So today I’m 24.. At the weekend I’m heading over to the Lake District with a group of friends to walk, play board games and generally muck about in a caravan but today I’m at my desk..
HOWEVER Dav got me something which will make working at home a whole lot easier.. A coffee machine! God knows how anyone survives without caffeine (especially if they have a little girl who never. stops. talking!) but now I can have Caramel Skinny Lattes at home in my new favourite garish pink I heart NY mug. Big love to Davman today!
A few months ago I visited a car boot sale/indoor flea market at Tynemouth, a gorgeous seaside town near Newcastle, with my sister, I ended up buying a few old cameras which didn’t work (a strange habit that I can’t kick!) and a bag of expired films, standard 35mm and 120. I had no idea what the results would be like apart from that the colour and contrast would be altered.
I took my little 35mm automatic camera (also from a market… there’s a trend developing here..) to January’s birthday parties. Now, I hardly ever go out at the moment so two parties in the same month was a big deal! Olivia turned 21 and one of my best friends Katie turned 23, in Newcastle and London respectively, and both were equally… shall we say… lively.
Here are the best of a very bad bunch of photographs I had developed today. I know their ‘look’ is all over the shop but there is something so fascinating with film, and I love the strange colours and crazy contrast, even if it did steal a lot of the detail.
I still have about 5 rolls of 120 film to develop but my favourite camera shop here seems to have closed its doors and I’m still scouting out a suitable replacement 😦
PS doesn’t Katie look like the perfect ‘Birthday Girl’.. and also a little like Princess Peach from Mario Bros??
Last week my little sister Olivia turned the grand old age of 21!
I daren’t develop the film camera photos from the house party, so here is my favourite moment from her birthday dinner (closely followed by Grandma & Grandad turning up in sombreros and ponchos thinking it was a Mexican-themed evening… it wasn’t), when Viv tried to steal O’s thunder by diving to blow out her birthday candles!