Reasons to be cheerful about photography

I don't have a fancy camera, just an ordinary mobile phone. But I love taking pictures. The joy of spotting something unusual or interesting, cute or topical, and for a few seconds all your worries are banished to the back of your head, as you grab your phone to snap it up before it's gone. It's a little break and just what I need right now, as my son heads towards his Junior Cert exams, with the mocks next week.

So it was perfect timing when I discovered that my blogging friend Nicola from Simply Homemade had launched a February Photo A Day Challenge: it's not too late to join in either, and you can find my photos over on my Instagram. Here's a sample of what I've posted so far.


And here's two more reasons to be cheerful:

Facebook


Finding a group of mums whose school mornings are exactly like mine. Thank you Facebook. It may not change anything, but the reminder that I'm not alone is very comforting.

A New Mop


I'm really bad at buying stuff - my parents had a war mentality that they passed down to me: make do and mend before buying. Actually I think it's a good idea, but sometimes I take it too far, like when I'm trying to wash the kitchen floor with a mop head that has a severe case of alopecia. Buying a new one has halved the time it takes to do the job...

Hope you had a good week too.


Reasons to be Cheerful



12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the mention, I am enjoying the challenge too, my sole reason for it was the same as yours, JC Mocks, it's a welcome distraction :)
    Nicola xx

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  2. I have been doing a daily photo on Blipfoto for 6 years and have loved seeing my photography improve :-) Its amazing how many of us have horrible school mornings... Yay to new mops

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    1. I'd love to do a daily photo... I'll see how much time it takes up :)

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  3. I love your street scenes beat. Have a good week. xxx

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  4. You don't need a fancy camera to take good photographs! These are fabulous. xx

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  5. lol, I love the fact that a new mop has made it onto your R2Bc list and you have some fab photos in your instagram feed. Mich x

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    1. I thought you might like that :) And thank you for your kind words about instagram x

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  6. Sometimes it really is the simple things, isn't it?! I'm loving the photo challenge.... great shots from both of you. I got too bogged down in the blog changeover to take part but maybe next month?! xx

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    1. I hope you do join in - if this photo challenge is only for one month, I may join in with the Britmums one in March :) xx

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