163-2020 – Mushrooms and Chicken in white sauce


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a recipe of Mushrooms and Chicken in White Sauce, called “Ciulama cu pui si ciuperci” in Romania. It might not look appealing but it taste divine. Coincidentally, I had some leftovers polenta from lunch, which works a treat with this recipe. I’ll try in a few words to explain how it’s done. I chopped the mushrooms, 2 small onions and put into a pan with sunflower cooking oil. At the same time, I boiled the chicken in another pot, with some vegetables (carrots, parsnip, onion, bay […]

162-2020 – After the rain


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about droplets of water on leafs, after the rain. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 032-2020 – Climbing rose 042-2020 – Street Art 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 057-2020 – Tower Bridge Panorama 078-2020 – Wink 089-2020 – Hail Falls 108-2020 – Vintage Soda Siphon 119-2020 – Huge Red Apple 140-2020 – Root Sprouts 151-2020 – Seven Sisters

161-2020 – Double vision


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about me sitting in a merry-go-round spinning until started seeing double. Luckily, my double vision is due to a custom setting on the Slow Shutter app on my iPhone, rather than me actually having problems with my eyesight. I did feel dizzy afterwards and a bit sick to my stomach, but I recovered shortly after. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 032-2020 – Climbing rose 042-2020 – Street Art 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 057-2020 – Tower Bridge […]

160-2020 – Basildon Town Centre at sunset


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Basildon Town Centre at sunset. In the foreground is the new and modern Marketplace, comprising of off-site fabricated kiosks. In the background is the Basildon Council building and St Martin’s Church. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 148-2020 – Caribbean Authentic Food 055-2020 – Museum of London 057-2020 – Tower Bridge Panorama 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 100-2020 – Come Closer 107-2020 – Holly Trinity Church Tiny Planet 143-2020 – Inside Sundial 003-2020 – Echo, echo 035-2020 – How to remove HDCP from HDMI signal […]

159-2020 – Tiny Insect


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a tiny insect on a strawberry petal. This micro world is really beautiful, and us humans we trying our best to imitate it, but we are far, far away in achieving the complexity and raw beauty. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle 131-2020 – Pink Rhododendron 146-2020 – Purple Rhododendron 150-2020 – Flowers for the front garden 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 044-2020 – Sunset over East […]

158-2020 – Heavy rain


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the heavy rain everyone with a garden was waiting for. It’s wonderful when is sunny and hot for a while, but like humans plants NEED water to survive. Rain/water is one of the main ingredients of our echo system and is really hard for me to believe that rain/water appeared out of nothing and totally by chance, without divine intervention. I call it divine intervention, some call it GOD, some call it The Architect but in the end, sooner or later we all going to […]

157-2020 – Keeping the balance


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about keeping the balance on a wooden beam in a new park for kids we discovered not far from where we live. Usually all the kids parks are closed, but somehow this park remained open. I can’t explain the joy on my daughter’s eyes when I told her that she could go and play freely. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 004-2020 – Mic check 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 051-2020 – Looking up 061-2020 – Smoke […]

156-2020 – On the fence


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a squirrel on the fence in my garden. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 004-2020 – Mic check 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 051-2020 – Looking up 061-2020 – Smoke 082-2020 – Bath Time 093-2020 – All Aboard 112-2020 – Reading Lesson 123-2020 – Great Laurel 144-2020 – Land snail 155-2020 – Spaghetti

155-2020 – Spaghetti


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my daughter eating spaghetti. Earlier today she sang happy birthday over Skype to her grandad who turned 64 years old today Like, comment & share! Related posts: 009-2020 – Last drop 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 030-2020 – Epson laser projector 048-2020 – Look at St Paul’s Cathedral 055-2020 – Museum of London 066-2020 – Laying down, looking up 076-2020 – Bird on a fence 097-2020 – Working From Home 106-2020 – NHS 117-2020 – Just Dance 138-2020 – Relaxed Lockdown 149-2020 – […]

154-2020 – Reflections


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about reflections in the water. These houses are part of a new development in Gloucester Park in Basildon. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 026-2020 – Learning to drive 037-2020 – St Paul’s Cathedral in the morning sun 044-2020 – Sunset over East India 062-2020 – Driving into the sunset 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 083-2020 – Under the blanket 102-2020 – Cleaning Wounds 113-2020 – Sunset Over River Thames 134-2020 – Chestnut Tree 145-2020 – The Corpus […]

153-2020 – Birds Village


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Birds Village I built in my garden, a slight upgrade since yesterday when I created homemade birds feeders. Even better, if you are into birds watching you might like the video below. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 026-2020 – Learning to drive 037-2020 – St Paul’s Cathedral in the morning sun 044-2020 – Sunset over East India 062-2020 – Driving into the sunset 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 083-2020 – Under the blanket 102-2020 – […]

152-2020 – Homemade Bird Feeder


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a homemade bird feeder we’ve made from paper towel cardboard tubes. This was a quick father and daughter activity in which we both stick our fingers into the peanut butter jar and spread it all over the tubes to make a sticky based for the seeds to stick on. Then I run a piece in string through the tube and hang it from a branch of the cherry tree in the back of the garden. Now we are waiting for hungry birds to have a […]

151-2020 – Seven Sisters


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of the beautiful Seven Sisters, a series of 7 white chalk cliffs along the English Channel in South Downs National Park. We walked all the way to the Belle Tout Lighthouse, where we stopped for a family picnic on a beautiful sunny afternoon. On our way back we dipped our feet in the sea water and layer down on the rocky beach. Everyone was keeping their distance and 99% were mask free. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 007-2020 – The Big Bang 018-2020 – Basildon […]

150-2020 – Flowers for the front garden


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the flowers I bought for my front garden. All afternoon I planted the flowers into the garden. Lavender, roses and two other flowers I don’t know their name. I’m very pleased with the results. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle 131-2020 – Pink Rhododendron 146-2020 – Purple Rhododendron 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 051-2020 – Looking up 082-2020 – Bath Time 112-2020 – Reading Lesson 144-2020 – […]

149-2020 – This is not coronavirus


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about something we all seen around this time of the year, and is not coronavirus. In case you haven’t spotted, an ant is resting on the leaf of one of the raspberry plants I have in my garden. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 032-2020 – Climbing rose 042-2020 – Street Art 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 057-2020 – Tower Bridge Panorama 068-2020 – Rainbow over Basildon 078-2020 – Wink 089-2020 – Hail Falls 108-2020 – Vintage Soda […]

148-2020 – Caribbean Authentic Food


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about Mr Bigg’s Caribbean Authentic Food in Basildon. When all the restaurants are closed due to government response to the coronavirus pandemic, a small take away in the middle of Basildon is thriving. I myself couldn’t resist and bought a portion of chicken and rise. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 011-2020 – Light trails 022-2020 – 5 a side football 033-2020 – Catch up with friends 042-2020 – Street Art 050-2020 – Mug Shot 068-2020 – Rainbow […]

147-2020 – Tall Grass


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is looking at the tall grass in the communal garden forgotten by the Basildon Council, probably due to Covid-19 situation. If someone from the Basildon Council is reading this, maybe they are considering sending someone to cut the grass before our house is swallowed by the tall grass. Like, comment & share! @BasildonCouncil Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 051-2020 – Looking up 061-2020 – Smoke 071-2020 – Runners on the Millennium […]

146-2020 – Purple Rhododendron


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the 3rd perennial shrub in my garden, a purple rhododendron. Let’s see them all again: Like, comment & share! Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle 131-2020 – Pink Rhododendron 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 011-2020 – Light trails 022-2020 – 5 a side football 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 067-2020 Family Photo in the Studio 098-2020 – Like a heart

145-2020 – The Corpus Clock


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of the Corpus Clock in Cambridge. The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008. It is an unusual device for the measurement of time being both hypnotically beautiful and deeply disturbing. We spent a wonderful afternoon in Cambridge and the weather was wonderful. Below are some of our memories from Cambridge. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 003-2020 – Echo, echo 013-2020 – London City Police in action […]

144-2020 – Land snail


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a land snail hanging upside down from a shrub’s tiny branch. This snails seems to defy gravity or is just simply holding tightly to the leafs. I don’t know if I caught it having dinner or getting ready for bed. I snapped a photo and move on with my life. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 011-2020 – Light trails 022-2020 – 5 a side football 032-2020 – Climbing rose 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 049-2020 – Pretty […]