Tuesday, 31 January 2017
We had a quiet day at my Mam and Dads today and despite bringing my camera and walking up, I never took any photos, so this has to do. Baker was quite interested in watching Spy in the Wild. Have you seen it? It's so interesting!
Another one of those rare beautiful sunrises! I never like winter and it's dark mornings, days and nights but the fact that there's hardly any sunrises or sunsets is the worst part.
More photographing of things to sell (please check out my eBay and what I have for sale, more stuff being added every day or two!) and while focusing the camera, this colourful reflection caught me.
I was determined for this year's project to include a lot more outdoor shots, but it's proving harder than expected. I try to take my camera when I can but because of the darkness still being around when I get out of work in the mornings, there isn't much to photograph. Here's a tree.
Thursday's are becoming Mallard day it seems. Maybe I'll make it a thing haha. I felt so bad because these guys walked right up to me as I crouched down but I had no food for them. I have to make sure I take them some goodies soon. (PS STOP FEEDING BIRDS/DUCKS/GEESE/SWANS, BREAD!!!!! Please.)
I probably already took a similar photo in last year's project, but I needed a couple close ups of the pins I bought at Disneyland last year for my 'haul' post coming in the next couple weeks on my main blog.
Today should have been a Big Garden Birdwatch photo but after a nice sunny day yesterday, of course, today was miserable! Like, soaking. So there weren't many birds around and I spent a good portion or two of my day blasting through this book. I am so chuffed with my reading this year so far, I feel like if I was in school I'd have been given a gold star sticker (if I didn't hate stickers haha).
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Jan 15th. Day 15.
I was quite lucky with what I bought at Newcastle yesterday and got some awesome bargains, this is my mini Disney Store haul. I got all this for like £13, by the way :P Wehay.
Today was definitely a classic Disney cartoons type of day. Baker really enjoyed them all but especially 'Mickey's Orphans'. This is where my heart is stolen by Disney. The originals, the classics, the ones who made it what it is today. How amazing to watch these and then the likes of Moana and appreciate the crazy technological advances. Wow. <3
Goodness knows how many times I've taken pretty much this same photos. I always find it a little sad (and slightly humorous at the same time) to see a bird perched on the head and the woman looking so upset <3
I already finished my first book of the year 2 days ago - I know, some of you read multiple books a month but - for me, it's crazy to already be on to my next read! I started this last year and put it down when I started another but I'm back and into it. It's pretty short too so maybe I'll even get this finished in January too!
Hello Mr and Mrs Duck! I think I'm correct in saying that this is the first Mallard snap of the year... If you are new here, get used to those river bird photos - last year there were around 34! Yay for living a stone's throw away from all these beauts and getting to pass them every day :)
With all the photo taking, of stuff I have to sell, today, I forgot to take a 'proper' photo for this project :O. Not wanting to miss a day this early in the year, here's an outtake. I'm happy to say that that camera sold within seconds of listing it on eBay! Yay.
Jan 21st. Day 21.
I wish all lampposts looked like old-fashioned lampposts, not these.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Last year I adopted a Polar Bear as a gift for a friend at Christmas. This year I wanted to continue my monthly donation to Born Free and so adopted a Hyena family for myself! It got delivered to my parents as I panic that if I'm ever out (rare) that I wouldn't receive my mail if neighbours were to take it in, so I only got it today. So happy with my little pack and look forward to the quarterly magazines!
Jan 9th. Day 9.I had to brave town today to go to Citizens Advice after a heck load of rubbish from a certain government department, so took the camera along on the off chance of a photo opportunity. After having already settled for the first photo, we were extremely lucky to be treated to a peek of a stunning, red status, Grey Wagtail! Sadly, this was the only shot I got before it darted off but I'm happy just to have seen it none the less.
Filling in this that I picked up yesterday. I thought I'd give up a couple of my hours a week to do something a little more worth while than blogging. I do work, but only 8 & 3/4 hours a week over 7 days and have had no luck getting a 2nd job, so why not help out elsewhere eh?
So Dad took ill yesterday, got sent to our towns little A&E from work, who told him to get a GP appointment. They wouldn't see him despite it being an emergency. Today Baker and I walked up to look after him. Mam arranged a GP appointment and he was sent straight to Cramlington hospital. If you are in the NE you might have heard about it recently. A new £95 million hospital with people laying in corridors in beds and an average 7 hour wait to be seen. He was there from 2.30pm until almost midnight when he was transferred to the Freeman in Newcastle. It was not a nice day.
I hadn't taken any photos while sitting with Dad so as Baker and I walked home I took this quick snap of one of the many big ships that pass by the bay. It was super freakin' windy too but I can't photograph air.
I think I didn't do much today? I think I cleaned up and I know I switched my 'pride of place' soft toys from Christmas friends to old school Minnie and Oswald. Steamboat Willie Mickey is a permanent feature.
After Jake telling me a million times this week that we were gonna get snow, and I argued that it was forecast for the 'North East' and the NE is huge! Berwick hasn't had proper snow in years and with being on the sea front the salt air usually keeps it away. But this morning, as I headed out to work pre-6am, I was greeted with ... snow. 0_o
I'm not a big fan of it. It was okay at that time in the morning when I was the first to have walked on it but after everyone trails over it the white crunch turns to a grey sludge and is just inconvenient.
Baker didn't want to go out for a wee when I got home either but after we got up to Mam and Dads house to look after Dad (he got home from hospital last night), he did have a play in the back garden.<3
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
If you've been around for the last couple years, you'll know we usually take family portraits in the home studio every December 31st. However, this year my studio lights broke! They were probably over 6/7 years old so they lasted a while but it means we couldn't keep up with our tradition :( We decided today to make the most of the hour of light we get in the middle of the day and at least try to get some sort of family portrait. It's not good, but it'll have to do!
Say hi to the first sky photo of this project! We had a semi-visible sunset for a change this evening.
I am so over the moon that this book is a part of my collection. Just look at those handsome men!! It's a very special book, filled with wonderful photos from Walt's younger years and right through his life. It just makes me wish I was born in the late 1800s / early 1900s even more...
First time seeing my girls in 2017! Poor Tilly was freezing and not so happy but she was a good sport (after I lifted her into this spot and held a treat at camera level) and got a nice photo with her sister. Brook on the other hand, who is a typical, bouncy, crazy, fun-loving puppy, sat so well this time!
First train spotting session of the year done!
Jan 6th. Day 6.
I spent the majority of the day moving furniture, deep cleaning and putting all my DVDs back onto the shelves in the correct order...which ate up a lot of my time so it's just a quick photo of my colourful 'big' books, today. They are waiting patiently for me to get a bookcase that fits them on.
Yessss! Week one - done. And without missing a day ;) Off to a good start. Today Baker, Mam and I went for a walk and ended up at the garden centre as always. This is a World War 1 shell - that we pass on our way to and from there - from HMS Hood (''the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood'' as says Google) and given to the village by Commander Phipps-Hornby of Murton White House, Berwick. It's super cool but as it is set into the wall, I think many people miss it in passing.