The Road Taken ~ Photo Challenge 

There couldn’t be a more ordinary commute than the route I walk to work each day. I pass houses, car forecourts and small businesses, and most days I inhale the morning air but observe nothing of note. 

This photo was taken one morning when the sky decided to do something just a little unusual.and breathtaking. My road taken is a road I choose to take almost every day, and here’s an example of why. 

A good match ~ photo challenge 

During a dog walk I spotted this peacock butterfly resting for a moment on a sculpture on a reclaimed pit top. The similarities, shapes and positioning caught my attention. A good match. 

Against the Odds ~ Photo Challenge 

This photo was taken on a beach in Northern France back in September. We’d spent ages laying out leftover baguette and crisps for the gulls who swooped overhead, until finally I snapped this ~ just on my phone. We’d begun tossing pieces of bread up in the air to tempt/taunt the birds into coming nearer. I find the expression  on the face of the gull in the background equally delightful. 

Shadow ~ Photo Challenge 

My entries for this week’s photo challenge were taken in the better weather, when shadows tend to be longer and even in England we see more of the sun. 

The first image was taken on one of my usual dog walking route, in a very ordinary car park. 

The second photo was taken during an impromptu trip to Durham at the end of the summer. To pass some time I walked up to the cathedral, and admired the shadows cast onto the ground by the stone windows. 

Solitude ~ Photo Challenge 

This photo of a cormorant was taken at Clumber Park a few months ago, when I was experimenting with my new zoom lens. 

Solitude: sometimes you have to go out on a limb to find some peace. 

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New up on the blog today ~ it's the summer so I've been sewing! Could it be the perfect pattern for autumn/winter? Link in profile 🔗
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@sewoveritlondon #heather #heatherdress #knits #sewingwithknits #jersey #autumn #winter #winterwardrobe #cosy Today I ran my third half marathon, in the glorious August sunshine. It was a warm one, but fairly flat, and a lovely way to spend a few hours on a Sunday.
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#halfmarathon #newarkhalf #roadrace #august #feelinghothothot Summer delights homegrown in dad's garden 🌱
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#homegrown #tomatoes #fresh #eatfresh #5aday #runners4runners #runnerbeans #green #vegetables #eattherainbow #Heatherdress #2 is now in progress. Hard to tell from the photo, but it's a lilac-grey jersey I've had in my stash for a while, possibly from last year's #sewupnorth ? I'm planning on the 3/4 sleeve option, and adding 3 inches to the length rather than the 4 I added to version 1. This fabric is a lot less beach than the other, so I'm interested to compare + contrast the two. I'm thinking this one will be more casual, although my stitching needs to be neater as it will be in plain sight on this one 😬 .
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@sewoverit #sewingwithknits #memade #autumn #sewingtheseasons #cosy #lilac #sweatshirt #dressmaking My first @sewoveritlondon #heatherdress is all cut out and underway. I've added a couple of inches to the length, hoping this turns out to be a colourful dress for late summer/autumn. If it were finished I'd be wearing it today - it's torrential! ☔️ Fabric bought on my last trip to @fabworksmillshop .
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#jersey #dressmaking #memade #knits #floral #autumn #colourful #pockets Yesterday I washed all of my class's karate kits. Never one to miss an opportunity to create a comfy bed, Oliver made the most of the heap of laundry for somewhere to snooze. .
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#baddog #laundry #washing #karate #karatekits #summerholiday #rescuedog #luxury

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