I have to admit that I am not sure if this blog thing is going to continue. I don’t feel the urge to keep going right now, mostly because I don’t seem to have anything to write about that may even be remotely interesting for you all to read. Writing a blog of my life and the stuff in it needs to be interesting and quite frankly it isn’t.
Whilst I contemplate the whole blog thing I may as well provide an update on the Worldwich of Sam.
Flipping heck what has happened since February…… Well the summer holidays are upon us. for once the weather seems to be holding up. I am off for the next 2 weeks but there are no plans cos hubby has changed his job and is now a taxi driver. He loves this …. a lot. Maybe my blog can be full of the stories he comes home with… and maybe not! Because of this recent change in work there has been a slight impact on the finances and going away anywhere is off the cards. Thats 2 years on the trot as it happened last year when I changed my job and cocked up the holiday plans. Anyway we are staying at home. Yesterday was a trip to Wingham Wildlife park near Canterbury. Pleasantly surprised actually. Better than Howletts Zoo to be honest and many many more of the animals were actually visible. I guess that the anti caged animals lobby may argue that this is not a good thing and quite frankly I have no desire to get into the semantics of this but we had a good few hours watching the lemurs climb over people and the meerkats standing up on their hind legs and the otters who are quite simply so fricking gorgeous.
I have bought Savannah a sewing machine and am introducing her to the world of sewing but again I am struggling with mojo and don’t know what to sew. we are trying to learn the basics like threading up the machine and winding the bobbin on etc so its early days but she has made a fully lined tote bag with my support and seemed to enjoy it a lot.
Other plans include a maybe trip to London (finances pending), Broadstairs water gala next Wednesday oh and Pokemon hunting. I am not going to apologise for being one of “the masses” playing this game as I am thoroughly enjoying it. I get out of the house gets my steps up for my Fitbit and generally stay fit. I am not running at the moment due to potential arthritis in my big toe and I don’t really know how this is going to pan out but walking is good.
Anyway going to leave you with some pictures of bags and animals until next time TTFN xx
Tony, Savannah and me (is that correct!!!) went to Hythe today to take some pictures. It has been a beautiful day with lots of lovely sunshine. A little chilly but gorgeous. This weeks theme for my photography is “Favourite” and I have decided to visit somewhere that I love and means a lot to me. My grandparents lived in Hythe and I spent many summers and Christmas’s there as well as day visits with my parents. We would walk along the promenade and the canal and I have many many fond memories of these walks with my Grandad, Dad, Uncle Keith and others whilst my mum and nan stayed at home and chatted.
So here are some pictures of my ‘Favourite’ place.
Now I may be setting myself up to fail here but I have got a new lens for my camera for Christmas as have decided that I would try to post a photo a week throughout 2016. I have a Nikon D3200 and my new lens is a Nikkor AF-S 35mm 1:1.8G.
I have had a look around at some different sites and have drawn up the following list of challenges for me to photograph over the next 12 months. Of course it would be fab if you reading this would join in also but I am doing this for my own development in photography so if you are here simply to have a look at my journey then welcome along and enjoy the ride. Constructive feedback on my photos is also greatly received and welcomed. The date posted is the Monday and I will post my picture on the Sunday at the end of the week.
Jan 4 Self portrait
Jan 11 Favourite
Jan 18 Home
Jan 25 Jewellery
Feb 1 Makes you smile
Feb 8 Dinner
Feb 15 Drink
Feb 22 Family
Feb 29 Childhood
Mar 7 Homemade
Mar 14 Nature
Mar 21 Shoes
Mar 28 Hands
Apr 4 Loved one
Apr 11 Eyes
Apr 18 Out your window
Apr 25 Guilty pleasure
May 2 Work place
May 9 In your bag
May 16 Laughter
May 23 On a walk
May 30 Reflection
June 6 Colour
June 13 Daily routine
June 20 Drink
June 27 High Angle
July 4 Soft
July 11 What is it?
July 18 Clouds
July 25 Sleep
Aug 1 Words
Aug 8 First thing in the morning
Aug 15 Sunset
Aug 22 On my doorstep
Aug 29 Night
Sep 5 New beginnings
Sept 12 Motion
Sept 19 Birthday
Sept 26 Close up
Oct 3 Time
Oct 10 Steps
Oct 17 Low angle
Oct 24 Trees
Oct 31 Spooky
Nov 7 Accessory
Nov 14 Writing
Nov 21 Lights
Nov 28 Something beginning with N
Dec 5 Water
Dec 12 Love
Dec 19 Feeling festive
Dec 26 Self portrait
Lets see how this goes then.
I hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and I wish you all a very happy healthy and prosperous 2016 with lots and lots of photos to remember it by.
I have a couple of days off and have not really got many plans. I should be studying but the sewing bug has bitten and I have made this today. I have an inordinate amount of stuff (read essential things … Continue reading
OMG I have found this app that does this effect that I have been after for some time. The sun was out today and we had a walk to the beach and took some pictures on panoramic on my iPhone and then used the app to create my “tiny world”
I love it. Hubby thinks I should sell them!!! I think they are simply fab.
I hope this finds you well and recovered from the excesses of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. We had a fairly quiet Christmas and saw the New Year in with friends. Considering that I had a poor nights sleep the night before I did a sterling job of staying awake long enough to see 2015 in.
I am really happy with this shot. It was taken on my iPhone 5S and I have simply made it black and white and blurred the edges. What do you think?
I was going to put it on my Flickr album but I have forgotten my password and thought I could log in through Google but this is being discontinued as is Facebook login and the link took me to a page in chinese or japanese and I am not sure if this is legit or not! So for the moment I think Instagram is the place for me!
Can I get instagram on my macbook? i need to go off and check that
Anyway enough for now. Happy new year to you all and see you soon
Firstly I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got everything that you put on your list. I hope you are all gearing up for the New Year and all that it may bring you. It has been such a long time since I wrote and I have no idea why. Maybe my blog mojo pottered off for a little siesta, maybe I have been so busy in my life that I had little time for blogging but I am still here and still plodding along.
Summer has been and gone and I have been hard studying with my asthma module and then in October I began my Prescribing module at University. This is a challenging module and needs me to be focused and organised.
From a photography and sewing perspective not much has been happening but I keep trying to dabble and will keep on doing so cos I enjoy it.
Then all of a sudden it was Christmas. Savannah got a Kindle and is totally made up with it. We also got her a metal detector that she has asked for for the last 2 years and a walk on the beach the day after Boxing day turned up 3 pence, 2 rusted pieces of iron, 1 nut and 1 washer. I feel that there may be many evenings on the beach in the summer with this gift and lots of fun.
Imogen got so many bits and pieces for Christmas, she was going to have driving lessons but has changed her mind for the moment. She has such a busy year coming up, interviews for University are already lined up, trips to Disney with her Health and Social group, 18th Birthday in the summer. I can’t believe my little girl is nearly 18, how time flies.
Anyway enough babble for the moment, Happy New Year to you all, may you all have health, happiness and wealth.