Monday, 30 August 2010

A Quick Hello

I travelled by train to my sister's, so much better than driving: faster, calmer, and less tiring. The best thing about it, though, is that London is involved. More about this later in the week, once I've reinserted myself into my own routine, for now here are some trip snaps.

Racing away from the cool grays of the north

to the warm blues of the south

I miss brick (we have cooked liver coloured stone here).

The luxury of delivery.

Angela said: 'I can see some poor woman rushing round
the streets trying to find a replacement before the baby
wakes up,' when I pointed this out to her. She is a woman
who knows.

The prettiest cup of coffee.

In a London loo.

The river Medway.


The 18.32 from Euston.


Sharon Longworth said...

Welcome to our bit of the world! Hope you have a fine trip.

angryparsnip said...

Hello... back !

Cool grays of the North look great to me.
Wonderful photos and it looks like you had a lovely time.
The reflection picture is fabulous.

cheers, parsnip

savannah said...

looking forward to the trip stories because the "snaps" are gorgeous! welcome home, sugar! xoxoxoxo

rochambeau said...

Dear Kitchen Bitch,
You did SO good on your photos. Every one of them is fab! I adore seeing your journey so thank you. Did you have fun with your sister? Is she a Kitchenbitch too?????

I'm with you about liver colored brick. Yuck. We even have that in our little town here in Texas (there is also red too).

What's cookin?? I made a good cake last week. Though you may like to know.

It's nice to know you found a use for your bike basket.


Kim Ayres said...

To lift a photo beyond a snapshot, it has to make you ask questions about what is beyond the actual bit you are seeing - either outside the physical borders of the image, or the temporal sequence before and/or after the shot was taken.

Many of your photos do that - the storyteller in you expresses itself in whatever medium you have to hand


Pat said...

Yes I love the photo mix. The toy on the railway line had a macabre feel.
The Medway - a lovely but dangerous river. Eagerly await the copy.

Charlie said...

Why is the little froggy committing suicide? **sniff, sniff**

debra said...

So good to see you again, Eryl. I miss my blogging buddies....
I agree with Kim about your photos. They are lovely.

Sharon Longworth said...

I leave a comment welcoming you to Kent, and then I see everyone else's saying welcome back home again - seems you came and went before I'd realised. So I hope it was fun.
Note to self - must try harder to keep up.

Eryl said...

Sharon ~ I love your bit of the world.

Parsnip ~ I was desperately trying to get a picture of the sunset which was very red but I do rather like what I got in the end.

Savannah ~ trip stories coming up!

Constance ~ my sister is more of a kitchen angel than kitchen bitch, I was very well fed while there!

What sort of cake did you make? I've eaten far too much cake recently and will have to start focussing on salads with oil free dressing.

Kim ~ I can't think of anything more to say to that than: thank you.

I will write in my journal what you say about lifting a photo beyond a snapshot, though, it feels like it could apply to lots of things.

Pat ~ it could so easily be the opening shot of a thriller or very sad tale, couldn't it?

Charlie ~ did he jump or was he pushed?

Debra ~ lovely to see you too.

Sharon ~ I've given up trying to keep up with what everyone is doing, blogging could so easily become a full time occupation.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Gee whiz, I love London. It's one of the few towns I've visited that I could give up New York for. I haven't been there for two years and it's killing me. Keep the pics coming, please.

Alesa Warcan said...

Welcome back!

Aye, blogging can become a full time job. For me, prioritizing is the only way to handle it.

Kass said...

Love this glimpse into your travels. The pictures are wonderful. Is that a light switch in the loo?

newjenny said...

You relish it all admirably, even industry, loos and London.

Carole said...

I love the pictures. Like a trip directory.

nick said...

I think baby's toy desperately needs the cup of coffee.

The World According To Me said...

Oh I love your snaps, you really do capture pretty and poignant moments.

Leni Qinan said...

I love the pics! The little frog reminds me of a dol I lost in the train when I was travelling with my mom to France. She hasn't forgotten yet how I cried!

Lucky you, London is such an amazing city! Have fun! ;)

Eryl said...

Unbearable ~ I could bore the socks off you with my London pics.

Alesa ~ I must learn how to prioritise. So many things seem to be vying for my attention just now that I tend to say, 'oh OK then...' to the most forward.

Kass ~ I'm not sure what type of switch it is, I just noticed it when I was... you know, sitting there, and reached for my camera, but didn't think to try it out.

Jenny ~ the older I get the more I love London and those tracts of industry-scape one has to pass through to get to it.

Carole ~ glad you like them.

Nick ~ and I didn't think to offer it one, next time I'll know better.

Worldy ~ thank you.

Leni ~ I'm back now but already trying to work out how to go back, had a ball.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I like the pics too, especially the landscapes - have a good journey xx

Eryl said...

Thanks, Lulu, X

Golden West said...

How lovely to have a getaway! Your photographs are wonderful, Eryl, and convey a real sense of excitement.

To answer your question about the ladies farming in dresses, yes, they really did dress like that. Pants for women didn't become common in the US until the late 1950s - early 1960s, even for street-wear. My great-grandpa was a farmer here in town in the late 1800s and my dad remembers him always wearing a coat and tie in his fields - my, how times have changed!

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Mary Witzl said...

I love your photo of the river! I love brick too -- but I also love our liver colored stone...

Emily McGuire said...

Thanks for the love, Eryl!

Glad you appreciate my work!


rochambeau said...

Hey Erin,
Hope you are cookin' up something magical in your sacred space this weekend!

Kathryn Magendie said...

stopping to hail a Hello!

Eryl said...

Golden ~ getaways are great, coming-backs (to reality) less so.

Mago ~ X

Mary ~ I spent ages taking photographs of that river!

Emily ~ most welcome, there's nothing more enthusing than seeing the manifestations of an original young mind.

Constance ~ you will be appalled to hear that this weekend I cooked: fish finger sandwiches and beans on toast. Tomorrow I will do better, X

Kathryn ~ hello my lady! I haven't forgotten you and will be over to properly see what you've been up to, soon. I have had the odd sneaky look in my reader.

Haddock said...

Traveling by train is fun.
Good photographs

Eryl said...

Haddock ~ hello! I love a good long train journey.