Things I love this week 

There’s no chance of a longer post this week, between a grumpy baby and my lack of sleep. So here once again is a gratitude list….. things I love this week. Fancy shower gel – a couple of people bought me new mum presents of lovely smelling shower gel and bath stuff. My morning shower…

Why I love photography 

My last blog post was about why I love writing. Never one to be tied to just a single interest, I also love photography – this is why……. It helps me notice things. When I did my first photo challenge month back in 2013, I realised that taking one photo a day made me more…

My creative progress and current barriers

About 6 weeks ago I wrote a post about my creative plans for 2017/2018. My plans were: Enter one photography competition – Maidenhead and Me (which is also an exhibition) – closing date September 2017 Write and publish an ebook about my creative projects – by May 2018 Continue to write down all my creative…

My August photo challenge 

I haven’t done a photo challenge for a while, so I’ve decided to do another one during August. This time, the theme will be “black & white” – I’ll take a photo each day and then upload it to Instagram with a black and white filter. This is one I’ve been meaning to do for…

31 (ish) days of sky

In January I decided to do another photo challenge, with one difference to previous ones I’ve done. I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it, mainly so I wouldn’t have to post every day or leave updates. This could have backfired on me and made me give up without encouragement, but actually I did see…

Why bother blogging?

I keep seeing updates on Facebook that this time 2 years ago I was doing Come Blog With Me, a daily blogging challenge. And I really enjoyed it. Yet now, I barely blog at all. In fact I haven’t written anything for this blog since July. I’ve posted a few creative snippets elsewhere, but even…

An alphabet of photos

I started writing this post shortly after I finished my November photo challenge. And then things got busy and I didn’t have time to finish it. But finally I’ve had a bit of spare time to edit it and publish it…. So I did it, I completed my month of photos – at least according…

No swimming

Time for another photo challenge…

As autumn arrives and the leaves fall and disappear, I need something creative to make me get out and about in the dark and cold. So once again I’m going to embark on a month of daily photos. I’ve done this quite a few times in the past and always found it to be creatively…

Sky and branches

A month of photos – March 2015

I’ve done a few photo challenges over the last couple of years. The idea is simple – one photo a day – either pick a theme or just choose to take photos of whatever inspires you. I haven’t done one for quite a while, and so during March, I’m going to take one photo a…

Peony

30 Day Challenge – week 1

So in my previous post I explained that I was going to be doing the 30 Day Challenge again, and that started on Sunday 1st June. Here are a few highlights of the first week. My first “exploring” thing was to sit in a local park that I’d not been to before. It’s a town…

Spring sunset

Why we need to do things we love

I’ve noticed the last few weeks I’ve been feeling a bit fed up. Some of that is because it’s been dark and rainy January and February. But the other thing is that I haven’t been doing the things I know I love to do. As part of my 30 Day Challenge and the programme that…