Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fontainebleau fences



The imposing gates and fences of

Château de Fontainebleau in France.





In the grounds of the château
 there is a concrete fence above the lake.

It was a stormy day in June when I visited.




A newspaper kiosk in the village
with bicycles leaning against the fence.



A beautiful building in the village
which is used as offices.

I imagine in days gone by it was
a very grand country house belonging to Parisians,
as Paris is only 69km away.


I'm joining TexWisGirl

I'm sending love and prayers
to everyone throughout the world who had
family or friends lost in the MH17 disaster.

Our country is in mourning too
for the New Zealanders among those on board.






Take care and
be kind to one another
and
remember to tell your family
how much you love them

  Merci à bientôt


Shane x












Sunday, 20 July 2014

La Cigale French Market



We have many great foodie markets in Auckland
one of my favourite ones
is the La Cigale french market in Parnell.




There are many outside stalls
with seasonal vegetables and fruit
plus wonderful cheeses, artisan breads, paella etc

Inside their large warehouse
La Cigale have a cafe and bistro 
with traditional french food and wines.

Best of all they have the most delicious
pâtisseries like éclairs, profiteroles, sweet tarts

and macarons, not good for the figure I know

but sometimes they are completely irresistable!




I'm joining Mary for Mosaic Monday







Thank you all for your visits and comments


Take care and

be kind to one another

  Merci à bientôt


Shane x









Saturday, 12 July 2014

A Personal Photo Challenge - Portraits





I love taking part in Donna's monthly
Personal Photo Challenge.

The topic for this month is portraits.
What with working five days
and no spare time for photo shoots...
I've gone back to my archives for
my photos this month!




My regular followers will have a fair idea
of who this is!!!

You'll know where I take most of my photos
and yes these were from last years visit.
I think I came back with about 3000 pics
I snapped of everyone and everything!!!



My camera is a basic “Point and Shoot”
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 with a Leica lens.

Capturing great photos of children
takes patience and endurance!
My tip is always having a camera
or phone at the ready as photo ops
happen when least expected.

I often use one of these photo editing sites

http://pixlr.com/express/
http://www.befunky.com/
http://www.picmonkey.com/



Thank you dear Donna for hosting!

Wishing you all a happy and fun weekend.
Winter has well and truly set in here,
we've had storms all this week
so I will be spending this weekend doing
 what I love doing most on cold winter days...
sewing, stitching and popping in to
your lovely blogs to say hello!

I'm also joining these parties
Natasha for Say G'Day Saturday
Sally for Blue Monday
Mary for Mosaic Monday



Thank you all for your visits and comments
Take care and

be kind to one another

  Merci à bientôt


Shane x














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