I decided I would try to regain my enthusiasm for blogging by taking part in the challenge The Changing Seasons, hosted by our friend Su from Zimmerbitch
So, summing up my November with things I have not covered in WP or , with one exception, Instagram.
3rd November. We lost power for an evening. If you are expecting me to get all nostalgic for the good old days of playing board games by candle light you will have a long wait. Life without the ‘lectric is rubbish.
I actually picked up my guitar for the first time in months. The tuner needed new batteries. I know how it feels.
I am still going to the gym at least twice a week. Largely to play with their dog. It is small, or ‘smol’ according to the language of the dog memes on Instagram to which I am getting worryingly addicted.
Speaking of dogs. My normally stress-related eczema flared up badly on my lower legs this month and it coincided with Molly staying for ten days at the end of October. Beginning to suspect I might be developing a dog allergy, which is really sad 😦
I bought a new (well nearly-new) camera to replace my ten year old Canon. The old camera gave great results for an entry-level DSLR but I have never had a professional-level camera. Having read a review of the Fuji X-T2 in a photography magazine I managed to pick up a heavily discounted nearly new one.
Sadly my favourite model (and one of my creative conspirators), Dominique, is 3000 miles away so I will just have to try it out on plants over the winter.
We went to a Christmas craft fair near where my wife works and spotted these very cute felted pumpkins left over from Halloween. They were more appealing than the Christmas ones so we bought them and posed them with some real baby pumpkins that were on the table at my Susan’s workplace.
There was art too. I finished the Robin who will grace our very predictable Christmas cards this year.
And the last day of the month marked my last day as a public-sector employee after 28 years. I am not leaving or changing jobs but my employers are becoming an independent research company on December 1st. It ended pretty much as it started. My first day in January 1992 was spent preparing whole fish for analysis. This time it was earthworms!
See you next month and have a great Christmas 🙂 xxx
If you would like to join in, here are the challenge guidelines:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
If you do a ping-back to Su’s original post, she can update hers with links to all of yours.