Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A New View of Skye

Several years ago, we went to Skye for the day. I'd completely forgotten about it until recently. My friend, Amel, reminded me. She was talking about her trip to London. You should go look at her photos. they're great! She even took photos of some really fancy public toilets. That made me laugh, because I've been known to take photos of public toilets as well! :D

And that's when I remembered the toilet in Skye. This was at a little place, where you stopped before going across the bridge that links Skye to the mainland. It was completely decorated with posters, postcards, toys and ornaments. I've never seen anything like it!

Here's the photos... 





Friday, 22 May 2015

Been a While

It's been a while since I felt like blogging. I think everyone reaches that stage, where the ideas just dry up or you're too busy to remember to write. For me, it's been a bit of both. And then there's the sad fact that blogging seems to be a dying thing. More people are moving to the fast and snappy media, like Twitter. 

At first, I felt really sad about that, but then I thought about how each stage of my internet experiences have brought me new friends and knew chances to grow and learn. I "arrived" online at the moment when internet forums were the hottest new thing. I met and made wonderful friends that way and I was heart-broken when most of the forums I loved turned into ghost towns or were shut down. But then, at that time, I was just beginning to blog. And in blogging I met new wonderful people and madesome fantastic friendships.

So... as much as it will hurt my heart of blogging dies out completely, I know there will be new things to learn from and new people to meet. All part of life's journey. :-)


Friday, 1 May 2015

My First Selfie

I took my first selfie this week. Yeah, I know - I'm a late bloomer! 

I think many photographers fall into that trap of being more interested in what is around them. I love nature, I find human faces awesome (wish I was a portrait artist/photographer), but with all that looking outwards I tend to forget my eyes are in a face as well. LOL LOL 

Drum roll moment... here I am.  Taken on the spur of the moment, so excuse the crazy angle. 




Friday, 17 April 2015

Baking Frenzy

I was clearing out our digital camera yesterday and found a few photos I had forgotten were there. They're all cakes my mom has made recently. She's been in a baking frenzy. ;-D

Here's the first masterpiece - our Christmas fruit cake. I took this one on Christmas eve. You can see our blended countries decorations of Tartan and guinea fowl place settings. LOL



 This next one was made for my Hubby's birthday. It's a three layer almond sponge with whipped marscapone/cream, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It was sooo good that I've put in an order for one for my birthday. 


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Gift Giving Crows

I found a wonderful article on crows today. Apparently, some wild crows have been known to bring thank you gifts back to the people who feed them. Considering the fact that crows are exceptionally smart and often live in family-unit based societies... I not surprised. :-)

http://thewildlife.wbur.org/2015/03/12/the-secrets-of-gift-giving-crows/


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Hope

A friend sent me a video today. It's been a long time since I watched something that made me cry and yet gave me hope (for our planet) at the same time.Some people make you proud to be human. These are some of them...


Thursday, 29 January 2015

One Month Gone

I can't believe it's almost a month into the new year already. The month has zoomed by for our family... in a fog of ill health. We've all had a rather nasty flu bug that has left all four of us weakened and still coughing a LOT.

The hardest part of being sick has been food and drink. First tea tasted awful, then everything tasted revolting and now coffee tatstes weird! And trying to cook when food seems revolting and all of you aches is the WORST.


 Thankfully, I'm feeling a lot better and managed to cook a cottage pie last night, which most of us managed to eat.


I'll be glad when this is completely gone. I'm tired of feeling tired and sick of being sick!