Sunday, 27 February 2011

The this is Me Meme

Some time ago, the evil Tara at Sticky Fingers tagged me with a load of others to do this AGAIN. 


This being ...


'Ask your child - their age doesn't matter - to draw a picture of you.
Post it on your blog.
Let's call it the This is Me Meme
Err, that's it.
Pass it on to your friends/enemies if you want to.'



I did this previously and these were the results


Well, my daughters are now 8 and 4 so I had everything crossed for being slightly less blobby. 


So here is the 8 year old's picture of me...apparently I am in my 'going out' clothes.




What I am loving the most is the straight up and down-ness of me (I am so, not this shape!) 


My 4 year old is all about drawing faces at the moment. The body is an after thought.




The only thing that worries me (there is actually lot's that worries me, but let's stick to the main point) is the similarity with this picture...




Of a bear. 


I am supposed to pass this on to people so who are my lucky few - Oh and when you do it, you need to McLinky it here


I think Mumra needs to have a go at this
And The Alexander Residence
And Spudballoo
And last, but not least Christine at Thinly Spread

Silent Sunday - The Empty Page


For more Silent Sunday's go here

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Gallery - Expressions

Today for the Gallery  I wanted to show you exhilaration and/or exuberance. These are things that don't come about too often but you see in children more often than you do adults. Here are two examples..

And here


But occasionally us adults get caught, especially when your eight year old has the camera...


For  more like this - pop over to Sticky Fingers 

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Am I over-sharing?



I feel like I have neglected my blog these last few weeks. Work has been busy, home has been busy and I spend an awful lot of time quite tired. So it gets put to one side.
But, there is something on my mind and where better to share it than here.

My question to you all out in the blogosphere is; are we over sharing on our social media sites.

Recently I have seen two friends of mine, both male, poor their hearts out on Facebook. They are sharing their feelings in a way I wouldn't be comfortable sharing mine.

Neither of these friends have spoken to me about their feelings in this way and I find it odd they can put them out there in the world like that.

Don't get me wrong,I have expressed my grumpiness freely on Facebook and Twitter, and talked about my leukaemia openly here.

My friends, however, have shared proper heart wrenching feelings, feelings of sadness, loss, depression...Has the world changed so much that rather than talking to our 'physical, in the flesh' friends we just get it all out of our system on line?

In fairness, I have talked before about how I sometimes feel closer to my on line friends (the one's I have met) than some of my oldest and dearest friends, so I do kinda get it, but it is so out there...Everyone can see.

The truth is, I see my dark inner feelings as a weakness and something I am not particularly proud off. I don't want my work colleagues, friends, family and all en sundry to be burdened with them. Those of you who know me well may get the brunt of a bad day, but on the whole not something I want shared with everyone.

One of the friends has expressed so much that I am actually thinking about hiding their comments from view as they are so so sad and it is like a bubbling brook of emotion. I can't handle it. Does that make me a bad person?

Maybe it's a British stiff upper lip thing where we repress everything. I don't know, but I am definitely struggling with the sharing

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Silent Sunday - Nose to Nose


To see more Silent Sunday Posts, go Here, There's knitting *ahem*

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Gallery - Shapes

Oh, that Tara, she doesn't half like to set a challenge.... Shapes! what the bloomin' heck... Anyhoo, away I went, camera in hand, and this is what I came up with....


This one is elongated Hexagons with pigeon.


This one is rectangles with a little bird, (a wagtail, apparently)


This is circles with pigeon (there seems to be a feathery theme to these..I will try to move on)


Architectural Rectangles (with Heather..I know, Rubbish)


Circles at Selfridge's (I live in Brum, it has to be done)

and finally 


Rotunda rectangles with man on phone.

Looking forward to all the shapes at the Gallery this week. x


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