photo challenge week 41: listen

Another photo from the archives.

When I saw the word, I immediately thought of this photo. It was taken at a local park early this year.

The swans were swimming through thinly iced water, crushing it with their beaks. As they were going through it, it made the strangest, high-pitched noise. Very different – I don’t even know how to explain it!

Anyway, enjoy!

Week 41 LISTEN

11 weeks to go in the photo challenge!



photo challenge week 40: shadow

I’m back…!! Did you miss me?

Sorry that I’ve been silent for so long. I knew it would eventually happen. Life got busy – school is crazy, ridiculous┬ábusy at the moment. And we’ve had birthdays, and I’ve not been feeling very well… You know how it is, I’m sure.

Anyway, I’m trying to come back. I’ve got a photo for you today, then I’m going to share another something I’ve been working on later this week. I promise, and I can do that because I’m typing it up tonight.

So… shadow. I’m sure you know by now that I take photos of REALLY random things, but it would seem (I’ve figured out today) that I don’t take photos of shadows. I do take a lot of photos of flowers (I’m sure you know), so here is one in the shadows – I like the way it helps the colours ‘pop’!

Week 40 SHADOWLooking forward to getting back in touch with all of you – and to seeing your versions of ‘shadow’.

12 weeks to go in the photo challenge! (I’ve already failed it, but lets forget that!!)



photo challenge week 37: yellow

Hello all

I’ve decided that I’m going to stop apologising for not blogging. I will be back, and soon, I’m sure. School is too crazy at the moment to spend time on here. ­čśŽ I’d rather be┬áspending time with all of you!

This week, I pulled up an photo from a couple of months ago. This little guy lived at the Natural History Museum in London. He put on quite a show when we were there. Very pretty!

Week 37 YELLOW

Reminds me of Finding Nemo.

I finished a necklace last week… ┬áI’ll share that with you soon, too. But for now, I’m going to bed!



photo challenge week 36: view

I’m feeling a little meh about blogging right now. Maybe I’m just feeling a little lazy. Whatever it is, I’m still here, and I’m sorry that I’m ignoring you. Do any others of you ever feel like that? Any tips on feeling more excited and enthusiastic on blogging.

I think it’s just a general feeling at the moment, really. I’ve just started back in to school, and it’s going well so far. Just the normality of life, I suppose. I’m sure I’ll be back and blogging soon.

The good news is that I’ve been doing lots of crafting and sewing lately. Not finishing much, though. I almost finished my print dress, but it’s waiting to be hemmed. I’ve started and almost finished a kimono top, but I made a few mistakes, so it’s taken longer than I thought, so it’s waiting for arms. That’s how things are going at the moment.

But I’m sure I’ll finish those soon – maybe I’ll go sew now…


To today’s reason for blogging – the photo! This is an old one (last summer), and it always makes me feel a bit homesick. It’s the view from up the mountain above where I grew up. My old house is even in the pic. Love it!

Week 36 VIEW

Enjoy! Looking forward to seeing your views!



photo challenge week 35: peace

I know, I know… I’m late! I’m sorry. But you know what they say – better late than never?

I’ve been sewing, mostly! And getting ready for work – I have pupils starting tomorrow… Crazy!!!


Anyway… Peace… This was my peace this summer:

Week 35 PEACE

Love it!

Have a feeling I won’t be feeling peace any more tomorrow by 9:00 tomorrow!



photo challenge week 34: silver

Hello again – sorry I missed you all yesterday. Sometimes, on summer holidays, I completely forget what day it is and such!

Anyhow, here is my photo, then stay tuned after for a bit of what I’ve been up to lately…

Week 34 SILVER

That was a photo from my trip to Paris a few months ago – wonderful! Can’t wait to see your silvers, and I am intending to do a round-up later in the week, for the whole of summer!


Anyhow… we just got back from a holiday – a week away in Malta! It was lovely and baking hot. I’ve got a nice suntan now, which is wonderful – reminds me what it was like to be hot in the cold British ‘summer’!

Here’s a pic of what I was doing there for most of the week, and I’m sure I’ll share more vacation pics in the near future! (the bars are just a railing – good view, eh?)




photo challenge week 33: clean

This was a hard picture to think of again! I certainly couldn’t take a picture of my house at the moment… ­čśŽ

Here’s what I’ve gone with:

Week 33 CLEAN

I am forever cleaning my glasses. Dirty glasses drive me absolutely batty, and in fact, I am judgemental enough that if your glasses are dirty, I’ve noticed and have wanted to clean them for you. Yup, I’m irritating like that.

Looking forward to seeing what is clean in your world! And don’t forget, you can still join us!