Photo Sunday: Spooky

So I know Halloween was yesterday, but apparently nobody told the weather. Today might have been the hottest November day ever in Wales, but here in Kent we’ve had an overcast, foggy day (or maybe it was misty; I never know the difference). Not much fun to be outside in, and definitely no fun for driving – but it did make for some good photos. Like this one 🙂

Foggy street

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Photo Sunday: On the doorstep

After a busy few weeks (yep, I know I keep saying it, but it has been totally manic) I decided to stay close to home for this week’s Photo Sunday, and take the camera for a brief riverside walk in Greenhithe. On a lovely sunny day, and with autumn well underway, the views were pretty amazing; I’m officially jealous of the people who get to live along the river and enjoy it every day.

All these photos were taken on the short stretch of riverside walk close to Ingress Park, Greenhithe, about 15 minutes away from where I live. What great views do you have on your doorstep?

Braving the storm

This week we’ve had some crazy weather, with a mini heatwave followed by dramatic thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday nights.

I’m not a huge fan of storms, mostly because they combine two of my least favourite things – electricity and loud noises. So when the first storm arrived in the early hours of Friday morning, I opted to stay in bed and hope it would all go away. Which it did, but not until about four hours later when it was time to get up and go to work. Doh.

Seeing the dramatic photos everyone else had taken the following day, though, made me regret not at least looking out the window. So when another storm came along the following night, a bit earlier this time, I ventured out to take a couple of shots.

I’m using the resulting photos for this week’s happy post – not just because they came out pretty well but because I feel quite proud that I was brave enough to go out and get them. Maybe there’s hope for me yet.

And no, that’s not my house. Sadly.

Pre-storm

During storm

Another sunset (sorry)

I know, I know – more sunset photos. Sorry, I know I’m boring. But I couldn’t resist – this was the sunset last night when I got off the train, and it was too good to ignore. The photos below were taken in Greenhithe and looking over towards the Dartford Crossing.

On a separate note, today my blog is one year old! Thank you to everyone who’s read, shared and contributed over the last twelve months, whether you’re a regular or you’ve just dropped in once or twice. I’m still quite astonished that anyone’s interested in reading my nonsense (besides my family, who are used to it).

Have a great day everyone 🙂

Sunset over Greenhithe

Sunset over Dartford crossing

Sunset over Greenhithe Sunset over Dartford crossing Sunset panorama over Dartford crossing

100 happy days – week 7

I’m now over half way through the 100 Happy Days challenge! Still quite a way to go but so far so good…

Day 46 – on Monday evening, my book club team won the local pub quiz, and as a result we left with some extra cash and a sheep called Mabel. (Although Mabel’s just on loan.) Anyone who read the blog yesterday will know she and I had quite an adventure in London, thanks to a challenge set by the pub staff. Can’t wait to see what the next one will be…SheepDay 47 – thanks to one of the rounds in the quiz on Monday night, on Tuesday I had musicals on my mind. So after work I went on a quick tour of the West End to take some photos of a few of my favourite shows for a blog post. I’m pretty sure everyone thought I was a tourist, but hopefully not a really annoying one. I did at least check there was nobody behind me before I stopped to take my pictures.

Les Mis, LondonDay 48 – on Wednesday, for the first time this year, I left work and it was still light. I’m aware this happens every year, but for some reason it always surprises me. Now I’m waiting for the day it’s still light when I get home, although that may still be some way off…

DaylightDay 49 – on Thursday I discovered that Magnum now do strawberry and white ice creams; this is one of my favourite combinations so I was quite excited and nearly had a little meltdown (ha – I didn’t even plan that!) in the middle of Asda’s freezer section. I can also now confirm that they are just as good as I expected.

MagnumDay 50 – Not just halfway through, but also Friday and payday. Need I say more?

PaydayDay 51 – here’s Mabel again, enjoying a trip on the London Underground. She also went to Notting Hill and the London Eye, and had a nice cup of tea when all the excitement got a bit too much. It was a very odd but really fun day; sometimes it’s fun to be a ‘crazy sheep lady’.

Mabel gets the tubeDay 52 – after yesterday’s excitement, today I decided to stay local and go for a walk with my sister. We had a vague plan to take some photos for a future blog post, but unfortunately the weather had other ideas. After a couple of hours, we were quite windswept and when it started raining, we gave up and went home. But it was nice to get out in the fresh air, and we managed over five miles so we were quite pleased with ourselves.

Greenhithe

And now this crazy sheep lady’s off to enjoy a Magnum. Have a great week, everyone! 🙂