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Abbreviations you may come across during this post. AFAC~ airy fairy abstract concept. AAFP ~ annoying as F-bomb prompt. CBBP ~ completely bloody barking prompt.

Also there may be swearing.

Here we are again in Sodding Selfie week. I didn’t think this one would be too awful as we are focusing just on our hands. But I was wrong dear reader. A particularly silly set of prompts this week, and a fair amount of WTF? moments for me. Nevertheless, the week was completed and we can now move on.

Day 255 ~ Calm. ~ Picture You weeks are my favorite!  This week is going to be especially wonderful because we are going to focus on hands.  I found an opportunity to capture what ‘calm’ means to me by capturing my hubby’s hands while he was snoozing on the couch.  These hands have been an unbelievable source of calm for me for the 17 years we have been together.  I decided to convert my photo to black and white to add to the feeling of calm today as well.  I can’t wait to see the calm hands you all share with us today. 

Wait what?? Hubby’s hands? Did she completely misunderstand this is selfie week? I mean, she’s one of the ladies who runs this bliddy show! I’m classing this as an AAFP even though ‘calm’ isn’t a problem per se, doing a picture the rest of us are not supposed to do is a bit not cricket! Anyway, these are my hands being calm, even if I wasn’t.

calm

Day 256 ~ Hands. ~ It’s macro Monday!  I find that the details in people’s hands tell you a lot about them.  This photo captures three generations of hands.  From the smooth one of the 3 year old to the more worn one of the 60 year old.  Getting in close emphasizes the differences in the hands. What can getting in close tell us about the hands you capture today?

That wasn’t this ladies hands in the picture either by the looks of it. They’re all cheaters! AAFP!

hands

Day 257 ~ Little-by-Little. This week is all about hands. Today we are taking a photo that includes OUR OWN hands. Just as the prompt photo conveys, little by little it will get done if we keep working at it. What do you accomplish with your hands? Little by little? It could be a craft project, or a house project, or cleaning house, or planting seeds, or preparing meals.

Just WTF? “Today we are taking a photo that includes OUR OWN hands.” It’s sodding selfie week!!! Every day should be our own hands!! Come along!!! These ladies have not got the hang of it at all, this is no way to run a railroad. And little-by-little?? Per-leeze 🙄 A double AAFP. That’s a first. To start with I couldn’t think of anything I’m doing little-by-little except going bonkers in this challenge. But I am putting together zines and books of our travels, and that’s going slowly so it will do.

little-by-little

Day 258 ~ Grass. ~ September often marks the change in seasons, cooler weather for those of us in the northern hemisphere and warmer for those in the southern.  Wherever you are, this is a good time of year to head out for some fresh air and play.  At my house, playing outside in the grass consists of Frisbee throwing, endless games of fetch, and a little training with the dog.Today’s prompt also includes our monthly Where I Stand photo.  Take a few minutes to play in some grass.  Enjoy the feel, the color, the smell.  Photograph how you play in the grass today.

*Sigh*. The week just kept getting worse. This lady didn’t even have her hands in her photo, just her legs and a blurry dog. And ‘play in the grass’?? Pfft! are we 5yrs old now??? The AAFP’s are on a roll. Anyway I ‘played’ (pfft) with Lord Vincent on the lawn. Which in real life means I put some Dreamies for him to find on top of one of the illumination devices. And I left out my hands and just shot my feet for the ‘from where I stand’ bit, sauce, goose, gander!

grass

Day 259 ~ Stretch. ~ Do you remember Cat’s Cradle game? As a child, I spent hours playing Strings (it’s how we call it in Poland), always having a piece of the string in my pocket, ready to take it out and stretch between my hands every time I found someone with whom to play!  Show us what you can stretch between/in your hands today, or a hand(s) stretch. Or, stretch the prompt as far as you want to and show us what your day is about. Remember to include your hands if possible; it is what we try to do today. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy!

We really are visiting our ‘inner child’ (pfft) it seems. This prompter used some kid’s hands and not her own too. So that annoyed me too as she was a ‘guest prompter’ so should have been on point. Stretch was easy enough though.

Day 260 ~ Routine ~ “Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.” – Clint Eastwood. “My daily routine is to make every day the best day.” – David Wolfe. We all have routines.  Some routines can seem mundane, such as doing daily household chores.  Even chores, though, can be enjoyable if you achieve a sense of accomplishment from them.  I think a good routine can enrich our lives by providing discipline for a healthy lifestyle.  I work out daily.  It is my number one priority and my routine is like clockwork. Look for the magic in your routine today.  What routines make you happy?  Remember it is ‘hands’ week so ‘hands up!”

Well at least Mrs.Cocktail~Dress knows the rules and used her own hands for her example photo! And a straightforward prompt! Happy days! I wash my hair on Sundays, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. Not magic but it makes me happy to have clean tresses 😁.

routine

Day 261 ~ Invincible. ~ What makes you feel Invincible? A lucky charm, a sparkly pair of shoes, a fitness class, finally wrangling your grandkids for a nap, a clean workspace…or maybe it’s your morning coffee?  You can share your secret with us! 

Facepalm time. 🤦‍♀️. And an AFAC. And no hands in her example picture either, just her feet and a coffee mug. 🙄 This is a ridiculous prompt so I did a ridiculous image as I’d had enough. There is no way a pair of sparkly shoes will make anyone invincible. I wish I owned a Samurai sword or an AK47 for it.

invincible

So that’s that! A complete shit-show as far as I’m concerned. Only 3 months to go by which time I’ll be sectioned I think. Anyway dear reader, stay tooned for next week when we are doing fast shutter speed photography, which is about the same as we did in ‘motion’ week so nothing new really.

44 comments on “365 ~ September 12th ~ 18th

  1. richlakin says:

    Excellent. I love the symbols and what a great coffee mug!

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  2. Orca Flotta says:

    Hilarious, funny af, well thought out and visually stunning as always. Come on, admit it, you thoroughly enjoyed doing those.

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    1. 😉 the bubble gun was fun.

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  3. Not a sh*tshow by any means, lots here for regular fans to enjoy, from the Lord Vincent cameo to the scale model of Alex in a top hat! Top notch winning at photography!

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    1. Behave, that’s a money box! Cheers Eddie.

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      1. Alex Good says:

        If it were my noggin there’d be millions in there. Hence the tall hat.

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  4. Alex Good says:

    How long did it take for Vince to find the snacks? With my pets, I’d be having to take the picture in a hurry.

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    1. He sat waiting by the light for me to put them on it! 🤣 I put quite a few on so he was there long enough for me to get a shot.

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  5. beetleypete says:

    I can see why those prompts are so pretentious and annoying, but you always do well with them. I think you have also done well to stick with the series. I’m sure I would have given up long before.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I will be very happy on December 1st! Cheers Pete.

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  6. Bookstooge says:

    Do you have a post where you talk about what got you into this project and why? I am going to guess that you won’t be participating again next year.

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  7. April Munday says:

    The prompts are rubbish this week. Perhaps they got their weeks mixed up. Your photos are great, despite everything, and I really covet those shoes.

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    1. They are nice and very comfy. Here’s a link to where I go to for shoes & boots. Be prepared to go bankrupt, there are so many lovely ones!
      https://www.newchic.com/womens-shoes-c-3592/?newhead=1&country=222&WE=0

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      1. April Munday says:

        Oh my goodness. They’re rather splendid.

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        1. I know 🙂 I try not to look too often 🤣

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  8. Mary Smith says:

    Great manicure – was it specially done for this week of hands? I like the fortune telling symbols on your hand – and love those shoes in the one Vincent hoovering up his Dreamies.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I have a monthly manicure, vanity and all that good stuff!

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  9. Eddy Winko says:

    A fine crop of hands, wicked shoes and bubbles are always a winner, but I’m not sure why but I’m strangely drawn to the rubber gloves. Something about the concrete wall background. I wonder if anyone was bending over out of shot 🙂

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    1. I knew someone would think that!! 🤣🤣

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  10. As usual, all your photos are amazing! I completely agree that the prompts are getting ridiculous – hubby wonders why I continue (I won’t be next year, that is for sure).

    I love all your photos, but your commentary is my favourite bit! (spot on!) That being said:
    – I love your coffee/tea mug & a smashing mani too!
    – You are so creative on the macro hands!
    – Little by little is very interesting and a great project!
    – Lord Vincent to the rescue and I love those shoes! (mine need replacing!)
    – The photo with your rubber gloves is magazine worthy!
    – I really like the silhouette of you & your lovely tresses! Well done!
    – The bubble gun is a good alternative to the sword/gun (I love your restraint – this is my favourite for the week) 😄

    Good luck for next week, I’m already pulling out my hair. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Connie! I’m at a loss wiith uncluttered, bliddy ridiculous again, considering an off prompt day!!

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      1. Check out my photo – I figured it out after a lot of ranting – I won’t be doing this next year! I’ll have to figure something else out.

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        1. I got one such as it is, no I’m not doing it again either, have got a few ideas for next year.

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  11. …loving how wound up you get with the your prompters Frag’….damn, you give them a beating!!…do they follow your blog?….(kinda wishing they do)….

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    1. Oh I hope not!! They’re all lovely ladies really. 😊

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      1. …fingers crossed….

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  12. Jennie says:

    I really enjoyed this!

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome, FR!

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  13. Highly entertaining this week!

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  14. Francis.R. says:

    “I wish I owned a Samurai sword or an AK47” we are not that different after all : D

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  15. You really should be a stand up comedian Fraggle, you even have the coiffed nails, and a bubble gun! I love how you banter with yourself but seriously those rubber gloves gave me the heebie jeebies. And yes, I played endless games of Cat’s Cradle, and jacks! The good old days…C

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    1. Haha cheers Cheryl!

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  16. steviegill says:

    Handy shots! I have a toy AK-47 😁

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      1. steviegill says:

        Technicially it’s Jayne’s, she bought it for a fancy dress party. But it’s almost full size, has a detachable magazine and makes shooty shooty bang bang noises when you press the trigger, so I’ve nicked it 🤣

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        1. Even more green now!

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          1. steviegill says:

            It is a lot more than it ought to be 🤣

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