Perous Secret Diary - Stay Out! Photo diary of photographer Perou 11553 Perou June 24, 2019: landscape photographer June 24, 2019

well, inside we still have some decorating to do

and the tuck pointing on front-of-house continues at a breakneck speed: 1/2 a square meter a day (you can't rush greatness)

so we're finally doing some light digging in the garden.

i'm not driving: i'm not allowed: i rolled the last one of these i got to play with at the old perou-factory in 2002

you might not surprised to hear we are not participating in faversham's open gardens this weekend

11550 Perou June 23, 2019: OMLET June 23, 2019

i don't like tags: badly sprayed blobby signatures

i do like it when someone's got something to say

OMLET (sic) is a great name for a person, or maybe a dog...although i like 'Dave' for a dog

the whole sub-genre of knobs depicted is something else: i am currently sporting one in the dirt on the back of my truck: only thing stopping me from getting a car-wash.

i think (however untrue) 'big car small knob' would be better tho

spelling is important but not essential: 'govermeness corrupt' is just about understandable and almost certainly correct

11551 Perou June 23, 2019: say no too... June 23, 2019

go back to school and learn how to spray

this is very unclear

were you trying to say 'say no to cheap trade'?

I'm seeing 'say no too cheap trainers' whilst being grammatically incorrect, i almost agree: cheap shit trainers are bad (just say no) but you should also say no to over-priced, expensive trainers.

probably the knob and heart hieroglyphs here together make the most sense from the author of this piece

11552 Perou June 23, 2019: June 23, 2019


things we find on a walk along the creek and into the boat yard

11549 Perou June 22, 2019: #capturefaversham June 22, 2019

(photo: lucy perou)

mr chris campion down for the weekend

annabel, stuart, belinda and glyn over for the faversham midnight feast

11548 Perou June 21, 2019: #capturefaversham June 21, 2019

apologies for the uncredited photo: maybe ima took this(?)

and congratulations to Mary Ransom for winning the #visitfaversham #capturefaversham (expert's choice) photo competition 

you can see me presenting the prizes to Mary

you can see Mary's and 39 other runner ups' work at the faversham town council offices 
and vote for the peoples' choice winner winner chicken dinner.

been a while since i last spoke in public: i required notes... and reading glasses to read those notes

sweet happy evening

seemed to confuse some people walking back home dressed like i'm not from round 'ere.

but i am

11547 Perou June 20, 2019: tens ex machina June 20, 2019

new game: electrocute yourself while sitting at your desk for hours

seems to help

thanks to sam for the recommendation 

too much to do and not enough time to do it


11546 Perou June 19, 2019: 2.30 (am) June 19, 2019

was just getting to sleep last night as the tremendous thunder, lightning and torrential rain storms started

and mr.bunny lost his shit

a large dog who barks to let unwelcome people know he's about (to tear throats out) is good

until that large dog's barking because he thinks the house is under attack in the middle of the night

in getting up to relocate him to his cage in the cellar and wrapping it in duvets (at which point he was super happy and calm)

lucy said, 'is the sump pump working?'

(the pump in the sump, at the bottom of the outside cellar stairs, is to empty rainwater washed down the stairs which would flood the cellar)

'yes: I checked it last week' I said

double-checking of course, I found it wasn't (just when you really need it)

so out in the TORRENTIAL rain, at 2am this morning, I was repairing a pump and taking buckets of the most foul water and old piss (thanks whoever's been using that as a toilet) out by hand.

got the sump pump working, managed not to puke and went back to bed and to sleep

Lucy couldn't get back to sleep because her tooth (pictured here) ache was so bad.

Anthony Whittome of orpington has been my dentist for over 30 years

clearly THE most skilled and gentle dentist in the UK
I am SO grateful to him, always, for the care he takes of my disastrous teeth

and was very grateful that he could fit Lucy in for an emergency extraction to sort out what her local dentists had been getting wrong for her for weeks now.
she was in so much pain from this little tooth that she was almost in tears by the time we got to Anthony's.
and SO much relief was found when it was removed

and I got a little souvenir for my part in taking her there and back.
a bloody, rotten old tooth
I'll put it under my pillow tonight and see what happens

11543 Perou June 18, 2019: i'm jake the peg... June 18, 2019

...diddle iddle liddle dum...with the extra leg

lucy says it's not good that i know all the words to several Rolf Harris songs

i THOUGHT I was going to be doing some light duties in the office today

but sam came round with a road breaker for some extreme gardening, out back

11544 Perou June 18, 2019: June 18, 2019

(photo: lucy perou)