A Photo a Week: The week that was

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Nancy from nancy merrill photography has asked us how our week has been in photos.

Well my week has been up and down this week. On Tuesday I had a tooth implant put in.  Actually that went better than I expected.  I had it done under local anaesthetic which was the worse part – I hate injections, a general anaesthetic was not an option as I am allergic to some of the drugs. So it was a diet of ice cream for a while, along with soups and yogurt with the odd omelette thrown in.  The ice cream was rather soothing – but it has outstayed it’s welcome.  I am not a fan of it to start with and now am heartily sick of it.  I can start to eat a bit more today.

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So to take my mind of things I did some more painting with acrylics.  This is my first attempt since I was at school.  I am so out of practice.  But it is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in the sun.


Then Thursday night I discovered that our garden shed had been broken into and our lawn mower stolen.  Silly thing is, my son’s bike, which is more expensive, was not touched.  Weird.  Really annoyed about this as I don’t want to use the insurance to replace it.  So my landlord has added more locks on the door.  The police with their forensic van came around within 5 minutes of calling them on the hot line but couldn’t pick up any finger prints.  The padlock was also stolen – probably that was the clue with the finger prints.  I’m now having to pay someone to mow the lawns.  Which is worse -insurance or paying someone?  Am still thinking this one over.

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So to end the week on a better note I had my second session of Social Snappers.  I have three ladies and they are so lovely.  We went through uploading Photoscape and looked at some of the preset filters and just having fun with it.  Next week we will meet at a park just to enjoy our autumn colours – weather permitting off course.

So that was it.  A roller coaster week.



Copyright Raewyn Forbes


Travel Theme:

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Good morning from a cool, but sunny Hastings day.

Congratulations to Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge


I have been driving my son crazy every day, saying no baby when he got up this morning. it was breaking news here in New Zealand as soon as she was admitted to hospital.  As it was her second baby I did’t think she would be taking so long.  And I was right.  Only 2 1/2 hours labour.  But a big baby – 8-pound, 3-ounces.  Phew.  A big girl.  She just looks soooooo adorable.

Actually rather appropriate for Ailsa’s challenge at Where’s my backpack?

But my photo is of a juvenile duck at Cornwall Park.  The baby feathers are just starting to fall out.  But it still looks a bit fluffy around the edges.

Travel theme: Youngsters


Copyright Raewyn Forbes

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