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O2 features ME!

I am still tickled pink!  On Sunday, O2, my mobile network, featured a photo I took of St Paul’s Cathedral on the O2 UK Instagram account.

It’s already Thursday evening and I still grin like a Cheshire cat when I remember!😍

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Strength and safety in numbers

This is one of my favourite streets in London.  Mostly because it has so many museums and it leads straight to Hyde Park.

At the moment, it is the focus of of news reporting because of an incident.  Apparently a car hit a number of pedestrians.  If you want to keep updated on news, you can either google or follow this link to the BBC website.

As bad as it sounds, I’m just hoping this is just a serious road traffic accident instead of an act of terrorism.

Keep safe everyone.  Stay alert.

UPDATE as at 19:00

The Met Police have advised that this was a road traffic accident.  More details on the BBC website link I placed above.

But still…STAY ALERT.  KEEP SAFE.

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The drawing board

I took this picture on a whim.  It was taken at a weird angle and no matter how much I straighten the photo, it would not look “normal”.

I haven’t really been blogging a lot lately.  I’ve been focusing on learning how to take pictures.  Actually, no, that’s not entirely true.  I have been taking pictures, but not entirely “learning.”  It’s only quite recently that I’ve started seeing something promising in the snapshots I’m taking.  I’ve got a lot to learn and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

I’ve also let the blogging and the writing slide.  I haven’t really, properly, written anything in weeks.  I have these writing projects floating about in my head but that’s where they currently live – in my head.  I keep saying to myself, yep, I’m going to write…soon.  But I’ve been procrastinating and now I’m looking at the blog and thinking, “Really? Is that all I have to offer?”  I know I can write but I haven’t, properly, exercised my writing muscles in a very long time.

I really think it’s time I harnessed what talent I have.

This piano represents my what I’m afraid will happen to my ability to string my thoughts together.  I played the piano beautifully once upon a time.  Now I can’t even remember if I can play Für Elise or Edelweiss anymore!  I don’t want to suddenly not be able to write down how I feel.  It’s a scary thought.  So I think I must think about how I want to rekindle my interest in writing.  I need to reconnect with the creative in me!

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Snapshots!

One of my goals in 2016 was to take better pictures.

On Instagram, apparently, I posted 386 photos in 2016.  Those 386 photos garnered an impressive 26,432 likes…apparently!  I must be doing something right!  And thanks to 2016bestnine.com I can present my 9 most liked snapshots of last year on Instagram.

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Here’s to better photos in 2017!🎉

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Tickled pink fan girl

The past few months have been challenging and painful (quite literally, as I’ve been experiencing severe muscle pain.  Signs of old age, maybe?).  But this week has been amazing because I’ve been learning.  I’ve been absorbing a lot; I’ve been reading a lot, posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, reading books, listening to podcasts.

All throughout though, there were several women who inspired me to keep writing and taking photos because eventually, somehow, I will be able to turn my passion into something else.

I’ve been following these two amazing ladies on social media for a while now and I can truly say their insights are awe-inspiring.  I got a little dazzled today because I found out that they followed me on Twitter!  Apologies if you think I’m being the sycophantic (I love that word for some odd reason!) fan girl, but I am tickled pink and thrilled to bits that they followed me!

Ha!  I’ll be smiling the entire day now…probably even when I’m napping!

sara-tasker-twitterSara Tasker of Me and Orla fame followed me on Twitter.  Gaaaaaaah!

emma-gannon-twitterI saw this a few minutes ago from Emma Gannon on Twitter.  Oh. My. Gosh.

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