Saturday, 27 June 2015

Week 26 - Project 365

I'm half way home, well with Project 365 and the two daily photo prompts from fmsphotoaday and snaphappybritmums. I'm also half way home in regards to my trip to Canada. I'm also incorporating one daily positive if I'm unable to find good in a particular day. I was unable on day 145 to find a positive about anything, but I guess 1 day out of half a year isn't that bad really.

Big test for me next week. I'm going camping, in the outback, in Canada. The campsite has NO facilities other than a box in the ground, open to the elements, water is taken from the lake and boiled before drinking and of course there is no electricity. I'll be taking my nikon camera, book, letter writing set and as much chocolate and bags of sweets as I can manage to carry when we get to the portage stages. I'll also be uploading days 183-186 on my return, assuming a grizzly bear hasn't eaten me.

Day 172 #onedailypositive #wet #fmsphotoaday #dad #snaphappybritmums

After a lovely sunday roast, what better than a walk around Princess Point, Lake Ontario in Canada. I phoned my dad this morning and left him a gift when I visited the UK earlier this year and made sure the kids acknowledged hubby who is home in Dubai on his own. I think both 'dads' have probably had the best Father's Day ever, child free.....lol

Day 173 #onedailypositive #money #fmsphotoaday #landscape #snaphappybritmums #project365


I thought I'd have trouble getting both photo prompts together today, was going to take a picture of some money with a landscape behind me, then discovered the money actually has a landscape on it.

Day 174 #onedailypositive #view #fmsphotoaday#savvy #snaphappybritmums #project365 

In Canada the banks produce polymer notes in order to reduce counterfeiters. The new notes cost 19 cents to produce where as the old 'paper' money cost 9 cents to produce. It may not make sense looking at it like that but in my view someone was being savvy as it saves the government more each year than it does to produce the new notes

Day 175 #onedailypositive #InTheGarden #fmsphotoaday #RedFruit #snaphappybritmums #project365


In the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Canada. Pomegranate tree.

Day 176 #onedailypositive #DepthOfField #fmsphotoaday #BallGame #snaphappybritmums #project365 

I have no idea how to focus my nikon to blur either the foreground or background, I however can do it accidentally. Try as I might, it just didn't work. The photo was taken at the Canadian Museum of Football in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Day 177 #onedailypositive #gift #fmsphotoaday #grass #snaphappybritmums #project365 


Couldn't have wished for a better photo prompt as today is my birthday. I started celebrating 25hrs ago at midnight Dubai time and opened my gifts from the lovely Catherine and family. 2 beautiful pashminas and a tshirt with Canada on. I then opened gifts from hubby, Glee box set (don't judge me) a hello kitty watch (I said don't judge) from my friend in South Africa and a selection of goodies from my niece and friends in the UK. It's been wonderful sharing my birthday with family and friends from around the world, here in Canada.

Day 178 #onedailypositive #mini #fmsphotoaday #polkadot #snaphappybritmums #project365 


In an attempt to take the Nikon off automatic settings after 7 months, I managed to get this shot.

22 comments:

  1. Happy birthday for yesterday! It's my son's birthday today :) I love your Hello Kitty watch. It looks like you're having an amazing time in Canada.

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    1. having a wonderful time in canada and june is the best month for birthdays

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  2. My proper camera has been untouched for months - I rely on my phone way too much! Love the sound of the camping and would love to do similar,as long as the is somewhere to go to the loo and a water supply I'd be good to go.enjoy! :)

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    1. there is no loo or water supply where we are going

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  3. I need to get to grips with my cameras manual settings - mostly use auto or one of the settings. Lovely landscape shot at the top.

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    1. thanks Erica, the landscape shot was taken with my iPhone turned sideways

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  4. What lovely photos. Looks like you've had a great week. I love the Hello Kitty watch too but don't tell anyone!!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! Love that first photo, beautiful x

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  6. Happy belated birthday, love the watch.
    Princess Point looks amazing, and looks to be much more refreshing that what you have left behind.
    Can I have your camera if the grizzly bear eats you? Remember the saying if the bear is after you - if is brown lie down, if its black fight back and if its white goodnight.
    Use to love pomegranates as a kid but cant stand them now.

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  7. Happy belated birthday! great photo of the lake. You're brave to go camping without facilities, will be waiting for your next installment of the adventures.

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    1. I've camped in many places including a township in South Africa

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  8. Loving your 'Canada' nails! Hope you had a lovely birthday.

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  9. Hope you had a lovely birthday! That first picture is absolutely stunning!! Good luck with the camping...I cant imagine going camping myself...I love my home comforts!

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    1. the camping was fab i really enjoyed my whole trip

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  10. What a lovely birthday you had. Love the watch :)
    Pashminas are always handy, useful for cool evenings and a cover up. Wouldn't be without mine!

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    1. the pashminas I was given are very light weight and great for the sun in Dubai

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