these foolish things

I've got lots to talk about today! I'm going to get it all out in one lump as I am a bit busy for the next week with a Christmas Fair, and may on may not get much blog time,  hmm...we'll see.
Firstly let me show you these. It's another one of my long stories so I'll be brief, but I have had for many, many years an Olympus OM10, which served me pretty well. A few years ago the shutter started to get really sticky so I stopped using it. Last month I dug it out and the Mr said he reckoned he could fix the problem. I loaded it with film and I couldn't resist taking Milla and the dog to our local lake. You know, don't you? The one that is great for swimming in during the summer, the live music evenings etc......*goes off dreaming about the summer*....

Well, in winter it's completely different. It is a man made lake, they had cut down a woodland to make it and in autumn when the lake gets drained the old tree trunks become exposed. Where the mud around the roots has been washed away these old stumps are an absolute joy to my sculptor's eyes. Yes, indeed they are yet another idea on my cranial back burner. *strokes beard*
So when I had shot the film and took it out it was a Lloyds Pharmacy film (any Brits know anything about it?) and woefully expired. But I quite like the very blue and grainy texture of these pics. And at least I know the camera works just fine and dandy. As a P.S. it was very amusing to see the pics that were already on the camera: tyre marks in the grass and a good old english car boot sale!


Also I have been tagged by the lovely Lisa over at Pennycones
I have to list 10 Things About Me, so here goes;

I'm going to make this list quite honest, with a few light bits thrown in.

I rarely cry properly, mist over a fair bit but not real tears. But I cried about 9 times during the course of this summer. Big gushing sobs.

I used to have a phobia about snakes until I moved to France, now I quite like them. I hate bats now.

I've moved around a lot and have learnt to not get too attached to people, as a result I don't have lots of friends. The few I have are much adored.

I loathe facebook/twitter/etc and don't do social networking. Apart from flickr. And blogging.

My youngest daughter Milla was born at home in my bedroom after a 20 minute labour.

Since being diagnosed with depression, I am happy to say I have been free from taking medication for 10 years. Art (amongst other things) continues to help me manage the condition.

I have 4 siblings, the Mr has 6. We've got 22 nieces and nephews between us.

I fancy very tall, very skinny, dark haired men with glasses. However, when the gay bomb goes off I want to be standing between PJ Harvey and Audrey Tautou.

I have a plastic Buzz Lightyear in my car which I've had since 4 cars ago. My car is a Citro├źn, it has a broken ignition and has to be started with a rigged-up lightswitch.

So basically, I'm going to tag anyone who wants to take part, I'm interested in everyones lists and don't want to limit it!