Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein


My new dance photography blog, DanceTog is here

My formal G20Voice blog is here


"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
Global Warming - the debate

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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin












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w00t!

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Fletcher Sibthorp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Sibthorp) has donated a limited edition signed print to me.

I'll be auctioning it along with one of Bronxelf's beautiful egg creations (like http://moblog.net/view/907755/beloved) in March..

Money to charity of course... watch this space :)

15th Oct 2009, 07:15   comments (12)

Good, Bad and Good news

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this is a rushed shot of the hospital incinerator, on the way to the car park from my last chemo

Obviously the first bit of news - which is good - is that I've done the last chemo

The bad bit is that it turns out I have anaemia and need to spend a day getting a blood transfusion to sort it out tomorrow. This will delay the end of my regime by a week.

The final bit of the good news is that after the transfusion I should have much more energy!

3 weeks and 5 days till the end of the regime

Please donate - if all of the people on my flist donate just 2 pounds, 2 dollars or 2 Euros, the target for CyclistsFightingCancer will easily be reached


www.justgiving.com/Cyclist-On-Chemo/
14th Oct 2009, 11:53   comments (6)

reflecting on the final stretch

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Last chemo today

Not really the end, but the beginning of it. I still have 10 days of feeling really, really awful, 3-4 weeks of feeling generally ill and it will be months before my skin and nerves regrow and I stop feeling its effects. But it's the beginning of the end and just knowing that I only have one more period of feeling really awful is fine by me
13th Oct 2009, 08:19   comments (13)

Hanging Around

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3 weeks and 2 days till the end of the regime

Please donate - if all of the people on my flist donate just 2 pounds, 2 dollars or 2 Euros, the target for CyclistsFightingCancer will easily be reached


www.justgiving.com/Cyclist-On-Chemo/

10th Oct 2009, 20:29   comments (8)

4 weeks

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just 4 weeks to go

This is Monica and Omar, "The Ocampos" last time they were in the UK

http://www.justgiving.com/Cyclist-On-Chemo/
5th Oct 2009, 12:44   comments (9)

Reflecting on freedom

in 6 weeks and a day

although 'procrastinating' would be another suitable title as I'm supposed to be doing the washing up atm...

4 weeks and a day until my chemo regime ends. 6 weeks and a day until my immune system is up and running properly


don't forget ... if all my internet friends donated just 2 Euros, 2 pounds or 2 dollars we'd reach the target easily http://www.justgiving.com/Cyclist-On-Chemo/
4th Oct 2009, 11:17   comments (7)

looking behind me

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thanks again Maggie (http://moblog.net/view/908238/were-right-behind-you-dhamaka?ac=1)


please... any little helps... If all my internet friends donated just 2 Euros, 2 pounds or 2 dollars we'd reach the target easily http://www.justgiving.com/Cyclist-On-Chemo/
3rd Oct 2009, 10:43   comments (3)

today

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marks the first time in a while that I've been well enough too go out. It feels so good :)

Help kids affected by cancer by sponsoring my passage through chemo at http://www.justgiving.com/Cyclist-On-Chemo.


4 weeks 3 days to the end of the regime and 16 weeks 3 days till I'm recovered.. never thought I'd be looking forward to a chemo session but I am because it marks the beginning of the final nasty stretch
2nd Oct 2009, 12:08   comments (11)