My Sunday Photo – friendly labrador

My Sunday Photo - Black Labrador

Our labrador is meant to be a gun dog.  We went to pick her up when N was just under 3 months old, so they’ve grown up together.  She’s a lovely temperament, is great around children and is a good protector. She is a rubbish gundog though, because she’s gunshy. She’s too nervy and doesn’t like loud noises.  So she mostly just roams the farm all day. This morning though, I’d opened the door to get a shot of the… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – friendly labrador”

Project 365 2017 week 2 hot chocolate and reading books

unusual orange flowers

This year feels like it’s been going on a while now, but we’re only in week 2.  The weather’s been miserable and I’ve been relying on my phone camera. That’s if I even remember to take photos.  I was struggling this week to remember which is ridiculous given this is my 4th year! On Sunday, we had to do N’s reading. He only had 1 book thankfully, but had put it off until Sunday which meant he had to read… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 2 hot chocolate and reading books”

Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles

smiling gappy smile - Living Arrows

If there’s one thing that N does really well, it’s lose teeth.  The new year has started with lots of gappy smiles. He’s not quite six yet, and on Friday tooth number 6 fell out at school.  So the tally is 2 swallowed, 2 lost (on the farm and on a shoot), and 2 brought home from school. At the moment he has a double gap up top. Although the tooth that fell out over Christmas’s replacement is already well… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles”

Project 365 2017 week 1 – a new year

new years day farming play with friends

Happy new year, and welcoming to the new year of Project 365.  If you’re new it, it’s a photo a day for a year (or 4 years in my case).  I can’t believe I’ve managed it all that time, but I love to see what we get up to over the weeks, and it’s a great chance to take different photos and share them.  You can join in on your blog or if you don’t have one via instagram using… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 1 – a new year”

Living Arrows 2017 week 1 – reflections

LIving Arrows 52 at Stowe

I’m joining in Living Arrows again this year.  It’s lovely to be able to look back and see all the photos I’ve taken of N over the past year, and see how much he’s changed.  If you want to join in, it’s a lovely friendly community to take part in, you can find its home over at What the Red Head Said – click through the badge below. In between Christmas and New Year, I wanted to make use of… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 1 – reflections”

My Sunday Photo – serenity at Stowe Gardens

My Sunday Photo sun over Stowe Gardens

We had a morning at Stowe Gardens the other day, before the crowds arrived. Giving us time to decide how far to walk and where.  The advent trail was largely ignored in favour of us going where N fancied. It was a beautiful crisp winters day and the sun was beautifully reflecting everything in the lake.

Project 366 2016 week 52 – the last one

frosty grass fronds

So it’s finally here and I’ve completed my third year of Project 366.  It’s been hard at times as usual – when the winter nights roll in and we’re limited to after school indoor shots.  Plus because of the variety of shots I like to take, I get some odd looks from people at work or friends, who’re by now used to some of the strange (but oh so pretty) things I take photos of. I’m going to continue next… Continue Reading “Project 366 2016 week 52 – the last one”

Great board games for 5-7 year olds

3 great board games for 5-7 year olds - Bubbablue and me

Board games are a great way to have fun as a family, and I’ve been dying for N to be old enough to be interested in playing them. We’re getting there, although he gets easily distracted and needs a lot of reminding of rules…otherwise he’ll make them up for himself, usually not telling anyone else playing. Board games take me back to my youth. We used to play them a lot – mostly money games – Hotel, Monopoly, Game of… Continue Reading “Great board games for 5-7 year olds”