Tuesday, 25 February 2014

'Farnham Castle' by Me

Farnham Castle by PhotoPuddle
Farnham Castle, a photo by PhotoPuddle on Flickr.

I said I would show you some photos that I took over half term. Well it turns out I didn't really take a lot that I can share with you here. I just have lots of pictures of my children's smiley faces and unfortunately I don't do faces here. A shame for the blog but good for me that I have lots of lovely pictures of my son and daughter. They have their moments of course but they are such happy children. And that's just the way childhood should be.

Here is a photo I can share with you. It's Farnham Castle in Surrey. It was so sunny and spring like on Saturday we just had to get out and do something outside. We chose to visit Farnham as we'd not been there for years. I hope you like how edited this image. And can you spot a certain husband and son of mine off for a stroll around the grounds?

Monday, 24 February 2014

'London Tube woman with suitcase 1' by elliotfrancisrowe

I've had this photograph waiting in the wings, so to speak, for a while now. I've not posted it because it doesn't relate to anything I've been talking about and I also can't describe exactly why I like it. I guess it's just the feeling the photo gives. I like seeing a teeny tiny snapshot of a stranger's life like this. When I am standing on an escalator on the tube I do often wonder what the people around me are up to, where they are going, how they will be spending their evening. I think that is what this photo reminds me of and that is why I like it so much.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

'the shape of my heart "winter love"' by Gregor H

Well that's it now. Half term is over and it's back to school in the morning. It's been such a lovely week off and I am really going to miss my girl when she's at school tomorrow. Her little brother is going to miss her too. They've had so much fun together.

I will talk more about what we've been up to and share some photos soon but for the time being here is an amazing capture. I love seeing hearts in random places. This almost looks like it's photoshopped but I think I am right in saying that this was just a lovely natural coincidence.

If you've just had or are just starting half term you also have or have had a wonderful time.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

'Ready for the paddling pool' by Me

I love the school holidays. It's so nice having both my children with me all day. I am aware that quality time like this is precious so I have made it my mission to make sure every school holiday is full of fun things. I am really enjoying this half term. So far we've been to soft play, gone shopping, gone to a friend's house, had freinds over to ours, had their regular gymnastics lessons, been to playgrounds, baked cakes, done crafts, had lunch out, splashed in puddles and played games (specifically Top Trumps - I am the reigning champion but my daughter plans to take that title from me today). This morning it is raining (again) and I think a PJ day, or at least a PJ morning, is in order.

Because I've been enjoying this half term so much I have been revisiting some of the photos I took in the summer last year holidays. I loved those holidays so much and am hoping this summer is just as fun. Here is a picture I took of my little girl in Brighton. We had a great time that day starting off with getting rather wet and sandy at the big paddling pool.

Right, I had better go. My daughter has just handed me a pile of Top Trumps cards. She means business!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

'My Heart Shaped Rock Collection' by o8jo

My Heart Shaped Rock Collection by o8jo
My Heart Shaped Rock Collection, a photo by o8jo on Flickr.

I did my first training run for the Race for Life today and do you know what - I loved it. I only did a half an hour alternating between running and walking but I was so pleased with how I got on. I thought I would definitely be out of breath and most probably get a stitch too but but neither happened. As I can't see how I will get a chance to run during the week I am only going to train at the weekends. I can't wait to get out there again tomorrow!

Here is a photo I was planning on posting yesterday for Valentine's Day but didn't get a chance. I was too busy enjoying the first day of the holidays with my kids. We went out and bought a few little pressies for daddy and then went home to make some cards and do Valentine's crafts. Then in the evening hubby and I just settled down in front of the telly with some yummy food and wine.

So here are my belated Valentine's wishes to you. I hope you are enjoying a weekend full of love whether it be with your other half, your children or your friends and family.

Now please show some love for this really cute collection of pebbles. I always smile when I find a heart shaped stone on the beach. I wish I had kept them all now as it makes for such a lovely photograph.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

'More tulips' by Me

More tulips by PhotoPuddle
More tulips, a photo by PhotoPuddle on Flickr.

Tomorrow is an inset day at my daughter's school so that means half term starts here! Woohoo. She is still loving school and I like doing the school run but I think we are both in need of some quality mummy and daughter time. I am also so looking forward to not setting the alarm for a few days.

And here is another flowery photo by me. I know there have been a lot of tulips on here recently but it's my blog and I'll post photographs of tulips if I want to! This is my favourite of the many tulip photos I have taken this week.

Happy half term to all of you with a school holiday coming up!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

'Cherry-tree' by Aiva_Adlere

Cherry-tree by Aiva_Adlere
Cherry-tree, a photo by Aiva_Adlere on Flickr.

As I type this I am watching the hideous wind and rain outside and hoping that the weather gets better by school pick up time. I am seriously sick of this now. I am actually finding myself jealous of the people who have snow. I am not being greedy. I am not wishing for summer, or even full blown spring just a glimpse of something a bit nicer than this.

Here is a beautiful spring photograph. It's hard not to feel positive when you see blossoms like this. I particularly like this image because the colours manage to be both pastel and also bright and vibrant. Perfect. Now please rain, go away soon.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

'jogging' by DM 909

jogging by DM 909
jogging, a photo by DM 909 on Flickr.

There are two things I've always wanted to be able to do. The first one is drawing. I love being creative. I would love to be able to sit and sketch something or design things or just do clever little doodles. It's all up there in my head, I just can't get in down on paper as I would like to. That's why I like photography so much. I can make pretty pictures without having to pick up a pencil or paintbrush.

And secondly I would love to be able to run. I would love to be able to put on my trainers and just run my stresses away. But I am rubbish. Just a few minutes and I am all out of breath. I think I am relatively healthy and can walk for miles and miles but running I always find difficult.

Anyway the whole point to this is that today I signed up for the 'Race For Life' and I definitely want to run it and not walk it. This scares me some what but I am also excited about taking on this challenge.

This photo seemed particularly apt tonight. These trainers are hiding in the dark just as mine are currently. I love the black and white. It makes the whole thing seem rather dramatic which is how I have been today - a bit of a drama queen going on about how I am no good at running and this might be the end of me! Wish me luck!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

'.... Flying back home, yay!!!' By Awesome fallen

It's been a funny old weekend. It's been a bit stressful but also kind of relaxing. It's been productive but I also feel like I've not made a dent in my 'to do' list. It's been fun but we didn't really do much. And I sort of got my lie-in but I also sort of didn't. By that I mean I didn't get out of bed when I woke up but I did have the children running round me making a mess and throwing toys at me. At least I was horizontal I guess. For that reason I can't really work out what kind of a mood I am in tonight other than feeling that my feet are really cold and I should put my slippers on and even though we had a lovely roast dinner earlier I am feeling rather peckish right now and in need of a sneaky snack of some kind.

As that was a rather random piece of writing about my weekend how about a really random photograph that although really brilliant has nothing to do with my weekend other than it rained and I am thinking about holidays as I have a friend who flew off to the Caribbean today. I am not at all jealous. Nope not at all. Not a little bit. Not me.

Friday, 7 February 2014

'Friday night tulips' by Me

Friday night tulips by PhotoPuddle
Friday night tulips, a photo by PhotoPuddle on Flickr.

As I mentioned yesterday it's been a bit of a long and exhausting week. So much so I was ready for a bit of a moan on here a couple of days ago. Luckily the Internet was playing silly beggers so I didn't get a chance to bore you all with that. Tonight I am on project chill out. Hubby read yesterday's blog post and brought me home some beautiful tulips (as featured here). We've also had Chinese takeaway, white wine and chocolate. I am now snuggled up under the duvet with a little bit of Internet, my knitting and some Friday night telly. Now if I can just wangle a lie in this weekend I might actually begin to feel more human again.

Happy weekend to you all.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

'If you had just one more day' by islandgirlsj

For various reasons this week has been very tiring. I honestly feel like I need to go to bed and sleep for a week. Unfortunately that's unlikely to happen so I will be doing second best tomorrow night and ordering takeaway and pouring myself a large glass of wine. It's just a shame it wasn't possible to do that tonight.

Anyway, I think the photo needed here tonight is something lovely and pretty and calming. So what better than a beautiful photo of my favourite flower. I will never get tired of picture of tulips. As proven here they are so photogenic at every single stage of their life cycle.

Hope you are all having a less tiring week than me!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

'love is' by Creature Comforts

love is by Creature Comforts
love is, a photo by Creature Comforts on Flickr.

This weekend my husband and I celebrated being together for seventeen years. It's scary to think it's been that long espcially as I am still waiting to feel like a proper grown up! We had a lovely weekend and even managed to get a babysitter and go out together on Friday night!

I love this picture because it's cute and creative and makes me want to do pretty things with pencil sharpenings.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful hubby. Love you to the moon and back and then a little bit more x x x

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