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PAD – 11/366 – Jan 11th

11/366 – 11th January 2020

This image is of a book I purchased that I have no intention of reading.

Weird?

Maybe.

I have three copies of The Silmarrion already, including the Audiobook, I have listened to Martin Shaw read the history of Middle-Earth so many times, he is like my own storyteller.


I found this little gem in a Charity Shop for 50p. I nearly left it behind, but I went back to the shelf and I bought it. Why did I buy another version… well, it looked pretty and I didn’t have that version. Simple as that really.


I drive my Mum up the wall buying things that I don’t intend on using just because my geeky side says that I NEED that particular thing. One could say I am a hoarder, I prefer a collector of ephemera that makes me smile.

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PAD – 10/366 – Jan 10th

10/366 – January 10th 2020

I haven’t really been up to getting out and getting my shots for this challenge the past few days. Life and all that has gotten in the way and my mental health hasn’t been great.

It is a full moon tonight and I tested the waters last night with attempting to shoot the moon and failed miserably. Today I did a little bit of research on the Huawei forums and took a few tips and set up the phone beforehand using the AI function and 50x zoom. This was the outcome. I am so pleased with how this came out. It isn’t perfect and I think with some refinement using the pro manual features, I can do better.

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PAD – 4/366 – Jan 4th

Garbage bag with rain drops splattered all over
4/366 – January 4th
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PAD – 3/366 – Jan 3rd

Image of a mobile phone and earbud charger case
3/366 January 3rd

I have found that when I go out I can find myself overwhelmed by noise and crowds. It used to mean that days out and shopping trips would often be cut short due to severe anxiety. I would retreat back to the comfort and safety of my home.

When I go out now, I have my phone and at least one pair of headphones about my person. If the “terrors” start to get a hold I plug in and tune out of the world. My family all know about this and it is not unusual for them to have a backup pair of headphones too.

It’s no the most social way of dealing with life, but it works. Until things start improving, these two items will remain a constant companion.

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PAD – 2/366 – Jan 2nd

A night time view from a bridge in Snodland, focusing on the Night Sky with Stars visable
2/366 January 2nd

If you took notice of yesterdays post you will notice that that the challenge has increased overnight. I found out that 2020 is Leap Year. I am unsure if the immense amount of extra work that one day will entail won’t break me; I do have to at least, give it the old school try.

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PAD – 1/365 – Jan 1st

Selfie of the author
1/365 – January 1st 2020

I am tired. More tired than I have been in so long. This tiredness isn’t about a lack of sleep, it’s more than that, it’s like being stretched thin. I feel like I can see through myself and others can too. I feel like I have been battered black and blue emotionally the past year. Most of it out of my control, some not so much.

I am starting this challenge to try and give me the first thing to focus on this coming year. I hope that on December 31st 2020 I’ll be able to post another selfie that shows me a lot more “refreshed” and not having to fake “yet another smile”.

I foresee a huge amount of change this coming year. I know I have a lot of work to do on myself and to get myself back to how good and positive I felt 2 years ago. I guess 2020 is the year of the challenge.

I want to big it up and say “BRING IT ON“, but to be honest, I am too knackered and I fear what I am going to have to go through to get back to that happy place.

I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that your 2020 is full of opportunity and chances to grow and be well.

Thank you for stopping by, and why not come back and see what else I have to share on this Photo A Day challenge.

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Sittingbourne Sci-Fi 2019

last weekend I attended the Sittingbourne Sci-Fi 2019 event. I went with Mum and, I have to say it was rather good. It was a really well run local community effort. It was a brilliant grounding to be built on (I hope) in years to come. I was really impressed that there was no major hassles – getting in, finding the venue, being to crowded and the like – it just appeared to go along smoothly. I am sure the organisers will probably have a different story to tell, but to the untrained eye… it went smooth as silk.

An image of Harley Quinn and the Sixth Doctor Who cosplayers.
Harley and the Sixth Doctor hanging around.

There was a surprising amount of Cosplayers attending and, I think that that fact helpped a lot. It was absolutely amazing to see the time and effort plainly invested to make the outfits look as good as they did.
If you know anything about me, you know I love Doctor Who and Horror films, so imagine my delight when this happened…

Halloween villain Micheal Myers and a Doctor Who Dalek face off at Sitt9ingbourne Sci-Fi 2019
Micheal Myers takes on a Dalek!

As I mentioned at the start, I went with Mum to this and I was amazed that she actually made a couple of new friends while at the event.

I am really looking forward to see where this event goes next time around… they have a solid base for any improvements they might want to make.

Until Next Time…

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Purple Passionflower

I am about as green fingered as The Blue Meanie from the Yellow Submarine. I only have to think about cutting the grass in the garden, for the said grass to get up and run away in fear of being butchered by me let loose with a lawn mower. House plants tremble when I approach with a jug of water.

I do, however, love taking pictures of pretty things, and I am lucky that the place where I work has a Garden that is lovingly tended and produces some amazing flowers. I take what ever chance I get to snap the flowers at various stages in thier growth.

This image was taken purely by chance. I had walked by this plant (grown on a Vine growing up a wall. Ordinarly, I hate Vines as they take over literally never stop growing until they are burnt with fire. This bloom caught my eye and I had to go back and look. Out came the phone and quickly I took this image.

A Purple Passionflower bloom. Small flower with Purple fronds surrounded my Green leaves
Purple Passionflower Bloom

I love that I can be surprised at any given time by something in (one of) my back gardens. Go take a look about and see what you find. Share what you find with someone, you never know what you’ll find in return.