Saturday 30 August 2014

Self Portait

A challenge I have had recently is doing a photographic self portrait.
I found doing a self-portrait quite confronting and quite difficult technically as I seem to have misplaced my tripod. A tripod would have helped quite a lot.
In spite of this, I found that I was pretty happy with the results, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone also helped me try and be a bit more creative.

Saturday 17 August 2013

Book Week

After changing her mind about what she wanted to be for book week at Kinder she finally settled on Angelina Ballerina. We had found the perfect dress the week before at an op-shop.

We spent the day before finding some mouse ears and on the morning before Kinder I added a pink bow and elastic so they wouldn't fall off.

Perfect, now she just had to get into the dress.

The dress. Where was the dress??

Not hanging up.
Not in the wash.
Not in the playroom.
Or in her drawers.
Or under her bed.
Or outside.
No dress.

She was ok about wearing a different dress, and still looked sweet, but it wasn't the way it was meant to be.

5 hours at kinder. 5 hours for me to search for the dress.
Minutes before picking her up, my peripheral vision picked up a patch of pink. In my hanging shoe rack.
She had stuffed and scrunched the dress into a shoe sized hole in my wardrobe. Of course. Why hadn't I thought to look there!?!

I took the dress to kinder, and she was able to wear it for the last 5 minutes.

When I took her home and showed her where I had found it, she said 'I remember I put it there'.
Of course.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

A Solution to Pre-Dinner Nagging

I don't know if this is common to most households, but in our house from about 4.30pm there is an incessant dialogue (read whinging) along the lines of 'when is dinner?' 'what's for dinner?' 'I'm hungry!'.
It frustrates me.
It drags me down.
Most importantly, it really doesn't make me get dinner to the table any faster.

It seems obvious to me now that rather than trying to negotiate with terrorists, I needed to take a pre-emptive strike.

So, I now start my dinner-prep by chopping a plate of vegetables to put out on the table. Two of my children are happy to eat vegetables at dinner, one is not. It is that one who tends to complain most of being hungry before dinner.

These days, if there are still vegetables on the table, there is no legitimate reason for anyone saying they are hungry. As a bonus, it takes the pressure off worrying about making a perfectly balanced dinner as I know they have already had their vegetables.

Do your children complain about being hungry before meal times? Do you have a good solution? 
I'd love to add more solutions to my arsenal :)

Linking with Jess for IBOT. It has been a LONG time since I blogged on Tuesday, but luckily there are many people who do regularly, so I recommend stopping by Jess's IBOT for links to lots of wonderful blogs :)

x Sannah

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Rainbow Cat

How did it suddenly become July?

This is my little Rainbow Cat.

I like her expression. I love that she is staring into the lens.

What makes this a really good photo however is the light. Photography, nearly always about the light. Take a pic in the first or last couple of hours of sunlight, and it will be a much better photo than in the middle of the day. Softer light. No harsh shadows.

Do you think about light when you take photos?

Linking up with Trish's wordless wednesday.