Monthly Archives: October 2010

End of British summer time

Today marks the end of British Summer Time, the dark nights will now be drawing in faster than ever as we count down to Christmas and  the depths of winter. 

Winter is a great excuse to close the curtains on those dark nights, light a couple of candles and cosy-up on the sofa in front of a roaring fire with good book.

Let your light


Five Question Friday

I wanted to do something a little different, to extend what I write on my blog.  So when I found Five Question Friday at the Five Crooked Halos, I thought I would give it a go and participate.

1. If you could be a fly on any wall, which would you choose?

Difficult one to answer.  I am not sure I have a particular desire at the moment to know anything enough to want to be fly on the wall.   Don’t get me wrong there are times when curiosity would ‘kill the cat’, so to speak.

 2. Do you budget your Christmas shopping or just get it done without budgeting?

I always have great intentions to budget for Christmas, but I ended up just managing without.  Though I might have to be more organised this year.

3. What is the craziest fad diet you have ever done?

I have tried a few fad diets in the past (such as Atkins and Slim Fast), but I get bored with them.   I just need to eat less and exercise more!

4. Is there a TV show that you have seen every episode/season of?

I have managed to watch every episode of The West Wing, several times.  I simply adore the fabulous plots and the witting and clever dialogue

5. What one song always pulls at your heart?

Depends on the moment.  There is one song that really pulls on the heart-strings and makes me cry  and that is Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel on the sound track to Watership Down.

Macro Friday

The week has gone so fast, and I am not confident I have achieved all I wanted to achieve this week.  And now it is time for another Macro Friday at Blogging from Bolivia.

While we have been visiting my Dads, my husband has been repairing some of the frayed fabric on my Dad’s arm-chair.  As the upholstery repairs  were being carried out I was able to capture this close-up shot.

Macro Friday - Threads

B&W Wednesdays

A beautiful and relaxing day in the city of Chester with my darling husband and my camera.  For lunch we stopped off at Chatwins Tearooms, on a recommendation of a kind little old lady who came to our assistance in the street.  She told us she had been going to the Tearooms for the last twenty years .  The tearooms were completely delightful.

In the afternoon we took a walk round the city walls, which are supposed to be the most complete in Britain.    Apparently the famous bye-law established by Henry V, were by if a Welshman is found inside the city walls after dusk he can be killed with cross-bow, still exists and has never been repealed.

So my capture for this weeks B&W Wednesday has to be of the city walls and one of it’s towers.

Black & White Wednesday - The Walls

the long road

The Creative Exchange – Week 5

Today has been a day of trying to relax and unwind.  Something I don’t appear to do well, as my loving husband described  me as “a cat on hot tin roof”.

I don’t have access to my usual computer, so I am lacking any of my usual tools (including Photoshop).   So my picture for this weeks Creative Exchange  is pretty raw and capture the last of the surviving Pinks that are in my Dad’s garden.

Creative Exchange - Flowers


Through the August Break project I stumbled across Susannah Conway’s website and her passion for Polaroids was infectious, inspiring to reminisce about my old Polaroid camera I had a child.

I even got hooked with playing with Polaroin by re-creating Polaroid effect with my ‘normal’ photographs.   I took this picture as part of the August Project, though I didn’t use it for the capture of the day

Shops 01

So today while I was briefly sorting through my old wardrobe, I was excited to discover that stuffed in back of the wardrobe that I still have my old Polaroid 600 camera.   Now I need to track down some film.

Sunlight and petals

Beautiful aumtun sunlight streaming through lily petals.

Lilies 001