More tea and cake 🙂 though I have to be honest, the cake is meh. I don’t like marzipan at all, neither does Phil so this is going to be consigned to the bin, which I feel bad about but there’s no-one to give it to.
Only 300 days to go! 😀 Square cakes today, and a nice cuppa tea to go with. I only like the pink ones, so Phil will have to eat the rest. Cal stayed over last night and we had fun. But Skye has been poorly, not eating and chucking up, we are hoping it’s just a glitch, a fur ball or something, she’s a little better today, but if no better tomorrow it’s off to the vet. 😦 Waiting to see the birds.
Well that’s January over, and the end of the still life section of the 366, though I guess there may be some in amongst the other themes. I have really enjoyed this month, looking back at the beginning the first few shots were not very interesting, and not that well composed either. After day 5 I seemed to make a leap forward when I started trying to tell a story with the items I was choosing, and then also found out to do the simplest of shots like the flowers in the vases on a windowsill. I feel my composition…
Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard is a novel by Alexander Dumas. It is the third and last of the d’Artagnan romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850. In the English translations, the 268 chapters of this large volume are usually subdivided into three, but sometimes four or even five individual books. I have 2 of the french books, would love to find the rest.
Only 5 more days of still life left, and my conservatory is full of flowers that refuse to die! I couldn’t help buying some more yesterday in Tesco’s as they had some different ones to Asda! This has one of my latest bunch of roses in it, I love the red/yellow contrast.
This book is lovely, you can see from the previous day’s picture there are pages of beautiful artworks by a few different lady artists. It was published in 1922 so not far off 100 years old, and the language and pictures reflect a different world back then. But the gardening advice is still relevant.
It has snowed here, which is more interesting than the rain, but still as cold and wet. “I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be.” not sure who said it but I am now. 🙂
We are still in Modor, and although the rain keeps on coming, we have had mild temperatures, so things are going a bit wrong in nature. I looked out of my bedroom window and noticed a little pink spot on my Happy Eater Blossom tree. Couldn’t believe it at first as it doesn’t usually flower until the middle of April, but it has got itself confused and this one little blossom has popped out a bit early. Hopefully it will sort itself out if the temperature drops to where it should be. But look at that sky! YUCK! Anyway that…
I’m having a busy Sunday. Phil is at work til 9pm so I’ve been up and at’em. I was at the supermarket by 10am, finished off my expenses form, sorted work out for tomorrow, painted another backdrop for my photography, played with Skye and the laser light, and done my photo for the day. Just the Christmas decorations to take down now, and make some soup for my dinner. I’ll put my feet up and watch a movie after that I think!