Last weekend I had wanted to tackle the garden, but it was just too hot to do much of that. With my neighbours I did tackle an ash sapling that was growing in our hedge. It was a bit difficult to get to, so it was out of control and neither of us wanted it to grow into a full-sized tree. Ash seedlings are one of the banes of my gardening life because they seem to be everywhere. There is a big ash tree just beyond my boundary which I think is the culprit. I did some reading instead, but I’d not been to the library lately so I raided my own book shelves for something I hadn’t read. I always have a few books around that people have given me or maybe I’ve won them in competition. I fancied something easy to read, so I picked up what I thought was a thriller, but I soon realised that it wasn’t that, but an autobiography instead. It is quite a thrilling read after all though as it charts Frederick Forsyth’s career as a foreign correspondent.
H had his hair cut over the weekend and took a selfie to show it off. I think I’ll have to speak to him about photography and light sources. Hopefully, he’ll pick up some tips at cubs as they are currently doing a photography badge.
I often have a cat sit on my lap whilst I am on the computer. When my lap is needed, I’m usually required to put my feet up on the desk to facilitate a nice lap surface for the cats – there’s a lot of complaint if I don’t. This week though sitting on my lap was too much heatwise, so Amber decided to be companionable, but sleep on the desk instead.
Tuesday was my birthday. No nice dinner out for me though. We went to the VIP opening night of Dinosaurs in the Wild. Here’s H experiencing the vision of a plant-eating dinosaur.
Last week I told you about my lovely tabletops that I plan to use for photography. So this week I had a Degustabox to review for my food blog and I decided to try it out. This weeks box had a BBQ theme, so I attempted some BBQ props. I’m not that happy with the picture and I think it could be improved. It was a bit frustrating setting it up as I don’t have much bare brick at ground level, at the rear of our house, and that was what wanted for my backdrop. So I had to set up above the cat flap which was a bit awkward anyway and then discovered that my patio slopes slightly (for drainage I suppose), but it looked a bit wonky when you have the straight lines of the bricks. I had to do a lot of playing around to get the right levels with one side propped up slightly. This photography game is harder than it looks.