Saturday, 28 January 2012


I knew exactly what I was going to take a photo of when I saw today's prompt.
If Shelby were ever to be separated from Sashi I think her world would collapse.  He's a white tiger toy from Colchester Zoo and was named after the white tiger that the zoo used to house. Sadly sasha died in 2010, the news of which made Shelby cry.  She loved that tiger.

Friday, 27 January 2012


Paul came home on leave over a week ago - and i've not taken one picture! tsk tsk to me!! So im playing catch up again! I was so so lucky to be greeted by the following vista this morning.  Paul and Shelby were in the car but I had to stop and quickly take the photo. School could wait lol!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sunday, 22 January 2012


I love this lamp mounted on the wall by my back door. It's lovely to stand near. My garden backs on to a church yard so I find the lamp comforting!

Saturday, 21 January 2012


I have many Yankee candles, this being one of them. Well you DO set fire to them!

Friday, 20 January 2012


I took todays prompt quite literally! Here are some signs from around Saffron Walden.
I used a great new app called Grid Lens to make the collage.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

bad for you!

beautiful but not good for you lol

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


You might think that a picture of the bathroom sink is a bit random for a photo prompt entitled pleasurable. However, this is a blog titled "musings of a RANDOM mind! lol.  If you look closely enough you will see 3 toothbrushes in the holder.  This gives me enormous amount of pleasure because this means that hubby is home on leave.  He works away 3 months at a time and just two toothbrushes look very lonely when he is not here!

The next photo is my weekly garden shot.  Hmmm nothing much happening there!  It's gloomy and miserable that I have NO incentive for getting out there and doing something.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


But oh so nice!

Monday, 16 January 2012

todays prompt - snack

I could have shown you the remains of my pizza that I grazed on today - however I decided to be good and show you my fruit bowl; which, when i'm being good, is my go to snack area!

Sunday, 15 January 2012


the most generous person I know
my husband paul

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Guilty secret

Do I need to say more?

Friday, 13 January 2012

Thursday, 12 January 2012


Im a few days behind but here is my translucent...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Still catching up! Item of clothing

Very proud of this - my first wearable item of clothing - a cowl scarf ably modelled by Shelby.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Metal + A whole bunch of stuff.

My metal shot with my iphone - again edited in BeFunkyPro - loving the old photo plus grunge frame.

I couldn't stop there with the metal shots though! - this is of part of the garden gate.  Taken with my dSLR - then edited the shadows and highlights after changing it to black and white.
Here is one of the whole gate in colour - again taken with my dSLR and messed about with the shadows and highlights.
Now here is my Monday shot of the garden (I know it's Tuesday!) - Yesterday I had decided not to bother taking a regular photo - today I changed my mind lol.
And the last one! - yesterday for water shot I took a pic of the tap - although I like what I did part of the tap was missing and I wasn't entirely happy with it - so I took it again with my dSLR - I like this one more - I like the bricks slightly out of focus with the tap really sharp.  Suzie - you seem to be making a photographer out of me!

Monday, 9 January 2012


I didn't take a Monday shot of the garden - since I haven't actually done anything with it lol!  However I really wanted to use my dSLR as I'm reading a few on-line tutorials to get me off auto and onto manual!  I was reading about ISO speeds and learnt that the lower the light the higher the speed needed.  I took this photo of the outside water tap, which is in a corner of the garden that desperately needs tidying!  I love the textures of the wall with the hose adaptor. I was pleased with the original photo, which was in colour, and it was grainy as I had expected using 1600 ISO (I learnt that last night lol).  I edited the photo in PICNIK and am pleased with the final result.

Sunday, 8 January 2012


This the edited version...

These are what I had to work with! LOL

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012


I was a bit bummed when I read today's prompt.  I had just got in from the school run and had spent 10 mins defrosting the car - all signs of frost had disappeared.  I left the prompt until just a minute ago when I though sod it - I'll take a pic of the back of the fridge - that ALWAYS has frost on it!  What I took was a very innocuous plastic boring picture.  Next came the fun part - playing with the photo in BeFunkyPro.  I had asked Suzie which app she thought was best and this was one of her recommendations - I just LOVE it.  To get this sort of effect from the very boring photo I took is fabulous!  I'm taking all my photos with my iPhone4S.  I have a wonderful dSLR but the iPhone is so portable.  Thanks Suzie for the app recommendations - I just love them!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Back on the wagon..

Todays prompt for 365+1 was "something that excites me".  Must admit I was stumped for a while.  I went out to cook dinner for me and fishface and I looked at the pan and thought - WOW! that excites me!  The colours of the veg, the farfalle, the fact that it was fat free!  I'm back on the weightwatchers bandwagon after the first weigh in of the year yesterday.  So there you go - fresh cooked meals excite me! Oh and I'm continuing to have fun with BeFunkyPro!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Todays prompt is to take a picture of something pretty.  Avoiding the obvious of taking a lovely picture of Shelby I thought I would take a picture of my favourite Christmas decoration. This consists of a bower to which I attach lots of birds.  I buy new ones every year and its getting quite cluttered.  I know its probably quite freaky to some but I love it!  (In case you are wondering why the deccies are still up - Christmas Day for us is on the 21st of January when the lovely Paul (my hubby) comes home on leave!
I had great fun using a couple of apps that Suzie recommended to me today.  I used BeFunkyPro on both pictures - I think it will be my new fave app!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Todays 365+1 prompt was UGLY - well the first photo speaks for itself doesn't it?  Never empty and always in the way!

I couldn't resist two photos today - this is a picture of my shame -beautiful things (my lovely dining room table, and my gorgeous stash) making an UGLY mess!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Project finish what I started continues...

Knitted handbad
With nightmare frill!

Cable scarfe
Modelled by Shelby but commisioned by a friend.


So the prompt today was - what's new in your life?  A goal of mine this year is to actually do some proper gardening!  With that in mind I decided that every Monday I would take this view of my garden as my 365+1 picture - it will be interesting to see how the garden develops (develops! get it! lol) this year!!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

365 Photos with my iphone.

This is the first photo of the 365+1 photo challenge im taking part in.  It had to be of  Shelby really didn't it!