Posted in Bloggage, Instagram, Links, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Social Media

4 on Instagram

Every Saturday morning I go through my instagram feed for the week, this is no small endeavour! ¬†Here is a selection of 4 – I love the way they dress their photos and their lighting is exquisite, they make me smile ūüôā

@localmilk

@silverpebble

@zynp

@permillion44

 

 

Personal blogs of the ladies above:

Zynp365
SilverPebble etsy
Local Milk
Sadly nothing for Permillion44

Posted in Bloggage, Life, Photography

If I Was A Cat I’d Purr

There are two things I love about getting my hair cut:-

  1.  Somebody washing my hair.  As the title suggests it really would make me purr, if I won the lottery this would be my luxury Рhaving somebody wash my hair.  There is something so soothing about it.
  2. I no longer do a rather good impression of an old English Sheepdog  Рthink Dulux Dog!

As part of the eternal list of things I like, yesterday I got my hair cut.

Here’s how it turned out – I’m also rather impressed with the photos – who knew it was difficult to photograph the back of your own head!!

 

Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Life, Photography, Weight Watchers

Cake!

I read in a book recently that it helps to make lists of things that make you happy in an effort to boost your mood.  So I thought that as this blog is about things that make me smile, why not use it to boost my mood Рyour mood even.

Today is Thursday. ¬†For me Thursday was has been the day I treat myself. ¬†Twice in the last week I’ve seen the phrase of Cheat Day – I don’t think of it as cheat – more treat. ¬†All week long I’ve had a longing on me for a cream cake but I resisted, knowing that I would have it on Thursday. ¬†Had I had it when I originally wanted it, I probably wouldn’t have stopped at one! ¬†So as a reward for not going over the top – today I had a cream donut and it was delicious!

CAKE
I wonder what will be next weeks reward…

Posted in Bloggage, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Reading

Felix, Gladys & Rover by Elliott Erwitt

I came across this photo the other day and it definitely made me smile!

Felix, Gladys and Rover

 

This photo was taken by Elliott Erwitt

Posted in Celebration, Christmas, general, Holidays, Life, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Seasons, Snow, Weather

SNOW!

If you know me, then you know I have a thing about snow.  I love it.  Actually, I love what is generally considered bad weather.

I also like to take photos. ¬†There are a great many photographers out there that I wish I had but a fraction of their talent, but there is one photographer who takes the photos I’d love to take!

Meet Christophe Jacrot:  Facebook, Twitter, Website

On his site he has them all grouped – How about:

Blizzard

Melting Greenland (a sad thought for such beautiful photographs)

Winter In Town

and most recently White Iceland the photo on this page that I love is The Orange Tunnel!

this is a sample of his fantastic work:

SantaClaus Рnot going to make it too big Рclick on the links behind them holds such beautiful visions!

This is the one thing that isn’t making me smile – he had an exhibition in Paris November-ish time and we just couldn’t get over. ¬†Hohum – I’ll just have to keep checking back just in case there’s another one.

Posted in Christmas, Holidays, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Seasons, Weather

Two Of My Favourite Things

Snow covered Champs-Elysées Avenue by Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

 

Snow & Paris – what more could you ask for in May?

Posted in Not Taken By Me, Photography

A Lovely Picture

There’s something really nice and simple about this – one more photo you wish you’d taken yourself.

Photo taken by Laura Malucchi

Posted in Books, Food, Home, Life, Photography, Seasons

Sunny Sunday Breakfast

In the mornings we have sunshine on our veranda but come the afternoon the sun is out in the back garden.

So this morning I had my breakfast out doors.  Yes the weather has been that good over the last few days.

Armed with my iPhone I took a photo but can’t decide which app – the Instagram or Flickr?

Instagram

or

Flickr

Whichever one you like let me reassure you it was all really delicious & relaxing.

Posted in Life, Notions, Photography

Polka Dot Love

This evening I’ve added to my polka dot foot wear. ¬†Just looking at them makes me feel giddy and child like but I just love them! ¬†I also picked up some floral footwear so a picture of that in a day or two.