Wednesday, December 30, 2015
My final pair is a before and after
Looking forward to next week/year and the start of Snap. What I have in mind is between 2 and 4 photos that create a visual set - so it might be 4 circles or 4 blue things or 4 cakes - but really part of the fun is seeing how people interpret the core idea. I'll create a blog button for next week.
Looking forward to seeing the last round of pairs and again thank you for sharing.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
The tree is a pohutukawa and is covered in red November/December and is known as the Christmas tree in NZ and features on lots of Christmas cards. The giant bauble was in the main square in town and provided lots of lovely reflections. The giant Santa winks - it has been displayed on that corner of the main street in Auckland for decades.
Waving to you all and hoping your build up to Christmas day is fun and stress free.
Friday, December 18, 2015
I’m not sure I’ll see a living robin red breast long enough to get a good photo but 3 of the Christmas cards I’ve received feature a robin in different ways – item 1 done.
tinsel (item 2) is hard to photograph well – I’ll probably try this again in different light
another one that is hard to capture is 15 – candle light – I’ll be on the lookout for another opportunity to try this one too
I liked these stars decorating the window of a big high street story – love the cheeky style – item 4
For item 17 – a ladder – I decided to go for a different perspective and took this one looking down when I was up the ladder hanging lights in my living room.
Thanks to Eileen and Joy for the fun list.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Only a pair of pairs left after this week. Several of you have wondered about next year - I'm thinking 'Snap' / '4 of a Kind'. Some overlap with pairs but allowing for a few more photos some weeks. What I was thinking was between 2 to 4 photos with a theme which might be a colour or a shape or an item - I could have used 4 of the wreaths that I found. I'm sure as the year progresses we will discover other themes to use too. what do you think?
Looking forward to all your lovely pairs this week and thank you for participating
Monday, December 14, 2015
I enjoyed some hot Pimms with apple juice and wander around the Christmas market in town on Saturday evening with some friends from my sign language class.
Hope you all have a fun and festive week
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
a big wave to you all and hope you are all warm and dry.
Saturday was so wet and windy that I stayed inside but yesterday was clear so after a lovely family big breakfast at a well known garden centre cum ‘shopping experience’ I walked along the river which was full nearly to the brim
My sister, who has been flooded in the past, was on river watch but no water entered the house.
I made good use of a day indoors, tidying away ornaments to make way for decorations
you might have noticed an unexpected selfie in there too. Having put them all out I decided I need more tinsel so that’s where I’m off to as soon as I hit publish.
On a totally different topic – do any of my UK readers know of a supplier for guacamole without chilli? I discovered a very tasty version when I was on holiday – heavy on garlic and lemon but no chilli and remembered that I could get it like that in NZ and loved it. But the supermarkets that I shop in only do a version with chilli and I’d love to know if anyone in UK does a non-chilli version. I tried searching online but only got recipes. I know I could make my own but sometime I just want to buy it rather than play avocado roulette – I get tired of how many are not ripe or have large parts I can’t use because they are black.
Hope you all have a good week – now off on a tinsel hunt
Friday, December 4, 2015
Another unusual sight, after the anteaters, at the parrot park in Tenerife was an aquarium featuring jellyfish – different types each with the appropriate water and light to replicate where it usually lives. The shapes were amazing and an easy choice for my 5 in 5 this month – and thanks to Sandie for the lovely meme. The white ones bottom right are young ones in the hatchery.
and while we are talking things with tentacles in Tenerife – one morning when I was walking around the harbour I noticed a group of people watching something over the edge of the harbour wall so went to have a look and discovered this man preparing squid – fascinating to see the whole process and the fish in the harbour devouring the bits of skin that he threw to them
almost another 5 in 5 sneaking in here!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Later when I was exploring the town, on clear days I could see the peack above the hills that surround the town - it looks closer than it is because of its size.
So I thought this was a type of look up and look down that I'm unlikely to achieve again - from the air and sealevel.
I enjoyed catching up on all of your pairs from the last week and know there will be lots more this week - perhaps even the start of festive pairs.