Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Photo Flops ~ Glass

I can never take a decent picture when things are behind glass.

I don't use a flash, but there is always far too much light causing reflections.

 It's soooooo frustrating!

Photo Flops by Just Look and You Will See

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013


For 21 days in March I will be joining in with #BlogFlash2013.

Every week day I will be given a prompt, then I must right a short post of 50 to 100 words about the prompt.

#BlogFlash2013: 21 Days, 21 Prompts, 21 Posts

The post can be factual, fictional, prose or anecdotal.

 This is totally new territory for me and I really hope I'm up to the challenge, so before I start I had better get out the dictionary, and find out what prose and anecdotal mean.  

So feel free to check up on me every day to ensure that I'm keeping up with the challange.

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Liebster Award

I would like to say a huge thank you to Julie Palmer for nominating me, and also give my apologies it has taken me so long to get around to writing this post.

The Liebster Award

Here's what you have to do when you are nominated:-

1) List Eleven facts about yourself.
2) Answer the Eleven questions asked of you.
3) Ask Eleven new questions of the bloggers you nominate.
4) Choose bloggers to nominate with 200 or less followers.
5) Inform each blogger and let them know about the award.
6) Most importantly thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

So here we go. 

Eleven facts about me:-

1) I'm now retired, as my employer deemed me unfit to work. Their loss!!!
2) I'm a Knit-aholic and run a local knitting group.
3) I have a beautiful Cocker Spaniel called Badger Boo.
4) I'm a smoker and no I don't want to give up yet.
5) I'm a qualified Chef, but I hate cooking.
6) I believe in UFO's (cue the X Files music).
7) I have two tattoo's.
8) Dean Koontz is my favorite author, I also enjoy reading biographies.
9) I despise people who are cruel to animals.
10) I've never been married because I'm nobodies slave.
11) I eat chocolate in secret, because I'm on a diet, that way the calories don't count.

My questions from Julie:-

1) Favorite band or singer? Lynyrd Skynyard
2) Favorite meal? Anything I have cooked myself, I hate processed food.
3) Favorite film? Dirty Dancing
4) Favorite TV series? The Walking Dead
5) Favorite item of clothing? My PJ's
6) Favorite book? Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz
7) Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
8) What's your blog about? I have four blogs, this one which is about my general musings and rants on life, a Photography Blog, a Knitting Blog and the most popular by far the Dogs Blog
9) Favorite colours? Purple and Green
10) Favorite Pet? My dog Badger Boo
11) Favorite holiday destination? East Wittering UK

My questions for the bloggers I nominate:-

1) When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
2) Dogs or Cats? 
3)What is your favorite TV series?
4) Sandals or shoes?
5) Trousers or skirts?
6) Do you have a guilty secret?
7) Tea or Coffee?
8) Do you hate your job?
9) Ice cream or hot dessert?
10)Who is your favorite author?
11) If you found £200 in the cash machine, would you hand it into the bank or keep it?

My blog nominations are:-

Reality Bites when you turn 40
Team Lloyd
Taking One Day at a Time

All that remains for me to say is thank you again to Julie and let my nominees know about their award. Hope you all enjoy checking them out.

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Silent Sunday

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Motion ~ Photo of The Week

I know I've been a bit naughty adding two pictures this week;
But I didn't think you can have one without the other?

 Team Lloyd  

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Photo Flops ~ The Dog

As you know if you follow my Silent Sunday posts, I love to take Macro and Reflection pictures. BUT
I have a common problem when out and about trying to take pictures.
 My little dog Badger Boo, he thinks the camera is all about him and is forever sneaking into shot. 
How many times has this happened to you too?

Can you think of a caption for this picture?

Yes I could put him on the lead, but I don't, these are his walks and sometimes his antics can result in a cute picture.

Other times he will run through the puddle I'm trying to photograph for a reflection and the moment is lost in the ripples it causes.

I don't get upset about it.
It's all part of the joys of owning a dog, I just move onto the next picture, because there's always another one just down the path.

Photo Flops by Just Look and You Will See

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Caught in The Act

"Stalker Cat"

Yet again it has come into my garden to do its business and I'm going to have to clear up its mess because it is full of worms that you can see! 

This really p!$$¢$ me off!

As a responsible dog owner:-

 I don't allow my dog to roam and cause a nuisance to people. 

I carry pooh bags to clear up after him if he should do his business whilst we are out. 

I ensure he is wormed regularly. 

I pay a fortune for insurance and he is micro-chipped.

So why is it that cat owners are allowed to let their pets crap where they want, be a nuisance, kill wildlife at random and spread disease as so few of them are wormed or vaccinated?

You may think I hate cats, I don't, I love cats and although I've not had one for several years I would really love one.

But I can't because my dog is terrified of them! 

As this cat has attacked him on several occasions in our own garden! It even came into my house once and attacked him!

If I allowed my dog to behave like this, I would get fined and possibly lose my dog under the
 "Dangerous Dogs Act"

How unfair is that?

Irresponsible cat owners should be named, shamed and fined too!

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Silent Sunday

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

But I Have No Fingers!!!

Team Lloyd  

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Thank you for this award Lesley aka The Mad Dog Woman Of Shackleford

The rules dictate I have to answer five questions now:-

1) Cookies or cake? 
Defiantly cake, but only homemade as I don't like the shop bought ones at all.

2) Vanilla or Chocolate?
Chocolate every time, but Vanilla if no chocolate is available.

3) What is your favorite sweet treat?
Thick Banana Custard.

4) When do you crave sweet things the most?
Mid afternoon onwards All the time!

5) If you had a sweet nickname what would it be?
M & M

Now I have to choose my Bakers Dozen of Super Sweet blogs. This is difficult as Badger Boo's Daft Adventures, which I also write, was also awarded the Super Sweet Blogging Award by Bark and Chatter and my choices are the same. My Super Sweet blogs can be found here.

Thank you once again Lesley

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Photo Flops ~ Flash

Taking pictures of my dog Badger Boo indoors is getting harder and harder. The reason is, he has Cataracts and PRA, so if I use the flash it gets mirrored straight back at you and he has spooky white eyes.

When taken without the flash, the picture is too dark to see his beautiful little face because of his markings as seen below.

If you have any hints and tips how to avoid this problem I would love to hear them.

If you have any Photo Flop problems then link up below and hopefully someone will have the answer for you.

Photo Flops By Just Look and You Will See

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Silent Sunday

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Fire in The Sky ~ Photo of The Week

The view from my front door.
Sometimes you don't have to travel too far at all for a picture.

Team Lloyd

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Saturday is Caption Day #SatCap

  I've not been able to do this post for a while, I've just not had any suitable pictures, until I took this one when out and about today. 

Can you think of a Caption for it? 

If you head over to Mammasaurus blog you will find more pictures in need of captions.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Gallery ~ Noses

The theme for The Gallery this week is Noses.

I've not done The Gallery for a while, but what  fantastic theme, what with Red Nose Day coming up.

But my real reason for loving this theme is my dog Badger Boo, he has the cutest little black button nose, it's always so shiny, moist and very very black. 
I just love to take pictures of it.

Did you know that every dogs nose is unique? 

Their Nose Prints are as individual as our finger prints.

Why not head over to Sticky Fingers and check out some other great noses.

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