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Have a lovely Xmas wherever you are
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She is truly magnificent this year, the Corn Queen's final touches are applied before the big day.  Apple festival at Borough Market last weekend, a celebration melding both Christian and Pagan traditions.

The event kicked of with the Harvest Thanksgiving service conducted by Southwark Cathedral and  accompanied by the Market's choir.


In true British fashion we were then treated to the quirky festivities probably adapted from past Pagan  rites.  The Green Man and Apple Queen led the procession into the market.


This is the Corn Queen's big moment, centre of the parade she trundles along in her trolley waving to the crowds. Flag waving, bell ringing and a bit of dancing they travel from Bankside to the market.


The afternoon is filled with story telling, conker fights, Morris Dancing (this has to be one of the quirkiest dances ever invented) and of course lots of apple tastings and cider drinking.


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Boys, water, summer, equals fun.
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It's a waiting game.
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A new generation of young women fighting the same old battles.  
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It's been a wee while since I posted a picture.  Where do the days go, so busy, must do better.  A glimpse of other busy people hurrying about there business.  A view from the Tate viewing platform.
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An ever changing station and surrounding area in the Paddington basin.
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Remember the cat in Alice in Wonderland?  Who often recited the first verse of the Jabbertwocky poem


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves 
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: 
All mimsy were the borogoves, 
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

The Queen of Hearts, rabbit and the bottle were also spotted tripping around the streets.  Ah summer promises to be fun with lots to entertain us.


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A different view of an iconic London building.
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Please pop over here to read the story of Indira and Marimuthu.
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