Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Sunflowers

I have posted this photo before, but when I went to look for it, the photo is not the same version.  I took this picture through a car window in a downpour so heavy I wouldn’t even open the window! Continue reading

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Another type of ‘Dreamy’

Peter & WilsonAny excuse to include a picture of Wilson! This Week’s Photo Challenge; Dreamy

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

I’ve only just learned how to do this on my camera…. take a photo of running water and make it look all steamy and blurred!

A small waterfall at Silent Pool near Guildford

A small waterfall at Silent Pool near Guildford (F5, ISO 100, SS 0.5 sec)

On Auto, my camera would have taken a very clear picture of the water at a high shutter speed and every drop would have been in high definition.  I wanted to learn how to take a photo where the water is blurred, but I’ve been scared to put my camera into ‘Manual’ mode and work out what I needed to do! Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

I posted a sign from New Zealand before: Weekly Photo Challenge; Letters

Here are some more I found there for this week’s photo challenge.

I expect that they sell good fruit

I expect that they sell good fruit

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Womb cancer: the most common diagnosis you’ve never heard of

An article from The Guardian, on Sunday 21 September 2014 by Daloni Carlisle

Womb cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, yet there is very little awareness about it. One woman who was diagnosed with the disease last year explains the symptoms and treatment options

Daloni CarlislePhotograph: Martin Godwin/Guardian

You would be hard-pressed to slip a cigarette paper between my half-sister and me. Both aged about 50, both a healthy weight and both pretty fit. Last winter our periods went a bit haywire, and we each reluctantly approached our GPs with questions about the menopause and fibroids. My half-sister needed a D&C (a minor surgical procedure to remove tissue from the lining of the womb). I was diagnosed with locally advanced cancer of the womb. Continue reading

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25 Days for Daloni – September 18th… Oops!

I was collecting some jokes for my friends sister Daloni.  The reason why is on my post for September the 1st

I stopped for a few days as I felt like I might be overloading them!  They didn’t exactly say ‘Stop little porridge pot, Stop!’ but maybe they’d forgotten what it was they needed to say?

Also I’ve been run off my feet.  My younger daughter is going to university next year, and we have been driving all over the country visiting different university open days!  Luckily she will submit the UCAS application shortly & we will get a short break!

I feel utterly exhausted, but I guess that’s just my ME & my sinuses which are really acting up at the moment.  I have another operation on the 28th of October & I am NOT looking forward to that as it will be more invasive than the last one :-(

I haven’t had a chance to look at my photos for ages, but I have been taking loads, so maybe I’ll be able to post a few soon, especially from some of the universities that we have visited!  I had planned on doing some posts over the summer about what I learned during my photography lessons during last term, but the new term starts next week!  Where does time go??

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25 Days for Daloni – September 12th

I am collecting some jokes for my friends sister Daloni.  The reason why is on my post for September the 1st  Here’s some I found for today….I thought I might be able to generate a few more on here?  Please add jokes or funnies to the comments :-)

Thank you to Fish of Gold for reminding me of theoatmeal.com

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25 Days for Daloni – September 11th

I am collecting some jokes for my friends sister Daloni.  The reason why is on my post for September the 1st  Here’s some I found for today….I thought I might be able to generate a few more on here?  Please add jokes or funnies to the comments :-)

No collection of jokes  would be complete without the incomparable punster Tim Vine:

Thank you to ‘The Laughing Housewife‘ for the almost inexhaustible supply!

  • So I told my mum that I’d opened a theatre. She said, “Are you having me on?” I said, “Well I’ll give you an audition, but I’m not promising you anything.”
  • So this cowboy walks in to a German car showroom and he says, “Audi!”
  • So I met this bloke with a didgeridoo and he was playing Dancing Queen on it. I thought, that’s aboriginal.
  • I visited the offices of the RSPCA today. It’s tiny, you couldn’t swing a cat in there.
  • I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on three counts.
  • I bought a train ticket and the driver said, “Eurostar.” I said, “Well I’ve been on telly but I’m no Dean Martin.”
  • At least it’s comfortable on Eurostar; it’s murder on the Orient Express…
  • I went to the doctor. I said to him, “I’m frightened of lapels.” He said, “You’ve got cholera.”

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25 Days for Daloni – September 10th

I am collecting some jokes for my friends sister Daloni.  The reason why is on my post for September the 1st  Here’s some I found for today….I thought I might be able to generate a few more on here?  Please add jokes or funnies to the comments :-)

These ones are from one of my favourite websites xkcd

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25 Days for Daloni – September 9th

I am collecting some jokes for my friends sister Daloni.  The reason why is on my post for September the 1st  Here’s some I found for today….I thought I might be able to generate a few more on here?  Please add jokes or funnies to the comments :-)

Another one from my Auntie Marie:

A husband and wife went to counselling after 15 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 15 years they had been married.

She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of un-met needs she had endured over the course of their marriage.

Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and, after asking the wife to stand, embraced and kissed her passionately. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.

The therapist turned to the husband and said, “This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?”

The husband thought for a moment and replied…. Continue reading

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