Avis, of Oh Sew Tempting, invited me to join the challenge of “Five photos, five stories”.
The rules are simple: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.
Now, I’m not the world’s best photographer, in fact, my photography skills are very basic. I just do a point and click, with no artistic idea of what I’m doing. However, it is an opportunity to broaden my horizons a little, and write about things other than crafting, or my animals.
Here is my first photo – actually a scan of an artist’s portrait of yours truly ^^
We lived in the Paris area for a total of 20 years (first 7 years in the Yvelines, and then 13 years in Seine Saint Denis). During that time, I visited Paris frequently, often when family or friends came to stay and wanted to do some sight-seeing. Not being a tourist myself, I usually managed to refuse the offers of street artists with a polite “non merci” each time I was in the more touristic quarters. However, for some reason, in 2006, I agreed to pose. Whether or not this looks anything like me, I’ll leave that for you to decide
For my first nominee, I would like to nominate Amanda of Sew Deputy. I’ve been following Amanda’s blog for some time now. She is an accomplished seamstress and such fun! I had great pleasure in watching her on The Great British Sewing Bee and when I grow up, I would love to be able to sew half as well as she does ^^ Don’t feel you have to join in the challenge if you don’t want to, Amanda!