Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Crows Are Coming For Us


It was my weekend off, finally after two very long weeks at work especially with the bitchy hicup mid week but we're over that for now at least. I love weekends off, or just having two consecutive days off together, which is often rare makes the thought of having months off after I move, very, very appealing. Yesterday I spent baking - attempted some marbled chocolate cupcakes and some cappuccino squares with a white chocolate topping. Both turned out a lot better then I expected, i'm slowly getting into the baking lark, especially with watching the Great British Bake Off [anyone else totally addicted to this BBC show?!], although i'm a very messy baker in comparison.

With all the photography magazines I end up buying lately I started a scrapbook of inspiring images that catch my eye or techniques or equipment to keep up with. Just cutting and gluing takes me back to my childhood and kept me entertained for much of Saturday afternoon, i'm still unsure what extent of photographic talent i have but photography definitely is becoming one of my favourite pastimes. And Sunday wouldn't be a Sunday without some flower photos and I was lucky enough again to catch some shots of the bees, one of the reasons why I want to upgrade camera wise is to home in on macro shots such as this. 

We have the strange hope of me moving the first week in November, that means I probably should really sorting things out and handing in my notice at work. It's starting to feel very very real lately, just knowing there's that one [expensive] step left. But that's this weeks task - to book trains tickets and hotels for my interview and sort out when i'm leaving my job. Maybe it's too presumptuous to leave my job before getting my visa, I hope it's not tempting fate too much. Either way it's my last week of being 24, 25 is starting to sound very grown up.

22 comments:

  1. i love the last photo! the colours are really cool

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  2. Cheer mimi - I really love that pinky colour too, that plant does nothing for the rest of the year then for the end of autumn has a sudden spurt into life and colour x

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  3. I love 'the great british bake off' too - i hopeless at baking but love watching other people baking. Great photos hun. Scarlett x

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  4. I know what you mean about tempting fate its the ONE thing I'm superstitious about - must be a Yorkshire thing

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  5. I know what you mean Miss Rayne, its the only thing I'm superstitious about and i'm hardly religious, but when it comes to tempting stuff it's a totally no no - then it leaves everything into a huge last minute rush so i'm not sure which is best!

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  6. boy does that marble cake look good! yum! and the tidy baking areas of the people on 'the great British bake off' are totally not true to reality, well, not in my kitchen!

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  7. There was a slight incident with the icing on the squares - it was a lot more runny then it was meant to be and ended up running all down the sides and all over the bread board, till it hardened, was tasty eating all the excess off though!

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  8. seeing your pics makes me want a camera so bad and perhaps venture out on my own photo-taking adventures. Love them! and your baked goods look yummy...as for Baking? i love to bake, however, baking means i would have to eat it all....LOL
    hope all continues to work out....slowly but surely!
    ROBIN
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    my-lovelydisaster.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you Robin, we're getting there slowly hopefully everything be all sorted in the next couple of weeks x

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  10. this images are wonderful....
    Love it ;)

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  11. Absolutely hooked on The Great British Bake-Off - although I've just moved to university so I'm having to watch it on iPlayer, which is nowhere near as much fun!
    Good luck getting everything sorted, I haven't been around much on Blogger lately, so I missed where you're moving to etc, but I hope your interview goes well :) xx

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  12. you must be so so very excited! i know i am for you!! such a big step, but enjoy every moment because time really passes by so quickly:)

    you're honestly getting better and better at these pics, lovely!!

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  13. Those photos are gorge especially the last one :) I hope you like your avon polishes also :)
    xx

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  14. your pics are amazing, you're great and the pictures are so inspiring! xx

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  15. I can't wait to get the nail varnish charlee, it's due to arrive next Tuesday so here's hoping it's worth the wait!

    Thank you peach, I do get a bit snap happy at times :D x

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  16. These pictures are really gorgeous. Keep snapping away!

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  17. That cake looks amaaaaaazing. WANT.

    xo

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  18. It tastes yummy too Jess - even if I say so myself lol x

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  19. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful weekend off :) I have never heard of the Great Britain Bake OFf but it sounds like MY KIND OF SHOW! Will have to check it out asap...

    Your pics are gorgeous, lady. The last photo with the bee is just dreamy, and I WANT a bite of that wickedly delicious looking temptation!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  20. your shots are great! photography is exciting and like anything else can be addicting...i want to get all these different lenses! the macro soom lense comes in really handy, tho!

    [oomph.]

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  21. Laura - the Great British Bake off is this competition [this X Factor but with bakers] who get challenged to bake different things weekly with one being thrown off weekly. It's so inspiring yet gets me so hungry whilst watching!

    Thanks for you message oomph, I can't wait to play with a bit more of a fancy camera, just to see just how close and detailed you can get. Hopefully it'll add a lot more detail to my images. The only thing that scares me about the macro lenses are their price! I think I might try and get some of the reversing lenses first to play with x

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