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. 




  1. I love your boat picture. That would fit in well with my seaside theme for the bathroom.

  2. funny you have blue, Maggie has pink and the ones I will post later in the week are yellow. Love your collection of balls and eggs - making you smile seems like a perfect purpose

  3. There is nothing like a well worn and loved handbag! I love your china eggs and balls

  4. This is a fab five. I should try this too.

  5. My Mum was offering round cuttings from the family aspidistra last weekend. And your blue glass reminded me of her collection to: she started it after she had been living in Nigeria and had been given some beads made out of Milk of Magnesia bottles.

    I do love a collection of photos which offers up your stories and prompts a few new ones too

    1. This makes me smile Sian, I love how stories lead to more and become so much richer for the sharing.
      I remember Milk of Magnesia blue bottles, such a beautiful colour. What a lovely way to recycle them into beads. I did have a family aspidistra but sadly it was extremely old and it eventually died. No one liked it enough to take cuttings.... :(

  6. Oh this is indeed a fab five and 'because i love it' is a good enough reason to have it. x

  7. I like your blue selection especially the blue picture.


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