Wednesday, 12 November 2014

How to find new music … and some Dwarves…

Mmmh… how do you add to your music file to listen to?

We don’t listen to radio much – just because Miss Martian and Supergirl have their CDs in the car (which is a mix of kids music and some of our own favourites).

So we don’t listen to the UK top ten or whatever … And we’ve not been on holiday where we would listen to much radio (for above reasons). BT (before Twins) we got good current songs while on holiday in the US. Smile 

So, for me, I'm trailing some fan videos on youtube for my fandoms … Open-mouthed smile 

And I’m getting gems like in this post here while doing this. This week I had a hunt again on youtube and found this one … never heard that song before.

Also gives you great editing of The Hobbit movies so far, and it’s a great fan tribute to Fili and Kili and the strong bond between the brothers.

And then this one, but we had the song “Hey Brother” already, as hubby did a search for Avicii Songs, after we heard it in the Lego Movie trailer.

… and I have to say Kili grows on me … but is still behind Thorin and Fili… Winking smile Open-mouthed smile

So … this month we’ll have to watch “The Desolation of Smaug” again so we’re ready for the big finale of “The Battle of the Five Armies” in December!!!

Ah well… been busy… :o

Ok, big apologies to Rinda that I haven’t updated the blog with a full info, and I totally forgot about the last photos anyway. Surprised smile 

Things have been quite busy here and I didn’t post on the blog.

Will try to rectify this though… maybe … hopefully … Winking smile 

 

Geesh, I really wonder sometimes where time is going… I seem to lose lots of it.. Winking smile

Monday, 22 September 2014

Today’s catch up…

Well… I promised 2 more photos Winking smile 

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)

2. A garden gnome

3. Birds on a wire

4. A group of tourists

5. A rack of post cards

6. An urban street scene

7. A rural landscape

8. A tattoo on a person

(that might be a substitute needed… can’t just take a photo at the gym of strangers’ tattoos!!)

9. A bakery

10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)

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HAH! I searched through my photos and found an actual (not staged!!) photo bomb!! Open-mouthed smile Gotta love the twins!! Open-mouthed smile

11. A horn

12. A mascot


13. A sunrise
Will have to try that tomorrow morning… with the current weather there might be nothing to see, but I will try my best…

14. A parade

15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

17. A lamp post

18. A water fall

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Waterfall in the Japanese Garden at Lauriston Castle – beautiful!

19. A public garden

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Japanese Garden at Lauriston Castle – it’s a very tranquil and beautiful place (as are the other parts of the castle grounds) and you also get a nice sea view!

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

Mmmmh… will have to ask hubby to take a photo today I’d say…

If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp

Alternative B: A bird house

So… a sunrise, a tattoo and a photo of me with something that represents the season to go for tomorrow … am I going to manage it????

Still Scavenging ..

Doubt I’ll get everything done this round (or use the substitute for one instead of it counting as an extra).

I’m down with sinusitis, and for next year I have to figure out a better way to have the “photos to take” list better at hand. Reminder on the phone per day maybe? Who knows …

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)

2. A garden gnome

3. Birds on a wire

4. A group of tourists

5. A rack of post cards

6. An urban street scene

7. A rural landscape

8. A tattoo on a person

(that might be a substitute needed… can’t just take a photo at the gym of strangers’ tattoos!!)

9. A bakery

Bakery
While at home we’re not going to bakeries … and I don’t really count Gregg’s as bakery (and we don’t go there either). So this is a photo of the bakery inside Tesco (courtesy of hubby while I was resting up).
Funnily enough… when visiting my family in Germany we’re frequently going to bakeries… Winking smile 

10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)

Mmmmmh… another one I doubt I’ll get… Surprised smile 

11. A horn
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A Rhino at Edinburgh Zoo – again, courtesy of hubby and the girls yesterday.

12. A mascot
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Underbelly Edinburgh is part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Underbelly is situated in Bristo Square (University of Edinburgh Campus effectively). The “Udderbelly” is the (one could say) mascot of the Underbelly – it’s an upside down purple cow (huge inflatable).

Here’s a photo of it in better light … NOT TAKEN BY ME.

13. A sunrise
Will have to try that tomorrow morning… with the current weather there might be nothing to see, but I will try my best…

14. A parade

15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

17. A lamp post

18. A water fall
about to get that today after picking up the girls from nursery

19. A public garden
another one to be done after nursery today. Smile 

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

Mmmmh… will have to ask hubby to take a photo today I’d say…

If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:

Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp

Alternative B: A bird house

So, even with the substitutes I think I may have some photos missing… arrrgghhh!! Ah well, there’s always next year… Winking smile

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Need some distraction…

Independence Vote for Scotland, we’ve voted … and while I made up my mind (was sitting on the fence until this week!), I’ve got a heavy feeling with all that. Either way the vote goes, there will be a blaming culture again… hope that there are not too man rifts with friends/families (not just mine).

Ok… might ponder over that later. Let’s see how I can get some distraction that is not housework… Winking smile 

UPDATE FOR PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

Right… don’t think I’m doing too great this year … might have to use some of the “substitutions”…

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)

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(Damhead is just outside Edinburgh (not sure if actually part of Edinburgh) – taken after a quick toilet break near a field for both girls – had to turn off the motorway for that! Winking smile )


2. A garden gnome

3. Birds on a wire

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(we don’t have that many wires around for birds to sit in!)

4. A group of tourists

5. A rack of post cards

6. An urban street scene

7. A rural landscape

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8. A tattoo on a person

9. A bakery

10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)

11. A horn

12. A mascot

13. A sunrise

14. A parade

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Penguins on Parade at Edinburgh Zoo. The Parade is on every day at 2:15pm, but the animals are not being forced to take part, so we had a few days where the parade didn’t take part as the Penguins didn’t want to come out of the enclosure.


15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

17. A lamp post

18. A water fall

19. A public garden

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

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Lothian Buses have several of their buses painted with pictures for their destinations. One Terminus on this one is Penicuik, a town outside Edinburgh. It derives from Pen Y Cog  (as painted on the bus), meaning “Hill of the Cuckoo” in Old Brythonic.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.
If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp

Alternative B: A bird house

Right… I think I can manage to get a couple more before end of the 22nd September. Hopefully. Smile 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

First Day at Nursery

(or: WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE???)

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Today was the first day at nursery(well… first hour, as they do staggered time to get the children used to the time without parents etc.).

Both Supergirl and Miss Martian loved it, they’re both in different groups (Miss Martian in the Green Group, Supergirl in the Yellow Group) but have also time together.

I was very surprised that they both chose to have snacks at different tables, so would say the “split” is probably a good idea to develop more individually.

I was glad to hear that Miss Martian’s nursery teacher is also left handed, so she will be able to show her how to use scissors etc. with her left hand!! Open-mouthed smile 

Miss Martian was all in puddles after the 1 hour – she didn’t want to leave!!!

Despite it not being our first choice nursery, it seems to be a nice one, and I think they will settle in nicely.

Tomorrow we’re at nursery for 1.5 hours, and I think I will skip out for a bit to do some shopping (today I was shown the nursery and got all the info needed I think, and had about 15 mins in the parent room).

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Let’s try a bit more Scavenger Hunting…

…shall we? Winking smile 

My offers to you today are from this week and are as follows:

A juggler

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Juggling fire on a monocycle… huh!!!

And A group of tourists

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I promise you … there must be at least ONE group of tourists in those photos!! Winking smile Madness that is THE FRINGE at Edinburgh!!

 

My list therefore looks now like this….

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)

2. A garden gnome

3. Birds on a wire

4. A group of tourists

5. A rack of post cards

6. An urban street scene

7. A rural landscape

8. A tattoo on a person

9. A bakery

10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)

11. A horn

12. A mascot

13. A sunrise

14. A parade

15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

17. A lamp post

18. A water fall

19. A public garden

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.
If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp

Alternative B: A bird house

Well… I’ve got until 23 September, so hopefully will get the rest of the photos. If we have nice weather soon I know I’ll get the public garden & waterfall in one! Winking smile 

And beside the sunrise I think getting a person’s tattoo (well.. if it was just THE TATTOO then I probably wouldn’t have that much trouble this month!!) might be my downfall at the moment…

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Got a bit more photos?

Well… let’s see how we’re doing with the Photo Scavenger Hunt, mmmmh??? Winking smile 

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)


2. A garden gnome


3. Birds on a wire

4. A group of tourists

5. A rack of post cards

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6. An urban street scene

7. A rural landscape

8. A tattoo on a person

9. A bakery

10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)

11. A horn

12. A mascot

13. A sunrise

14. A parade

15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

17. A lamp post

Another contender for the lamp post .. those are outside St. Giles’ Cathedral. An imposing building … but I’ve yet to actually go inside!!

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18. A water fall

19. A public garden

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp

Alternative B: A bird house

 

Ummm… I think I’ll have to do better!! Surprised smile

Monday, 21 July 2014

First Photo Scavenger Hunt Post of 2014…

Finally getting around to post some photos for this year’s Scavenger Hunt! Smile I think the only item on the list that might be very tricky for me is the sunrise … I’m quite the night owl! Winking smile 

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)


2. A garden gnome

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3. Birds on a wire

4. A group of tourists


5. A rack of post cards


6. An urban street scene

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Alnwick


7. A rural landscape


8. A tattoo on a person


9. A bakery


10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)


11. A horn

12. A mascot

13. A sunrise

14. A parade

15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

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17. A lamp post

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Was wondering of adding this as “photo bombing”, but actually… I took this photo with the Ape in mind… not the lamp post… Winking smile 

18. A water fall

19. A public garden

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.
If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:

Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp
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Family “kiting” at Druridge Bay

Alternative B: A bird house

 

Ok, I might have a bit of trouble for a Parade and other things … I just have to remember to check the Scavenger Hunt list on my phone really!! Surprised smile Still got enough time though!

For more Scavenger Hunt photos from other people, go over to Rinda’s Blog! Smile