From the OIC Moments blog - The Power Of Exceptional Photographs, by Meredith Mullins, October, 2013. Competition is fierce in the world of international photo contests. © krystalkenney.com Capturing the Moment Winning a photo competition is a challenge. Why do we enter? Because we want to have our work seen and appreciated by a well-respected jury . . […]
I learnt to read when I was five years old with the Ladybird Peter and Jane books and I’ve never stopped. If asked, “What’s Henrietta doing?”, the answer “Reading,” will invariably be true. I even looked a bit like Jane (below) in my summer school uniform, although I don’t remember allowing a bow in my hair. […]
In the United States Béa Johnson has become the big cheese of zero waste living. Her blog Zero Waste Home has almost 15,000 followers to date and her book of the same name was published in April this year. Such is her success that the big names of the American food industry consult her , she is invited to political […]
A café with resident rescue cats has recently opened in Paris. The idea comes from Japan, where few people have their own pets. The café is so successful that you have to reserve at least a week in advance, as the number of visitors at any one time is limited. I hope to go there soon, […]
I recently took a rather circuitous drive curteousy of my SatNav, to a local Emmaus community to donate an old TV, the type that needs two people to carry it, an old single bed and various other bits and bobs we no longer use. Emmaus is an international charitable movement founded in Paris in 1949 by the Catholic priest Abbé Pierre to […]
Reblogged from Quirk'n It: A creepy collection for Halloween. Most of these images have been posted before, and some are not creepy in and of themselves, but within a specific context, placed next to something a little strange, they become a bit more ambiguous. I also processed many of them differently from their original versions. […]
An extract from The European, 26th October, 2013: IN JULY, when revelations by Edward Snowden were just beginning to drip out about the breathtaking extent of American spying on its own citizens and allies along with its enemies, Barack Obama, the American president, was still hoping everyone would simply calm down. Here’s one last thing,” […]
A friend sent me this link to a video taken at the street art venue, Tour 13. Enjoy Courtesy of Tout Paris en Video.