Tuesday, self portraits, I forgot last week. Actually, I didn't forget, but it was so late when I remembered and then the moment was gone. Also I finally discovered that they are meant to be themed! I had no idea that there was a theme set and that the current one is TIME. Seems fitting that I ran out of TIME last week.
So to make up for it here is a photo of me that took a long time. Can you see me? I'm the shy one near the back!
I left Scotland at about 2.30am, arrived at the photo destination at 4am and the photographer didn't finish with us tll 9am... and believe me, when you are the kind of girl who doesn't even wear skirts cause she's self concious about her legs (and the rest) then you can imagine this was a long time for a photo like this. But I wanted to challenge myself. And I wanted to have something to email my friends about that didn't involve terrible tales of my house renovation or having no water, no heating etc. So dull. But this wasn't dull at all!
It was a very surreal day but I had the best time. I took lots of photo's around Newcastle and Gateshead afterwards and then we went to Alnwick Castle (pronounced 'anik', it's where they filmed Hogwarts for Harry Potter). I didn't go into the Castle though, it was the fabulous treehouse and gardens that I had my eyes on.
I LOVE that treehouse. It's what I want my house to look like when it's finished. Not the turrets you understand (though we had a house with a turret when I was a kid!) but just the whole thing of different kicds of wood shigles etc. All the sections having their own character and secret little places and hidey holes and windows with shutters. The awful thing was that after a full on day of photo taking my batteries ran out at the treehoues so I only got 6 photo's. I cried, quite a lot.
Want to know more...
The Treehouse Guide
Someone has Flikr photos of the treehouse in winter here
Eek, not finished but got to run, last part of a good TV drama thing has just started and I'm still in the house of no TV!!!!