Something For the Weekend #5

A round up of the things that caught my eye, made me smile, interested me, came in handy or taught me something this week.

I’ve missed the last couple of weeks, busy times, including…

A Wedding

I had a great day taking photographs for Laura and Chris at their wedding. We were really lucky and the rain held off until all the formal shots had been done and the sun shone. There’s still a little editing and processing to do but the finished photographs should be on their way to the happy couple very soon.


The Best News Headline.


Full story here.

Image Craig ONeal – flickr

Be Nice

I have a habit of forgetting to put my debit card back in my purse after paying bills/buying online. It’s not normally a big problem, I usually get as far as the checkout in the local Tesco and then have to ask the checkout supervisors to hang on to my unpaid shopping for a while I hurry home, slightly embarrassed, and grab my card.

It happened again this week. Only I wasn’t in the local Tesco this time I was in Sainsburys in Hounslow, miles from home. I’d grabbed a meal deal for lunch and got as far as the checkout when I realised I’d left my card at home again. I apologised to the cashier and explained I was going to have to leave my shopping because I’d forgotten to bring my card and had no cash on me. The man behind me in the queue (mid/late twenties at a guess) smiled and handed me a £10 note and said ‘take this, I’ll get it for you’. Was still embarrassed at having a stranger pay for my lunch and being stupid enough to forget my card but it was such a lovely thing to do and made my day. In a world where the news is always so full of gloom and aggression it’s nice to be reminded that there are still a lot of nice people in this world. With that in mind I wanted to post this…

50 Ways To Brighten Someone’s Day (Lifehack)

Please note number 26. It feels good to do something nice and I will definitely pass the Karma on, go on, brighten up someone’s day.

Christmas is Coming.

Looking for some festive gift inspiration – check out the Top 10 Most Bizarre Things You Can Buy On Amazon (Listverse) Uranium? Wolf Piss? Any takers?

On that note – until next time…


Scavenger Hunt 101 #53 An Insect

We are lucky enough to live on the edge of the pond in the C.S Lewis Nature Reserve in Oxford. It’s a beautiful place and home to a rich and varied population of wildlife, including many species of Dragonfly and Damselfly


The List

My Album

The Group

Something For the Weekend #4

A round up of the things that caught my eye, made me smile, interested me, came in handy or taught me something this week.

A little late this week but I spent most of Saturday catching up with friends (and having a few drinks) and Sunday working on my photography website/blog (but that’s a post for another day)

A Toffee Wonk from The Rusty Bicycle(The best Toffee Vodka you will ever taste)

Toffee Wonk Assassin Creed Kittens

What’s not to love?


(More) Kittens On The Internet.

Great name for a band and great song, and you can download for free (if you want, but it’s polite to pay something and you can decide how much)

DIY Projects For Home Junk.

Anyone who knows me will testify that I have a hard time throwing things away (and an equally hard time not accepting others people junk just in case it comes in handy) so I’m permanently decluttering our home (and my life!)

If, like me, you’d rather find a use for something than send it to landfill then these DIY projects found on Lifehack may provide some inspiration. (Image – Lifehack)



Speaking of decluttering, if you’re having a clear out instead of heading to the tip it’s worth posting on Freegle (Or Freecycle, personally I prefer Freegle, but they both do the same thing). Just let the community know what you want to get rid of and what area they need to collect from, wait for the emails to come in, then decide who’s going to get it. They come and collect and it’s one less thing to go to landfill – simple! (I should warn you that’s it’s also very easy to see things posted that you want yourself and end up with even more stuff cluttering your home but I have picked up some real gems over the years – another post for another day.


Our First Year Of Living In Oxford.

On September 30th The Man and I celebrated our fist anniversary of becoming full time residents of Oxford.

It’s been a great year with lots of changes and new adventures (but that’s a whole post in itself – coming soon) but safe to say it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve made.