Tuesday, 4 December 2007


Just been to get soemthing out of the freezer for tea! We are going to have seafood spagetti tonight.

Monday, 3 December 2007


I could have used this for 'soft' last week. It is my new dressing gown! It is so beautifully soft and very cosy (in fact, I get too hot in it!LOL)

Sunday, 2 December 2007


This is real show-off stuffLOL! I made all these jars of mincemeat about 1 month ago. They look fabulous covered in all these Christmas fabrics, and with the little triangular tags.
Homemade mincemeat tastes sooooo much better than shop bought and is real easy to do!

Saturday, 1 December 2007


Being new to this SPS, I thought I'd better take this picture! I took it a few mins ago in the bathroom mirror! I took it in landscape, and cropped it to portrait. I think I look a bit scary LOL!!
I just need to take a few words to tell you how much I love my camera! It's a Nikon D70s, so an older model and only 6mp. But it takes the most fabulous photos! This photo for example has not been tweaked at all and the exposure and colour are just right. It has a 18-70mm zoom lens which I find very practical. The only thing I would like to add would be a macro lens, because I love taking mega closeups!

Friday, 30 November 2007


My blanket and cushions on the sofa where I have been laying for the last couple of days while the anaesthetic works its way out of my system! I love cuddling up in my blanket - trouble is I have been getting too hot! (Hot flushes me thinks!) Feeling much better today, and intend to keep my lunch date with my friends, and hopefully go out tonight for our annual Christmas meal with some old friends!

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Rough, smooth and bristle!


A big puddle in the car park where I like to walk the dog. I love the reflections in the smooth water


Would you call these bristles? It's my pampas grass in the front garden. I have a real love/hate relationship with pampas grass! Love the sun shining through the bristles/fronds in September, but hate how it gets blown about by the wind, and having to cut it down in the spring!


some peeling paintwork on a beach hut near here. I took loads of photos of the beach huts while doing Cheryl's photo course. I really must make a mini album of them, and maybe frame a few for the wall!

This is a cheat's catch up! None of these are photos I have taken this week, but I have loved looking through my photo files to find photos that fit the brief! Will use my camera tomorrow I promise!

Catching up with this week's prompts. I had minor surgery on Tuesday, and am now recovering from the after effects of anaesthesia! YUK!

Monday, 26 November 2007


Bit of a cheat here, cos I haven't had time to take a photo today. This photo was taken for Cheryls feelgoodphotoworkshop 'Painting with light' course. On the beach at Ferring, just 5 minutes along the coast from here.

playing more catch-up

Some crystals found in my scrapbooking stash.

DD bought these glasses home from McDonalds, which seems to be her favourite place to eat lately!

Friday, 23 November 2007

catching up

Just playing catch up here! Here are 2 I took on my dog walk this morning:

This is part of a sculpture garden on the beach, supposed to be demonstrating plants for drought! Not that we have had any drought this year LOL! I love the way the sea air has lifted the grain, and the wood sculptures have gone silver.

This is an alley I sometimes walk along. Merlin had a little fight with another dog along here this morning. Luckily they were both on leads, so able to drag them apart!! Bit scary though, the old ticker was racing after that! He's not normally an aggressive dog, but just occasionally he gets into a scrap. Wonder what it is that makes him do that?

Sorry it's not a very good picture! Bit out of focus, but I have cropped it to try and make it look more interesting!

Sunday, 18 November 2007


Not sure which way round this is supposed to be. Is it self-portrait Saturday, or Self-portrait Sunday? Never mind, it's Sunday, and here are both!

My 'show-off' picture was taken on Friday morning on the beach just down from our house. I love the way you can point your digital camera straight at the sun, and it still captures a picture! You couldn't have done that with film could you? It was a lovely sunny cold frosty morning, just right for getting good outdoor shots. The jet trails make the sky interesting. There is a bit of flare in the middle of the pebbles, but I quite like that!

MY 'self-portrait' was taken by DH a couple of years ago on holiday in Spain. We stayed in our friends villa between Moriara and Javea on the Costa Blanca. We stayed for 2 weeks which was too long - we got bored, and it was too hot! Lovely villa though, fab setting right up high on a cliff top, but a horrible drive up windy twisty roads to get to it!
It's one of the best photos of me, and I use it for avatars and CJs!!

Friday, 16 November 2007


Cheating here. Photo taken ages ago!! But, our dream is to go away on the motorbike, first a tour through Europe, maybe down to Spain, then Eastern Europe a la Michael Palin, then across the USA (on a Harley Davidson), then New Zealand!

Thursday, 15 November 2007


Another 'collection'! This time my model elephants, yaks etc!

Wednesday, 14 November 2007


My collection of old gardening books! They are on a book case next to my bed. I also have a few old sewing books too. I love to sit on thre floor and browse through them from time to time.

Monday, 4 June 2007


Here is a photo that has had the popadoodldoo treatment! Thanks Kirsty, really easy to use, fab instructions.

Monday, 30 April 2007

cook, tin and purse

oops, look how dirty my cooker is!

An old tin Mum gave me, it is full of vintage buttons!

My gorgeous bag/purse I bought in NYC last year.

Friday, 27 April 2007


I should be being busy in the garden!

Wednesday, 25 April 2007


My notice board next to my computer.


String of bells in DS's room, contrast and colour altered in photoshop!

string of fairy lights in DD's bedroom


box of eggs reflected in the bread bin!

Monday, 23 April 2007

catching up

I wrote down all the days I have missed and had a go at them this weekend. These were the best of a rather bad bunch I am afraid! My favourite is 'texture' , which I altered in photoshop by enhancing the contrast.

Monday, 16 April 2007


I am soooo behind with these. But here is stripy for you!

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Monday, 2 April 2007


The handle on our old garden roller!

my garden fence!



I have been having a play with adding text to my photos!

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Wednesday, 28 March 2007





New camera!

Here's my new camera! A Nikon D70s, with a Nikkor 18-70mm lens.
This blog has been set up because of a photo blog I am following http://herspace-myspace.blogspot.com/ by Kirsty Wiseman and Anita Mundt. It's getting me to take photos of different objects from different angles! I will also post some of my favourite photos here too.