Monday, 19 March 2012

In this box of snaps - 7


It's the return of the box of snaps, and seeing as we're fast approaching spring time I guess you could say that that's kind of the theme... kind of.

Starting with my misty Monday morning shot, which was taken at six am. Although it's misty and it looks kind of grim because it's a Monday morning, it is lighter which can only mean that mr spring is on his way.

Misty Monday

Next up is my daily fix, I'm currently spring cleaning my body of caffeine, I have to say I was pretty much addicted to tea and coffee! So I've ditched the brown stuff for green teas and herbal teas and I have to say I feel tons better for it! I'm loving trying out new flavours at the mo and this vanilla rooibos from Starbucks is definiately a new favourite.

My daily fix

A post about spring wouldn't be complete without spring flowers, these pretty little daffodils popped up in the garden last week begging to be photographed and I did just that.

I spy springtime

Spring is all about things bursting into life, so here's where the theme slips a bit. This picture was taken after the rose on my rose plant bit the dust. I decided to experiment with different ways to picture it, I found putting it underwater made it look really interesting like little shards of ice had formed on it.

Drowning roses

Another pic that has nothing to do with spring... The Boy's parents were over from Ireland and we went for a lovely meal and a spin on The Big Wheel in Liverpool city centre. I almost missed this photo opportunity of the wheel reflecting  beautifully on the water but when The Boy's Mum starting snapping I quickly followed suit.

Reflecting on a wonderful weekend

A picture taken whilst on The Big Wheel. I love this pic because Liverpool looks so alive here with all of the sparkly lights and hustle and bustle, you can even see the Wirral in the top left.

Liverpool - definitely not the shy and retiring type!

Finally a picture of the spring night sky complete with clear skies (but for a strip of cloud) and a distant star, it's still chilly here at night but it's definitely getting a little warmer.

Ice white clouds skating the night sky

Well that's it for this time I hope you've enjoyed this box of snaps and I'll keep snapping away and show you some more soon!


Monday, 12 March 2012

Preparing to bare my soul

Recently a friend and I joined a new writers group in Liverpool, after nearly two years away from our days as Creative Writing students we were desperate to get back in on the act.

I was expecting to be faced with the typical bohemian 'hipster' types, you know little mini bobble hats and rucksacks? I joke! In all seriousness what we were met with was lots of lovely like minded people, all just looking for an outlet for the words in their heads.

The group isn't really like how I imagined it to be, I guess I had a lot of preconceptions. I thought we'd all sit around doing writing exercises and drinking coffee, but this place is a little different. This group is really for those who write performance poetry and scripts, which is perfect for me and my friend - he's the poet guy and I'm the script gal. The group provides actors who read your work out for you, which is great because you can really hear what it 'sounds' like as opposed to what you think it sounds like when you're reading it in your head - or like me trying to act out the whole play in your bedroom!

I've had my work performed before - you may remember a post about 'Wildwood', but apart from one 'straight' scene the rest was in verse, which was nerve-wracking enough, so the thought of handing the actors scenes from a 'straight' play I've been working on leaves me feeling a little exposed... and scared!

Well I think I'm ready to expose myself, kill my babies, bare my soul... whatever you want to call it... I think I'm ready!

Wish me luck!