The Theme Game – Glass

I am loving the theme for The Theme Game this week, it’s all about glass.

My immediate thoughts are about reflections. I love reflections, particularly on water. Here a couple of my favourite pictures of reflections, with a few I took while travelling…




…and a couple that I took last week. Β I love reflections, even in muddy puddles!

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A reflection I like less is the reflection of me – some days. Some days I don’t mind what I see in the mirror, others I like it a lot less and turn away (often depending on how much make up I have put on or if I have done my hair!). Some days I think that the reflection in the mirror is ok, and then I see a reflection of myself elsewhere and I recoil. I can look in a mirror and be semi-satisfied – but then see myself through the lens of the camera in a photograph taken by a friend and wonder who that person is. Is that how people see me? Do I really see myself so differently to how others see me?


Other times it is reversed and I hate what is in the mirror, yet a photo of me surprises me in a positive way. Which is true or is neither true? Glass not only reflects but it can distort depending on the angle you take.

Glass also provides transparency. A way to look inside, so on that note I will end with a little window into my world and a few things you may not have known about me.

1. I studied Television Production at university and actually worked as a TV Producer for a short while, I decided to change career for many reasons…. and many times I have doubted that it was the right thing to do, but I am happy where I am now so overall no regrets.

2. I travelled the world solo for a year. Β In 12 months I visitedΒ 19 countries, flew on 19 flights and slept in 189 different beds. It was busy but amazing and I made some of the best friends of my life.

3. While travelling I did a skydive, a bungee jump and a canyon swing. It’s bizarre that I now get heart palpitations at the thought of messy play!



What does ‘glass’ make you think of?

Linking up with The Theme Game, and as this post is all about me I am linking up with the lovely ladies of All About You

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24 thoughts on “The Theme Game – Glass

  1. Oh wow, your first photo made me cry. ONe of my best friends came home from his travels with a canvas on Angkor Wat. I loved it, it was a sunrise painting. He was killed in a motorbike accident and his parents give the canvas to me and my ex. Sorry, totally off the subject of glass, but took me back! #TheThemeGame

    • Oh gosh I’m sorry to stir up sad memories. It is such a beautiful place so I imagine it was a lovely painting. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend xx

  2. Wow, what an amazing experience to travel round the world! I hate having my photo taken or seeing my reflection-I can’t really explain why, it just makes me uncomfortable. I prefer not to think of how others see me for some reason! Don’t analyse me, it may be too scary πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame

    • Thank you I do but they are just memories now! Ha ha I think you are probably right not to think too hard, I do have a tendency to over-think things! xx

  3. Wonderful reflection pictures! And wow – you’ve had some amazing experiences! I was never confident enough to go off and travel the world but I made sure to have the holiday of a lifetime when I became single at the age of 34 and travelled up the East Coast of Australia for five weeks in a mini van staying in youth hostels. I did a tandem jump from 14000 over Mission Beach there – I wonder where you did yours? I think I’d be too chicken to do a bungee though! Beautiful picture of you too – I see no cause for any kind of recoil! #the theme game

    • Thank you! I have, it feels like a lifetime ago! I had just broken up with my then fiance, my dad had just died and the friend I was meant to go travelling with let me down so I just decided to go by myself! Your trip sounds great and my skydive was at Mission Beach too! Small world eh? The worst bit about the bungee was having to throw myself off, the tandem skydive someone else kind of makes it happen! Ha ha thanks πŸ™‚ xx

  4. So easy to get lost within reflections and to see beauty or distortions. I know what you mean about not seeing yourself in someone else’s pictures, but from what I can tell in the picture above, you are beautiful, and bless you for sharing so honestly and openly your emotions and adventures. Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou, hope to see you again on Tuesday x

    • Thank you that is very kind, I guess it’s all to do with your self-image, what this based on and how ‘real’ it is. Thanks, I will be there πŸ™‚ xx

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