Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequence II

A fun sequence of artistic London views (cloaked in a multicolour filter effect to jazz things up a little bit) – as well as images of Tower Bridge, St Pauls, and the London Eye there is a perspective shot along the length of the inside of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, and also the entrance to Leytonstone Tube Station (where I live) and the exterior of The George Public House in Wanstead (where I work) 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequence

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On a Swing and a Prayer

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Even now I’m firmly in a my mid-fifties, I still love to swing whenever I get the chance. Sadly I no longer fit as easily as I used to, clumsily wedging myself onto the swing seat, middle-aged thighs pressing tightly against the creaking chains… But even so, once I’m comfortably positioned I just love that forceful feeling of freedom it brings, swinging strongly back and fore in the clean fresh air with wide open skies high above you 🙂

Holding on tight you give one big push off from the ground to begin, swinging your legs back as you lean slightly forward to move back, then pushing your legs out in front and lying back looking up to the sky to swing forward. I love the natural rhythm it brings, that simple yet effective repetition of increased movement that moves you faster and higher each time, hair streaming in the breeze. And I love the flow of the air catching my breath and the latent laughter that bubbles up from my soul every time… swinging for me is always a sheer joy ❤

Word of the Day Challenge: Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

Weekend Coffee Share: 21 Dec 2018

If we were having coffee this weekend, I’d be feeling tired but happy after four hectic weeks spent visiting with my family in the North of Scotland… ❤

In the midst of all the stress and excitement of a new baby arriving six weeks earlier than nature intended my 55th birthday came and went almost unnoticed, but with the wonderful gift of a new grandchild exactly one week beforehand, I enjoyed the perfect (for me) family oriented day free from any fuss.

Thankfully my newest granddaughter Lily is now safely home from hospital a full three weeks after her birth, but still three weeks before she was due to be born, so my daughter is understandably relieved and delighted to have her tiny new daughter home in time for Christmas.

We had all been joking while she was still in hospital that the little one (all of 4lb 5oz at birth) was probably still small enough to fit comfortably into her Christmas stocking – and even now she’s tipping the scales at just over 5lb in weight she does indeed fit, with room to spare! Happy Christmas everyone! 🙂

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Weekend Coffee Share: 21 Dec 2018

Weekly Smile: 29 October 2018

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Me after being out and about for a brisk walk in the freshest of fresh air on this bright and chilly autumn day, keeping my head warm and cosy in my new blue knitted bobble hat! And then some post-processing with a very colourful online art filter effect to help me smile even more 🙂

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Weekly Smile: 22 October 2018

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Things that have made me smile this week include:-

Playing around with online filter effects applied to photographs originally taken by me – this orange-pink flower nestling in green leaves first had an art filter applied, before I inverted the image colour-wise then greyscaled the end result. I find this overall masking kind of experimental digital post-processing great fun to do, and I really love the way the subdued monochrome finish here really highlights the smooth flowing lines of petals and leaves 🙂

Finishing a warm and welcoming hand-made crochet baby blanket for our as yet unborn sixth grandchild – she is due to be born around the end of the year ❤

Talking to my 82 year old dad on the phone tonight – dad has been in hospital for the last four weeks, but thankfully got home today – definitely something to smile about 🙂

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