Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here & Now | August 2017 Link Up

Welcome to this month's Here& Now! I realise my post is a little later getting up here than I normally have it, but at least I still managed to get it done in the morning :-) It's been one of those weeks here, so I'm not surprised that I'm running late with the blogging.
I hope you'll join in today too, or sometime before midnight on the 17th. It's fun to see what everyone's been up to and a great way to get a little documentation into your blog without having one of those extraordinarily long lists.
Here we go!

Loving // The little taste of spring we've been getting. You all know I'm a cold weather person, but I do really love those first few warm weeks too. I always enjoy a seasonal change, even if I do lament the farewell of the previous one. Having said that, it's cold again here today! Crazy August weather.

Eating // Nothing right now, but I was down on the coast yesterday and discovered a lovely french patisserie I didn't know existed. Their little sweet treats were divine - I had a Pear & Almond tartlet.

Drinking // Tea! Lovely organic English breakfast tea, with a mug cosy to keep it warm

Feeling // Quite done in - but I can't believe it is only Thursday! 

Making // Stitch markers for my shop, quite a few more than I anticipated as they are being very popular. I'm also working on a new pattern, I'm half way through it now, long past the swatching stage you see in the desk photograph above.

Thinking // That I've had calmer weeks. The camera died this week. Just completely stopped working. Between playing up on Monday and a phone call with Canon, it turned its toes up the next day. I'm grateful I had my iPad to photograph stock with, although I never thought I'd be uploading non-proper-camera photos to my shop. But I did!
Anyway, a second-hand Canon seems to be the solution so that I can send mine down to Canon in Sydney and see what they have to say. I've never bought electronic or computerised goods second hand before and I was so stressed. I'm still holding my breath even though the new-to-me camera is sitting here and is working! 
The camera dying was just the metaphorical mouse that tipped the whole week upside down

Dreaming // Of nothing much right now, I'm still focused on the doing!

Now, what are you up to? Share with a Here & Now post of your own, either on your blog, Instagram or even in the comments below! It's a fun way of documenting the little things month to month, and also a good way to get the words flowing again if you're feeling a bit stuck with your blogging (well it works for me at least!).
The link up is open from today until midnight on the 17th of this month. Remember you can now join in two ways - either on your blog or share your Here & Now on Instagram! The instructions on how to Instagram your Here & Now are below, but here are the guidelines for blogging:

Copy and paste the list below, create your blog post, then pop back here and add your link! (Please remember to link back here in your post too so that others can join in!)

Copy & Paste....

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Thinking //
Dreaming //

To share on Instagram, pick up to 3 prompts from the list above and post them on Instagram with the tag #hereandnowSLH. You can tag me @SayLittleHen too if you like.

I can't wait to see your posts! Thank-you so much for joining in. Remember to spread the link-up love by visiting the other participants.

The link up is open until the midnight on the 17th.

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  1. Your stitch markers are so cute, if only I knitted. Love the styling for your yarn shots are beautiful, hope the rest of your week improves.

    1. Thank-you so much Julie! I hope this week is a bit calmer too :-)

  2. I have never bought a second-hand camera before either, but now you say, it's so obvious. Where did you look? eBay? Gumtree?

    1. I found this one on Gumtree, I had to drive about an hour and a half away to get it but so far it seems worth it! :-)

  3. boy do I understand those weeks that throw you off. this is the second one in a row for me. maybe it's the weather, nice cool days in august here :)

    1. I hope this week is better for both of us Ann! x

  4. Oh no Sarah...I hope your camera is OK? Isn't it a terrible feeling? Some time ago I thought I would very quickly and carefully get some photos in the rain. It seemed like a good idea until my Canon started to go absolutely bonkers, with all of the digital settings flashing etc! Once it dried out it was fine but I had a small heart attack! x

    1. It is a terrible feeling, especially when I rely on it for my product photography. It's not very old, either. I don't know if it's ok or not, I have to mail it to Canon in Sydney now and see what they say :-)
      I'm glad to hear your's is fine! That does sound scary. x

  5. Missed the link up but here is my post

    1. Thanks so much for joining Juliann! I'm off to read it now x


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