Friday, 29 June 2012

Daydreaming Of A Different Life

This last week I've been daydreaming of another life. Somewhere very different from where we live now. Somewhere far away. Somewhere I've always harboured a desire to live* (as has my husband).

I've been thinking about a life here:

This week it's been even more specifically about a life here:

This is the small, New England harbour town of Camden, Maine, USA.

I've never been there. I don't know anyone who lives there, but I'm harbouring dreams of small town life in a place that's half a world away.

Look, isn't it beautiful:

What's not to love?

Some beautiful clapboard houses to choose from. Like this one maybe. Or perhaps this one if we were feeling a little more flush.

I'm daydreaming about sunny days by the harbour, beautiful autumn (fall) walks, snowy New England winters. Clearly I'm dreaming about living in the movie version of the town. I've no real illusions that living our life in Camden would be any less tedious eventually than living our lives in St Helens. Ultimately a move there is never going to be a realistic possibility (barring that ever ellusive lottery win). We could never afford to relocate so far and when it came to the crunch I'm not sure I could leave everything and everyone I know to move over 3000 miles away. 

I can dream though. No financial considerations can restrict that activity. Thank goodness!


*I feel I must add that whilst I've always loved the idea of living in Maine that definitely does not include living here, because that's where all the scary things live. Good job its entirely fictional really.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Thinking about......

Today, thanks to the lovely Shimelle and this post here, I've been thinking a lot about ISO and Aperture and Shutter Speed. Things that never really make sense to me, but make a little more sense to me after some blog reading today.

I have an itchy shutter finger today. I'm thinking about the fact that I don't take anywhere near as many photos as I used to. I'm reminiscing about the days when I was home with the kids and could snap pictures of their day to day. I miss being a SAHM today. Stupid work and the darn mortgage that requires it.

I wonder if the weather will hold up for some photo taking at the weekend? Or indeed if my unearthed enthusiasm for photography can last out the remainder of the week at work?

We'll see.