Saturday, 11 August 2018

Photo a Day #3

Monday 30th July

I've really been making an effort to try and read more this year as I used to be such a bookworm yet now average just one book a year. And I've really fallen back in love with the hobby and have a huge pile of books to read! I'm currently re-reading an old favourite The Wind In The Willows each night before bed. I love a bit of English whimsy.

Tuesday 31st July

We saw this racing pigeon on Sunday around the reservoir, and figured she'd been blown off course from the storms over the weekend. She seemed ok so we left her, but she was still there on Tuesday and looking really weakened and hungry so we took her home and set up a box for her in the barn. I'm happy to report she's recovered and is back to flying again, although she hasn't left our garden so I don't know if she's here for good! Although we could contact her owner from the rings on her legs, we felt reluctant to as it's common for racing pigeons to be killed if they're slow getting back so we're just leaving her to her own devices.

Wednesday 1st August

The weather picked back up, so Mum and I decided to spend the afternoon having a coke at the pub.

Thursday 2nd August

I've had my Creeping Jenny plant for years, but it looked like it needed a bit more light so I temporarily moved it near a window in the house which resulted in both my mum and I watering it without realising the other was taking care of it and it died. I was honestly really upset about it! I popped to the garden centre I got it from and bought a new one, and also picked up a String of Pearls plant while I was there. I had to repot both so they had drainage, so I'm hoping they settle in to their new pots ok!

Friday 3rd August

I ran some errands in the morning and spent the afternoon enjoying the sun in the paddling pool. It really is a blessing to have in this heat! Although I'm a bit fed up with the heat, I'm still trying to ensure I make the most of it while it's here as I know I'll miss it as soon as it's gone and it's so rare for it to be this glorious in the UK.

Saturday 4th August

I bought this glass cloche from IKEA a while ago and it's just been sitting empty while I decided what to do with it. When I realised my Totoro fit inside it perfectly I felt inspired to turn it into a moss terrarium. Moss is really low maintenence, and it gives the illusion of Totoro towering over the foliage. If you want to do it yourself, just make sure you treat the glass with Rain-X to stop it misting up from humidity.

Sunday 5th August

On Friday I looked up nearby record fairs only to see there was one on Sunday! I wasn't sure what to expect, but it ended up being really good. I'd been outbid on About Face on eBay earlier in the week, so it felt like fate when it was the first record I saw upon walking in. And I'm glad to finally add some Joni to my collection, I've always loved her artwork on this sleeve so much.

I haven't taken any photos this week as it's mostly consisted of fixing my computer which is pretty unphotogenic. Thankfully a brand new hard drive fixed the issue like I thought it would, but it means I've lost absolutely everything as typically I hadn't backed up. It feels like both a blessing and a curse, as it's kind of nice having what feels like a brand new machine and a blank slate, but there's so many important things such as my artwork files, that I'll never get back. And even the more trivial things like loosing all of my progress on The Sims is really gutting :(


  1. Love this post, Sydney! That's very sweet that you're looking after the pigeon. How is it going? ☺

  2. Aww the Pigeon is so cute! Glad you were able to rescue it. Sorry to hear about all your lost files! Although it is sometimes nice to start over, I have definitely been a victim of info lost forever on a computer.


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