Saturday, 21 September 2013

Summer Scavenger Hunt 2013

I had great fun seeking out this year's items for Rinda's Summer Scavenger Hunt. Luckily I went to some rather exotic locations on holiday, so had some fab photo opps.
 1. Open air market. Beautiful blooms in Lower Marsh market, near Waterloo.

2. Theatre for performing arts (not a movie theatre). The amazing Sydney Opera House, from under the Harbour Bridge, on a river boat from Parramatta to the city.
3. City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben taken from Westminster Bridge.
4. Aeroplane. I was hoping to show a Spitfire, but the Imperial War Museum is undergoing a refurb, so all the planes are on holiday somewhere else! Found this propaganda poster in the gallery.
5. A sunset. Just in time to catch this plane's vapour trail
6. Someone or something taking a nap. Milli taking 40 winks at Jo's afternoon tea party

7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny. I think this is hilarious, but maybe not if you are the object of the magpie's swooping! Australian ones are clearly bolder than Europeans! They are like negatives, too - their colouring is the opposite from ours. 
8. A tower. The Tower of London, the scene of grisly murders and hopeless imprisonments. Still used as a gaol until the early 1950s, when the infamous Kray twins were the last prisoners held there, for avoiding National Service of all things - not their gangster activities! 
9. A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong. Came across this on the ground, just crying out to be turned into keyring or something
10. A bench that is outside. Enjoying a picnic lunch at Featherdale Nature Reserve, on my birthday.

11. An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve. Kylie the koala, at Featherdale

12. A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see) I see an angel.

13. A fence
14. A stained glass object or a mosaic. The step up to Pippa's craft caravan, made by Pippa and Kenya.
15. A fire truck or police car. Outside Blacktown (near Sydney) Police station. The taxis look remarkably similar!
16. A windmill made from my Daiso origami paper. We used to love these as children!
17. Candle. Votives in St George's cathedral.
18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop. The Green Café, a lovely place for a dainty cup of tea and a homemade cake!
19. A fisherman: A bit of a cheat, as the Thames in London isn't really a suitable habitat for fish!

20. A dinosaur. Likewise! I ran out of time to do my proposed trip to the Natural History Museum!
21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply. Making wire-looped jewellery.

Thanks, Rinda, for the challenge, I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next one, and also seeing what other readers snapped over the Summer.

Monday, 16 September 2013

New term

Thank Goodness we are back online! I have missed looking at all your lovely inspiring blogs! Back at school, 3rd week in now, so life returning to normal after my wonderful holiday. More about that in future posts. Some of my friends have new offices at school, so some little decorations were in order.

For Shani, courtesy of a Mollie Makes freebie. I put some lavender buds in with the stuffing, Shani's favourite! She is crazy about tiny dogs, and has her own, sweet little Teddy, a long haired Chihuahua.

For Mairead, with goodies I found in the Brighton Bead Shop.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Thanks for your patience....

Hello Lovely Readers! We came back from holiday to find no Internet and no telephone line functioning at home, and we are still waiting for the broadband provider to send an engineer to identify the problem, fix the problem and bring us back into the 21st Century!
I am sending this from school, but can't add any pics, and can't comment on your blogs, so when all is back to normal I shall have a wonderful time reading many weeks' worth of your posts and can catch up with you then. Hope it won't be too long . . . . . . .