Spotted on the way home. Sun going down over Manygates Park, Wakefield.
Prompt: HOME SWEET HOME
Share a tour of your home. Or maybe you have some decorating and DIY plans? What is your favourite room? How do you make a home feel homey?
We’re currently in the midst of doing some reorganising and redecorating at home, so photos of the house are out, at least until we’re all done!
In the meantime though, I’ve been pondering doing a series of daily photos of Leeds and Wakefield, both places I consider ‘home’ these days. Inspired in part by Brent’s iPhone 4S & Japan blog, in which he posts regular photos with his phone out and about. It’s a great blog, and well worth a look.
I’ve taken a ton of photos of Leeds over the years, as you can see over in the Leeds set on Flickr. I’d love to set up a series capturing life & stuff in Leeds, Wakefield and Yorkshire.
Perhaps not daily like Brent, but more regularly than I do at the moment. It’d be an excuse to get the camera out and get some exercise!
I’m wondering about setting up a separate blog, or just incorporating them into the flow here.
What do you think? Worth a go? Would it be something you’d find interesting?
Each week, I shall choose three things to share. Things that have made me happy, made me smile, brought me a bit of joy or peace and made me grateful for the life that I have.
Coffee. A good cup of coffee is a wonderful thing, and we’re blessed in Leeds with a fabulous range of indie coffee places. My mornings just wouldn’t be the same without a quick pick-me-up from the lovely folks at Bottega Milanese, or a delicious filter coffee from Luca & the boys at Brewbar Espresso. If I’m feeling slightly more energetic, a walk down to see Dave at Laynes Espresso is always rewarded with quite simply the best coffee I’ve ever had. It’s got to the point where now I just ask what he recommends and go with that. Never been disappointed.
My bike. I don’t get out on it enough, but when I do it’s like medicine. Worldly worries fade away as you zoom through the beautiful countryside on my doorstep in Wakefield. The word ‘zoom’ may not be entirely accurate, especially on the up bits, but zooming definitely happens on the descents, after which you’ll find me grinning like a loon.
Learning Chinese. I was recently introduced to Memrise, a website to help you learn languages. I picked their Learn basic Chinese: read a menu course and was soon hooked. It’s a brilliant system, introducing the chinese characters via flashcards to help you remember, and it gets you to ‘water your memories’ to help them grow by going back over earlier concepts again at regular intervals. Both kids picked it up immediately and really enjoyed it. I was in the Chinese supermarket in Leeds the other day and picked up this packet of noodles:
Which both myself and the kids were able to translate! How cool is that?
So, there are my three things for this week. I’m not sure it’ll end up being a weekly thing, but it’s a great way of looking at the good bits of your life.
What are your three things?