Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy Snapper!

For as long as I can remember I have been a snapper! As soon as I could hold a camera I have had one. Over the years I have taken thousands of photographs, I have no idea how many black and white, coloured photos or slides I have. I do know there are many and all are carefully boxed and placed in our office. The electronic photos I have over 12,000, I know this from when I do a backup!

Not only do I have fun with my SLR camera, but my phone camera is brilliant too, which means I can snap away until my heart’s content. But taking photos is just one aspect I love, I also enjoy playing with my photos to enhance them, doctor them too! I love creating my own greeting cards and posters. Over the years I have used various software packages to achieve special effects, all making my pics a little different. Before Christmas I bought Photoshop Elements 13 and I’ve had so much fun leaning how to use this. Below are just three of the creations I have designed, but don’t worry, I promise to bore you with more soon!

That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day, keep warm and keep smiling.


Pauline x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

A Great Start to the Year!

I hope you have had a wonderful festive season and feel ready to slowly get back to normal. We had a quiet time, yet lovely with too much delicious food and great wines and lots of telephone chats with family and friends. And if that was not enough, on 1st January I saw a beautiful review for In the Cold Light of Day from Nikki’s Books4U.

Nikki has kindly allowed me to share the review on my Blog, though you can see her fabulous Blog by clicking on Books4U

When Kitty met and married a much younger man Bertie Costain after a whirlwind romance, some would judge their union as rather convenient, after all Kitty was wealthy and independent in her own right, and what else could possibly attract a younger man to an older woman?

When Bertie begins to behave odd and different and distance towards Kitty after he had always displayed only kindness and affection. Bertie also seemed to be happy with the life they were making together. Kitty starts to feel their life unravelling and spiralling out of control.

What is going on? Is their luck about to run out?  Is Bertie prepared to put the love of his life at risk by taking a huge chance and not laying all his cards on the table and let Kitty know what is deepest darkest secret is?

This story had me gripped and intrigued from the very start. I was hanging on every word due to the excellent way the story is written it really pulls you in emotionally, and you feel like the story is so real that you are actually in the room with the characters, a silent and invisible observer of a compelling drama, watching all the event of the story unravel before your eyes, and powerless to reach out and stop what you know Bertie is heading for, as both the leading characters in this book are extremely likeable and I so willed on for this story to have a happy- ever after.

This is my first read of 2015 and it is going straight to the top of my top ten reads.  This is a remarkable book well worth reading. If your New Year resolution is to read, then this is a great book to get you back into books.
Posted by Nikki at 13:47 on Books4U

Thank you Nikki for this amazing review, what a wonderful start to the year!

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