We've had quite a bit of sun these past days (more snow and ice too, but I'm hoping that'll just go away if I ignore it). The world literally seems a better and more beautiful place with a bit of sunlight.
In Holland people have been complaining for years that we weren't getting any "real" winters anymore. Temperatures were quite mild, there was hardly any snow and we didn't get to enjoy any ice-skating. Well, not this winter!!
We've been experiencing true winter weather for almost two months straight now. Snow, more snow, ice, slippery roads and lots of cold. Don't let anyone dare complain of our lack of real winter in this country.
I'm no fan of winter and the novelty has well and truly worn off for me. However, nothing anyone can do about it. While I wait for spring to arrive I just keep taking lots of wintery photos!
We've been on the look-out for a large cupboard to replace the Ikea drawers that we had in the living room. The requirements for the new cupboard were: large, affordable and nice looking.
I've been hunting at several recycling shops in our area, but weeks and weeks went by and nothing showed up that I fancied. Until last week when Michel and I were thrifting together (doesn't happen often) and there was our cupboard! At 65 euros the price was also very reasonable, so we bought it on the spot and had it delivered a few hours later.
We are so pleased with it. It has enough cupboard space for all the plates, tablecloths etc and even my sewing machine! And yet it also has these lovely glass doors. I feel obliged to start collecting pretty china now :)
We are thinking of painting it white, but aren't quite sure whether that will turn out well. We'll just keep it like this for a while and enjoy our lucky find.
These images of Amber were some of the photos I used for my first assignment of the photography course that I'm currently taking.
I always used to think that I didn't need to know the theory of photography and that I was taking nice enough photos. Really, I was just being lazy and came to a point that it would frustrate me that my photos weren't turning out the way I wanted them to.
I now know that in order to take more creative/exciting/sharp photos I must get to know my camera properly first .
So far I'm very enthusiastic about the course, even though the theory of it all is making my brain hurt quite a bit. I'm very determined to finally grasp it though and I must admit that it is very nice to be out and about doing something adult for ME :)