Nosher's back garden in the December snow
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
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
Marc tries to take off like Superman after Bill's disappearing car
Nosher's 'Tune-a-Day' for trumpet
Builders start to rebuild the recycling centre, destroyed by vandals in November
Electricty pylon in Thrandeston. Anyone who has ever seen The Changes, on BBC in the 70s has never looked at pylons in quite the same way since...
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