Tom Graves: a personal history

This page will point to various personal-history pages, when I get round to writing them! Until then, an assortment of photographs:

August 2000 (I think?): On a beach somewhere in South Australia – completely forgotten where! For a change, I was experimenting with not having a beard – but it doesn’t work, I just look squat and fat… oh well…!

Sept 2000: Grizzie the kitten sitting on the log-pile at Malmsbury, with the lake visible through the window. She was ten months old at the time (so only just a kitten!), and trying to catch the swallows nesting just above the log-pile.

Late 1998: Playing flute at a friend’s 21st birthday party. Not sure if he wanted me to, but I was doing so anyway!

Mid-1996: Taken quite soon after moving to Malmsbury – given the poor lighting, the lake isn’t quite visible through the window. I would still have been 44 at the time: I still had the full beard, anyway.

Early 1996 (probably): One of the few happy pictures of what was still a very unhappy time. It’s from my contractor’s security-pass from the Lab, and maybe looks happy probably because I was actually getting some work done…

April 1994: This one was in the kitchen at Fitzroy, taken by my housemate Catherine Caulwell just before she returned to Ireland. Aged 42, with the beard concealing a rapidly-receding hairline! A brief respite in a long period of unsettled near-despair.


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