Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Day 59 +1!!!

Happy Leap Day everyone!  What are you going to do with your extra day?  Any ladies planning to propose?!  I hope you find time to snap something


(I'll be back later today to catch up on yesterday's posts!)

Today has been extraordinary for me for several reasons!
1. It is 29 February!
2. I had my haircut! (I hate going to the hairdressers and snip my own fringe until the rest of my hair looks a real mess)
3. I quite like my new haircut! (though it does show up a lot of grey ... will be remedying that later ;))
4. I went shopping for a few holiday clothes and bought them without trying them on ... and they all fit!
5. I went into TKMaxx looking for something specific, doubting they would have any, let alone any in my size and a suitable colour ... but there on the shelf was a lone pair of Birkenstocks, size 6, metallicy-powdery blue! Just waiting for me! How extraordinary :) (I am notoriously unlucky when it comes to buying shoes - they never have my size!)

So here are my extraordinary Birkenstocks ... I'm wearing them in now so they mould to my feet in time for my holiday :-D

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Day 59

Not a very inspiring word today ...


I'll be back with mine later! I actually love the colour grey. It makes a change from black! Here's my grey handbag:

Monday, 27 February 2012

Day 58

Another choice today! The planned word is ...


but I don't think there's a lot of mist around the British Isles this morning! Sooooo ..... take a photo of a


and make it a tree you'll be able to revisit at some point later in the year!

Here's the first tree I see as I step outside the house each morning:

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Day 57

No choice today :)

Show me the


Here we have a light and fluffy cake :D

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Day 56

Welllllll .... we were going to have a few days of weather themed prompts, but I'm thinking that's not going to work too well ... so I'm going to give you a choice!

The planned prompt for today was


but if it's not raining were you are and any other interpretation of the word is too much for the brain cells, show me something that tells you it's


Saturdays in this house are all about football ...

Friday, 24 February 2012

Day 55

I will catch up on yesterday's photos this evening ... promise!

So yesterday we had a freaky warm day with clear blue skies all day (well, here in Essex anyway!) ... and today the planned word is ...


Snapped this outside my house on my way home from work - literally about 5 minutes ago. It is now completely overcast and grey!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Day 54

Today we are getting in close!

in the details

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Day 53

Do you like the new flickr badge at the side with fewer, larger pics? Or did you prefer the old one with lots of small thumbnails?  I can't decide!

Today we'll be looking at something


This is what keeps my head feeling ordinary, keeping the migraines at bay!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Day 52

Ugh. Back to work for me today, after half terms holidays. I am certainly not feeling ...

sky high

Happy pancake day!

Terrible photo, but it sums up the day! Sky high ... well, almost!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Day 51

Today's word is


My crystal glasses for sherry (because ladies drink sherry, and I am a lady!) (not really, my mum is the only one who drinks sherry in this family!)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Day 50

A tricky one for me today!


Here is Natasha's snood ... the height of winter fashion!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Day 49

Thanks to those who have removed word verification on their blogs - it certainly makes things a whole lot easier!

Today's word is


Easier than yesterday's I hope! :)

Here's mine! A close-up of the overflowing ironing basket ... I could show you what it ACTUALLY looks like ... but I won't :D

One of you asked how I got the effect on yesterday's photo ... I used the Olloclip macro lens on my iPhone, took the photo using the Camera+ app, then changed it to black and white. I then opened it up in Snapseed app and added a bit of 'tilt shift' to get the blurring effect, and added some grunge. I then used Pixlromatic app (my absolute favourite) to add the border. :)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Day 48

Tricky one today, lovely challengers!


Oh, can I just say ... a big ugh to the new blogger captcha thing! Now I have to decipher TWO 'words' every time I leave a comment anywhere, and they are much harder than the old style 'words'! Why do they have to change things!!! *moan over* *for now* ;)

ETA: I've now taken off the word verification thingy for comments on here .... fingers crossed we don't get too many spammers!

My photo is a bit of a cheat :D

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Day 47

Feeling nosey today ...

what's inside your handbag? (or pockets, if you're not a lady:D)

Inside mine?
funky purse :)
diary and pen
cough sweets
headache tablets
lip balm
oyster card
work ID cards,fobs, memory sticks
a fork!
random receipts, payslips and other crap
... oh ... and of course, my phone is usually in there, but I used it to take the photo :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Day 46 ... again!

Hehe ... I'm confused! BUT I HAVE CAUGHT UP! Hurrah!

Anyway, I hope you all were given flowers for Valentines Day yesterday because today's word is ...


Interpret as you will!! :)

Well, I've gone off piste today! No blooms around here, none in the house, none in the garden, and none spotted on my short trip to the Co-Op! So here are the Red Velvet Cupcakes I baked instead :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Day 46 ... umm, no, it's Day 45!!

Apologies for my tardiness today! Hubster is working from home, so is on the Mac, reducing me to using Daught's netbook thing which is megaaaaa slllllooowwwww!

Happy Valentines Day lovely people! Apart from giving each other a card, we don't really DO Valentines day. Apparently 'every day is Valentines day' ... that's what I'm told anyway!!! ;)

The word for today is ...


I know some of you have done this before .... as ever, if you don't fancy the word snap whatever is happening in your life right now!

These are the candles hubby insists on keeping in a drawer in the hall, so we know where they are in case of a power cut. We have never had cause to use them in the 12 years we have been living in this house :)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Day 44

Today's word is


These two have a very special friendship :) Here, son is teaching hubby how to play the guitar! (Really! It was a song hubby didn't know how to play :))

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Day 43

I need to catch up!

Today I want you to photograph something

from your past

My grandparents ... sitting on the beach, fully clothed. My nan has her handbag on her lap. She was never far away from her handbag, and we even sent it up to heaven with her, stuffed with photos of her loved ones :)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Day 42

Today, as it's Saturday and many of us have a bit more time, I want you all to set up a fabulous ...

portrait of a loved one

This is what happens in my world if you ask loved ones to pose for a portrait!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Day 41

With Valentine's Day coming up next week, our prompts might take on a little romantic feel!

We'll start with


Mine is a photo of a canvas I made with the theme 'home is where the heart is'. This hangs in our hallway :)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Day 40

The 40th word of the day is ...


This is my daughter's compact digital camera ... which she is not using to keep up with this challenge!!!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Day 39

The word for today is ...


Here's mine! This stamp looks chicken wire fencing :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Day 38

Today's word is ...


The Headless Knight resides on our fridge. He lost his head about a year ago. I cannot bring myself to bury him!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Day 37

Today's word is


Apologies for not being round much to comment ... I will be back soon :)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Day 36

Today's word is


While this looks beautiful, the way this country deals with a snowfall is pretty rubbish! :)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Day 35

Happy Saturday!  Snow is heading our way ... take care people!

Today's word is


I would like to thank whoever brought liquid soap into our kitchens and bathrooms! Now I am in no way a germophobe, but the thought of using a bar of soap that has who knows how many germs festering in it gives me the heebie jeebies!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Day 34

Ok first techie hitch! I have no Internet! BT are working on it so they say ... I can't do linky thingz on my phone so just leave a comment with your photo today.  Linky thing is there now .... :)

The word for today is ...


I just told my kids I need to take a photo of an interaction, so Daught obligingly struck up a conversation with Son ... Son said "ummm ... could you interact with someone else?!"  He cracks me up :)  Anyway, here's mine; I interact with the lovely ladies at Bubbly Funk on a near-daily basis ... we have had lots of laughs and shared lots of tears and some days I don't know what I'd do without them!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Day 33

Hmmm ... the word for today is


Why? I have no idea! :)

Here's mine ... complete with dust! This button was pushed several times yesterday, to no avail! But hurrah, we are back online!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Day 32

Happy February!

The word for today is an easier one I think ...


Mine is my Baby G watch. I bought it on holiday the first time we went to Florida and it has rarely been off my arm since :)

I'm thinking I might go black & white for a month ...