Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New hobby...

Today's photo is not one of my most exciting but I've not been focussing on my photography lately. (Nor did I even focus properly in this shot!) I've been enjoying a new hobby of making jewellery. I'm learning stuff all the time and here you can see a little of the most recent necklaces I've been working on.

I'm missing my photos but I have to carry so much with me when I'm going to work in different cities that I haven't taken the SLR for a walk for some time. Hopefully I'll make up for it at the end of February when the lovely man and I head south to London. We are hoping to meet with a certain Mr Biscuits on our visit so how can we fail to get out our cameras when we are meeting a fellow photographer?

I'm not complaining about work though. I'm fortunate that I enjoy what I do. While a more steady and reliable income would be nice, I feel lucky to have any income in the current economic climate. The bonus is that I get to see a lot more of Mr Duck (aka the lovely man and a whole lot of other things). He has just bought a new sofa which I am sitting on right now. It's much more comfy than the last one. I shan't be moving for some time....

Hope you're all doing well. I shall pop in onsome of your blogs soon :-)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

A day of the mundane

We have had a quiet day with the return of the ordinary weekend. Here is the lovely man doing the shopping while I harass him with a camera.

The snow came back last night and is lying in a most unspectacular manner on the pavements in Edinburgh though I gather that even this small amount brought disruption to the airport. I uploaded a couple of photos of the snowy street to Flickr, along with one of legs at the supermarket. They are fairly unremarkable but it is difficult to take interesting photos when your hands are full of shopping! I must get out to take photos with the big camera soon.

My first week back at work did not bring many hours for me as people are still shaking themselves out of festive inertia. Am hoping for more work next week though I have been enjoying getting through the Christmas reading. Hope you're all having a good weekend!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year

I thought I'd start my blogging year with a silly portrait of the lovely man and I. You may notice that he has had strange genetic and surgical experiments done on him and where he once had an ear, he appears to have grown fingers. He doesn't talk about it much though.

I had a lovely time with family and the lovely man on Christmas day. Sadly, I got ill on Boxing day and so none of my plans for the holiday season came to fruition. I am only now well enough to leave the house and saw none of the friends I usually spend time with at this time of year. I was fortunate that the lovely Mr duck stayed with me and said "there there" with soothing regularity. 

One other plan which was not put into practice due to my being indisposed was getting out with my SLR and putting some effort into photos again. Here's hoping I can make up for that soon. 

Wishing all my regular visitors a very happy new year (both of you...)!