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out the meaning behind that headline should give the grey
matter some exercise over the Christmas Holiday period.
Send in your answers - in pencil on a large denomination
used banknote to Wyenot News, 1, Hillview Road, Ross-on-Wye,
Herefordshire. HR9 7EY (Sterling or US Dollars preferred).
If you need a clue - dyslexia always was my strong point!
you prefer to watch television over the holiday period,
the solution can be found in the 'Z' section of the A
to Z Index page. (That is not another clue - just somewhere
to hide the answer.)
. . .
above photograph is real and is of the Alms Houses in
Church Street, Ross-on-Wye. It is truly relevant as a
Christmas card from Ross-on-Wye as it was taken a little
before midnight on a freezing cold Christmas Day, 2004,
using a mixture of both flash and time exposure. The flash
lit up the falling snow and the short time exposure filled
in the rest of the street.
realize that I am prone to being quite cynical about Christmas
- Ross-in-Bling and all that but I sincerely would
like to take this opportunity to wish all readers of Wyenot
News a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I have a photo job at the Ryfield Centre on Christmas morning
but after that, I'll crack open a bottle of Tizer, open
a nice tin of Spam and celebrate the day in true, traditional
Wood family style. I understand that there's a new 'Spicy
Pepper' flavour of Spam available this year. Bernice, the
boys and Sarah will probably be coming to visit, so between
the eight of us, we'll really enjoy that!
Actually, I'll probably call in at the Hope and Anchor for
a pint or several on Christmas Eve, photograph some loonies
playing Rugby on Boxing Day and catch you all on camera,
being silly at the market on
New Year's Eve.
you celebrate your Christmas -
leave the car at home if you're drinking and have a great
Please forgive me if this week's edition of Wyenot News
is extremely heavily biased towards Topical Photography
rather than proper editorial material. Due to the time of
year, this past week has been so incredibly busy, both photographically
and on web site maintenance itself that I am simply dead
on my feet and suffering from news editor's block. I kid
you not when I say that the longest night's sleep I have
had this week is four and a half hours and all of my waking
hours have been taken up with work on this web site in one
way or another. Apart from a very rushed trip into Clinton
Cards on Saturday afternoon, in between photographing the
carnival and because my Dad was coming to visit briefly
on Sunday, I have not even begun to think about my own Christmas.
That 18 Watt bulb in my office, which I photographed last
week in jest is quite literally the closest thing I have
to a Christmas decoration in my own house.
Monday I find myself battling to keep my eyes open as I
prepare this week's edition of Wyenot News for Tuesday's
publication deadline. Apart from items prepared earlier
in the week, I am going to have to just put brief captions
rather than write articles for most items or I will never
get it on-line. My first photo job tomorrow is at 8:45 am
at Cornwall's and I am absolutely desperate for some sleep.
Can't remember what the job is in aid of but the place and
time are in my diary.
I first added Wyenot News to this web site, I did it to
try and ease the work load and worried that I would not
have enough to fill a weekly news magazine. Now however,
I am actually wondering if it might be worth making it a
daily or at least a twice weekly publication. This might
even out the workload over the course of a week. Failing
the arrival of my news editing fairy godmother, I'll have
to give that one some serious thought.
apologies to all those people who over the past two weeks
have said, 'Why don't you stay to the rest of the gig/carol
concert/party?'. It has not been that I have not wanted
to - it's just been that I can't remember what my living
room looks like.
not complaining here. Wyenot is my life. I enjoy it, I love
photographing your events and besides which, I need the
work - I am just trying to think of a way to make the web
magazine publication a little easier. I may take a week
off in January and catch up with all those episodes of 'The
Bill' I have recorded . . .
info added at 2:07 am Tuesday. Apologies to the regular
southern hemisphere viewers who read the news during the
early hours of the morning (GMT) for the non appearance
of Wyenot News and the temporary disappearance of the whole
web site. After finally finishing the prep at 1:58 am, I
went to upload the news only to find that the server in
Docklands is down. I notice that the last viewer hit the
site at 1:19 am, so I guess that is when it went down. I
have just spent 19 hours solid to get this week's issue
up on time and then the xxxxing (euphemism for blasted)
server decides to go and shut down, all by itself. Final
upload time: 7:35 am GMT. Life's a bitch and then you die!
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