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Days in photos

Been a while since I posted any Photo A Day challenge images. But I got a new (“real”!) camera the other day (very exciting! It’s a DSLR and everything!) so have started doing the challenges again. (And yes, one day soon I plan on telling you all about (aka “showing off”!) my new camera!)

Anyway, here we go – part of March, in pictures….

7 March – Fly
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First outing with my new camera! Also the first ‘date’ my guy and I had been on since the Little Guy arrived (big thanks to my little sis’ for looking after Little Guy for the evening!). In cliched-pretending-to-be-hipsters fashion, we took our cameras down to the Wellington waterfront for a walk before heading to an awesome Japanese restaurant for dinner.

Sea spray, flying when it hit the edge of the random concrete block creation at one of the jutting-out parts of the waterfront.

8 March – In The Corner
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Lil’ sis’ and I wandered out to an abandoned lot nearby to get photos of my Wolf in Denim jeans. Looking up at the intersection of two graffiti-covered walls, to a hardy plant clinging on and blue sky above. I liked the colours. ๐Ÿ™‚

9 March – 10am
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Yet again, chaos of toys scattered across the lounge, proof that the Little Guy had passed by a couple of minutes previously.

10 March – Far Away
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Looking out over the harbour on my walk to work in the morning – the remains of sea fog blanketing the Hutt Valley and a boat outlined against it.

11 March – Something Good
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Paint colour samples arrived today! Time to start choosing what colour to paint the lounge….

12 March – Partial
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A partially-read book, hanging out on the bedside table.

14 March – Care
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Last day at my job today – a lovely friend and colleague took the time to give the florist who put together my ‘farewell’ flowers a good description of what I was like, so they could come up with a bunch that suited me. Lovely care shown by both my friend, and the florist who really cares about who their flowers are going to. (Orange and yellow! With splashes of pink! Yes!!)

Days in photos

Been a while, but I’ve started doing the Photo A Day challenge again.

Here’s the end of January and the first part of February, documented moments in time to match the daily challenge prompts….

29 January – window
Since none of the cats would co-operate for the classic ‘cat on a windowsill’ image, instead we peer through two windows in a shape sorter toy, to see a Buzzy Bee stacker toy peeping back. ๐Ÿ™‚
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30 January – best invention ever
The toaster! Or maybe toast. Hmmm… which of the two is best??
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31 January – polka dot
A good excuse to break out a dress I haven’t worn in ages – my purple polka-dot dress. And my Converse sneakers with ladybugs and polka-dots on them. And some clover dotted around in our garden, for good measure.
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1 February – you
Admittedly, I took this on 2 February. Please forgive my lapse!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Shadow in late afternoon on the way back to the car from our Island Bay beach visit.
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2 February – favourite
My favourite little person, on his first ever trip to the beach. Since some of his favourite things are sandpits and water, we figured he’d be rather fond of the idea of a beach as well.
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3 February – something orange
There’s lots of orange to photograph around our house. Here’s a couple of vintage Crown Lynn cups sitting on our kitchen bench. (Couldn’t quite get the bright orange stovetop espresso that was sitting behind them in the composition… You’ll just have to imagine it’s there.)
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4 February – childhood
My Little Ponys!!! I used to love these little creatures. As you may be able to tell, since these three are showing signs of being well-loved. My mother unearthed them a while back, and I picked ’em up and took ’em home with me at Christmas time. Posey (yellow one), Princess Primrose (pink), and Ribbon (blue). Now to find the rest….
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Photo a Day

It always amazes me that when you go away on holiday, it takes about the same length of time to catch up on everything when you get back home. (Or is that just me?!?)

Anyway, while I try to find time to write a more text-heavy blog post, here’s a week of photos, using the Photo A Day challenge list as prompts….

28 October – Just For You
Pile of Japanese fabrics
A pile of fabric I bought in Japan, all just for me! (Mwahahahaaaaa!)

29 October – Hair
Freshly dyed red hair
Freshly dyed red yesterday.

30 October – Wet
Rain drops on shoes
Lots of rain today. Wet ground, and raindrops on my shoes.

31 October – Treat
Bowl of chocolate
For the very first time ever, I was prepared for Halloween, with a bowl of yummy Whittakers mini chocolate bars for the trick-or-treaters. And then it poured and poured with rain, and there was lots of wind, and generally shitty weather. So we didn’t have anyone come around. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh well, guess we’ll just have to eat them all ourselves! ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 November – Fruit
Grapes and a biscuit
A handful of grapes, to counter the home-made biscuits I’ve been munching on today.

2 November – I Did This Today
New cuff for my latest project
Cutting out my next sewing project. (You’ll have to wait and see what it is, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyone want to guess?)

3 November – P Is For….
Little Guy eating peanut butter on bread
Peanut butter and banana on bread! Our Little Man having a tasty snack.

Photo A Day – July, part 1

I seem to be getting later and later with posting these, but hey, here’s some photos from the July Photo A Day challenge if you’re interested….

2 July – Shoes
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So, uh, yeah. I may have bought these shoes today. Coz, you know, the photo challenge prompt told me to….

7 July – Where you are
Fork in the path
Literally and figuratively – a fork in a path, a decision point. Do we go left or right? Do I keep doing what I’ve been doing career-wise, or try something different? Today’s fork in the path is bought to you by the Truby King Gardens, where we went wandering on a beautiful bright winter afternoon.

8 July – Path
Path in Auckland
Up in Auckland for work, walking through a park near the muesum.

9 July – 3 things
Trees at Takapuna beach
Three trees next to each other at the beach at Takapuna in Auckland. (There for work, we had half an hour to spare before we had to go to the airport, so ate frozen yogurt overlooking the ocean.)

11 July – I wore this!
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Barrel of monkeys necklace!

12 July – A bad habit
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I hate that I do this, and fight against this habit all the time, but yes, I admit it. I am late far, far too often. *sigh*

May Photo A Day (part 1)

Yeah, so I didn’t do so well on the May Photo A Day challenge. In fact, I missed a good half the days. So, here’s the first half of the ones I did get. Second half coming soon. (One of these days, I’ll get up to date with my Photo A Day posts. One day…. Maybe….)

1 May – I bought this!
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Fabric for tracing patterns for the Burda Sew Along, as recommended by Mr C at the new Lambton Quay Made Marion store.

5 May – Paper
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At the Resene store, choosing paint colours for the inside shelves of the bookcase my partner is building for our living room. (Bright yellow and orange, in case you’re wondering. With off-white around the outside.)

6 May – Broken
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I “broke” the potatoes – forgot they were on cooking, and they boiled dry. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Note to self – don’t cook late at night while very tired. (They were going to be daycare-lunch for the Little Man the next day.)

7 May – Something beginning with F
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Footwear! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 May – Shape
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Wooden toy blocks.

10 May – Stars
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Flag decoration in the mango pudding at today’s yum cha brunch with our friend Nik. First time we’d been to yum cha at Big Thumb restaurant. Verdict – ok, but not our favourite. (Mango pudding = awesomeness.)

13 May – Sunrise/Sunset
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Walking home from work on a late autumn evening. Spot the little crescent moon, hiding out there in the sky?