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These are not the photos I was hoping to share for Christmas this year. I took these in February as a test run. I have my elf hat, with elf ears you can just about see, a musical Christmas themed tie (which plays Jingle Bells at the push of a button) and elfish glasses, but nothing much else that suggests I’m one of Father Christmas’s trusted helpers.

If I had been well enough . . . (sigh) then a reshoot might have produced a more tinsel filled spectacular. Nevertheless, I hope you like these!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, with Christmas joy and ho ho hos to you all. Kate

 

22 March 2017

This strip is one which I took after doing my Easter photos for 2017. I wasn’t going to let a perfectly good Easter prop go to waste or miss an opportunity to take more pics. In order to get my choppers around this delectable morsel, I had to first remove my bunny cheeks and teeth. The ears fell off when I removed my hair-tie. I’m still wearing my beautiful pink eye shadow and eye-brows, making this Easter series slightly more than some photos of a greedy-guts scoffing some chocolate.

Happy Easter to everyone!

Last year Tony Lamont, of the fascinating blog XrayPics, very kindly sent me three wonderful photobooth strips, all of which were taken at a Reading Cinemas digital photobooth. As well as being a consultant radiologist, Tony has two unusual hobbies. He creates artworks using anonymous x-rays as his source material and he performs Punch and Judy shows at festivals around Australia. For his performances he made all of the ten puppets including the clothing and the puppet booth. Tony tells us more about his work –

My latest puppet is more of a small doll, an image of Donald Trump who appears in the show and gets thrown off the stage into the toilet by the runcible Mr Punch. The audience claps every time. Meanwhile I am building a set of six puppets, for the “three little pigs”, I want to do the show in Italian for schools; I Tre Porcellini. I also have concept plans for a couple of tiny dancers which can be used for close-up pavement entertainment. These last are doing my head in! But my love will always be with Mr Punch and his lovely wife Judy. 

One day I will bring Punch and Judy down to Melbourne, and you will have to come to see us.

I hope when Tony is in Melbourne I will be able to tempt him and his puppet friends into my favourite 1970s dip and dunk photobooth at Flinders Street Station.

You can see that Tony is highly skilled with his puppetry just by the expressiveness of these photos. I do find it fun that Tony’s performances are in the confined space of a booth, as are mine.  That is if you think of what I’ve been doing in my photobooth photos as performances!

I love these quirky and funny strips. I feel very privileged to have them in my collection. Please scroll down to see more photobooth photos and some of Tony with his booth theatre.

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!

I made this strip earlier in the year when I needed to go to the city for the start of a root canal. Ouch! I have never minded the dentist but the long trip from my home to the dental hospital plays havoc with the symptoms of my illness. It is the ramifications of the journey that I dread. Having said that, I make sure to drive in early and park close to the Flinders Street photobooth. That means I haven’t far to walk with my box of props, to take a few strips before heading off to the appointment.

I didn’t much like the results of my Valentine themed pics this year, so chose just one of the nine photos I took, to feature in this post. I thought I might as well show you the full strip it came from, as it was already scanned. What do you think?

David O’Doherty is an Irish comedian and author. He encourages silly people and children to dress up as one of his book characters, Docter Noel Zone, who is a Dangerologist. Docter Zone appears in the books Danger Is Everywhere, Danger Is Still Everywhere and Danger Really is Everywhere: School of Danger. Docter Zone has a pet stone named Dennis. I am not sure if the person above is a silly person or a child, or just plain childish.

The above person is going to see Mr O’Doherty at the Melbourne Comedy Festival later this week and is very excited about it.

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Docter Noel Zone as illustrated by Chris Judge

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Opening my present.

I got a lovely gift at the office Xmas party* this year – an Oroton handbag**, no less! Jolly japes and mischief were the order of the day. Copious amounts of hooch were consumed and a fun time was had by all.

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A bit worse for wear.***

*I don’t work, so this is a bald-faced lie.

** Actually something my Grandmother once owned.

*** Not drunk. Just clumsy.

**** This is part one of a three part Christmas themed series. Hopefully. . .

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  1. Congratulations and thanks to my 1000th follower, P.M.M. from Dublin. Below is a photobooth image of the subscriber, who got into the swing of the things very quickly. She was a beautiful baby, but baby you should see her now!

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You rock, P.M.M.!

2. Congratulations to me, as I never thought I would get so much interest in my collection and still be blogging 4 1/2 years after my first tentative posts in the blogosphere.

3. Congratulations to all my followers, some of whom I now count as friends. Thanks for all the support, encouragement and help you have given me.

Onwards to 2000!

Now to get back to some overdue work replying to your comments. . .

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