Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Gratitude days 78 & 79

Day 78 I came across this moth while doing a bit of garden tidying. Well camouflaged except for the creamy coloured markings on the wings

Day 79

Gladiolus almost out (because of my mum's accent, or maybe her ignorance, I grew up thinking it was one gladiola and lots of gladiolas).

Monday, 22 July 2019

Playing with Photoshop

My version of Photoshop is Elements 8, which I acquired free when I did a short OU course in Digital Photography ten years ago. Despite its age, it is still a great deal more sophisticated than I am, and has lots of features that I've yet to play around with.

This morning I decided to be a bit adventurous, and here are the results of my little "playtime"

Me with my grandchildren, 6 natural (5 girls seated, and GS behind me) and three steps (babe in arms and two on right) (one step is missing, half brother to GS and babe in arms).

Me with my five sons (l to r: GO, PJ, FO, DO and GT)

The others : my sister (Auntie Jan), my 5 DiLs (l to r: EG, CH, JO, JP and ST) and two other partners (Ian and Nick).

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Gratitude Day 77

I really do love crocosmia, my very favourite garden flower

Gratitude day 76

The whole of my extended family, with the exception of one step-grandson, enjoyed a gathering at the geographical mid-point. GM is, as usual, behind the camera.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Gratitude days 74 and 75

Day 74  Preparing for a Granddaughterfest at the weekend

Day 75  Having reached level 71 I have discovered a liking for the occasional after dinner brandy, so GM has bought me my very own brandy glass - similar to his, but different enough that we can tell whose is which.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Gratitude day 73

Meeting with friends for a picnic lunch and talking and drumming

Gratitude day 72

Home-made sweet and sour sauce

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Gratitude day 70

A very pleasant walk along the Icknield Way to The Hare and Hounds, where a good quaff of beer was enjoyed.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Gratitude days 68 and 69

Day 68, a walk across the green

Day 69, by the pond

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Gratitude Day 67

I love Salisbury Plain, any time of the year

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Gratitude day 66

I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to look after this lovely little person for a couple of days each week

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Gratitude Day 65

A patch of wild flowers growing in the large open area near where I live.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Gratitude Day 64

More hollyhocks

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Gratitude Days 62 & 63

Day 62  Hollyhocks looking good

Day 63   Figs coming along nicely

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Gratitude Days 59, 60 and 61

Day 59  PJ and I had a day out together in London. We went to see where I was working in the months after he was born - the premises that were occupied by my dad's printing company.

Day 60  Beansprouts

Day 61  Having fun with the crossword puzzle

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Gratitude Days 57 and 58

Day 57. Just some little treats for me as my hair gets longer

Day 58. The lovely view from the front of our home

Monday, 1 July 2019

Gratitude Days 55 and 56

Day 55. It was a rather warm day

Day 56. Not visible in the photo, but this lavender is swarming with bees