LARRY: I said hello as I passed. Returning later, he was still outside his flat in the morning sun. "Ah, you're still here then?" Twenty minutes later, I knew a lot more about Larry's life. I liked how quickly and easily he agreed to have his photo taken, and much else about things he told me. Thank you Larry.
YOUNG FAMILY: "Excuse me, are you from the paper?" he shouted across the path. It maybe looked that way, me with my hat and my camera, shooting photos of the Ashton Memorial. "Will you take our photo?" It was only as I got closer that I noticed the baby - five weeks old they told me. * Look at the pride writ large on the new father's face and the gentle happiness on the mother's. * To both of you - if you remembered the address of this site and are viewing this - congratulations and good luck in the years ahead. You make a beautiful young family; I'm sure you'll look after her well.
SNOOZING: And finally, to minimise the human bias, here is Snowflake, a neighbour's cat who sleeps in our garden bushes on warm nights. She emerged yawning again this morning, and after ten minutes of petting, stretched out on the table and dozed in the morning sun while we drank coffee. She's one cool cat!