Friday, 27 June 2008

SkyWatch Friday

Posting in a hurry as I get ready for my work's Summer Ball!

This was taken on Wednesday evening just before sunset at Llandaff Fields in Cardiff after our touch rugby training session. My poor little camera couldn't quite handle the brightness, so it doesn't quite do justice to the lovely sunny evening we had! And just a day later, you wouldn't have believed we could have had such a fine day, as the weather since has been horrible and wet.

You can find more SkyWatch posts over at Wiggers World.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday again, and this time it's W for Wind - I've tried to capture that rather tricky subject by using a tree across the road from our house last weekend.

In case that didn't come out the way I wanted, I also decided to take a picture representing Wednesday as illustrated by my desk calendar! I love this calendar, as I get a different pair of shoes each and every day!

For more W photos, go to Mrs Nesbitt's Place.

Friday, 20 June 2008

SkyWatch Friday

Time for SkyWatch Friday again, and today's effort was taken on Tuesday evening, just after sunset, from our front yard. I like the monochromatic look of this one.

Incidentally, the road sign you can see silhouetted in the foreground is the same one shown in my ABC Wednesday a couple of weeks ago.

For more SkyWatch photos, go to Wigger's World.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

ABC Wednesday - V

I'm posting this early as it's easier than trying to log on first thing from work to do it!

is for violin - this is my violin from when I was a teenager and having lessons from an irascible old Irish man - he informed me repeatedly that at around 16 I was far too old to start learning and that I'd never be any good! Truth is, fiddle Donegal-style is difficult at any age, and extremely painful to innocent bystanders while you're practicing, which my entire family and many household pets can vouch for!

When I left home, one of the things on my "to do list" was find a violin teacher and learn properly - I had hopes of maybe even getting near Grade 8 - but sadly it's still on the list as I haven't had the time or the money to do anything about it. (I think when I left home I thought life was going to be one long round of doing whatever I wanted - I didn't reckon on having to work for a living!)

Now, I think I'm doing my other half a favour by not attempting it - I'm extremely rusty and he doesn't deserve the agony! Besides, I'd have to cut my fingernails... :-)

See more V photos over at Mrs Nesbitt's Place.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

SkyWatch Friday

I'm posting this early, as I won't be anywhere near a computer all day tomorrow. This was taken around lunchtime yesterday, in the same direction as my previous SkyWatch photo, but in much less summery conditions. It wasn't actually raining, but it looked as though it wanted to! The lack of sailing boats on the Bay makes the weather look a bit grottier than it actually was.

I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who posted comments last week, I really appreciate the welcome!

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Wednesday, 11 June 2008

ABC Wednesday

Time for ABC Wednesday again, and this time it's U, which is for unfinished, like the various knitting projects in this photo. The red one is a hat for a friend's currently unborn baby, which is on hold while I work on something for my new niece (it won't be needed for a while yet, after all). The yellow thing is the barely started beginnings of a cardigan for myself, while the white and yellow one is something I started making ages ago for a friend's baby before changing my mind and making something else instead. Eventually, I'm sure I'll finish all of them!

See more U posts at Mrs Nesbitt's Place.

Friday, 6 June 2008

SkyWatch Friday

Ok, I liked the idea of SkyWatch, so I thought I'd join in - this is the sky as seen from the front window at the top of our house in Penarth, looking north and slightly east across Cardiff Bay. It was taken today at about 7.45pm. As a picture of the sky it's not the most interesting ever, but it's quite pretty and was available at short notice! Maybe I'll be able to get some more interesting shots for future attempts.

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Thank you's etc

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who's visited and left comments - I apologise for not having responded in kind, this whole blogging lark is very new to me and I currently don't have a lot of free time for it, so it's taking me longer to get involved than it should. In my quest for fitness/weight loss, almost every lunch hour is given over to a 4 mile walk, and two evenings a week are spent playing touch rugby. The rest of the time is spent trying to catch up on everything else that I wasn't able to do in that time! Added to that, my mind has been more than a little preoccupied due to becoming an auntie for the first time (sadly, as my brother and his other half are in Ireland, I haven't yet been able to meet my beautiful little niece, but will hopefully be visiting in the near future), so I haven't really been able to think about much else lately!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

ABC Wednesday

T is for Twmpathiau, which is the Welsh translation for "Humps", as seen on the road sign just outside our house, which is just before the junction with a road that has a lot of speed bumps and speed tables. As my other half says, the Black Eyed Peas song wouldn't be quite the same if it was "My Twmpathiau"!

See more T photos at Mrs Nesbitt's Place