"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

ten on ten

This is what my day looked like...ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month...

:: but first, coffee
::an abundance of mandarins
::love is all you need
::Poppy snoozing
::lamp shade
::autumn leaves in winter
::Darth vader shoes
::sitting down for lunch
::Charlie drumming
::a cockatoo

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

taking stock #9

It's been about 6 months since I've done a 'taking stock' post so I thought I would be a good time to take a moment to reflect on how I've been spending my days, what I've been thinking about and  just life in general. I've also added a few random photos that I've taken over the last couple of weeks. 

 Making : photos, I'm trying to photograph daily so I can work out how to use my new camera (a Sony A7)
Cooking : according to a meal plan, trying to be organised -I think I'm making lamb burgers tonight (or maybe tomorrow night)
Drinking : water
Reading: "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr
Trawling: on line shopping sites for everything that I want/need
Wanting: a new watch- my old one is losing time
Looking: for costume ideas for an 80's trivia night that I'm going to
Deciding: which jobs on my list take priority
Wishing: for world peace (really!) 
Enjoying: being tucked up in bed on these colder mornings
Waiting: for slow responses to emails
Liking: technology- We're just working out how James can use an ipad for communication
Wondering: whether communication apps will work for him (looks promising so far) 
Loving: slow days
Pondering: my life- how best to spend my days

 Listening: to country music ( a bit unusual for me but we've been inspired by watching Nashville).
Considering: buying a new bed- our current one feels like it's not going to last. Not sure if it can be repaired.
Buying: a bread bin- our family seems to eat alot of bread!
Watching: Nashville, House of Cards & Offspring (depending on our mood & whether David is home) 
Hoping: that Charlie manages the next few weeks with lots of school assessments in his last year of school

Marvelling: at talented high school students- we went to a music recital night - Charlie was brilliant ( and the others were excellent too). So brave to perform in front of an audience.
Needing: to be a bit better with technology- I'm having a bit of trouble formatting this post. 
Wearing: gym gear- I've just taken Poppy for a walk
Noticing: that I'm getting a bit cold- I'll get changed into something warmer in a minute
Knowing: that I learn best by being shown how to do things. I'm going to check out some you tube videos to see if I can get some insight on my new camera
Thinking: always! a million things on my mind

Admiring: people who are comfortable in their own skin
Getting: frustrated with poor communication
Opening: email often
Feeling: hungry, or is it bored? 
Hearing: someone coming up the stairs
Celebrating: great performances in drama & music
Pretending: that I'm on top of everything
Embracing: family

Taking stock is inspired by Pip