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Southport Festival of Speed

It’s the Southport Festival of Speed at the moment, and among other things going on the original Sunbeam Tiger driven by Sir Henry Segrave, is on display at The Atkinson in Southport.

On the promenade at Kings Gardens yesterday there was a classic car show culminating in a procession along Lord Street. I managed to get some interesting pictures while documenting the event, including this one of a beautiful red Ferrari that really pops.

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Of course my eyes were interested in the drivers and people attending the event, as well as the cars themselves.

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Spin Cycle

I’ve been meaning to take more pictures in laundrettes for years. Some of the older ones have amazing coloured machines and crazy decor that dates back decades. These places really need to be documented either before they disappear, or get renovated.

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This is a fantastic laundrette in Southport on Chestnut Street. It’s where my latest project, ‘Spin Cycle’ has been born. It’s going to take a while to complete, but I’m hoping to have it online on my portfolio website before the end of the year.

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Finding your purpose in life

This thought kind of follows on from this one, where I question the reliability of asking yourself to think back to when you were at your happiest. While I still think it’s near impossible to answer this question – and indeed find your purpose in life – I do think there are some questions you can ask that will help you on your way.

This list of seven strange questions from Mark Manson is particularly interesting.

I especially like questions #2, #3, #4, #6, and #7…

  • What is true about you today that would make your eight year-old self cry?
  • What makes you forget to eat and poop?
  • How can you better embarrass yourself? (This one needs some explaining, so read the article by Mark).
  • If you had to leave the house all day every day, where would you go and what would you do?
  • If you knew you were going to die one year from today, what would you do and how would you want to be remembered?
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Probably still not going to give you reliable answers – because your thoughts will always be coloured by recent experiences – but an interesting exercise in navel gazing nonetheless!