2 February 2015

My Monthly Roundup - My Instagram January 2015



As usual, here is my Instagram catchup for the past month. I do like IG, but sometimes feel my pictures are a bit rubbish, as most of them are from my iPhone, not my big camera. It is a fun sort of social media, and I do love seeing updates from friends and all, so I do keep up with it. Maybe I should try to post a picture a day to really get into it...

1. I wrote about my New Year's Theme on my blog, and updated it on IG as well.
2. These little berries are buckthorn, and they are real superfood material. My parents make them into juice and have it with vodka...
3. Our little one loves buckets - I don't know why, but she does. The best toy ever. This was a communal one at the park, and she cried when we left it behind.
4. This was the 10,000th picture I've taken on my big camera. Can't believe how much I've developed as a photographer in the two years I've had the camera.
5. We went to play in the park - love the picture. There is a very similar one of me and my mum, about 30 years ago.
6. A tasty Christmas dessert, with frankincense, myrrh and gold dust. Was pretty funky!
7. Fazer cafe in Finland is one of my favourite cafes... The tastiest chocolates ever!
8. Our little one got these cute little slippers as a gift - there are matching adult ones which might find their way into my closet someday soon...






9. In January I've continued my book crossing initiative (that is, I leave a book for fellow commuters, usually on Victoria line). I do wonder though, do they get picked up or chucked away by the cleaners.
10. Pompom-buddies!
11. I always feel like we are walking the dog when we get the toddler reins out...
12. Went to a leaving do - a friend is going on a long trip abroad - and we had brunch in a Hackney eatery MrBuckleys. 'Twas nice.
13. And afterwards I popped by Columbia Road flower market - been eight long years since I last visited the place!
14. London, London... Sometimes I get so tired of it and think about moving away. Other times I have a fascinating day at work, and think this city of bright lights is where the opportunities are made. I took the picture as I was walking to the tube station after work, and couldn't help but to admire the views of the city I call home.

It sort of feels like the month passed quite fast - I had lots of things to do and places to go. But anyway - linky below for your monthly roundups!


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2. Please grab my badge or link back to me if you can. Would be lovely if you could share the love and comment on other linkers too. 
3. Tweet me your entry and I will retweet. @wavetomummy and #mymonthlyroundup
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5. I will comment on each post linked. 
6. Your round-up can be anything, as long as it is a roundup of the previous month. I do a round-up of what I have done, usually my Instagram or what I have been doing. But if you prefer something else, do a round-up of your crafts, achievements, best blog posts, whatever.




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16 comments:

  1. I really like your pics. We have taken some of our best pictures on our smart phones. Will pop back later to link up x

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    1. Thanks - that's the thing, you usually have your phone with you so you can take a picture whenever is a right moment :)

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    2. Oh and if you could add our badge or link that would be awesome #TheList x

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  2. What a good idea. We use Instagram a lot but its nice to look back over the month and recall the images and the story behind them. Thanks for sharing this :)

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    1. I quite like doing this - I think it is nice to look back at your IG pictures as I find I share much more of the little things I am doing, and blog posts are more bigger issues I am thinking about.

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  3. I love your roundup. I've never heard of buckthorn. I guess you learn something new every day.
    #Brilliantblogposts

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    1. Buckthorn is lovely - quite tangy though so best with added sugar. It is super healthy!

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  4. What a great round-up. Those desserts in that first photo sound amazing :) Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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    1. Thanks for hosting :) They were really good - worth trying next Christmas :)

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  5. What a fab round up-we moved away from London back to Leeds and love it but I still need my London fix which I get monthly. Gorgeous pics. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

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    1. I know, it is difficult to really leave London once you have lived there once. It is a lovely place to live, even if difficult sometimes.

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  6. I love Instagram and I much prefer the photos on there which have been taken on mobile phones. I feel that photos uploaded later on miss the 'Instant' essence that Instagram was originally meant to be about.

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    1. Yeah, I see your point and I sort of feel the same. I do like the thought-through and high-quality pictures, taken with a big camera, but I sort of see the whole point about IG to be about the instant moment. A bit torn between liking good quality images, but hoping they'd be about that current moment rather than pre-planned.

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  7. I think your pictures are great, you don't always need a big camera to capture a great moment! Fab linky idea too Zx #pocolo

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    1. Thanks, they do say the best camera is the one you have with you :) And with the linky, I tried to come up with an idea that wasn't already taken in the UK parenting blogger circles - haven't seen another monthly roundup linky yet! :)

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