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Ian Mason | @thedimpause

It’s been over a week since it snowed. Everything lower down in the valley has completely melted but it’s still a different (cold!) world when you enter our garden.

Snow covered grass and driveway. Sun streaming through pine trees in the background.

Strictly Ballroom, 1992 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

Watched on Sunday January 22, 2023.

🎡 My Top weekly artists: Arte Dei Suonatori, Rachel Podger (18), Sleaford Mods (14), Kae Tempest (12), Golschmann, Columbia SO, Gould (9) & London Symphony Chorus, Leonard Bernstein & London Symphony Orchestra (5) via

Spritzes and crosswords in the snow.

Drinks, books and crosswords on a small balcony table, snow on the ground in the background

πŸ“Ί Inspector Morse : Deceived by Flight

De-icing again, still can’t get the car to the top of our drive.

Red car at bottom of snow covered sloping driveway

Snowy morning

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Snowy morning

Snowy morning

Location check in πŸ—Ί β€” Sonny Stores, Bristol

πŸ”Ž Zoom in

πŸ•¦ πŸ™ Time Machine

The Last Samurai, 2003 - β˜…β˜…β˜…

Watched on Monday January 16, 2023.

πŸ›’ Sadly in Merthyr Retail Park

Sunday morning. I don’t usually let our cat sleep next to my desk - the shed hair becomes an annoyance πŸ™„

This morning she persisted, probably because nobody else is up and the bedroom doors are shut. I gave up trying to discourage her. Won’t be for long though 🐈 πŸ’€

Cat curled up on an armchair next to a desk

🎡 My Top weekly artists: Jake Blount (63), The Animals (14), Raffaele Grimaldi (8), Anna Friederike Potengowski (1) & Anna Friederike Potengowski & Georg Wieland Wagner (1) via

Finished reading: The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza edited by John Daido Loori πŸ“š

Finished reading: Ten Poems about Music: The Blue Album introduced by Cerys Matthews πŸ“š

Additional fact from the book πŸ™‚πŸŽ΅ :

John Cage’s composition As Slow as Possible began being played in St Burchardi’s Church, Germany in 2001 and is scheduled to end in the year 2640.

🎡 My Top weekly artists: Jake Thackray (55), Fontaines D.C. (49), Slow Club (18), PJ Harvey (14) & Georges Brassens (13) via

Bar 44, Clifton, Bristol. Excellent tapas 🍷

Red wine bottle and glass in foreground, smiling woman in background

Location check in πŸ—Ί β€” The Quadrant, Clifton. Tribute 🍺

πŸ”Ž Zoom in

Traffic delays and rainbows 🌈

Motorway with queues of traffic but a rainbow in the sky

πŸ›£οΈ Motorwaying to Bristol to pick up my daughter and have a late lunch in Clifton.

πŸ›  Tinkering with web design (again) πŸ•ΈοΈ

Finished reading: On Connection by Kae Tempest πŸ“š

Grey and rainy day in Aberdare β˜”οΈ

Narrow alleyway in the rain. Puddles. Woman walking with umbrella.

🍞 Preparing bread

⏰ Early morning Bank Holiday of course

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