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Gentle

bug handling

Photos taken in July at Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Bug Farm, St. David's, Wales

We went there for Little Miss M’s 5th birthday treat. After a delicious lunch

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of cooked bugs

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and a fabulous birthday cake

birthday cake

we all went to the bughandling session

Dr. Beynon's bug farm, Wales

Bug Farm, St. Davids, Wales

bug handling, Bug Farm, Wales

when everyone had to hold the bugs VERY gently

We all loved it! Master R was particularly delighted when one of the insects climbed up his face.

bug handling at the Bug Farm, Wales

The food in Grub Kitchen is truly delicious. There are non-bug options too.

If you are looking for an unusual Christmas gift you can order some Cricket Cookies and other goodies from Bug Farm Foods.

You can keep up to date with what they are up to on their Facebook Page.

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Joining Cathy in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge.

Leave a link to your ‘Gentle’ photo in the comments to join us and be included in the Monthly Round-Up of entries.

Next year we will be meeting up monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month, with a one word photo prompt. Thank you to everyone who has sent me some suggestions for the months ahead. There are still a few months to assign a word to – any suggestions for August, September and October? I’d love to hear from you with your ideas – either leave them in the comments or Contact Me here.

See you next week for ‘WINDOW’.

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Photo Challenge: Farewell but not Goodbye

The One-a-Week Photo Challenge 2017 is coming to an end.

A brief peek at some of my entries this year

Cathy and I have really enjoyed hosting the One-a-Week Photo Challenge.

Thank you so much to all of you who have posted Photos, we really are a happy band of snappers and come up with such wonderfully diverse responses to the challenge prompts. What a joy it has been to see the range and creative thinking each month.

Cathy and I have been chatting behind the scenes and have decided that each of us will branch out in different directions for 2018.

I will be hosting a Photo Monthly Meet Up and I would love it if you would like to join me in choosing the themes for the months.

On the first Tuesday of the month, I invite you to meet up with a link or links to current or archive blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!

I have provided the themes for the first two months to get us started, but after that it would be so great if you would like to throw in ideas for future monthly themes.

Please send me your ideas so that we can have the 12 words with us as we go happily clicking and snapping into 2018.

Leave your one word themes in the comments or send me a private message via the Contact Me page. Tell me which month your word is for or leave it to me to choose.

Our prompt words for the first two months are ………

January: Sparkle                         February: Warm

Happy Snapping!

Dark

Kaffe Fassett, quilt

patchwork, Kaffe Fassett

The Kaffe Fassett exhibition, currently on at Mottisfont, Hampshire is beautifully staged.

Some of the rooms are light and bright and some are dimly lit with rich and cosy colours – so dark it was difficult to take photos of the wonderful quilting.

My entry in our One-a-week Photo Challenge.

Please leave a link to your entry in the comments.

Photo Challenge Round-Up: November

Week 45 WALK

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Denis at Haiku Hound

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 46 LETTER

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Denis at Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 47 LIGHT

Cathy at Nanacathy

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 48 COMFORTABLE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

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Did I miss anybody? Please let me know if I did.

Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

Only 4 more left!

What a wonderful year of photos. A huge thank you to everyone of you who has contributed.

Next year there will be something different ……….

Comfortable

Kaffe Fassett at Mottisfont

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont.

His colours and cosy chunky sweaters say ‘Comfortable’ to me.

To join in with our Photo Challenge just leave a link to your Comfortable photos in the comments.

Also joining the Daily Post: Knit

and

Cee’s FunFoto Challenge: Letter ‘O’

Must have the letter ‘O’ anywhere in the word.

 

Light

Tate Modern, Tate ExchangeMy visit to the Tate Modern on Friday 10th November, was the perfect start to my birthday weekend

wooden framed light shades

The Exchange is a room in the new building at the Tate for interactive projects. I didn’t stop to make a lampshade but did watch a few people doing it. You can get a free cuppa in the Tate Exchange Room – worth knowing!

The exibition in the Turbine Hall, by three Danish artists from an artists’ Collective called SUPERFLEX is also interactive – read all about it here. And see a photo of the artists here,

‘Interactive’ is my favourite form of art.

This exhibit strongly relies on LIGHT and reflection. You can lie on a stripey carpet and watch the huge shiny ball as it swings overhead….

Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Click on any photo to see it in more detail.

Turbine Hall Tate nov 17

Lots of people were enjoying the bubbles this Mum was blowing as they walked up the carpet.

Whole families could swing together in the rest of the hall, it was fun.

This next picture is taken from a bridge that connects the two buildings.

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overview

broken by split layers

Tate Modern

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One-a-week Photo Challenge, prompt: LIGHT

To join in, leave a link in the Comments to your post – past or present.

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and joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: BROKEN and OVER

Shop

fun fake flowers

spooky nights?

dark ghoulish oufit?

not for me

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Now, what do you think I’m going to do with these? Any ideas?

My entry in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge

Please leave your link in the comments here or on Cathy’s post.

These fabric flowers are my latest purchase online from a fairly local Craft Shop called Hobbycraft

And joining in with

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: SPOOKY and NIGHT

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Happy Halloween

assemblage art

Happy Samhain

remembering our ancestors