Living on the Edge

So, I’ve had two songs running through my head today: Living on the Edge and The Edge of Glory – I really can’t help myself!

Other thoughts this morning:

  • The knife-edge of pain in my hips is gone, which means I can roll over, sleep on my stomach and start running again with two whole hip flexors! Psoas major, I’m glad we’re friends again ❤
  • Nine years ago today, I was on the knife-edge of motherhood, chugging through labour with pizza, an exercise ball and the Friends boxset
  • The terrifying anxiety about working with another bad set of people has faded, and I am excited about putting myself ‘out there’ again. I love being my own boss and I am good at what I do, and I need to get back on the horse.

Edge Collage

Another Liebster Nomination!

Lordy, people, you’re making me blush! This one came from Amy at Shirley’s Heaven, and here are my answers to her questions.

  1. What is one lesson you’ve learned in life that you want to pass on to others? Forgiveness. Forgiving myself and forgiving others. It’s harder than it sounds. I’m still struggling with it, but it seems to be a key factor in recovery.
  2. How has blogging affected your daily life? I feel like I’m more observant, I’m discovering more, my world has opened & expanded!
  3. Where is your happy place? Anywhere that has good coffee, a comfortable seat & the possibility to read uninterrupted.
  4. Where is your least favourite place? My memory.
  5. Do you express anger inwardly or outwardly? I let people know calmly that I’m not happy with their behaviour. I don’t rage. Raging makes me ill.
  6. Do you prefer the mountains or ocean? Mountains by the ocean. Scotland, Iceland & Cape Town, South Africa.
  7. Do you learn by watching, listening, or doing? Watching & doing. YouTube revolutionised my life!
  8. What historical figure would you most want to talk to if you could go back in time? Jane Austen.
  9. Would you be better at doing a crossword puzzle or bowling? Crossword puzzle. Just the thought of all those sweaty shoes is enough to make me shudder. Repeatedly.
  10. What was the last movie you watched? Little Women, I think.
  11. Showers or baths? Showers. I’m too fidgety to sit around stewing myself.

My blog recommendations still stand from last week, and I’d like to add Crafting While Anxious and All Out of Ducks to the list.

Awesome followers & visitors, could you please leave me a comment with your recommendations? ❤

Architecture & Monochrome

Completely off topic, did you know there are a billion quick tutorials on YouTube to help edit your WP dashboard to make it more personal & user-friendly? Amazing!

And now for another shot of Harpa Concert Hall, possibly my second-favourite building after anything Gaudi-designed.

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

I didn’t notice the reflection of the windows behind me on the glass in front of me. Eagle-eyed daughter to the rescue! I tweaked the contrast to hide the cables holding the birds.

I’m stretching the topic and calling the next shot Natural Architecture….mmmmmph!

Trees

My dancing trees, now in B&W

All this B&W photography is making me feel very arty-farty indeed! Heaven help us if I ever get a real camera.

Warmth & Light

Beetroot juice

The dregs of my beetroot juice, backlit in this morning’s sunshine

Þjóðminjasafnið, Reykjavík, Iceland

Window at Þjóðminjasafnið, Reykjavík, Iceland – it was a very grey day, so I was surprised to see how warm the colours glowed! It’s true what they say about the light in Iceland.

Strawberry laces

Quick snooze on the Embankment, in the first of the spring sunshine. Yes, that’s a strawberry lace hanging out her mouth.

Big & Point of View

I was temporarily stumped this morning until I trawled through the phone, and found three photos to share for today’s topic. Enjoy!

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland

I had to lie on the floor to get this shot of the inside of the Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland. The handblown glass seagulls were an added bonus!

London, UK

The London Eye or a giant bicycle wheel? It’s fun playing tourist on the wrong side of the river!

South London, UK

The Shard, soon to be joined by Baby & Mini Shards