(and inspired by Sian’s presentation)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
I was in the city centre on Wednesday wondering where to focus for my 5 in 5 (following Sandie’s framework of taking lots of photos in 5 minutes and then sharing the best 5). Then a lightbulb clicked on and I realised that this was a perfect way to explore some of the interesting nooks and crannies of the city over the coming months. 5 minutes to really look at a small area seems a great plan.
So I went into an old churchyard that I walk past regularly and started clicking. From the dates on the gravestones I was clearly in use in the 1830s and earlier.
I love how the green lichen accentuates the carved details on the stones
I was also interested in some of the contrast between old and modern like this new red door above the lovely stair
and the modern ornate gates
and most of all I was intrigued that this building is for lease.
I hope someone has some interesting and imaginative plans to use it. I really hope it becomes something that engages with people and allows us into the building. It would make a fun starting point for themed walks or a nice cosy workroom.
While thinking about 5 in 5 I had another lightbulb moment – I suddenly remembered the 12 on the 12th meme that was so popular a few years ago – funny how some memes fall away. anyway I thought I’d do a 12 photo capture of my day on the 12th of this month.
Thanks to Sandie for hosting 5 in 5 – and making me brain spark this month.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I enjoy watching all the dogs running around on the sand and into the water. some chasing balls and some just running - such energy and exuberance
Monday, March 3, 2014
for the 2nd month of the year, with it’s 2 ‘missing days’ I seem to have a lot of ‘2’s in my numerical summary and 2 accompanying photos.
I read 4 works on fiction on my kindle (by Kate Atkinson, Ian M Banks, Chris Beckett and Barbara Kingsolver)and 2 paper books about sign language.
Keeping my fingers busy in three different ways.
I’ve been to 3 of my sign language classes, learnt the alphabet and vocabulary relating to names, family, pets and places.
I’ve been crocheting to make 24 mini nurses and have completed all 48 arms, 24 hats, 24 bodies and 10 completed nurses. I also crocheted 1 pair of fingerless mittens for a local charity providing warm items for Big Issue sellers and helped 4 new crocheters with their work.
Spent 7 hours at a fabulous silverclay workshop where I learnt that a silverclay ring had to start off 3 sizes too big to allow for shrinkage in the kiln.
I’ve been watching lots of sports on TV with the start of the 6 Nations rugby competition. Scotland has not been doing well and a plague of nematodes under the grass of their homeground makes watching them play at home doubly embarrassing. also enjoying Winter Olympics coverage, in particular the 2 snowboarding acrobatic disciplines and the curling where team GB won 2 sets of medals.
Enjoying the signs of spring, in particular the 3 different types of flowers now in my garden – snowdrops, crocuses (2 colours – yellow and purple) and small daffodils
Thanks to Julie for encouraging us to count our month and providing a safe haven to share.