Those of you that pay attention will know that I try to help the Oxford Homeless Project. I think that this project is all about such a simple but great idea – those that are able to donate food and/or time to cook and/or serve lunch to those that are in need. Lunch certainly is well received, both the curries and the cakes. This week I was able to attend their fortnightly lunch and help a bit with serving drinks, washing up, and putting things away. (And I was lucky enough to sample the rice, which was amazing!) I also took the opportunity to get a few photos and some opinions on the project, to help fill a calendar I am working on, to sell in aid of the OHP.
This has taken a long time to come together, but now I have a few pages complete and plans to take the necessary photos for another three within the next week, and I’m waiting for permission for the remaining few. I admit that it’s not been as easy as I’d first imagined, finding suitable properties and then finding the right person to ask permission. Then trying to find a way to sell the calendars when they are ready. There has been a lot more admin involved than I’d anticipated. But a gardening injury has kept me away from my tools this afternoon so I’ve made good progress with a number of enquiries. Come back in a few weeks to see how things are going – hopefully I’ll soon be able to give some details about sales, but for now here are a few photos from yesterday’s lunch.
Plates piled up ready for service
Curry and rice
Bread and butter pudding
There are always plenty of cakes to eat in or take away
It’s been one of those times when a month has slipped past between posts. I thought that when the school holidays came along there should be more time available. But it seems not. But today does have a couple of extra hours available to me as I was up very early (5 am) to go see the cooling towers come down at Didcot’s power station. I confess that I chose a convenient location, rather than one that gave the best view – only 2 out of 3 towers were visible to me, with the 3rd hidden behind. But as the saying goes, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Several people shared my viewpoint and we could see another group across the field and I’m sure there were a few other popular locations. The photos below show the towers as they fell, and Fudge, a friendly young fellow with a very waggy tail, who seemed to be delighted to be out and about this morning.
So what else has been happening since I last wrote here? Well I’m still working on the calendar I’m hoping to sell for the Oxford Homeless Project. So that’s given me a few trips out to take photos or to look for inspiration. I won’t post any potential calendar photos here just now. Sorry, you’ll have to wait until the project is complete.
I’ve also had a great week with my Dad in Norwich. As well as seeing family, we went on a tour of part of Norwich’s history that is now underground, I had a trip down memory lane by taking my daughter to a museum that my Mum used to take me to when I was a child, we had a fantastic day out at the seaside, and I went to see the helter skelter (temporarily) located in Norwich cathedral.