Alright I’ll admit it. No one tagged me in The Smile Tag. I just really wanted to do it.
It’s pretty simple. Creator Ciarralorren wants to spread a bit of happiness around the internet. That’s a noble thing to want if you ask me.
All you have to do is share pictures of yourself smiling. I’m going incognito on this blog and won’t be sharing pictures of myself. What I will do is share pictures that make me smile. Burghblogger – always circumventing the rules.
I’ve scrolled down through my Face Book pictures and pulled out these happy memories.
This is a picture of the Colosseum in Rome. I took it during a holiday I went on with my aunt. The reason I took this picture is that it shows the difference in the stone work between the original stone (left) and the restored stone(right). As much as I love lounging by the beach I also love to learn and Rome was perfect for this. So much history to soak in.
This is a picture of Nemo. Nemo is the camper van my friend and I stayed in whilst we traveled around Australia. I was a poor student at the time and the possibility of spending a month road tripping around Australia was just a dream until I ended up winning two return flight tickets in a raffle. This obnoxious green van was our home for that month. We named him Nemo because one of the wing mirrors was broken and it reminded us of the Pixar character and his dodgy fin.
This is another travel photo. This time it’s from my time in Bath at the Jane Austen Centre. My boyfriend and I went for afternoon tea and this picture of Colin Firth as Mr Darcy stared down at us. Bath was probably one of the best places I’ve visited. Steeped in history and culture with lots of things to do and see. I definitely want to go back again.
These two pictures make me smile because they just sum up my wee dog perfectly. He is a little scruffy bundle of adorableness who makes an excellent companion on country walks whilst at the same time he is a menace intent on ruining my house. The picture of the strange white substance is from when he took a bag of flour out of the cupboard and dragged it around my whole flat whilst I was at work. Thanks so much buddy.
Whilst the last two pictures summed up my dog these two pictures sum up me. On the left we have the passion fruit creme brulee I made for New Years dinner. Really sophisticated and well presented. On the right we have a batch of spaghetti I accidentally dropped into the sink when trying to drain it. So what do they say about me? I guess I can be professional and put together but I can also be a total disaster. Can’t we all?
This is a picture from the time I visited Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu they have lamas just wandering around for photo opportunities with tourists. As well as getting to see one of the seven wonders of the world I also got to see this lama hump another lama. It was worth the long haul flight. Peru itself was amazing. I flew there to volunteer at a few orphanages for a couple of weeks. A truly humbling experience!
My final picture is a piece of work from one of my students. When tasked with story boarding the tale of Adam and Eve he asked if he could draw their “bits”. I’m not one to instill shame in the human body so I said “go for it!”. Who knew Eve was so stacked?
I hope you enjoyed this little look into my life and what makes me smile. I always try to remind myself of how lucky I am and how blessed my life is. I’ve had some pretty awesome experiences wether that be through travelling, my hard but very rewarding job or just getting to live my peaceful life in Edinburgh.
Please leave a comment if you enjoyed this post. I’d love to hear about what makes you smile!