I would be a hopeless public speaker although I am fine with people I know and better than I used to be with strangers but probably still a better listener.
If You Were Asked To Design A Warning Label That Would Be Tattooed On Your Skin, What Would It Say?
WARNING: Grumpy Old Lady
However, as I think tattoos are ugly I probably would not actually have it done.
What Are You Passionate About?
A lot of things, cruelty to animals, lack of compassion by governments towards the poor, displaced and disadvantaged. Developers who build ugly buildings and people who take a lovely old house and renovate all the personality out of it. Modern pop culture (I hate it with a passion), excessive use of social media. Shall I go on? I said I was turning into a grumpy old lady.
If You Could Change One Thing About Your World, What Would It Be?
In my own personal world if I could change just one thing I think I’d like most not to have the aches and pains that mean I can’t sit on the floor any more, that if I get down on my knees I know I’m going to have trouble getting back up again and that standing for too long is likely to give me a back ache or sore feet.
What Gave You A Reason To Smile This Past Week?
On Saturday Naomi and I had fun taking photos for our doll blog together and today I went to the campaign launch of a friend who is running for the local council elections for the first time.
The one day I wanted it to be windy and we only had a gentle breeze. We had winds up to 100 km an hour recently. I wanted a bit of wind in order to photograph the flags at the school and outside the council chambers. Well in the end I was able to get a reasonable shot but it would have looked better with more wind to blow the flags about a bit. I had also hoped to get the new banners outside the newsagents as they recently opened a cafe in there but this was not possible on Friday when I was taking the photos. There were too many cars parked in front of them. Here is what I ended up with for the flags and banners challenge.
I’ve gone with vintage items from around the house for this challenge of “Books or Paper” The small tins are actually items Mum bought herself while shopping during the seventies. There is still mustard in the Keens tin. I love the old graphics and designs on these old items. Thinking about the street directory how do people get on with them today? I noticed you can still buy one even though most choose to use a GPS device. Who uses airmail paper these days. It’s all email now or text messages. No one actually writes anything on paper anymore to send by snail mail. Another lost art which is sad. I used to get quite excited about getting a letter from a friend. The tickets are all from concerts that I attended with either Vanda or my cousin Della. They were such good times too. Tickets are not usually made like this anymore and all look the same. I love the paper Xmas bell. It is quite fragile and made of very thin tissue like paper. The post cards are some of the ones I have collected over the years.
I took all of these photos last year sometime in Spring. They are all taken around Oatlands at my house, the hospital and down the High Street. All the flowers looked so pretty in colour I thought it a shame to fade them to B&W. The photos did remind me of old gardening magazines I used to read years ago. There was one called “Your Garden” and I had a lot of those. Everyone should have planted their Spring bulbs by now and I am looking forward to seeing all the flowers at the Botanical Gardens. I don’t have so many flowers in my own garden because I am too lazy to do the hard work it requires to have a nice garden. Here are my flowers for this week’s challenge.
Water is essential to our lives and here are some everyday shots showing water and it’s uses. In the photos shown water is used for art, surfing, sailing, spiritual use, bathing or just to look at. How about drinking? I forgot that one! Duh! Water is of cause a very important Liquid and is the feature of my liquid challenge today.