Tag Archives: shiny

18th November 2013 – noticeboard

Its former chaos has been tamed by glass and metal. A shiny lock proclaims its ownership. No more the dog-eared flyers and ancient posters, flapping in the breeze like community flags. Instead, a sterile order within perfect lines.

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17th November 2013 – Christmas trees

Green and spiky, trapped in pots wrapped with shiny, red paper. Their greenery is forced, like the smiles of the shoppers as they are reminded of the festive season to come.

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4th June 2013 – chocolate

In the bowl with the butter, it melts slowly. Squares become circles, then simply lumps, like bubbles, on the surface. Dark brown and shiny, it swirls around the spoon like liquid gold.

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29th April 2013 – bench

It looks so shiny and new. A deep chestnut-brown bench. Yet it sits on the bed of chipped-stone gravel we made for it as if it’s been there for ever. Our hope of a summer days outside resides in its … Continue reading

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