Friday, 12 March 2010

Don't Worry if you don't hear from me!







I have decided to do something rather spontaneous - not in my nature at all actually. I am off on a road-trip & will be attending a baby shower this weekend with about 30 other women. Not like me at all! But the occasion arose, initially I said no, and then I thought "what the heck - life's short" so I'm off...with my girls...down the road...quite far down actually...but we'll have fun, drink wine {well just me, not the kids of course!} & I'm hoping to feel far more able to cope with life when I return. It hasn't been much fun lately to be honest & I really need a change of scenery & a diversion.
A little frivolity can't hurt in such circumstances!

And, because a post isn't a post without a photo or two or three, here are my 2 photographic assistants, Cocoa {the apache cat} & Daisy {the ginger one} & I kid you not that these 2 furbabies were already named BEFORE I fell in love with the Cocoa Daisy kit club! Weird huh?! Clearly it was destiny...

The metallic accordian contraption above is a windscreen shade guard used here to deflect the heat off one's car dashboard, but of course I bought mine for an entirely different reason. I'm not in the least bit bothered about my dashboard, rather I'm far more concerned with a good light reflector for my photos! I read about buying one as a cheap photo prop but quite honestly it's not ideal as it needs to be propped up at the back or it falls down, so often I need the help of one of my kiddies to hold it up & that's a tiresome task for little arms.

Photographing these 2 maniacs is virtually impossible as they literally scale 12 foot tall palm trees if I point a camera in their direction, & Cocoa is the worst, so no photos of her, but here is Daisy, not such a kitten any more & with a healthy well-rounded belly now!

And finally, after chasing her around the garden for 15 minutes I got a worthwhile shot! She looks so angelic & relaxed but, believe me, she held this pose for literally a few seconds before darting up the next palm tree...

Happy Weekend All!






9 comments:

topkatnz said...

this year has been so lack-lustre for so many - hope you have a great time - and it is just the refresher you need - often the spontaneous moments are the best!

tania said...

ENJOY!!!ENJOY!! Just what a girl needs{some wine,maybe,LOL!}drive safely:)thanks for your comments:)

Shayne said...

Sounds like fun.

Have a fabulous time!

A weekend road trip!

Michelle Ramsay said...

Enjoy your girls week-end away.

EmilyRSPS said...

That is the best idea I've ever heard! You are brilliant! A dash sun reflector to reflect light on your subjects!

Jenny in Durbs said...

I hope you had an awesome time away, its really good sometimes to just get out of your own space.

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaaw thanks! Back now & feel fantastic ;-D Laid off the wine in the end but ate a bit too much chocolate! Didn't lose but didn't gain so can't complain...

teacher jessy said...

Your kitties are so cute!! Glad that u r back
now and enjoyed urself :)

Pearl said...

Gosh ! & you're back already from the road trip ! woot ! sounds like you had a great time ! woot ! good fer yer !

I can't make my cards fast enough it seems this year ! lol lots of my new ones are either sold or I've given them out as gifts ! ;)