Friday, May 24, 2013

Under My Umbrella

No, not me but two dear friends, Robert and Susan, under my umbrella!  It wasn't raining but there was a special reason for them wanting their photo taken in this way.  I took the photo on Wednesday near the Lakeside Pavillion on the Nottingham University Campus where we'd gone to look at a wonderful exhibition in the Djanogly Art Gallery.



It was our friend Robert's birthday recently and we'd sent him a birthday card which I'd spotted at Bridgemere and which I thought he would like.  Inside the card as well as the normal greetings I wrote - 'I'm sure you can weave a magical story around the picture on the front and the little poem on the back of this card.  I look forward to reading it' - Robert has been attending a creative writing class over the last year or two and has written some super stories and poems.  When we visited on Wednesday, he asked if we could take a photograph of him and Susan which would recreate the scene on the birthday card as he wanted to put the story on his blog but couldn't use the illustration on the card for copyright reasons.  I was the only one with an umbrella so that was the reason mine was used.   

Here is a  link  to Robert's blog where the story he wrote can be found - it is different to what I had expected but quite poignantly atmospheric.  I was moved by it.

Here is a  link  to the original print by Gary Bunt that the card was taken from.

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  1. Considering how close I work to the Djanogly I never go! I really should make more effort.

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    1. The exhibition we saw was very interesting. We spent ages looking around:)

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  2. I enjoyed reading Robert's story - it was moving and I love the picture that inspired it.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the story, Louise. I love the original picture, too:)

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  3. Lovely to take a picture as an inspiration for a story. I will follow the link to Robert's blog and have a read.

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    1. I hope you enjoy the story, Wendy:)

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  4. Your friend knows how to write a story Rosie. I was really drawn in! x

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the story, Simone:)

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  5. That is really moving Rosie. He is a good writer. Lets hope you don't need that Umbrella for a while! xxx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed robert's story. Keeping my fingers crossed that the brolly stays in my bag:)

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  6. Thank you Rosie and everyone. You are all so kind. You've encouraged me to post another short story I wrote in December 2012 called 'Another Form of Life' about a sixty-three year old woman living in Skegness.

    Love Robert xx

    PS. It was a lovely day, as all days with you always are.

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    1. I must pop over and read Another Form of Life. We had a lovely day with you two, too:)

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