Tuesday 28 July 2020

Shadow Walk

The theme for the photography group this month was shadows.  I went for a walk along a path where I had seen shadows when we walked there back in May.

Several of the images reminded me of mark making.

I wondered when I saw the photos downloaded whether I would have been better to have set my camera onto black and white.

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Saturday 25 July 2020

Almost normal!

We did it!  We went out for a walk along the canal to the pub and had lunch.

I didn't take my camera with me because we've done this walk so often and I have so many photos from the walks.  However we realised we had never walked it in July.  So I used my phone but I'm not totally thrilled with the quality of the photos.

 It's still July but the Hawthorn berries are already reddening ready for Autumn.

It was lovely to get out.  I had been a bit nervous about it.  Not because of the virus but because I haven't been out of the house away from where we live since March 23rd.  We have walked around the area we live but haven't driven away from here.  Well, Roger has, but I haven't.

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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Reading List

I thought I would show you some of the books I have recently read, recently bought and recently downloaded.

First, two books I've just finished reading.

Reading currently

Just arrived in the post

And the downloaded collection on the Kindle App on my iPad.

In between I'm reading detective fiction!

Should keep me going for a while!

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Saturday 18 July 2020

Journal Update

I have continued to diary things I've done in my Everyday Journal.  I haven't done much about my word {walk} lately.  However I have included Mary's word study in Thessalonians 1 and 2.

I printed out the 31 day plan.  If you've looked at Mary's page, you will see mine looks a bit different.  That's because I like my calendars to start on a Monday not a Sunday.  I think it's a British thing.

I divided each page into 4 and used one rectangle for the diary and one for the word.  I've chosen one part of Mary's study to illustrate the day.

I have drawn out all the pages up to the end in August.  This way it will keep me committed to the study.  I do have a happy knack of giving up half way through!

I didn't get to do the collages every day which I had mentioned in a previous post.

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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Before & After

Whenever I try to tidy up I always get to a point where everything is worse than when I started and I want to give up.  Do you get like that?

Well I have a lovely friend who is helping me to declutter.  We don't try to do a whole room (which why it always went wrong before!) we just do part of a room.  Last week we did one small cupboard and 3 drawers in the dining room.

Yesterday we did part of a bookshelf and a couple of surfaces.  Let me show you the before!

This is what people can see in the background of zoom calls!

And now the after.

There's still a lot to do but at least it's much more pleasurable to walk into the room.

How are you getting on with tidying and decluttering?

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Saturday 11 July 2020

Is it winter?

This week we put the central heating back on!  I know!  Almost the middle of the summer!  Which got me thinking about some photos I love that I took way back in 2009 on a New Year's Day walk.

By the time I had found these photos and written this blog the summer had returned and the sun is shining!

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