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Sunday photos: An unBirthday party

My real birthday is in January, shortly after Christmas, New Year and Epiphany (a big deal in Spain). In other words, when everyone is partied out, so it tends to be almost a non-event. My friend has a late December birthday, so she has the same problem. Last year we joked that we should have a second birthday like the queen. This year we actually did it. We went out…

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Sunday photos: Chai and a shopping bag

  I just keep chugging along, doing a bit of work on updating the book every day. Sometimes it’s a tiny baby step, but it is adding up. I’m on the 21st of 23 telescopes. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it’s not a train. Meanwhile Chai Latte is as entertaining and photogenic as ever. We start most mornings with a brief snuggle together…

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Sunday photos: seed heads

I’ve had two photo sessions at the observatory this week, trying to finish up illustrations for the third edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe“. Last Sunday I had permission to take sunset photos around the MAGIC telescope. I took five minutes out from that to photograph these backlit seed heads. They aren’t dandelions, but i think they must be in the same family. After I got the photo…

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Two left feet

Yay! The laptop’s fixed. That is, I’ve reinstalled windows, replaced files from backup and reinstalled a bunch of stuff like Dropbox and recovered most passwords. I still have a few bits to replace here and there, but I’m up and running. I went to the solstice party at Rivendell which included a laughter therapy session and a belly dancing class.. It’s a lovely palace, but one of the few downsides…

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My laptop died

Luckily I’ve been able to backup all my personal files and then re-install the operating system so it could have been much worse. It was still time consuming and there’s probably still more to sort out. I hope to post photos tomorrow.

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