If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know that I like to post the questions that my Little Printer spits out every Friday. #littleprinterbigquestions asks what you would rather do between two choices. I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
deal of the day
Oh. Hi there! This is obviously, totally me.
So, we moved house, and Alex disappeared off to San Francisco a few days later. It’s been quite strange living alone in a new house. Too many new house noises that cause Fern to bark in my face at 5am. Not that I’m annoyed or anything.
Anyway. Here’s a look into what I’ve been doing over the past fortnight or so. Sorry, it’s a photo/Instagram post. I know, what a cop out, right? What a lazy blogger!
When Alex left, the first thing I set up was my room. I have a lovely little study now…
…with the added bonus of a built in bar to put all my craft stuff on! I HAVE A CRAFT AREA AGAIN! I missed you crafting. Craft craft craft. That word has lost all meaning now.
A new discovery (to me) was Hart’s Bakery that opened up properly this month at Temple Meads. It’s nice to have a decent lunch place so close to my office, and last week, I had the butternut squash, leek and cheese toastie (not a combination I would have gone for myself, but it was all that was left, and was delicious!) and a breakfast bun which is just LUSH. They have a little seating area at the front of the building, then at the rear, it’s the actual bakery! They do takeaway stuff as well, so if you’re travelling from Temple Meads, go a little earlier, and head to Hart’s, instead of suffering the revolting food from Upper Crust or the crap drinks from the Starbucks inside the station.
No mention of food is complete without a gratuitus photo of PORKS from Grillstock. I love you porks. LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUU.
I picked up my beautiful Christmas present as well, a small Hetty hobo from Mulberry. I’ve always gone for huge bags, so to have something this small is a bit of a challenge! It’s good not to be lugging half the contents of the house around with me though!
Oh, and no blog post this week is complete without the mention of the snow. Fern loved the snow a lot.
Since First decided to cancel all of the buses just as I was about to leave the house, I decided to crack on with the unpacking. Above is the box of cables that powered the front room. Ridiculous.
This was as good as we got with the snow on Friday, but it was still pretty exciting. It has melted quite quickly as well – the perfect snow.
It snowed again this week, but I had to put the dog outside to go to the loo. After a few minutes outside, this is how she looked. Aaah.
And finally, the view from my front door on Friday. We live on a main road, so I doubt I’ll see it this quiet again, but I thought it was just so pretty!
Soooooooooooooo, what’s been going on with you?
Prefering to use Instagr.am over expensive photo manipulation apps like Hipstamatic to some people might be like saying “Well, I could take this photo manually with a film slr, but where’s that Tesco value disposable camera?” But its not.
I downloaded Instagram last year onto my iPhone, and normally I forget to use these apps after a week or maybe a month of getting excited and taking photos of everything, but I’m still using Instagram. Why? I like that it gives me a choice of filters, I like that it has its own little network, I like that I can post one photo to various different sites at the same time (and check in to places on Foursquare with the pic) I definitely like that its free to use and download. Its also pretty nice that it has an API which means that people can build sites like Instasha.de (viewing photos according to colour), Instagre.at (the best of Instagram) and Undersky (which allows you to view all of your photos – Instagram doesn’t do this at the moment outside of the app. Here’s my archive of photos)
Here are a few of my favourite photos from the app – what iPhone apps do you prefer?