It’s still an effort to go out every day but I saw some sunshine and thought I better take some photographs. I dont think England is the wettest place on earth. It doesn’t rain as often as many people think abroad but it is very cloudy. Sometimes for 6 days a week and then a bit of sun on the seventh, if you’re lucky.
This is the graveyard of the oldest church in the city. Chaucer was apparently married here once and kings have visited including Richard III. This is my favourite tree in the city.
Local building near the river. That is our ex-football manager as a Roman emperor on the side of Brucciani’s. We won the title a couple of years ago. It want happen again this millennium.
The modern architecture of the new university building.
Autumn leaves floating down the black canal of death into oblivion just like all of us will do one day! BLACK!BLACK!BLACK! Shit I momentarily got depressed again.
I used to like photography. It was always one of my things. Unfortunately my depression and ensuing avoidance has meant I have not gone anywhere much in the last few months. However it was the Caribbean carnival today in town and I tried to force myself to go even though I did not really feel like leaving the house and it was also raining. I am glad I did, it wasn’t as good as other years but you can see how just keeping active has a better effect on the brain and creates a more relaxed feeling to get home after being out for a few hours.
I have never been out on or celebrated New Year’s Eve. Sometimes I am almost tempted to venture into the city centre but I doubt I would see anything apart from some drunken people and being alone is always unnerving at that time. I have for the last few years collected 100 pictures of the year which I put together for an album on flickr. It’s not been a great year again but I always like to look back as many of my my photos make me feel better. Photography has been a big part of my life in recent years and has been a reason to force myself to go out and about when my mind wanted to hide away even if the weather(and poor forecasting!)has driven me insane( What? Even more?) sometimes.
My thanks to anyone who has commentated, followed or viewed my blog in the last year.I wish I could have been more supportive to others but many times I have been struggling to cope with my own life. However it is a comfort to communicate with other people, many of whom had been through the same things or had it much worse and I am truly thankful. Whoever you are and especially if you are alone or have had SA for a long time I hope you have a good new year.