Posted by Sas on December 7, 2013
Where I come from in Lancashire, we used the term ‘grand’ a lot. There, it generally means ‘good’. However, I think for this challenge I need to think on a much bigger and more impressive scale.
We have a lot of grand buildings here in Cardiff, including the Wales Millennium Centre.
The Parker Dam is architecture on a grand scale.
Possibly the biggest show of grandeur I have ever seen, though, is the Christina O, a 99.06 metre long ex-frigate that Aristotle Onassis converted into a luxury yacht and named after his daughter. If you’re interested, you can hire the yacht from 455,000 euros a week, crew not included.
Click here to see other entries from this week’s Photo Challenge.
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Posted by Sas on December 3, 2013
Today I feel equal parts excited and nervous, because today is the day that my book goes live on Amazon epublishing.
‘The Alphabet Club’ is the story of three best friends who find themselves dragged into the world of The Alphabet Game, the winner of which is the first to sleep with one person for every letter of the alphabet. As the game unfolds, all three girls change and grow in ways they never imagined, and their friendship is tested to the limit.
I’d tried to get an agent in the UK and, although I had some positive feedback, unfortunately I had no luck. So, I thought I’d give epublishing a try and at least get the book out there. The book is pure chick lit, so if you know anyone who wants an easy and entertaining read to enjoy by the pool on holiday, then please suggest ‘The Alphabet Club’.
Click here to find ‘The Alphabet Club’.
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Posted by Sas on December 1, 2013
Lights have been a big talking point here in Cardiff recently, because all the Christmas lights have been officially turned on among much fanfare and fuss. Now, I know I’m from Blackpool (home of the famous Blackpool Illuminations) and therefore not easily impressed by lights, but I really don’t get why everyone gets so excited about a string of bulbs with a star on the end.
There is one place I’ve been to where the lights left even a Sandgrown’un (someone from Blackpool) like me open-mouthed – Las Vegas!
This post is my entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light, click here to see more entries.
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Posted by Sas on November 29, 2013
Ailsa has picked a great theme this week. I’m not very good at taking photos with a lot of sky in, but here are my best efforts.
An inventive business mind used the calm sky in Los Angeles as an advertising board:
The skies in Kefalonia are not always so calm:
and just a glimpse of the sky above Patra in Greece:
Click here to see what everyone else has come up with.
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Posted by Sas on November 25, 2013
I have travelled all over the world, and encountered many different fragrances on the way. Some were nice, and others not so nice (for example having to drive past the fish stall every morning in Rhodes – urgh!).
Whenever I find myself on the coast, the smell of the sea reminds me of home. That is, Blackpool, the town where I was born. I face the water and take in a deep breath of salty, bracing sea air. No other smell beats it for me.
This post is part of the Travel theme: Fragrant. Click here to see other entries.
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Posted by Sas on November 24, 2013
During the summer I volunteered at an organic eco-campsite. Some previous volunteers had been asked to clear what the owner had thought was just a big overgrowth of brambles. After hours of cutting back branches and thorns, they discovered the remains of an old stone house. Whilst I was there, I helped the owner to make a roof for it and he added the wooden shutter as a finishing touch. The result was an unexpected playhouse for the children who stay on the campsite.
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Posted by Sas on November 15, 2013
For this week’s photo challenge, the history of our beautiful planet told through the many layers of the Grand Canyon.
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Posted by Sas on November 10, 2013
Due to the fact that I used to move around so much, it’s only since I returned to the UK 5 years ago that I’ve been able to form any habits.
My biggest habit is probably what I eat. Since going plant-based and finding out what I’m allergic to, I’ve had to plan most of my meals in advance. Naturally, this has meant that I have got into a bit of a routine. Take for example my breakfast (which I am actually eating as I type this). Most mornings I have buckwheat flakes with agave syrup or local honey – yummy! Plant-based, gluten-free, quick and, most important to me, easy to make.
I’m also trying really hard to make a habit out of keeping fit. I’m a lot better than I used to be, but I’ve still got some work to do.
This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit. Click here to see more entries.
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Posted by Sas on November 9, 2013
The best connections I make when travelling are with the new friends I make
This photo was taken in Las Vegas. I was in the middle of an 8 day trip with 12 other girls (our driver was the only male, bess him) who had been complete strangers to me on the first day.
Click here to see more entries from Ailsa’s travel theme this week.
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Posted by Sas on November 5, 2013
To all the people who tell me that eating plant-based food is expensive -
I picked all this from the community garden on Saturday morning and it was absolutely FREE!
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