I'm sorry that I've been ignoring you for the past month. I didn't mean to disappear like I did, but life got in the way. Big things have happened; Oomoo started school a couple of weeks ago. He loves it and has settled in well. When he was born almost five years ago, the first day at school seemed like a life time away, and suddenly we were here. It feels like everything lately has revolved around this momentous moment, but now the dust has settled it's time to knuckle down and get on with things. You know, I don't think I've even touched my camera this month. Must see to it that I do. And I haven't even shown you the pictures I took on our Devon holiday at the end of last month! I'll get on it, I promise. Anyway, good to see you again and let's catch up some more next week.
For the past 23 years or so I've been fortunate enough to visit my friend A's country house, just a half hour outside of Stockholm. It's insanely photogenic, and the evening light on the particular day we were there this time round was ridiculous. We had a lovely time out there; swimming, eating and playing (and Oomoo got his first bee sting there too!) and I really hope we get to go again. What you can't see in these pictures is quite how packed the island has become, new houses keep being built for people who now live there all year round, and that country side feeling is quickly getting lost. My friend is thinking of selling up and getting something much further out in the Archipelago, but whatever happens, I'll always cherish my summer memories from this very special place.
Tekniska Museet in Stockholm. Laters!
A couple of weeks ago I took the Oomster to see the Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican. As we entered the first part I thought I'd made a big mistake, as it was full of computer games from the past. Where was all the cool interactive stuff we'd seen on the website? Luckily, after passing through some curtains, we hit jackpot. Chris Milk's installation was beautiful and quite creepy (pics 1, 4, 6). The screens in front of you are actually black and white, but the shutter speed I shot with picked up the RGB pixels and has made it look totally different. I ain't complaining.
The Heat is my favourite video in years; so simple, fun and uplifting.
Platoon features little 6-year old B-girl Terra - she's so goooooooood!
And lastly Busy Earnin'. The guy in the pink top is the best of the bunch.
Now then, I've got some tidying up to do and when I do I will blast my new favourite band :)
The hubby had a job in Mexico recently and he brought back the best souvenirs. Oomoo gave himself the moniker The Chinese Wrestler (I have no idea why) and the hubby, well, he hasn't given himself one. Which might explain why he keeps losing...