Tuesday, 15 March 2016

5 in 5 - MELANIE - March 2016

Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia and she loves photography.  Every month since the start Melanie has taken
part in this monthly meme 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:

March 5th 2016 and the last Saturday that we sat on the balcony of our friends of almost 30 years.  Next week they are moving out of their home to a new home much further away, changing from a sea view to a river view.  We became friends shortly after our arrival in Australia.  For several years now we meet up for a Saturday morning walk along the Esplanade from Hove to Seacliff where we climb the steps to enjoy the cliff top view along the coast then it is down and back to our friend’s sea front home to enjoy a drink on their balcony.  Usually that drink is either water or on cold days there is a cup of tea for those that enjoy tea. Today being the last time we can enjoy this weekly pleasure after the walk we forgot the water or tea and had a glass of bubbly to wash down cheese croissants.  My 5 in 5 for this month is a record of this final sit on the balcony.  

I know Melanie and her friends spend a lot of time together socially so they will be missed. Thank you for sharing here Melanie,I imagine these photos are a bitter sweet memory.

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 you can see more posts and link up here.  
And if you want to know more 5in5 this post should answer any
questions and give other information that you need.

Hopefully Melanie will be back next month and I hope you will join us. Thank you for popping by, it is great to have your company!

Saturday, 5 March 2016


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


Where did the month go?! 
I had so much I wanted to share, but when life is even busier than usual it means there is less time for other things I want to do. And I bet that's how it is for you too!  
But even when I am busy I make time to pause and look around. So I was surprised when I attended a 2 day training in London to see most
people walk straight into the magnificent building where the event was held or barely glance at their surrrounding.

I gasped! 
Stood still and craned my neck.
Then reached inside my bag for my camera. Of course!
And after setting my timer for 5 minutes I snapped away. 
This is Holborn Bars. It's magnificent arched windows and entrance are just a hint of what lay behind the entrance..... 


I felt very privledged to be in such a beautiful building and the inside was just as breathtaking. Not one of my 5in5 photos, but I think this next photo also deserves a share. All the floors and walls were decorated in ornate tiles and the arched theme continues.

The training was good too!  


If this inspires you to pick up your camera and share come of your photos I would be truly excited! All it takes is five minutes and to follow the challenge this is what you do: 
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 have until the 25th of the month to add your photos to the link
and you can take  your photos any time. They do not have to be taken or posted on 5th!
If you'd like more details please go here.


I tried to visit as many blogs as I can and still have catching up to do. A special thank you to Maggie, Melanie, Eileen, Barbara, Karen and Borqna for joining in last month.  I love to see your different ideas and themes, and wonder what March will bring. I'd love for you to join in too, so just link your post below and I'll be straight over to see your photos!

Thanks for visiting and have a good week, what ever you do.

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