Sunday Stills: The Letter ‘T’

Here in London, the Underground system is known affectionately as the Tube, so for my Sunday Stills image this week, T is for Tube… πŸ™‚Mile-End-Tube-Station

Mile End Underground Station, East London


Sunday Stills: Going Buggy

I’m not really much of a macro photographer, or an insect fan for that matter, but these lovely close-up images were taken by my husband with the macro setting on a little point-and-shoot. Not at all sure what’s going on with the little red bugs… πŸ™‚

Haiku Prompt Challenge: ‘Rise’ and Save’

Cake, Do Not Dessert Me…

When sponge does not rise

Smother cake with hot custard –

Saving your baking…

There’s an old phrase in use here in the UK, ‘saving your bacon’, and originally it meant saving your body from harm – so my tongue-in-cheek haiku this week is a play on those old words, referring to ingenuity saving the day after a typical baking disaster, of which I’ve (unfortunately) had many over the years… πŸ™‚

Share Your World: 2015 – Week 31

It’s been quite a while since I joined in with Share Your World, so here goes:-

Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

Take pictures, definitely – but I’m trying to learn to be a bit more easy-going about being photographed, because I need to learn to accept myself as I am, whether I like it or not. I even posted a self-portrait last week, which I’m really pleased about – pleased that I posted it, I mean, not necessarily pleased with how I look in it.

Where do you like to vacation?

My family live in the North of Scotland, my husband’s in Louisiana’s Deep South, and we live together in London, so one way or another our holidays are mainly spent visiting family. But when we do occasionally get away for a few days here and there, we either like to take a city break in Brussels or Paris, because taking the Eurostar is so easy, or visit Brighton on the South Coast, because we love spending time by the sea.

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

sign-post-no-entryHmmm… I frequently feel like this particular set of traffic signs I pass every day on my way to work represent the story of my life – they tell me no entry straight ahead (even though that’s the way that makes most sense to me), because the rules say I have to go this way instead, following the rest of the crowd, fitting in with the recognised system, basically doing what I am told and not making a fuss… sigh!

List at least five favourite first names?

Actually I find this question surprisingly difficult, because you’d think I’d go straight away for the names of my children – although to be fair, because both parents (where applicable) tend to have a say in naming a child, the final choice of name for each baby is often a compromise in that it is a name you both like, but not necessarily a favourite of either. Anyway, personally I’ve always liked Rachel, Ruby, Rose, Elinor, and Erin for girls, and Noah, Marcus, Finn, Joshua and Ewan for boys.

What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m historically good at avoiding this same bonus question every week, because much of what I’m grateful for or looking forward to revolves around family-centred issues, which I tend to keep away from discussing on such a public blog.

But right now I’m very grateful for the continued progress of my youngest daughter’s third pregnancy, now nearing full-term but not without a few complications along the way, and so am looking forward hopefully to the safe delivery of my fifth beloved grandchild at some point in the not-too-distant future… πŸ™‚