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Iconic tattoo

A friend of mine, Hope, has just got herself some new tattoos and there is one that is pretty special to this blog:

Miniature models

I have found myself in charge of a fish pond at the new house and in going into fish, pond and plant shops I came across miniature versions of the classic red phone box:

Architectural influences

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Private Eye, 2 Sep 216, p.28 (Funny Old World: Victor Lewis Smith)

Angel Islington, London, wander

We took a walk around Angel yesterday. It’s been a while and good to see some things hadn’t changed. I have two phone box photos to share – a classic autumn scene and a wine cabinet specially crafted..

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Phone closures

This appeared in the ‘i’ newspaper yesterday (11 October 2016). Sign of the times:

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Which leads nicely onto this:

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Gift shop draw

British Museum July 2016

British Museum July 2016

Phone box body wear

Fine t-shirt art worn by an archery friend

Fine t-shirt art worn by an archery friend

Overgrown phone box in St Michaels

Closing the door of overgrown phone box in St Michaels is like a bushtucker trial from I’m A Celebrity

Source: Kent Online

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Covered in thick foliage and buried deep into the hedgerow, this phone box in St Michaels felt like “something from I’m A Celebrity”.

Councillor Sue Ferguson, who posted the picture on social media, said closing the door of the dark, dingy kiosk felt like a challenge from the ITV show.

Councillor Sue Ferguson, who posted the picture on social media, said closing the door of the dark, dingy kiosk felt like a challenge from the ITV show.

She said:

“If you were slightly scared of insects you really wouldn’t want to be in there. It was quite horrible to go inside. It felt like one of those awful things from I’m A Celebrity – it would be one their terrible tasks to actually shut the door!”

In the popular reality show, contestants perform tricky or terrifying tasks – bushtucker trials – to win food and treats for their camp and most of the challenges involve creepy crawlies.

The kiosk next to the Fat Ox pub still works but as most people have a mobile phone now, it is rarely used.

Their production of telephone boxes ended altogether in 1985 with the advent of the KX series phones and many kiosk around the country have been broken and abandoned.

Mrs Ferguson added:

“I tweeted pictures of it to BT showing what a state it was in and they actually replied to say they would get this sorted, so well done BT for wanting to do something about it.”

 

Goose tribute

Local phone box is a place to lay tribute to a much loved village goose.

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Photo supplied by SWNS.

Villagers have been left devastated after a goose which had been a much loved part of their community for over a decade was shot dead.

Residents were outraged after learning their feathered friend had been killed in a “spineless” attack, shot close to his left eye with what is thought to have been an air rifle, just yards from the pond where it hatched 11 years ago.”

(Full story on the Telegraph website)

Merry Christmas Everyone

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