Author Archives: Barbara

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

On our first day in Queenstown, New Zealand, we climbed 500m of Ben Lomond the Mountain which rises behind Queenstown, with the intention of taking the Gondola down again! The view from the top is of Queesntown, Lake Wakitipu, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to consider Cover Art:  Take your favourite album, book, magazine, or show and choose the image that best represents the selected work. What is my favourite book? It’s hard to decide what are my … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness, a Photography Challenge from Leanne Cole

Leanne has set up a really popular Photo Challenge, already in week 35, and I joined it a few weeks ago by sending her my photo, but I forgot to do a post about it too!  Silly me. I’ve been … Continue reading

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My Photo won me some tickets on the London Eye!

I entered the Totally Thames Photo Competition with this photo & I won one of the runner-up prizes 🙂 I liked this one for the reflections on the water.  I’m very Chuffed! Here is the link to the website:  Totally … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

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!

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Another type of ‘Dreamy’

Any 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! On Auto, my camera would have taken a very clear picture of the water at … 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.

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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