Archive | May, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

17 May

How lovely is it that the photo challenge topic this week is my favourite colour?  And how horrible is it that I don’t have a lot of photos with blue as the primary colour?!?  That is, until I opened my Elephants in London folder!

In the summer of 2010, a herd of colourful elephants appeared in London.  The elephant parade was done to raise awareness about the plight of Asian elephants.  People all over London were taking photos of the amazing elephants that took up residence in neighbourhoods and landmarks in the capital.

I thought I’d share the blue-coloured ones in honour of the theme for this week’s photo challenge!

Leicester Square, May 2010

One of two blue elephants in Leicester Square.

Leicester Square Too, May 2010

The second blue elephant in Leicester Square

Charles I Statue, London, May 2010

One of the blue elephants near Trafalgar Square.

 

Charles I Statue, London, May 2010

One of 2 elephants near Charles I Statue.

 

Somewhere in London

I can’t remember where this one was exactly!

 

Trafalgar Square Too, May 2010

This one was in the corner of the square, the corner nearest to Canada House.

My hands

12 May

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and think, boy, would I love to win the lottery and just do what I love doing best: write my thoughts down (they might be worth just two cents but I’ve got a lot of thoughts so all those two-cent thoughts will add up!) and bake!

Then I remember that I live in the real world and while I do get lottery tickets once in a while, I never really win anything worth giving up the day job for.

I’ve been staying away from blogging because my hands have been plaguing me again.  I rest my hands at night.  I hate the fact that I’m becoming a couch potato but I still think that resting my hands is much better than losing the use of my hands completely.  I’m due to get them sorted out soon which is a relief.  Most people don’t like going under the knife, and I most certainly won’t relish the experience, but I think it’s mostly a relief that I know there really is something wrong with my hands and I know that this procedure will help relieve the pain and fix what’s wrong with them.  I work, mostly, with my hands and my hands are the most important implement when I bake, so I’ll certainly be happy when they’re better.

I was looking online to see if there was a photo I could post to explain what was going to happen to my hands but most of them are gruesome and even though I’m not squeamish, I’d rather, really, not think about the procedure right now.

The procedure is 2 weeks away!  I am already looking forward to the recovery!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

5 May

What I love about London is the little discoveries you make around the corner.  My discoveries tend to be about food, mostly places to eat and what’s great to eat at these great places to eat.  Once on a London trip we came across this restaurant near Covent Garden.  It has a small, discreet, side street entrance with little plaques inviting you to come in.  The buzz around town is, seeing that it’s close to the West End theatres, a lot of celebrities dine in Joe Allen.  And I am not ashamed to say that when I went there I had my eyes peeled well.  I wanted to see someone famous!

Needless to say, I didn’t see any celebrities.  I wanted to take a cheeky photograph of the theatre show posters framed on the wall but only managed to get this blurry photo!  Ah well, I guess I’m not a born paparazzo then!

Joe Allen, London