The beginning of this month landed me with a pet sitting engagement which was hastily arranged due to my new clients having been let down by the person who was originally supposed to be looking after their dog while they were away. Following that was my own 10-day holiday based on a very rural camp site in Cumbria, a site which was so blissfully quiet that my brain went into almost total shut-down and I had difficulty remembering what day of the week it was. I arrived home just three days ago and with my brain finally back into gear I suddenly remembered this month’s photo challenge ; the topics this time are – notice, spotted, starts with ‘k’, cobweb, step and my own choice, so here’s my quickly put together selection.
A couple of years ago my blogging friend Eileen had put a photo on her blog of a sign she had seen at the side of a footpath while on holiday in North Wales. It had been designed by local school children and it looked so good that when I was camping in that same area myself a while later I went in search of it and got my own photo.
The next photo was taken almost two weeks ago on the day I was driving up to Cumbria. In search of an old chapel en route I accidentally came across an ancient ruined abbey down in a small valley ; I had to walk through a field full of sheep to get to it and I spotted one animal lying on its back. It was still in the same position when I was walking back to the van so knowing that a sheep on its back is a sheep in trouble I went across and rolled it over, whereby it scrambled to its feet, shook itself and trotted happily off with its two youngsters ; it could have been a completely different story if I hadn’t spotted it when I did.
I don’t normally eat much chocolate but a couple of years ago I discovered chunky Kit Kats and for a while I would sometimes have one with my afternoon coffee. It was during this ‘Kit Kat phase’ that Michael came home one day with a ‘present’ for me – a wedge-shaped box containing two packs of Kit Kats and a Kit Kat mug. Of course it wasn’t long before the Kit Kat bars disappeared but I still have the mug, and strangely enough I haven’t used it yet.
In the absence of an actual cobweb I thought I would use the next best thing – the creature which makes a cobweb, although this isn’t a live one. For reasons probably only known to the person who sits there this plastic spider has been on one of the desks at work for quite a while. It started life as a normal spider but has gradually had bits of its legs broken off, finally ending up yesterday in the waste paper basket under the desk, which was lucky for me as I hadn’t been able to find any cobwebs.
Back in June 2017, in memory of Michael’s dad who had died from cancer six months before, I did the Walk All Over Cancer challenge, walking a minimum of 10,000 steps every day of the month to raise money for Cancer Research. Rainy days weren’t the easiest as I didn’t go very far with the dogs but when the weather was good I easily smashed the daily target and by the end of the month I’d racked up a total of 336,151 steps and 66.5 miles.
And finally, my own choice just had to be this one taken a few days ago while on my camping holiday. I’d popped out of the tent briefly to get something from the van and for some reason Poppie quickly took advantage of my absence and hopped up into my chair. She looked so cute that I hadn’t the heart to make her get off but she went anyway a few minutes after I took the photo.
Well that just about wraps up my choices for this month, and as usual I’m linking up with Kate’s blog to see what interesting photos everyone else has chosen this time. Thanks to Kate for continuing to host the challenge, and if anyone reading this hasn’t taken part yet then why not give it a go and join in next time.