Monday, August 9, 2010

Fiskars August Theme - Photo a Day - Week 1

I have decided to play along with the Photo a Day happening on the Fiskars Blog this month.
Yes...I know.. being flat and all at the moment why add another thing.. because the last time I did it I had a blast.
So rather than uploading everyday .. time isn't on my side at the moment with so many deadlines.. I thought it would be a better idea to upload at the end of each week.

So here is what I have managed to photograph this week...
Day 1 - Food
Very appropriate theme for us this week as we had a family and friends catch up. We started this year have an early Christmas catch up as later in the year is an absolute nightmare. Weather wasn't too flash and we had to change the venue at the last minute but it was a fun day in the end. So much yummy food too. Such a shame that we had to have leftovers like what is in the above photo.. and it was soooo hard to eat them too. NOT !!!!

Day 2 - What are you Reading
Unfortunately being a little time poor and feeling like reading don't mix much at the moment. Plus I also felt like reading a few romance type novels... so to solve the problem I grabbed a few trashy romance novels from our local Op shop to tide me over.. I can read for a bit before heading to bed at night time.

Day 3 - In your garden
Photo kindly taken by my eldest daughter.. Yes! pleased to say she is very good with a camera. She had to take some photos of nature for school and this is what she came up with.

Day 4 - Where do you go everyday
Well.. were we go most days.. I try and walk with the kids to school most days. Gets us out of the house, we get exercise and we chat along the way. The younger two children almost leap into the pram when I ask them if they are ready to go to school. Wonder if the eagerness will continue when it is their turn to go to school.

Day 5 - Whats on your television today
Believe it or not, even with a family of four kids the television at the moment is off. Yes I know .. hard to believe. well the older kids had been playing up and were banned from the television. The peace and quiet was so nice. We don't normally watch a lot of television anyway. Well.. we have continued not having the television on most nights now as the kids have decided they prefer to play Lego together! Hard to believe and the silence with them all playing together, is golden!

Day 6 - Your Craft Space
Photo taken at night time.. and the room is hard to take a photo of due to peaked ceiling and room goes around the corner. But yes... I am lucky enough to have my own room.. It is about 7m x 5m and is our attic that you can walk into from upstairs (we have a Tudor style house). I am continuously juggle my three scrap desks around trying to find the perfect arrangement. I have lots of shelves and cupboards to store my HUGE stash... way too much stuff.

Day 7 - Portrait Photo
This is my second youngest daughter, Kiah. Otherwise known and Poppett (by Dad) and Munchkin (by Me). She is a scruffy tomboy that love to wrestle, play dolls, cook and scrapbook. She has an amazing imagination, currently she is called "Jamie" and her "other parents" do similar things to what we do... all according to her that Quite a character.

Day 8 - Sport or Exercise
This was my gift to myself late last year. I saved all my scrapbooking classes money and bought myself a Wii.. and "Yes" the kids know it as "Mum's Wii". With four kids and finances being tight at times I found the cost of going to the gym to hard to achieve. Mainly also trying to get to a gym with two littlies in tow as my husband works late, seemed pointless. Hence the purchase of the Wii and Wii Fit. I can now exercise when I have the time at no extra cost.

Day 9 - Your Diary or Calendar
My bible.. without it I am lost. I do it up on a bimonthly basis on the computer. I love lists and find that a calendar works very well with how I like to be organised. With all the kids schedules, husbands schedule, family that live a distance to visit, having a calender makes out lives just that little easier to work out free time.. or lack of it.

Okay.. off to get some work done while the littlies nap.. then back to the grind stone.. don't forget to check out the Fiskars blog to see what everyone else have been taking their photos of. Thanks again Kim for a great challenge.

Looking forward to seeing what photos we need to take for the next week.

TFL, M x

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