Silent Sunday – 30th March 2014 #SilentSunday

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Time to be Selfie-ish!

I hate photos of me so, bearing that in mind, this might seem a bit of a strange project….but during April I’m going to take a selfie a day!

The idea came from a book I’d heard about, which I subsequently borrowed from the library. It’s called “A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book” by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman and I thoroughly recommend it.  While I was reading it my daughter saw it and said she’d love a copy. I bought it for her birthday and have now pinched it back from her (temporarily of course, I’m not THAT much of a mean mum!)!

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My colleague Linda and I thought it might be fun to have a go at one of the projects in particular. Featured on page 148 of the book, the idea is to take the thirty day self-portrait challenge. I have previously taken a photo a day for a year as part of a project over on flickr and, of course, take part in the brilliant Silent Sunday project, so a month of daily photos shouldn’t be too challenging.

Here’s the details of the challenge we’re hoping to do:

Take 30 days of self portraits (one every day for a whole month) (April seems an ideal month to do this!).

The portraits have to be about you or show you in some way (I confess now, bits of me is all you will be seeing!).

You must take the pictures yourself.

As you go, or at the end, share your photos with a close friend, your spouse, online via Facebook or on your blog.

So, what do you think?

Will you give it a go too???? Please?!

Linda and I look forward to sharing our results with you and to hopefully seeing some photos from you too.

Have fun!

30 Days of Selfie Fun!

30 Days of Selfie Fun!

Need For Speed

So, following on from my previous post, here’s a collage of the photos that didn’t work at Weston Pier! Even with the flash on it was so dark in there that the photos blurred. Then I thought, well, it was a high speed day for my daughter and her boyfriend so why not show that?

They used to say at our local fair “scream if you want to go faster” – someone must have had a big set of lungs on them this day!!

SCREAM!!!!!

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Blow Harder!!!

I have to admit that I was a bit sad when I looked at the photos I’d taken for my daughter’s 15th birthday. Both the ones I’d taken at mum’s during our tea party and the ones the following day at the pier in Weston-Super-Mare were pretty poor quality. Rather than stay sad though I thought I’d stick them all together and have a bit of fun instead.

Mum claims that she didn’t know that the candles she bought for my daughter’s birthday cake were the very annoying ones that don’t actually blow out! My daughter quickly sussed it and took it all in very good humour. Mum did something similar to my sister when she was little with not such a good outcome. We were all biting our tongues not wanting to bring up the past….until fortunately my sister said “hey, didn’t you do that to me and I spent the rest of my party crying?”! Thank goodness she remembered herself, brought it up and now could laugh at it – and thank goodness the trick went off better this time!

My sister was actually the person who put my daughter out of her misery and showed her how to kill the bloomin’ things off for good, by wetting her fingers and squishing the wick – kids, don’t try this at home!

In the meantime I’ll blame the amount of smoke coming off the candles for the poor quality of the photos!

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