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Photos of the Week #40

October 10, 2014

WEEK 40 OF 52

I’ve been majorly slacking on the blog front lately. Thank goodness for this weekly update to keep me going! Even if it is three days later than usual… Work, freelance work, life – it’s all been pretty manic (good manic!) and I’ve been trying to steer clear of computer screens as much as possible in the evening, favouring books, magazines and the odd episode of something on TV or Netflix. In fact when I opened my laptop this morning, the date was frozen on the last time I used it – Saturday! So yeah, avoiding screens apart from a couple of TV shows. I’m loving the new series, 24 hours in police custody. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it. We’re also watching the odd episode of Parks and Recreation, which took me a little while to get into but I love it now.//

 
 

A few things I’ve been eating lately; chickpea and lemon soup. One of my favourite soup recipes, and really simple to make. We had this for dinner one evening, with buttery ciabatta. Yum.//While I was at my Grandparents at the weekend we went out to a local Chinese restaurant that serves vegan mock-meat, which is amazing.//The trip to my Grandad’s was a little bitter-sweet. It was so lovely to see him and to catch up, but Alice Gross was found near to where he lives, and the body of the guy that is thought to have murdered her was found even closer, in a park that we went to all the time growing up. It was always The Good Park – it has a big lake and the best playground. It felt surreal to drive past and see it closed, with police presence on every corner. All of the trees and lamp posts had yellow ribbons tied around them – this one was in front of my Grandad’s house. So yeah, it was quite emotional being in the area.//

While I was at home I sorted out some of the dozens of photo albums that my Grandma kept. While I was sifting through them, we found a very old album of my Grandad’s photos, which was just amazing to look through. He looks so handsome and popular! I can totally see him in these photos, I feel like he hasn’t changed at all.//


 

^^In the top photo he’s on the left, the middle left photo he’s furthest on the right, the middle right photo he’s in the middle, and in the bottom photo he’s in the middle again. I think he looks super cool!^^

 

^^The top photo is me, my sister and my Grandma, middle left is my family, middle right is my Grandma + Grandad on holiday in Greece, and the bottom photo is me and my sister again. Amazing 90s style right there.^^

 

I spent as much time as possible with the dogs over the weekend – I miss them so much! The top two photos are of Jake, and the bottom photo is froggy-legged Jasper.//

 

Finally, I had two of my jabs for India! They didn’t hurt, but my arm ached a lot for the next couple of days. Ouch.//Luckily I could spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa, snuggling with Ras and a good book. I’m currently reading A Windfall of Secrets, by Paul Harland. It’s written by my sister’s father-in-law, and it’s so good! Such a page-turner. Actually, it’s a chapter turner – I’m seriously finding it hard not to skip through big chunks of the book to find out what happens. If you fancy something new to read, I highly recommend it.//

So that’s what I got up to last week! I’ll be posting up this week’s photos soon enough (unless I slack off again…). I’m on annual leave today so am catching up with freelance work, planning a visit to the gym and then off to a friend’s 30th birthday party this evening. Have a great weekend, everyone!

What do you have planned?
Has the weather been awful for you too this week!?

All photos taken on my iPhone.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2014 6:46 am

    Aw, I love looking at old photographs, especially of family. That’s always nice and kind of weird. But it’s inspired me to take more pictures. I still need to get into Parks and Rec, but I just discovered a new ABC show called Forever which is like an immortal version of Sherlock.

    • October 12, 2014 1:53 pm

      I get worried that as all my photos are on my computer/phone, they’ll be lost eventually and I won’t have anything to show our kids/grandkids etc. Really need to back up/print the best ones!

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