August Break Day 2: Gold


Last week we ran out of milk and had none from breakfast so I went to one of our local supermarkets, they were giving out free bunches of flowers to everyone doing their shopping, it brightened my morning and my kitchen, over a week later and they are still going strong. Their golden colours brighten my kitchen on grey summer days like today.

Taking An August Break 2017.


One of the first ever blogs I read was one by Susannah Conway , her Instagram was also one of the first I started following. Her blog is beautiful , well written and a joy to read and her photos are just an inspiration. When I started blogging first I felt bad that one of my favourite bloggers wasn’t an Irish one, I felt at times I should have been following more Irish bloggers and sharing the love but I just couldn’t find many that I enjoyed and even now most of my favourite blogs and Instagram accounts are based outside of Ireland but sshhhh don’t tell anyone.

So this break I am talking about is a break from the usual, a break to try something different, an excuse to take different photos than you would normally and an excuse to have fun for a month. So I will be back to posting daily but just a lot more photos for the month, maybe some days I will have a chat, maybe it will be just a picture of what ever that days prompt is or maybe it will be ten photos. I am really looking forward to this because I loved the month I blogged everyday and I am missing it a little which is why I am so looking forward to this.

If you would like to join in then Susannah has a prompt for everyday on her blog for us all to follow and share, here they are.

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The hashtag is #augustbreak2017 so everyone taking part can see your photos and there is also a Facebook page but all details are on her blog so go have a look.

So tomorrow is the first day and its all about the morning, I will be sharing mine on my Instagram so come have a look and will be sharing on my stories as well.

See you all in the morning.

Handwriting.


This is my handwriting photo for today. These belonged to my Gran she died in 2002 at the great old age of 93 and she loved to bake. These are old recipes of hers , the Christmas cake one she wrote in 1949 ! . Her handwriting was so exact and pretty not like my rushed scribble I do. I love having this recipe book that I can look back at and all her little handwritten notes she has in it. Tomorrow’s prompt is sweetness. 

Elaine x 

Leaf.


Day 2 of the photo challenge and here is my leaf. I got this little plant about three years ago and I thought it would just last a few months and that’s it but it’s still going strong. Tomorrow’s prompt is handwriting leave a comment below if you are taking part in the challenge as well would love to see your pictures.

Elaine x. 

Morning Light.


This is my dull, starting to get wet morning light for day one of the august challenge. Tomorrow’s prompt is Leaf and hashtag we are using on Instagram is #augustbreak2016. 

Elaine x.

Taking An August Break.


When I started my first blog over five years ago now it must be, one of the first blogs I ever read was by a woman called Susannah Conway. Her blog is so easy to read with lots of inspiration along the way. Susannah is a very talented photographer and her blog and Instagram always have the most amazing , simple and easy to look at photos. 

As the years this is one of only a couple of blogs I still love and enjoy reading lots of others have come and gone but this one still has a strong hold on me. Over the years I have taken two of Susannah’s online courses and have taken her August Break three times and this year I am going to do it again. 

The August Break is just what is says , a break from writing blog posts but for me I am going to use it as motivation to get more blogging done. All the details of The August Break can be found on Susannah’s blog . There is a great Facebook page for it and on her blog she has daily photo prompts for the whole month of August which you can follow or just choose your own. You don’t need any fancy equipment just some sort of camera and there is also a hashtag to share them on Instagram or twitter. 

If you would like to join us all please go to Susannah’s blog , join the group and spend the whole month of August taking photos with us ,one of the prompts this year is a unicorn ! I am going to have fun with that one. I am going to post my photos daily here and also to my Instagram and snapchat @elaineslife so you can see them all there and I will also tell you the prompt for the next day , tomorrow’s is Morning Light.  Hope some of you guys will join us.

Elaine x.