Monday, 31 December 2012
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Anyway, since deciding I wanted to do a post on how I don't make resolutions I seem to have accidentally made a few. Here's hoping I can keep them. I don't think they're too hard though.
My first resolution is that I don't want to go on a diet in 2013. By that I mean I have lost my baby weight and apart from a little overindulgence over Christmas I am pretty happy with what I weigh. I want to now eat sensibly so it doesn't creep up when I'm not looking and one day I suddenly can't do my jeans up.
Secondly, I want to read more. I love reading but never find the time to do it. I have a huge 'To Read' pile so it would be good to make a big dent in that.
Thirdly, I want to de-clutter my house and have a good old sort out. I know it's an impossible dream but I would love to live in a house that was tidy all the time.
And the resolution that is most relevant to this blog is that I want to make more time for photography. Other than photos of family and friends I've hardly taken any pictures in the past couple of months. I think I get put off by the bad weather. I need to learn to embrace the grey skies more like I did in the photo above. I took this on a dull day but I think it is still a great dramatic image. Also I got bought Polaroid film for Christmas so I'm going to have fun playing with that.
So tell me, what do you resolve to do (or not do) in 2013?
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Anyway, there so much I could write about Christmas but I'll stop now and look forward to the next few days chilling at home with family and friends. It's sort of a shame there is no snow forecast as that would have finished off the holidays perfectly, especially as we don't really have to get anywhere in a hurry. I love this snowy Christmas photo as it really has captured the magic of freshly fallen snow. I love it when it snows at night like this. It makes everything just seem so peaceful.
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Talking of festive things to eat how cute are these decorations? I must make some edible decorations one year. Although not sure how long they'd last on the tree.
Anyway, time to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I hope you all have a fantastic time celebrating with friends and family.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
The same goes for Movember! It's obviously a fantastic cause but Movember won't happen every year forever and like with the sweaters there will be lots of photographic evidence of bad moustaches and no way of reminding people that it was honestly just for charity.
I think this photo is perfect to accompany my thoughts on festive fashions. It's a very well taken and composed picture but what I love the most is Monkey's Christmas jumper. We have one of these Monkey toys at home but his top is nowhere near as cool as this one.
Anyway, enough of my rambling. I hope you are having a lovely and festive weekend. Only three more sleeps!
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Monday, 17 December 2012
I found it very hard to choose a photo to share with you tonight. Whilst looking for festive images all the ones that really caught my eye were ones of baubles! I hadn't realised I was so obsessed with them. Or perhaps they are just the prettiest thing about Christmas! I did love this one though. I love it's simplicity and of course it wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of sparkle.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
After a trip to the library and a few shops we decided to have lunch. We were going to grab a coffee shop sandwich but a spare of the moment desiscion meant we had a delicious pizza for lunch at Ask. We felt that we were going to need to get our strength up, after all the next stop was going to be Tesco!
There were more nice surprises at Tesco though. For a start it wasn't really any busier than a normal Saturday and once again we struck gold parking when we got a parent and child space straight away. Then the shop was actually quite quiet. But the best bit was that both our children were complete angels the whole way round. Usually one or both of them get bored.
So all in all we were very pleasantly surprised today. Whoever said that the shops at Christmas are a nightmare didn't know what they were talking about.
Oh and the photo.... I love this. So festive and lovely and definitely looks like a place I'd like to go shopping. It also looks really cozy even though we are on the outside in the cold looking into the warm shop.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Happy weekend folks. Hope yours is full of Christmas sparkle.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Friday, 7 December 2012
Happy weekend everyone!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Although, I must admit I am coming round to the idea of Christmas pudding. I tasted a spoonful from my husband's plate during our meal out earlier this week and it was actually rather nice.
And then I see gorgeous photos like this that really make me fancy a mince pie. I know I won't like it but these look so delicious I could be tempted into trying one. I am very impressed that the photographer managed to actually get a photo of these without scoffing the lot! I bet it wasn't a long photo session!
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
This morning it snowed, not for long and it didn't settle, but the flakes were really big and it did seem rather magical. Then this afternoon my daughter and I spent about three hours making Christmas cards. She worked so hard as she wanted to make the cards and write them all herself. Oh and whilst we were doing this we had the music channels on playing Christmas tunes.
So to conclude, I think Christmas is here and I like it.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
In the mean time I hope my dearest hubby will enjoy looking at this gorgeous tree instead. I love how this has been taken. The fairy lights have been captured so perfectly. And talking about light, I think what I love most is the blue glow you can see outside as it's such a contrast to the warm and coziness inside.
What about you? Is your tree up?
Friday, 30 November 2012
This photo has nothing to do with anything really, it's just really pretty and what's the internet without pretty pictures?
Happy weekend everyone.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
I hope you're all keeping warm because here in the UK the temperature is definitely dropping. I don't think we'll be getting any snow down here just yet - but those are famous last words are they!!
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
I love the colours in this beach hut photo. So sharp and clear and the light is perfect. It's really not helping me get over this beach hut obsession of mine!
Monday, 26 November 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012
This is a beautiful autumn photo. Such stunning detail of the water droplets and of course gorgeous colours.
Happy weekend everyone. Hope yours is full of lovely autumn colours. Or indeed spring colours if you happen to live on the opposite side of the world to me!
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Here is a snapshot of the beads. I am pleased to say that none of them escaped or ended up in our baby boys little mouth!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
I love this photo because it was taken in Canada where they're really not put off by a little bit of snow. It looks freezing cold in this picture but if the title is anything to go by this photographer was still making his way to work!
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
UPDATE: I just had this post open on my computer and my four year old daughter asked "Is that you Mummy?". When I said no and laughed she said "Well it looks like you, that's your top. And are they your shoes?". I think she has just proven my point!
Monday, 5 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Here is a really striking firework photo. The first thing I really like is the fact that it's so bright. So many firework photos are of a dark black sky. I also love that you can see where the firework is coming from rather than just an explosion in the sky.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
I've never taken part in trick or treating and always hope that no one will knock on my door demanding whatever it is kids demand at Halloween these days. I do however like the idea of doing organised trick or treating where are all the neighbours get together and decide which houses are going to take part. This is such a cute trick or treating photo. Nothing scary about this costume by the looks of it. I hope the little one got a huge bucket full of goodies!
Monday, 29 October 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Here is a very colourful autumn image. I've been dying to take a photo of colourful autumn leaves for ages now so when my daughter collected these on her way home from pre-school the other day I knew I had to take a few quick shots.
Hope you're all managing to stay warm this weekend!
Friday, 26 October 2012
I thought this was a perfect photo to accompany today's weather. It makes me feel cold just looking at it but I do like the idea of all the fantastic knitwear. I hope the photographer wasn't too cold. This reminds me I need to dig out my camera friendly fingerless gloves.
Hope you all have a lovely and not too cold weekend!
Thursday, 25 October 2012
I can't believe my baby girl is so grown up. The past four years have gone so fast and I really do love her more and more each day. She is so beautiful and clever and funny and happy and basically amazing.
Six months feels like an important milestone too. My son is a proper little boy now, not just a fragile newborn. Like all babies he has his grizzly moment but all is forgiven with one flash of that beautiful smile of his. He's already proving to be such a charming and bright little fella. And I also love him a bit more with every passing day.
I am so lucky to have such fantastic children who make my heart swell with pride. Here is a picture of my daughter dressed as a fairy chilling out after her birthday party! It was a fabulous day!
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
'Aurora Borealis, the ts seen incolored ligh the skies around the NorthPole, the Northern Lights, from Bear Lake, Alaska, Beautiful ChristmasScene, Winter Star Filled Skies, Scenic Nature' by Beverly & Pack
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Do you know what I hate about the rain? Being stuck in a downpour when out with the pushair and no way of carrying an umbrella at the same time. And then having to stay stuck in the wet clothes for hours afterwards. Do you know what I love about the rain? Lying in bed listening to the rain hammering it down outside while I'm all tucked up warm and cosy.
What do you think when you see rain forecast?
Friday, 19 October 2012
As well as busying myself with birthdays I also should find a bit of time to lie down on the ground and take some fabuous photos of autumn leaves rather like this one! The colours in this are beautiful. Just vibrant, bright, and well, autumny.
Happy weekend to you all!
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Anyway, must dash. Hope you like this photo as much as I do.
Monday, 15 October 2012
I love this photo of an aeroplane especially the very fluffy looking vapour trails. The best bit is that deep blue sky though. How beautiful.
Sunday, 14 October 2012
This fantastic photograph has help me make a decision. I am so buying my son a pair of red ones when he's able to walk! I'm not sure I actually fancy red for myself but they look so cool on kids!
Hope you all had a great weekend and have a fab week ahead to look forward to.
Friday, 12 October 2012
In other news - tonight is my little boy's first night in his own room and I must admit I'm a little bit sad. Going to miss him at the end of our bed.
Here's a lovely photo to kick off the weekend with. Love the retro colours and the chilled out vibe. And I love the hat!
Happy weekend everyone!
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
I thought this photo was great as it is a powerful photo which provokes mixed emotions. Is it a happy picture or a sad one? Positive or negative? Is obviously raining as there's a rainbow but could that be a bit of sunshine breaking though. Gorgeous light whatever though. Very well captured rainbow.
And for the record I'm not sad - just in need a of a bit of a breather. I think we all feel like that every now and again.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
The bouncy castle in this picture however looks nice and big and safe. And from a photographic point of view this image is really eye-catching because bouncy castles are always so bright and colourful. It's interesting so see one in just black and white.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Happy weekend everyone. Hope you all have a lovely couple of days.