Photo Challenge: Woman

52Frames challenge this week is “Woman”. Whilst in Rome there were so many things to photograph, however, among the ruins that all the tourists’ visit were women begging, some lay on the ground prostrate with hands cupped hoping that they would get something from the people passing, however, they seemed invisible to most, however, I have always been a photographer that looks where others do not. Here are my selection for this weeks challenge.

A Box of Stories

Did you know, in the UK 77 Million brand new books go to pulp each year? That means only 17% of books get a good budget for marketing. I didn’t know that until I decided to join “A Box of Stories”

What is A Box of Stories? It is a subscription service that helps stop books from going to pulp and allows authors to get their hard work read by avid readers like me, and maybe you too. Even though I read many many books each year, so far 36 read this year, I decided to go for a box every three months, so that’s 16 books a year which will be easy to get through along with all the others I read. You can link your GoodReads account to it so they can make sure that they never send you a book that you have read, which is a win in my eyes.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then feel free to join via my link here that will give you £4 off your first box, or copy the link below.

http://aboxofstories.refr.cc/eiainl

Until next time…

Tattoo Complete

Well, as promised, here is the new tattoo. I got it done last Thursday, but have only managed to post it today as I have been busy with work and decorating and more besides. I have booked myself in for 25th January, and with a bit of luck, I may be able to get there in October. Just waiting for Sandra to let me know. She is in north Wales, so it is only a 90 minute drive each way, so not too bad.

It took 7 hours to do with only two 5 minute breaks for coffee and the toilet. The spine was very uncomfortable, but the neck was a killer, however, she had warned me about the neck and that was the last part she did which took an hour in itself. I am very pleased with it and looking forward to adding to it with other sea creatures. If you look at it you will see within the Manta Ray is a smaller one and there are two turtles within too as well as the palm trees.

I have planned for what I will be getting to cover three of my old tattoos which are 30 years old, one of which is ugly, another two you cannot really tell what they are now, and there is another tribal one that I will get her to go over and add to it to look modern.

Full View
Turtle to the side
Airing my fresh tattoo
Peekaboo