Photo a Day Year Seven

I have been working on a photo-a -day project for seven years now – that’s 2548 pictures posted to date. I post the pictures weekly on my Facebook page and, intermittently, here and on Flickr.

My only rule is that I take at least one picture a day – no cheating. Sometimes I have a theme – owl of the week – sometimes I’ll have a weekly theme. This year Spock and Kirk have featured heavily in honour of Star Trek’s 50th birthday (and mine).

As has also become a tradition, at the end of the year I make a mosaic of all 364 pictures.

Mosaic picture of a photo a day pictures

Onwards to Year EIGHT

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Photo a day Advent week 4

Photo a day toys and Christmas

Original Mego Spock from the 1970s

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Captain Kirk visits the parent on Boxing Day

Photo a day toys and Christmas

Wonder Woman key ring – also doubles as a tree decoration

Photo a day toys and Christmas

The Moomins meet Father Christmas

Photo a day toys and Christmas

I often rescue dolls and figures from charity shops. This is a 2014 Disney (Tangled) Rapunzel bought for £1. Her hair was in a state but otherwise she was in great shape.

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Captain Janeway from Voyager comes across some strange objects…

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Barbie and Ken as Mulder and Scully feeling the Christmas vibe.

 

A Week of Blue Butterflies

I adore blue butterflies. I know there are many others that are much more showy and much more rare, but give me these ‘sky flakes’ any time. These are the only four blues you are likely to see in Hertfordshire. All photographed this week in Letchworth Garden City – apart from the Chalkhill Blue, which is from Hexton.

Chalkhill Blue

Chalkhill Blue

Holly Blue

Holly Blue

Small Blue

Small Blue

Common Blue

Common Blue

Christmas lights

My photo-a-day theme for Christmas week was lights.

Christmas tree light on our windowsill
Christmas lights photo

Crescent moon and neighbour’s lights
Christmas lights photo

Christmas lights and (brief) snowfall
Christmas lights photo

Made by swinging a small string of lights
Christmas lights photo

Outdoor lights out of focus
Christmas lights photo

Lights reflected in my spoon during Christmas dinner
Christmas lights photo

Battery operated lights displayed in a wineglass
Christmas lights photo

A little imagination

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Meet Space Cat and Space Dog! I read a piece about Lego becoming too prescriptive recently, so I was heartened and impressed to spend several hours on Sunday playing with my four-year-old nephew and his Lego friends — built by him from bits and bobs in his toy box.

Space Cat is the one at the back with the red tail, and he was my nephew’s character. I was given Space Dog (at the front) as my character. We battled fiery space blocks and watery space blocks, bad space dogs (complete with laser weapon), transformers and scary chocolates (oh, yes, it’s amazing how scary chocolates can be) in a game entirely led by my nephew i.e. being told what to say and what to do!

New Doctor Who

Dr Who mini figures

Last year, to commemorate the 50th anniversary, I made this little homage to Doctor Who using my Character Building Doctors’s set. Yesterday I got some of the latest wave of figures, including two versions of the new Doctor. Apparently John Hurt’s ‘War Doctor’ is in this wave too, but he’s one of the rare ones. I’d love to get hold of him to make the set, so if anyone knows of one…

Dr Who mini figures