Tuesday, 7 July 2015

5 in 5 - MELANIE - June 2015

Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia and she loves photography. Every month Melanie has taken part in this monthly neme and we managed to find a way round her not having a blog by posting here. I love that we have found a way for her to take part! So over to you Melanie:

"So July 5th!  This month I am in France and on the fifth was travelling across the country from East to West.  on the fifth I was in Le Mans, not watching a car race but checking out the old town which is completely separate from the modern new town. My five minute photo shoot was taken outside and inside the 1,000 year old cathedral, St Julian's.  Such an impressive cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows all around it. My five photos are just a small time slot of many I took around the Cathedral area.  Before and after those photos I walked through some of the cobbled streets of the old town with its numerous medieval houses. A beautiful place to be on a beautiful summer day".

Melanie is returning to UK tomorrow and we are planning a trip to London on Friday.  It will be good to catch up again and hear more about all her travels.  Our days out are also providing me opportunity for another photography project I am involved in at the moment - A Summertime Picture Scavenger Hunt, organised by Rinda over at Gallo Organico.  It's not too late to join in, and I'll be sharing some of my photos here soon.  Mean while, a big thank you to Melanie for remembering and for taking the time to send me photos while on her travels..... last time in Africa, this time in France! I am full of gratitude.
If this has inspired you to pick up your camera and take part in this challenge you have until 25th before this months link closes.
It's great fun and this post should answer any questions or give other information that you need.  And you don't need to go anywhere exciting to take photos, as my own post this month shows.
To see this and more links for this month just go here and
 hopefully I'll be back with more photos from Melanie and myself next month. I hope you will join us and thanks for popping by!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

5 in 5 - July 2015 - CHOOSING BLUE

Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes. 

I planned outdoor photos for this months challenge but today it is raining, a refreshing change from the intense heat we have enjoyed this past week.  I was wondering what photos to take instead and then a bottle and the shower curtain caught my attention.  Both blue.  So I decided to use this as my theme and to go around the house and here they are....
The bottle.  It standing on the landing and the sun shines through, though today it is dull so it doesn't look its best.
One of my favourite pictures that hangs in hangs in the utility room.  I love boats and the sea  and I often wonder what the boy is looking at or thinking.... 
Another favourite... my bag.  Gosh it has seen better days... one of the buckles has fallen off and parts of it are frayed and worn.  But
I love the size and even my camera gets lost in it!  This style is still around so I may have to buy myself a new one but I have yet to see a design I like as much as this one....

My collection of blue china balls and eggs.  I love the designs on these.......  they serve no purpose but to make me smile.

And likewise this jardinière. My mother in law gave it to me and it has been passed down the family for several generations.  I once had a house plant in it and maybe I will find another. An Aspidistra perhaps!

Thank you for popping by, your company and comments are always appreciated and special thanks to Maggie, Joy, Eileen, Helena, Melanie, Barbara, Mandy and Vikki who took part last month.

If you would like to join in this monthly photo challenge please link in below so I can come and see your photos. Here's the plan:


  1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes (I use my mobile phone).

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool below. 

   Please note: 

You can take  your photos any time, they do not have to be taken on 5th!
And you have until the 25th of the month to add your photos to the link.
There are more details here. 


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