Fan Of… #55 — New Camera Gear #2

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This week’s Fan Of… is New Camera Gear #2. I’d seen a few posts with shots using lensballs and they looked pretty cool; and so when my birthday rolled around, I found that my awesome wife had got me one (thanks sweetie 😘).

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Fan Of… #54 — Lilliput Lane

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This week’s Fan Of… Lilliput Lane.

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Fan Of… #53 — Aletta's nowathome Blog

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This week’s Fan Of… is Aletta’s nowathome Blog. Aletta writes a fantastic blog and shares with us many awesome photos from her travels and of Capetown and the surrounding area.

She has followed my blog from the early days, and has joined in my Fan Of… challenge when it was both daily and now weekly. A huge thankyou to you, Aletta πŸ™ for all your support and for sharing with us your superb pictures & creativity πŸ‘.

If you don’t already follow Aletta, I highly recommend that you use the link above to get on over to her site for a great experience 😁

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Fan Of… #52 — New Camera Gear

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This week’s Fan Of… is new camera gear; to be more precise a wrist tether and camera strap.

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Fan Of… #51 — Wood

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This week’s Fan Of… wood, in all its forms. As a construction material it’s been used to make things from squirrel boxes, all the way up to ships, piers and buildings. The infinate variety in the grain is amazing as well as in the bark. Even charred wood has a charm all of its own.

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Fan Of… #50 — Architectural Models

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Fan of… #49 — Historical Models

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This week’s Fan Of… historical models. You’ll have seen from a lot of my other posts that my wife & I enjoy visiting historically significant sites. One of my favourite aspects of these places is the historically correct models on display that give a great idea of how things looked and worked. These can be most beneficial when visiting houses that have undergone many transformations, or visiting ruins.

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Hogmanay — Things in Scots #22 and Fan Of… #48

Hi all 😁 and welcome to the last Things in Scots for 2019; as I’ve been real busy at work the last few days, this is doubling up as a Fan Of… post. This month I have been collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see and hear her post), and we’ve had so much fun that we are carrying on in the New Year with a weekly instead of daily post.

Hogmanay is the traditional Scottish celebration for the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Happy hogmanay & all the best for 2020 to all πŸŽ‰

Happy Hogmanay πŸŽ‰
Happy hogmanay by Jez Braithwaite
Happy Hogmanay πŸŽ‰

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

As we do these posts, we’re learning as well; so we apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

If any of you out there have a burning desire to know the Scots word for anything πŸ€”, please let us know!

Hae a guid day 😁

Fan Of… #47 — Mince Pies

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This week’s Fan Of… is a seasonal one, Mince Pies!

Mince pies by Jez Braithwaite
Mince pies
Om nom nom!

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Fan Of… #46 — Palms

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This week’s Fan Of… is Palms; these plants bring a vibrant splash of green all year round. Owing to Scotland’s climate, palms are not generally found in the wild, so if I’m taking shots of them, I’m either in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, or on holiday somewhere hot & sunny.

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