These beautiful characters are from the British stop motion film ‘Wind in the Willows’ made by Cosgrove Hall Films (an animation studio founded by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall). It’s a masterpiece. I grew up on this, before Wallace and Gromit... before Nightmare Before Christmas... before Laika Studios existed. I adored it. It’s absolute magic in every respect. If you haven’t seen it then I encourage you to watch it and rewatch it and immerse yourself in those incredible puppets, the sets, the animation, lighting, music, the character voice performances... Anyway, this post is because 25 of these original puppets are going to be displayed at the Cosgrove Hall Film Archives in Manchester, England, and I’m dying to take a plane over to the U.K. now and see them.
Thank you for this incredible contribution to my childhood Cosgrove Hall... 🙂🙏❤️. @talltalesproductions —— #talltales#talltalesproductions#carolinemcfarlanewatts
We love the colourful mural on Kingsbridge lane. Did you know that the Southampton to Salisbury Canal used to run along what is now Blechynden Terrace? #HistoricSouthampton
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My crazy story of moving from one city to another... After college I got a job, at the time I was living in Cork city. I had to go to Dublin for a couple of trainings, I met Eduardo (my amazing boyfriend) I’ll tell you in some post exactly how we made a contact.
When our relationship started it was quite hard to be on a distance, he used to come over to cork for the weekend, we had to rent a room in hotels to spend some time together, as I was sharing a house at a time. Before we met I was feeling that Cork is getting to small for me and that i would like to move to Dublin, but it was just a thought without any plan. He came to Cork to visit me, and he said that next week a lot of people in his team are going away for a business trip and that they might have not enough of people.
The day came, he had to leave me again for another week, and I remembered what he told me about the business trip. A “magic idea”, that changed my life, came into my head. I took my phone out and called my manager to ask if I can work in Dublin for the next week “to get some experience”. My manager asked me: -So Alina when will you move to Dublin? Both of us know that you want it.
I didn’t expect that question, so spontaneously I answered: -Next week.
Eduardo looked at me with happiness and I started panicking. He held my hand and said don’t worry we will sort everything out! In a week he came back to cork to pick me up with my luggage.
This has become one of my favorite photos I’ve captured because the more I look at it the more I see a tree infinitely twisting and rooting into the sand while it’s former roots look out onto the lake into the horizon of space. The idea of being infinitely rooted and also infinite space around us that goes on and on. It brings the energy of possibilities. A beautiful reminder this morning from the lovely @brenda_nickolaus that life exudes possibilities when you allow it to unfold without limits✨
After ages we cycled and went on a spin down the road..and that made me realise the natural beauty that surrounded me, the fresh air,the birds chirping,and the trail ...so much we miss when we drive our cars with favourite music and comfort of AC.
Now enjoying the slow pace ,without any hurry to reach or complete or prove ..without thought of anything but the ride I am taking .
Have you spotted a living green wall at Centenary Quay? It’s proven to increase air quality and has a positive effect on wellbeing! By the way, did you hear we have a new show home to for you to visit? #EatDrinkLiveCQ