Project 366 – Week 13

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~ Day 79 ~

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~ Day 80 ~

I’ve had this poster since last year, when I went to the Doctor Who Experience and Richard bought it for me. It hadn’t made it out of its packaging until last week when I finally managed to get it on my wall. And I love it.

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~ Day 81 ~

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~ Day 82 ~

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~ Day 83 ~

A photo of photos; they were left out after my sister and I were looking through the boxes on Mother’s Day. The old one is of my granddad (we think), on the left, his mum (my great grandmother) next to him, and my great uncle on the right. The one behind it is of me and my mum, and the reason it’s out is because I like how slim I look in it, and it’s meant to be spurring me on with my diet and exercise.

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~ Day 84 ~

I’m claiming this as a photo I took, because I did, though it was with my sister’s camera. We went to my uncle’s 80th birthday afternoon tea on Saturday. This is a photo of my sisters, my cousin (also called Jane), and me.

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~ Day 85 ~

I’m working on a theme for days 86-92. They will be posted at some point after the weekend (definitely not Sunday this week, I’m not even going to pretend that will happen), and you’ll have to see if you can work out what the theme is!

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Project 366 – Week 10

Hello all

I’m nearing the end of the ABC Photo Challenge now, and the end of the alphabet is much more difficult than the start! Today is V, and I haven’t taken a photograph yet, I can’t think of anything just now, and the weather is so awful that I don’t feel much like exploring to try and find inspiration! As with last week, some of my daily photos here are the alphabet photos, but some aren’t.

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~ Day 58 ~

This is an owl teapot that has been in the house for as long as I can remember, and I thought I had no idea where it came from. However, I do remember seeing it featured on Design is Mine last year, and I commented on the post saying that it came from my mum’s sister-in-law. I must have asked her at the time where she got it, but I don’t remember the answer – I’m glad that I did comment, otherwise I’d probably have no idea! Anyway, this was my O photo (or at least, the photo was of this owl) for Monday.

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~ Day 59 ~

This was my P photo – I went with ‘Project’ (I know, scraping the barrel a little bit!). I have been knitting squares for a while, with the overall plan being to knit them together to create a blanket. I’m not sure how well it’s going to work to be honest, because they are mostly all different sizes, despite coming out of the same book. So we’ll have to see.

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~ Day 60 ~

This was always my plan for Q – what else would I have taken a photograph of! I was going to take a photo of the ‘vintage’ tin we have that has become the sewing box, but it didn’t look vintage enough, so I didn’t bother. This is one that had for Christmas, and there is actually still a chocolate or two left in it!

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My R photo was such a cop out (I drew a very basic rainbow on a piece of paper and took a photo of it), that I couldn’t include it here in all good conscience! I was struggling all day with it, so I took a photo of my egg cup too, so that I would have a standby for Project 366 if I needed one! I love this egg cup, I got it for my birthday from Anna but have only just used it!

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~ Day 62 ~

Every time I go to Anna and Rob’s house, it crosses my mind how much I like their light fittings. I don’t even know why, it must just be the pattern that I like. Anyway, I was there on Friday, and my S photo had been a photo of myself, entitled ‘Self Portrait’ (and I had added some effect to hide the fact that I wasn’t looking great). I wasn’t going to include that on here, so I took a photograph of the aforementioned light fitting.

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~ Day 63 ~

Saturday night was my brother’s engagement party – he proposed to his girlfriend Bex on Valentine’s Day, and here is the happy couple! It was a fun night!

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~ Day 64 ~

This was a potential U photo for yesterday, but I ended up going with a photograph of the UK in my atlas! I wanted to use my atlas for my A photo, because I love it, but I couldn’t find it. As it turned out, it was on my bookshelf all along and I just hadn’t been looking properly. Anyway, so I went with my umbrella, which is hanging outside from the last time I used it. I didn’t go out yesterday (combination of tiredness, slight hangover from the night before, and sheer laziness), and I don’t plan on going out today, so the umbrella can stay where it is. It wouldn’t last long today anyway; it’s so windy here!

So that’s Week Ten done! As I said, I’m nearing the end of the ABC Photo Challenge, so I’m going to have to start thinking of things on my own again. I might try and give myself a weekly theme, or something, so that I can motivate myself to take the photos. We’ll see how it goes; I’m mightily impressed that I haven’t missed a day yet!

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Project 366 – Week 6

Hello all

For some reason I only included six photographs in last week’s round-up! Which is ridiculous, because I had taken last Sunday’s photo mere hours before I wrote the blog post, and somehow I forgot to include it! Anyway, this week’s edition will be a bumper one, and include eight photographs!

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~ Day 29 ~

This is the photo that should have gone into last week’s round-up, but didn’t! It’s my friend Richard, at the pub in Burnham, where we went for a couple of cokes last Sunday night.

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~ Day 30 ~

Because I do such an awful lot of reading/borrowing books from the library, they always present themselves for photos when I can’t think of anything else! These are two books that I have borrowed in order to knit a blanket. I’m making very slow progress at the minute though!

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~ Day 31 ~

Another phone photograph, sorry! I went to my friends’ house the other day, and they got a fire going, because it was so chilly! Lovely fire, not such a great photograph.

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~ Day 32 ~

Cravendale have been giving away Muppets Stickers for the past few weeks, they are supposed to go on your bottles of milk, but I won’t be wasting them in such a manner! I am just waiting for Gonzo now. It’s a shame there was no Rowlf, as he’s my favourite Muppet.

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~ Day 33 ~

A photograph of my ginger sisters on the train on the way home from London; we had been to see a recording of The Cube, and it was super exciting and lots of fun. This photograph is their reaction to Sarah finding a photograph of a giant Walnut Whip on her phone. It may not seem it from her facial expression, but she was very excited.

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~ Day 34 ~

I am attempting to read all of Shakespeare’s comedies for my 30 Before 30 list, and I’ve decided that the best way to do so is to enlist the help of some study guides. So I went to the library and got the York Notes on The Taming of the Shrew, and I’m reading the play in conjunction with it. It may not seem like fun to everyone, but I assure you, I love it.

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~ Day 35 ~

Yesterday I spent the evening with my friends Anna, Jenny and John, and we watched DVDs, ate John’s fabulous lasagne, and drank wine. It was a lovely evening, all told.

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~ Day 36 ~

This morning we woke up to probably about 6” of snow. (If you are local to me, and you think that’s wrong, let me know. I’m kind of making it up.) Anna and I had to help push Rob’s car to get it moving, and I’m very proud to say that we achieved it, and all without the help of Jenny, who would normally be the go-to gal for that kind of thing. Then, this afternoon, I went for a winter walk with my sister, and took quite a few photographs, including this one. Walking in deep snow is brilliant, and, I’m sure, quite a fabulous work out for your thighs. I hope it sticks around for a while.

Well I have to say that I am slightly more pleased with this week’s photographs than I have been previously. They can, however, get much better, so I hope they will be in coming weeks.

Until next time,

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Jane loves blogging

Hello all It’s time for my weekly post again, and this week I’ve decided to write on Topic 13.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Well I don’t have any major plans for this year. Obviously, I am hoping that lots of exciting things will happen to me and around me, but I don’t have anything like a holiday or a wedding to look forward to, as in previous years.

Having said that, there is something very exciting happening in April. My brother and his wife are expecting their third daughter, due, I believe on April 7th. She has a name already, Hattie, and from the scans and ante-natal appointments, we’re expecting her to be quite a big baby. Needless to say, Tanya is hoping for a nice quick birth!

As this is going to be my fifth niece (to go with my two nephews), here are the existing bunch, who Hattie will join in April.

Abbie

Abbie is my oldest sister’s daughter, and because there is a gap of 14 years between me and Sarah, I was only 7 when Abbie was born. She lived with us for a while, and as such she’s always been like a little sister to me. Except for the fact that she seemed to grow up very quickly, and was like a 35-year-old when she was 8. So maybe she’s more like another big sister to me. Anyway, I love her lots, she’s funny and rude and sarcastic and just brilliant. And despite her only living up the road, I don’t really get to see her as much as I would like. She’s the oldest person I know that I’ve known for their whole life, and as a result, she makes me feel old every time she celebrates a birthday.

Jimmy

Jimmy is Sarah’s oldest son, he’s 15, and he’s a typical teenager! He’s all ‘lol’ and ‘omg’, and he irritates just for the sake of irritating. Obviously, this contributes to how much I love him! One of the things I love about him is that he loves to talk, so you can have a really good conversation with him about a variety of things, and luckily we have a similar taste in films and television (most especially a love for Glee). He is also, I am confident, going to be an amazing hairdresser when he leaves school, so I am looking forward to free haircuts for life.

Robbie

Robbie is Sarah’s baby, although at 12 I suspect it won’t be long until he starts acting like a regular teenager too. He was the baby of the family for so long, that’s the way we all treat him still, but he’s growing up a lot. He’s a talented footballer and I still hold out hope that he’ll play professionally one day. We both love playing board games, so that’s something we do together a lot. He’s also a bit of a looker, and I know he’s always got some girl or another fancying him!

Lyla

Lyla is my brother Jamie’s oldest daughter. She is three, and if I thought Abbie grew up fast, she has nothing on Lyla. She’s the most extraordinary little girl, you can’t get anything past her, and she has an unbelievable memory. I’ve taken to teaching her facts, she currently knows the name of the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minster, Chancellor of the Exchequer (as well as the fact that he ‘looks after your money’), the President of the USA (‘Barack O’Banana’, and the names of his daughters). She can also sing along with a variety of Oasis songs (owing to her dad being a big fan, hence her name). I’ve never known a child like her.

Florence

Florence is Lyla’s younger sister, and they are only separated by a year. Florence has had to learn, being Lyla’s sister, that she has to work hard to make herself heard. She’s a right little bruiser, a tough cookie, but she’s lovely and kind and affectionate. For a two-year-old she has a great sense of humour, and she’s great fun to be around. It will be interesting to see how things change with the arrival of Hattie!

Molly

After my brother Matthew’s wedding to Kelly, I told them that if they were going to have a baby, Kelly wasn’t allowed to get pregnant before about April 2009, because I was going to Connecticut for four months in August 2009. Alas, they failed to comply with my slightly unreasonable request, and Molly was born while I was away! Luckily, she was only about six weeks old when I got back. I don’t get to see Molly as much as I would like, as Matthew and Kelly live too far away for very regular visits. But we see her enough for her to be perfectly relaxed with us after the initial shy period of about five minutes. She’s another fantastic baby, she’s bright and mischievous; the best thing about her is the overwhelming confidence she has in herself. If she wants to do something, she does it, and she doesn’t seem to think there’s anything wrong with it. Again, in a baby of just over a year, that’s a remarkable attitude to have!

So there you have it, a bit of an indulgent post about six of my favourite people in the whole world. I think Hattie will fit in perfectly!