Learn 5 new skills in Photoshop #101in1001 #62

Photoshop requires you to be creative and design savvy, two things I am not. I spent a year miserably failing in a photoshop based job. I think the only thing I learned to efficiently in that time was crop things correctly.

It was one of my goals to extend my knowledge, but it has not been easy.
1: Photoshop is expensivvvvve. Spare cash I have not.
2: Beginner’s photoshop tuition is expensive and you to dedicate time to it. Time I have not.
3: There are lots of YouTube videos explaining various techniques but they rarely start from the very basics.

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Out and About: Berlin (days 2 and 3)

Out and About: Berlin (days 2 and 3)

Day 2

Nice breakfast to set us up for the day. We took the U-Bahn to the Brandenburg Tor to get a closer look and visit the tourist office nearby., Luckily we did, there was a jobs fair at the Olympic Park so we postponed our plans to visit until tomorrow.

From the Tor, we headed East from Pariser Platz down the magnificent main parade marveling at the magnificent buildings. The French and American Embassies have pride of place in the square but just around the corner nestles the British Embassy in a striking Modern building.

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Out and About: Berlin (Day One)

My son and I had a whirlwind trip to Berlin back in March. The weekend was primarily so that he could practice his German (GCSEs are just around the corner now) and to learn a little history too, but it is nice to get away as well, and I certainly wasn’t going to say no.

Berlin is an hour and a half flight from Gatwick, there are two airports both within easy reach of the city centre, so is perfect for a weekend. Don’t expect to cover it all in a weekend though, there is so much to do. We did a lot, and I mean a LOT but hurrah there is still enough left to warrant a second visit.

Berlin is easy to get around. My tip is to stay as close as you can to the U-Bahn (underground) or S-Bahn (rapid transit city train) and you’ll get everywhere easily. Our hotel was called the Titanic Comfort, despite a few minor housekeeping hiccups it was comfortable, functional and best of all it was two mins from Spittlemart U-Bahn and a short 15 walk from Checkpoint Charlie which was where our two and a half day adventure and history download began!

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There has been a slight hiccup!

I don’t really consider myself a blogger, I have no intention of perusing it as a ‘career’ or monetising it. I just enjoy blogging when I can, with no pressure.

This blog is a pleasure to write, when I have time. I have SOOOO many plans for it. Recording my 101 challenges, blogging about my plastic free struggle, uploading my holiday diaries, recording (reviewing) the books I have read and much much more.

I wrote religiously in a diary for many many years, and a blog seemed like an interesting progression to make, putting my random thoughts not on paper but… ‘out there’. BUT….

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My 101 in 1001 Challenge 30% Update

I have just logged into the Day Zero Project website and I was shocked to discover that I am well over half way through my 1001 days!

I apparently have 480 days left until I finish on July 29th 2020.

So much for completing half of my challenges by now…..

And so much for writing a half way through post on Day 500, this will have to do!

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Cook 10 new recipes #101in1001 #19

Always a good challenge to take you out of your cooking comfort zone.

I made this challenge harder for myself by trying to cook new recipes either by using a new technique or a new ingredient. This is more difficult than you think, most recipes use basic techniques, hence my challenge of randomly opening a cookbook doesn’t count, it was delicious and new but just a different take on a roast dinner.

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