict Petrol Station 2, and the Bins of Cambridge - 21st January 2006
previous album: The Villainy of Supermarkets: A Debate, Diss - 12th January 2006

Nosher's back garden in the December snow

Back in December, I stop off on the way back from Stowmarket to take a photo of the incandescent Mendlesham 'twig' over snowy fields

Lambert's Service Station in Bacton, Suffolk over the village pond

A bit of 'Bacton Bling'. The houseowner wandered over to see what was happening as someone had recently pinched some of his lights

A thatched cottage with Christmas lights

A few weeks after taking a photo of Lambert's Service Station in Bacton, Nosher found himself there with Vehicle 'A' after a front brake caliper seized up on the way to work

Marc gets an extra-hot bit of chilli sauce

The Boy Phil peers from out of the steamy kebab shop in Harleston

Impressionist accidental photo of Sue and Marc in the back of Bill's car

Sue and Marc share a hug moment with a football

Sue hides

Marc tries to take off like Superman after Bill's disappearing car

Nosher's 'Tune-a-Day' for trumpet

A chicken roams around Morisson's (formerly Safeway's) car park and drinks from a puddle

Why did the chicken cross the road? To go shopping, of course

A cockerel pokes about near the trolleys. You'd have thought it could find a more rural place to hang out...

Old acquaintance 'Bindery Sue' is spotted outside Morisson's

Millions of trolleys

More trolleys, a pound a go

Spotted at last: I've been looking out for a petrol pump that's still marked in gallons, and this old pump was seen in Grimston, Norfolk. A 'Three Star' (equivalent to regular gas, but now obsolete) sign is on the top

The old Shell petrol pump

Dom's living space in the Chapel

Dom had picked up a bunch of old gym ropes in a school clearance

Dominic walks up the open staircase

I helped Dom move in 12 solid-oak timbers: each weighs nearly 200lbs (~80 kilos)

The front of the chapel

Door archway, showing 'Wesley Chapel, 1873'

Dominic's workshop: tools, bits of wood and an old motorbike

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Nosher's back garden in the December snow