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Photo A Day Photography

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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Doctor Who Life Photography

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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Photography

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.