Mile End Underground Station, East London
Not quite sure what was going on here with these dolls hanging in a window advertising for both male hair models and a Saturday assistant in Spitalfields Market, East London, but I for one found the whole ensemble more than a little creepy 🙂
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… 🙂
Good luck for a short labour
Hope baby’s born soon!
A topical haiku for me this week, with my fifth grandchild due to be born at some time during the next few weeks 🙂
See Ronovan Writes Positively for more haiku prompted by this week’s word pairing
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?
Hmmm… 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… 🙂
What grabbed my attention first with this Daihatsu Copen was its vibrant yellow paintwork, closely followed by its tiny size for a sports car – and luckily for me it seems to be a perfect contender for this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge 🙂
All of nature inspires me, but nothing inspires me more than walking in green spaces – woodlands, parks, tree-lined avenues – it calms me, soothes me, and keeps me safely grounded…
My third and last Close Up for this week’s challenge – a rare self-portrait, of me curled up on the sofa with no make-up on and my hair just doing its own thing as ever… 🙂