A-Z Challenge: Z is for Zebra Crossing

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Z is for Zebra Crossing…

The traditional British pedestrian crossing is a zebra crossing, so called because of the alternating black and white stripes. The orange ball light on top of the striped pole next to it is called a ‘Belisha Beacon’.

This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…

Daily Prompt: Perfume

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I love wearing perfume, even if I’m at home all day and seeing no-one but family I’m rarely without it. My current favourite is Paul Smith ‘Rose’, seen here decanted into my beautiful little cut-glass perfume bottle picked up for a song in Brighton Flea Market last year 🙂

Daily Prompt: Perfume

A-Z Challenge: Y is for Yellow

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Y is for Yellow…

The Sunflower Cafe on Leytonstone High Road is our current favourite local coffee stop – they make a lovely latte, and the bright yellow décor makes it instantly recognisable… 🙂

This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…

Daily Prompt: Knackered

I don’t always sleep very well, so although I do my best to rest as much as I can at night, I’m usually still knackered when I get up in the morning.

I do try to keep regular hours, avoid too many stimulants late at night, and I’ve even tried having a bath or doing yoga before bedtime to help me relax. Some nights I fall asleep relatively easily, but then am awake from about 3am. Other nights I take ages to fall asleep, seeing in the dawn before finally drifting off.

It’s not that I don’t sleep at all, it really is more that I always sleep so fitfully, an erratic patchwork of bits and pieces of dozing on and off here and there rather than one long restful, restorative sleep every night. But in spite of it all, I love spending time in my bed, warm and comfortable, however knackered I feel 🙂

Daily Prompt: Knackered

A-Z Challenge: X is for Xylophone

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X is for Xylophone…

Sheer luck brought me past a local children’s playground where I found an outdoor xylophone that actually works – what fun! And it gave me the perfect letter ‘X’ post for my A-Z Challenge… 🙂

This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…

Songs from the Past: Neil Diamond – Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

This week’s Song from the Past from me is Neil Diamond’s ‘Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon’ from 1967 just because I absolutely love it ❤

However Urge Overkill recorded a cover version that was used in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie ‘Pulp Fiction’, and I think maybe I like this version even more – but perhaps because that’s because I really loved the movie, and the association is so strong

Either way, it’s a great song… 🙂

A-Z Challenge: W is for War Memorial

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W is for War Memorial…

Like most towns and cities in the UK, Leytonstone has its own War Memorial naming fallen servicemen from both World Wars, and on every Remembrance Day each November, numerous poppy wreaths are placed respectfully around the base… these are still in place from last November

This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…