365 Photo Project – Week 11

I worked again this week with Brian and remembered why I do, and don’t, like having a regular full time job. I can tell you with full conviction that I have a deep hatred of crawling out of a warm bed and facing a cold day while it’s still fully dark outside. If it’s dark and snowing? You might not want to talk to me until my second cup of coffee has worked its way to my brain.

Even then, you’re taking your chances.

Still, the positives include social interaction with more than just my laptop, the mood boost that comes with getting out of the house on a regular basis and keeping busy, and the ego boost of realizing that my second language has progressed to a level that allowed me to act as a full time translator in a business environment that I’m not familiar with.

I made a new friend, got to know (and like) quite a few of Brian’s co-workers, and I learned a metric TON about what he’s doing with this job which helps me better understand his rants when he gets home and tells me about his day.

Luciane lives in the Brazilian city we’re about to move to, so I got a lot of good information about our soon-to-be home base, and we now have another couple to plan sushi date nights with when we get there.


One of the drawbacks of being out of the house for thirteen hours a day? No blogging time. Sorry about that.


Now it’s the weekend and I’ve had time to put my “Through” photo project photos together and show you what I’ve been looking at this week. Here are my favorites:

Through Day 69

Through the Front Door

Through Day 76

Through the Restaurant Door
A fantastic chance to connect with new friends again over a good meal

Day 70: Through the Winter

Through the Winter
My view of a frozen Brian through the office front window


Apparently it was a black and white kind of week, which seems right considering the frigid and grey weather we had this week.

But then there was this:

Through Day 74

Through Platform 9-3/4
Now I know how to get to Hogwarts


I had to go to London on Friday to drop off my application for my Brazilian tourist visa, which means a three hour train ride each way. Maybe some day I’ll get to the point where a long train journey is a chore, but today is not that day. I love the UK train system, and was happy to read my book and watch the scenery go by, all the while thinking how much I love the fact that it’s even possible for me to take a day trip into London. My ten year old self would never believe it.

The train calls at King’s Cross Station. The same station where a young Harry Potter traveled with Hagrid for that first trip to Hogwarts. It seems that so many people have asked the information officers about how they can find Platform 9-3/4 that they’ve actually installed it. Now even the rest of us Muggles can have our photo taken on our way into the magical world.

Now it’s your turn to show me how your week went. Add your link below to show off your favorite photo from this past week.


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8 Responses to 365 Photo Project – Week 11

  1. Jaime Oliver
    Twitter: oliversmadhouse
    March 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Fantastic pictures. I am so jealous i would love to got the hogwarts platform!

  2. Carol L McKenna March 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Wonderful post and rather exciting life you are leading ~ hope the doggie gets to go to Brazil? and it’s warmer?
    enjoy ^_^
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      March 18, 2013 at 4:50 am #

      Carol, it is definitely warmer in Brazil! I’m packing up my sleeveless tops and flip flops, and can’t wait to put them on again. My California heart does not appreciate all this cold UK weather, even if it is pretty. :)
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  3. TheBoyandMe March 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh I do like through the front door and through the Winter, the monochrome works so well. Bet it was exciting to go to platform 9 & 3/4?
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  4. Elaine Livingstone March 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    like the hogwarts platform, would have expected that in London. The pattern on the restaurant door is very pretty, not so sure about the 3 faces the other side….lol. You have about as much snow as we have had all winter
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  5. ghostwritermummy March 22, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    These are really great photos! When do you move to Brazil?

    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      March 22, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Brian moved there for work about five years ago, and I joined him nearly two years ago. We left and moved to the UK this past summer but are moving back some time in the next few months, although to a different part of Brazil from where we lived before.

      Confusing enough? :D

      We’ll be down in Brazil apartment hunting in a week. Fingers crossed that we find something.
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  6. Emma Wright
    Twitter: meganbenmummy
    March 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    I love that pic, x
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