July Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 29 July 2011


It's the end of July already, argh! Well you know what that means: time for the scavenger hunt round up. For new followers, this is something run by Kathy at Postcards from the P.P and just involves getting out there with your camera and taking lots of pictures. I must admit that I wasn't entirely full of inspiration for this month's list. As always it was good fun to do but there was a distinctly beachy/holiday theme going on and seeing as I have basically been working all month, holidays seem very far away.

Here's what I came up with:

Strawberries:

A little Friday night treat

Fields:

Hmm, technically it's a wildflower meadow. It counts though, right? I haven't been to proper countryside this month so it's this or nothing. If I was a "proper" fashion blogger I'd don something ethereal and waft around in it having my photo taken . Truth is, that would be lethal. It's massively rutted under all those flowers and I nearly broke my neck venturing into it when wearing very sensible shoes.

A flag:

Swedish and Norwegian flags flying outside the Scandinavian Church in Liverpool.

Something that makes you happy (not a person or an animal!):
(10 cool points to anyone who recognises the book)
Words. For me, some of those rare moments of true and utter happiness are to be experienced when reading something wonderful. There are few things better than that feeling when you finish a book and just sit there with a big smile on your face because you enjoyed it so much.

A kite:

Damn you iphone camera, why are you so rubbish? I thought I was going to have to doodle a kite for this one but then I drove past Otterspool Prom and saw actual people with an actual kite! A doodle might have been better though - the kite hasn't exactly come out very clearly in this one.

Celebration:

Opening a shiny golden envelope to see these two golden tickets was a genuinely exciting moment for me this month. It's as close as I'm ever going to get to a real life Charlie & the Chocolate Factory moment. The museum is amazing - I had such a good time there.

Flip flops:

I have no enthusiasm whatsoever for flipflops. There are so many more interesting things you can put on your feet. This is a closeup of the one pair I own. Fascinating huh?

Stars:

Detail of a building just next to London Bridge

Red, white and blue:

POW!

Seashells:

At the Shell Grotto in Margate

Ice cream:

It's a dairy free house! This is my alternative and bloody good it is too.

Stripes:

Tis my beloved Oscar Cat and his deliciously stripy fod.

38 comments:

  1. Cat stripes...the bestest ever! G & T ice cream, possibly worth going dairy-free for! Lovin' the stars and shells and especially that blue ring. I'd guess Georgette Heyer,Devil's Cub, but only cos I googled Miss Challoner. (Zoe, the PI here!).
    The 3 MAC boxed sets I got,(2 still to show in a post),worked out just under 20 quid cheaper than the website; but you don't have a choice of colours.
    There was a bit of argy-bargy over the Topman ring...it showed up as 8 quid at the till but was marked a pound. Luckily I noticed and showed them that there was another on display at a £1, so they didn't have a leg to stand on!
    Haven't posted the bags...yet!
    Have a great W/E,
    Z xx

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  2. Where did you buy your Cheshire Farm ice cream??? I love it but the only place I know that sells it is in Brimstage Hall on t'Wirral

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  3. Lucy, I got it at Delifonseca (the one just off Sefton Street, but I assume the one on Stanley St stocks it too).

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  4. Great and very unique choice of photos - I think you are probably a very unique person (and I mean that in a nice way!) G & T sorbet - mmmmmmmmm! xxx

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  5. G&T sorbet sounds fantastic, book is Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer i was re-reading it last week so SNAP!

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  6. Gorgeousness! I don't really drink but I could start again at the sight of the champers and strawberry.
    Kandi xx

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    http://www.fashionmechic.com/

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  8. What cute stripes! I've found it really hard this month too. I've only got four so far and what date are we on? Eeek!

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  9. Hi I'm a new Aries coming through from the UK,great blog, loving your images particularly the shells and that clever juicy colour pop of rings!I love Liverpool,I'm from Lancaster near Preston.Sharon xx

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  10. These are always so much fun! Makes me want to join in.

    I love the cat stripes and the stars!

    K xx

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  11. You take such beautiful photos, these are so inspiring! xo

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  12. G&T sorbet?? Noms. I can't do the floating in the fields thing - I would be sneezing and covered in hives pretty instantly!

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  13. I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

    I need your help. I spend another survey but this time with another question.
    "Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"

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  14. Devil's Cub! Finished it when I should have been finishing my Property readings. It gets better every time. Vidal's so… bossy. I love bossy.

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  15. Oscar and the rings are my faves by far! Gin and tonic ice cream? I hate ice cream but the flavour makes me very curious. x

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  16. Great photos Alex .... I love your posts because they're so local, and I recognise all the places!!!! I've got the new museum on my list of things to do.
    xxx

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  17. Love the cat!!
    The Friday night treat looks refreshing and the flower field is lovely.

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  18. That pic of the wildflowers is beautiful! Really pretty.
    Love the idea of the scavenger hunt, strawberry in champers looks lush to me.

    xx

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  19. Great photos - love the shells! Visiting from Postcards from the PP...

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  20. this is so fun!!! i can't wait for the next one!!

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  21. *grumble* I miss the ice cream farm! Its right next to where my mum used to work, but I've not had the g&t ice cream, sounds amazing!

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  22. just want to lazy in the field of flowers so beautiful

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  23. I can tell you are an avid reader by the manner in which you write! Wonderful words to accompany great photos! Love your perspectives! Clever, clever you are! Well done, all around! Annette

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  24. The feeling of finishing a good book beats little else, I always get over-excited by the time I’m three quarters of the way through, and feel so satisfied by the time I’ve turned to the final page and that smile emerges x

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  25. Alex,
    Check out my most recent blog post - I've passed some awards on to you. Oh, and the cigarette incident WAS 25 years ago. I don't smoke or litter nowadays (she says virtuously lol!!!)

    K xx

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  26. Hahahaha,the POW made me giggle!
    Dang,I've missed some FAB posts lately,love you in your shorts,loved the one about "scouse style" (Rollers?Really?!) and loved your frock last post!!!
    LOVE!! XXX

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  27. Great photos, love the wildflower meadow - dreamy - and gorgeous cat stripes!

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  28. Heck! I need to get mine posted quick sharp! I wish I had thought of my cat Socks for the stripes shot - that is genius!

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  29. Haha I have the same opinion on flip flops, have like one pair I wear in the house after I've covered my feet in moisturiser, if I were to wear them out I'd feel ridiculously scruffy :)

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  30. Really enjoyed your photos clad in your sense of humour :) What fun!

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  31. What beautiful photographs. I love the wild flower meadow.

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  32. Love Oscar! The pic of the kite is still very atmospheric even if the kite is very small... :) Must get my finger out and post mine...

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  33. Love your photos - is the book Murder on the Moor?

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  34. absolutely fabulous photos - my favourites have to be the champers and the pow and i love the perspective of the field photo too!!

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  35. Oooh, Devil's cub is on my shelf to read a 1950's Fontana edition I think!

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  36. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again







    Flats for Sale in Liverpool

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