August Break Catch Up.

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Three days have passed on our August break and our prompts were where we live, bicycle and our favourite novel as the above photos show. Today’s prompt is glass and its now 5pm and I still haven’t taken today’s photo but its a long time till bedtime.

Have you been joining in with the August break?

August Break Day 1: Morning.

The highlight of my morning is my breakfast, I love having time to enjoy it. I normally try to take nearly an hour for breakfast, having porridge everyday, a bucket of coffee and something to read.


This is one of my many bundles of sweetness and we got her as a rescue when she was a pup. Someone tried to drown her and her two brothers but someone found them and we got her from a rescue , we have her nine years now and she is my own little shadow. 

Tomorrow’s prompt is midday.

Elaine x.


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 


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.