My Sunday Photo – water photography experiments

My Sunday Photo - water refraction colours

I’ve mentioned before about setting up a work photography club, and we’ve almost been running a year now.  There’s around 13 of us, and we have monthly sessions at lunchtimes.  Sometimes we’ll go out – to take photos (we’ve done a photo shoot for someone who was setting up their business and she chose to use one of my photos) and to see a photography exhibition.  We’ll chat about a specific topic or something we may have learned.  And we’re… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – water photography experiments”

Project 366 2016 week 28 – last week of school

riding with his dad on the quad bike

It’s week 28 of Project 366, and while everyone’s still bemoaning the fact that weve not had a summer, it’s still been warm enough to get outside. But this week has mostly been about the box. Yes, simple pleasures for a 5 year old. A huge cardboard box, some pens and a tablet for entertainment. It’s also been the final week of school for us. Our camping trip for this year approached, and N is so excited. On Sunday, my… Continue Reading “Project 366 2016 week 28 – last week of school”

Kids get active with Leapfrog Leapband

Kids get active with Leapfrog Leapband - Bubbablue and me

I love my fitbit and I’ve always wanted to give it to N to see how much activity he does during the day compared to me. But instead of risking him losing my Fitbit, Leapfrog sent us a Leapband to try out. N was excited as soon as I opened the parcel up. He loves wearing a watch so the Leapband went down well immediately even before he knew it spoke to him. Yes, he’s a typical child and loves… Continue Reading “Kids get active with Leapfrog Leapband”

Mummy style in the words of a 5 year old

relaxing in birkenstocks celebration

What is mummy style? For most mums I know it’s jeans of various styles, or leggings with a variety of tops, boots or ballet pumps, or sandals/Birkenstocks dependent on the season. Any mums who turn up on the school run wearing dresses/skirts and heels (especially those who aren’t in workwear), I’m always impressed with. Because since having N, I have managed to get back in heels other that on the occasional night out. I live in jeans (or trousers for… Continue Reading “Mummy style in the words of a 5 year old”

BML16 – has the change done it good?

BML16 review - Bubbablue and me

Ok, so I’m miles later at writing up my BML16 experience compared with everyone else.  But I got there eventually, which is better than last year! After last year and hearing this BML was changing to the 1 day format I wasn’t sure whether to buy a ticket or not.  But missing out on a blogging conference and then hearing the buzz from everyone else is terrible.  I didn’t want to miss out, and despite being at another conference the… Continue Reading “BML16 – has the change done it good?”

Kiss the girls – pretty ones only

innocent eyes of a boy

It’s started. N’s 5 years old and he’s already kissed a girl. I was surprised to say the least, but then I remember back to my first school days and a 5 year old called Brian who kissed me during story time. So maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. Especially as N is a really huggy and kissy child. Although usually only with family. Last week I arrived at nursery to pick him up from after school club to them… Continue Reading “Kiss the girls – pretty ones only”

School Days – parents evening and fun day

getting his gold target award

I’m going to be sad from this time next week, because it’ll be a temporary half to my School Days posts over the summer holidays.  But it’ll be back from September, ready for all those writing about their new school starters. Parents evening This week was the last parents evening of the year.  We’d had his report back the week before, so it was really a run through, a chance to ask questions, and to talk about next year. Year… Continue Reading “School Days – parents evening and fun day”

Project 366 2016 week 27 – ice creams and more

pizza muffins

It’s onto week 27 of Project 366, and crikey, we’re past halfway in 2016. This week’s shown a glimmer of warmer weather here, and I’m doing sun dances to hope it continues for our camping trip in a few weeks.  Here’s our week in photos. On Sunday we went to a christening. I say we, but it was just N and me because the OH was working as usual. The weather was amazing, it was lovely to catch up with… Continue Reading “Project 366 2016 week 27 – ice creams and more”