Sunday, 30 January 2011

Silent Sunday - Paws of a Relaxed Cat

For more Silent Sunday posts go here - And wish Jay a very Happy Birthday!!!!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The Gallery - Children

For this week's Gallery Tara gave us Children as a topic....Incredibly tricky...what to choose?

I don't know about you but I find it incredibly difficult to get a natural picture of my children.

They both have inherited their father's ability to gurn, the minute a camera is put in front of them (which, in fairness to them, is quite often).

For the more politically correct. Here are some photo's where my children 'show their personality'.

For example...

I call that one Blue Steel (If you have seen Zoolander you will know what I mean).

And this

I have no name for the above.

It seems my parents struggled with this as well.

But then, every so often you get lucky and capture a really natural moment of pure joy.

Which is why love photography. x

Monday, 24 January 2011

The Honesty Phase

My 4 year old is going through the honesty phase.

Within the space of one day she said the following statements too me. (Please see italics for my counter - arguments to these statements of fact)

"Sometimes you look old Mummy" Brilliant, all the creams and potions aren't working then, in my defence this was said first thing in the morning.

"Mummy that top looks like something Grannie would wear" This is a brand new top, which I brought for work and is cutting edge thank you very much!

"Mummy you sleep a lot, you should do some exercise" I haven't really got an argument for this as I do sleep a lot, and I could do some exercise. I also work a lot. And I could go to bed a bit earlier...hmmm.

She occasionally counters this with "Mummy, you are the best Mummy in the world" with a bit of an arm stroke and a half hearted cuddle.

All I can say to all this is when will it be over?

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Silent Sunday - Filling the Bird Feeders

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Gallery - Mother Nature

The Gallery is here again...And it is Mother Nature this week.

I could do lots of summery pictures of flowers and stuff, but instead I have taken pictures this week, wintery wonders.

Are these snowdrops

And then this is a leaf from my bay tree. 

I got this as a cutting from my Mum & Dad's neighbour (and mine until I was 18).  Uncle Vic and Auntie Morva lived next door all the time I was growing up.

I was visiting home and Uncle Vic brought the cutting around on boxing day. He also brought mistletoe and we had a little kiss. He was well into his eighties and died the next day. 

My little bay tree lived in a pot for years and travelled to every flat or house I lived in. I have lived in my current house for 10 and a half years. My bay tree is now taller than me and firmly planted. But if I move it is coming with me. 

Uncle Vic and Auntie Morva where keen gardeners. Uncle Vic is my father nature.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Body Parts

For the Gallery this week Tara...quite bravely (and with a little bit of strong arming), gave us body parts. This was on the promise that I wouldn't do feet, as Ms Cain has a slight aversion to them. I, on the other hand, like feet, so I lied. Sorry.

These are some of mine, my children's and my husbands feet and other parts. Enjoy and visit the Gallery to see what else we have this week..must admit I am quite excited. Is that sad?

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Thursday, 6 January 2011


In light of the many discussions lately on Twitter about bottoms (you know who you are.... @cosmicgirlie).

I thought I would share a brief conversation my family and I had recently:

8 year old: Have you heard of the word butt.....ocks?

Me: yes, its your bottom.

Hubs: (sound of metaphorical glasses being pushed up nose) Actually it is the muscles in your bottom, or your gluttimus maximus.

Me: Or your bottom cheeks or your butt. Like on your channels. (I am referring to such classics as Phineas and Ferb who regularly refer to their butts)

8 year old: (who lost interest in the answer to her question almost immediately) oh, ok then.

Ever thought you may have over explained something?

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