Happy Easter!!!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter. I’m still on a bit of a blogging break until my eldest daughter returns to University so will be somewhat scarce in blogging land. I had a wonderful holiday up in Edinburgh but it was all too short… Here are some of my photos: That’s one of me and my daughter Georgina before […]

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#Review of Better Blogging With Photography by Terry Webster Schrandt

Terri inspires the reader with this wonderful quote right at the beginning setting the tone for her clear, concise and friendly little book: ‘Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.’ Bruno Barley. Isn’t that the absolute truth? It’s remarkable how the medium of photography can draw people together from different cultural backgrounds in a common moment of wonder. Curious, I googled Bruno Barley and found these stunning examples of his work: Pinterest examples of Bruno Barley’s photography. Wow, I just love photography! Terri kicks off her book with a simple premise –  Why? Why use photography on your blog? The answer, is of course, simple – images draw attention, interest, break up text, make your blog post more interesting and memorable. She adds tips on how to – Create an engaging profile. Ways to make your sidebar design attractive. How to design a defining header. Adding widgets and not overloading your posts with too many images. Terri warns about the dangers of using images without consent on your blog even if the images happen to be from friends, and particularly if the photos are randomly found on google.  The Rule is: Always get written consent – though an email will do. There’s an interesting section on how to use old images and give them a new lease of life. I read this part with great interest.  Recently, I created a scrapbook of images for my dad for his birthday, (the first few photos you can see here,): My […]

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Fireworks!!! Nearly Missed Them!!

Just a quick blog post to share this photo  of the Fireworks on Midsummer Common in Cambridge. We had it all planned, a quick meal, and then straight to the fireworks. What could possibly go wrong?  Everything! We had a long wait to be seated at our chosen restaurant, as it was ridiculously busy. Then when we finally managed to […]

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