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 Books, Not Taken By Me, rain, Reading, Seasons, Snow, Weather

A New Book – M√©t√©ores

Today started rather good – himself has had surgery and it appeared to have gone well. ¬†However, later on it seems that there will be yet again another side effect we will have to possibly deal with ūüė¶ ¬†It’s not a biggy as such but it’s disappointing that this has happened.

On the other hand there was this waiting for me when I got home РMétéores by Christophe Jacrot

 

It is so beautiful! ¬†I love rain and snow so this book is book is right up my alley. ¬†I can’t tell you how excited I was to flick through the pages. ¬†My particular favourites are “Le petit chaperon rough, Paris” & “Velib, Paris”

If you like photography or weather then this is a definitely a book to get.

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 Bloggage, Home, Life, Music, Television

My Radio

I love listening to the radio – I have one in every room in the apartment even the smallest room!

Actually, that’s not exactly true – I did have a radio on my locker but retired it for the telly. ¬†What I mean by that is we get the radio through the television and the signal is much, much better! ¬†However this morning two things happened to be bring the radio back to the locker – I woke up in time to listen to Gloria on LyricFM and the remotes were over on his locker. ¬†The radio was found, plugged in and I snuggled back down to listen. ¬†It really was glorious! ¬†The reception wasn’t too bad either.

Speaking of reception – I mentioned earlier that reception is better on the telly – well that’s not really worth anything if there’s no electricity! ¬†As was the case last week. ¬†I had just gotten off the bus when all of the house alarms started going off. ¬†It seems that when the electricity fails you don’t get silence these days. ¬†I do like having no electricity – it’s like an adventure! ¬†Anyway with no telly or internets there was only the radio left! ¬†So out came my transistor (I don’t think they can be called a tranny any more) ¬†and the reception of BBC radio 4 was PERFECT! ¬†We listened away ’til the lights came back and at that point all of the static electricity that was being generated completely destroyed the reception. ¬†Now I know some will go what did you expect but it had never dawned on me before – yes, electrical weather but household, no!

Here is my old faithful –

IMG_2728¬†I’ve had her for too many years than I’d care to admit to!

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 Photography, Rain, Seasons, Weather

Bad Weather

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I do like bad weather, whether it’s wind or rain, hail or snow I love love love it.

So here is a photographer that has captured some fabulous miserable weather and it all really does look absolutely fabulous – anyway his name is Christophe Jacrot and he has some beautiful photos of Paris & New York.

Here’s an example to tempt you –

 

 

Please visit his website these pictures need to be shared!!!

CHRISTOPHE JACROT