Saturday, February 4, 2012


The other night I was looking through my Flickr account, and I stumbled across several photos that made me think, "Why did I upload that?"

They weren't even old photos, some of them -- they'd just ceased to say or mean anything to me. Some were uploaded solely to share with friends on a short-term basis. So I've embarked on a project to clean out my Flickr. It won't make much difference -- I have more than 12,000 pictures there, and I'll probably only remove 100 or so. But it will make me feel better knowing that anyone browsing my photostream won't stumble onto stuff that I think, frankly, sucks.

So, yeah, that's what I'm doing today.

It's allowing me to recover from yesterday, when I walked around Shoreditch for a couple of hours in really cold weather. We're having our first serious cold snap of the winter, with temperatures in the high 20s when I woke up this morning. It's even supposed to snow tonight, which should be interesting!

I got some good photos yesterday, but my hands got so cold they burned. I need some of those fingerless gloves, so I can operate my camera in winter and still preserve the circulation in my fingers.

(Photo: Brick Lane, yesterday.)


  1. finger less gloves- easy fix- go to Oxfam shop , buy some very warm wool gloves and chop them off at the knuckle. If you wash them and tumble dry them they should not unravel.OR get a 100% wool jumper, wash in hot water and tumble dry- scissor off the forearms and wear them over the top part of your hands. EASY!Wool socks work also.

  2. Sorry your hands were burned by the cold. We are getting a foot of snow here in the Midwest today. I am not a happy camper. :(

    Fingerless gloves are great. This year I gears given a convertible set that has the cut off fingers with the mitten part that flips on or off. They are perfect for when I have bus duty at school in the winter.

    Ms. M

  3. I wear fingerless gloves with reinforced grip guards (padded palms and pads up to each knuckle). If LS ideas about the oxfam wool gloves or jumper don't work out, let me know and I'll see what I can come up with.

    I hope you'll enjoy the winter and keep your digits warm!

  4. I have the same kind as Ms. M & I must say they've been great. However, they're not really warm enough for seriously cold weather - I might try some of Linda Sue's suggestions (but I'll want to have some kind of grip guards since I wear them for driving).