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the sad story of our studio squid

Gary bought this orange squid at a Deptford pound shop as a companion for Plarchie, Lauren's giant squid knitted out of Sainsbury's carrier bags. (Yes, Plarchie even has his own Tumblr blog and Twitter account.) But Plarchie's a vicious squid, and he and the little orange guy never really bonded, and Little Orange Guy looked more and more miserable hanging from our balcony. Yesterday, Gary and I put him out of his misery and cut him down.



We felt terrible. He looked at us from the dumpster with this manic grin.



But we only had about twenty seconds to contemplate our actions because, wouldn't you know, the bin men turned up just then and took him away. We watched him go, with tears lingering on our eyelashes. (Well, Gary bawled like a baby, I took it much more stoically.) Here's Gary's photo montage:


Photos by Gary Northfield

We were both crazy-deadlining, but we still had a quick walk to Deptford Market. We LOVE that place, you can find anything there. Here's Gary in the background, surveying the terrain.




We spotted some lovely old annuals in one of the bookmonger stalls.



One of the annuals had endpapers that looked very much like the market.



We had bubble tea at Panda Panda and had a look at a few of them. This one has a beautiful layout and also makes me laugh. (Click on the pic for a larger version.)



More from Deptford Market... Electric shock treatment, anyone?



This picture book deadline is frying my brain, otherwise I'd come up with some sort of clever caption for this one...



Still worrying about our poor squid. I'll meditate on that for a bit.

Comments

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_w_o_o_d_
Mar. 29th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
I hope that squid doesn't come back to haunt your dreams, because that smile... oh, that smile...
jabberworks
Mar. 29th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
I know, it's TERRIFYING.
jabberworks
Mar. 29th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to write an opera about it.
candygourlay
Mar. 29th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
that smile ... that smile ...
candygourlay
Mar. 29th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
hey are all those photos taken with an iphone? is it time to chuck the big camera for one of those?
jabberworks
Mar. 29th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Yes! I used an app called Instagram for the square photos. I think it's still good to carry a little camera for important events because the phone battery runs down kind of fast, and can be a bit slower sometimes, but I mostly just use my phone for informal snaps now.
candygourlay
Mar. 29th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
it's still handier than my slr! definitely going for one in the summer. nice post! i wanna go shopping with you now.
ellenlindner
Mar. 29th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Poor little squiddie! You can tell by the shot of him in the bin, he has no idea what's in for him! AIEEEE!!!!!!
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