Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Final snap

Hard to believe this is the final snap of the year - feels such a short time ago that I was introducing my first one - thank you to all of you who have participated with your own snaps and lovely comments.

For my final set I had been thinking of festive snaps but in the end decided to use a water and sky shot I took this week and match it with others from during the year because this is one of my most recurring themes in my photos and a topic that always has me reaching for my camera - probably helped by the fact that I live near the sea so often come across good water and sky shots.

The top one I took this week - the water is Loch Lomond, where I had a family Christmas in a holiday chalet - wet and windy but managed a walk to see the water and get some photos

2nd down taken in June when we were on holiday in Ullapool

3rd down is from my holiday in Spain in September (I clearly like to holiday by water as well as living by it!)

and finally at the bottom is one taken near home in October - it was interesting looking through my sea and sky photos from the year looking for one that had a similar feel to the other 3.

and for the last time I'm looking forward to seeing what caught your eye this week.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Snap festive red

With only days until Christmas, I wanted to have a festive theme for my snap collection this week and while looking through my festive photos from this month I noticed plenty of red and chose 4 of them

Top left are some baubles on a stall at the Christmas market
Top right is from my festive jumper
Bottom left is a cup of mulled wine I enjoyed with my crochet group (stretching my red theme into very dark red)
Bottom right - I was intrigued by these decorations on the floor of a highstreet shop

Looking forward to seeing what you are all sharing in our penultimate snap collection. 

If any of you are thinking that you might like to host a photo meme next year but are worried about doing link up  - adding a linky is easy and free - I use inlinkz . 

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas, whatever you are doing.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Memorandum Monday in the festive spirit

A big wave to you all as we count down to Christmas - plenty of lists on the go with a satisfying number of items ticked off as completed (but somehow more are being added too)

The local yarn bombers have been busy - this lovely snowy scene has been attracting lots of attention and people stopping for a photo - it is on top of the big postbox in the middle of the high street

This afternoon I'm heading into the city for my last foray to enjoy the decorations and some last bits to buy - I don't intend to venture in again until next week and am hoping a Monday afternoon will be quiet enough to get through the shops and market without feeling like I am wading through people all the time and that checkout queues will be reasonable.  There is always the lure of some mulled cider if it gets too much!!

Wishing you all a good week and Fabulous Festivities

Friday, December 16, 2016

6 words time

joining Miriam for her lovely meme

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Snap the river

one of the things I love about walking by the river regularly is watching the changes as the volume of water changes and bids move around and the light provides sparkle or reflection.  So I made a point of taking photos while standing in the same spot over several weeks to create a set that show some differences.  And the reflection one was taken in December so another for the winter scavenger hunt

looking forward to what has caught your eye this week

Monday, December 12, 2016

Memorandum Monday fusion

a big wave to you all as I happily post from my big computer now that my broadband is working again - there were 5 components that could be the cause of the problem and mine was fixed when they addressed the 4th one!  All working fine now and I won't miss the daily chats to the people at the call centre helpdesk.

what else is new for me this weekend?  I captured another item for the winter scavenger hunt when I went to a new monthly market in our local town

I was pleased to browse 15 stalls with some tasty local produce to try - plenty of jams, chutneys and jams to sample plus some biscuits and fancy sausage rolls.  There seemed plenty of interest and purchase so I'm hoping it will continue.

Another first was an unexpected new fusion section on the menu in a sushi restaurant - sushi with grilled cheese on top!!  we couldn't ignore it so had one piece each to try - and I won't be having more as hot sushi didn't work for me.

Hope you all have a great week with some festive fun and no list stress

Friday, December 9, 2016

6 words - fresh

Joining Miriam with her lovely meme - a word of explanation - #lovelydeadcrap is a tag Miriam uses regularly on her Instagram feed

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Snap festive decorations

Not the photos I had planned to use but they are on my computer and I am still without broadband  (don't ask - just imagine a cartoon of steam commingled out of my ears!)

So 2 photos I took while doing some festive decorating. I'm doing discrete areas as the mood takes me

I  made the 3 Santa figures - you can see how I evolved the pattern- middle then right of photo then left

Below my favourite hanging decorations that are not too heavy. Most were made by me or someone I know.

No link up  I'm afraid as doing that on my phone is beyond me.  And it could well be Sunday before I manage to visit your snaps. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday Memorandum from a cafe

A big wave to everyone on a frosty morning.  My first new thing is  that I am  posting this on my 'phone' (the  feature on it I use the  least so feels strange calling it that) using the wifi in my local cafe because my broadband at home is not working and the engineer is booked for  Tuesday and of course this happens in the last few days of my mobile data month so I don't have enough for blogs. So here I am with my coffee

And my second new thing is starting to collect items for the winter Scavenger hunt. This was taken outside in the dark.  Lights on the trees along the river

Hoping you all have a good week and I should be round to see what was new for you on Tuesday afternoon once the engineer has fixed my broadband 

Friday, December 2, 2016

6 word short

joining Miriam for her lovely meme - this week a short story on the theme of 'short'