Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Day 361 & Retrospective: Scully

Wonderful news: the contract on the house became unconditional today. The settlement date is set for six weeks' time. I can't tell you how relieved I feel. Such a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders, I'm sure that if I went outside right now, I'd float away like a helium balloon.

I've decided to take a leisurely route back to the UK, via San Francisco and New York (two cities which I've always wanted to visit, but never have). As I'm going to be spending a lot of money travelling halfway across the world, I figured I might as well see something of it, apart from just the interior of airports. I'm really excited about my upcoming trip. I haven't been on holiday in over four years, so I reckon it's about time I did!

With today's shot I was trying to create the look of a watercolour painting. I think I may have overdone it with the bright purple, but what the heck!

I've chosen my 'pet' sheep's skull, Scully, for today's retrospective. Scully is currently lost somewhere at the back of my extremely full shed, which is why I've not taken a photo of her for a while, but I'll be taking her with me when I leave. She'll be a very fitting memento of my time living in the middle of a field.


  1. Joe from SCV, CA USA11 January 2012 at 6:00 PM

    WOW San Francisco!!!! Talk about photo opportunity and we would only be an 8 hour drive from each other. Let me give you "1" tip. EVERYONE drives down Lombard St, my advice after you do that is to walk up the hill and take photos. That is on my bucket list. I rode my motorcycle down the hill and was scarred shi*less. My bike was heavy, and driving about 3 miles and a hour making u turns on a slanted road!!!! You'll see for yourself when you get there. Take a camera with video mode. Also dress warm (layers)as SF is cold even in August, lots of water nearby, fog etc.

  2. Thanks, Su. I'm glad I'm not the only person around here who likes bright colours. :-)

  3. Aww, I'm gonna miss Scully! (I don't think my favourites of her are included here, but they're all great shots)

    The purple "watercolour" is FAB! I think the brightness you speak of reflects your mood today - hurrah for purple! :-))

  4. congratulations! you must be so relieved, that is great. Love your pictures especially that last one.

  5. It looks exactly like a watercolour.
    Was there a need for that last pic though. Creepy crawly shiver.
    Congrats on the house thing. Look forward to the SF pics especially.

  6. Thanks, Kirsty. You and Justine will have to fight it out over that last shot!

  7. I'm so glad you got some good news. And how exciting to hear about your trip. I would love to do more traveling, but right now, with the little ones, it's just not that practical. But I do see some exciting trips in my future ;-)

    Love the purple, it's fun!

  8. Thanks, Karin. I hope you get to go travelling soon.

  9. Love Scully, especially with the sunglasses! :-)