Lost without my broken camera and how to fix them

Where to fix your camera - Bubbablue and me

Over the past few months I realised that my lovely mirrorless camera (*affiliate) had broken.  I’ve just got it back from being repaired, and realised how much I really loved that camera, and how much I feel like I’d lost a limb when I was without it. I realised my camera had broken and was gutted.  It’s not that old – well, 2.5ish years old.  It still worked, but the shutter dial would only work one way.  It would turn both… Continue Reading “Lost without my broken camera and how to fix them”

Living Arrows 2017 week 18 – sleeping bag snuggles

Living Arrows 2017 week 18 snuggling up

This week’s Living Arrows shot was going to be a totally different photo.  And then I found this (and a series of other similar shots) that I’d taken of N when I got my camera back and was testing it out again). When N gets tired, he brings his sleeping bag and pillows downstairs to snuggle up in and watch tv (currently Horrible Histories is his obsession).  He kept hiding from me but eventually agreed to have his photo taken.… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 18 – sleeping bag snuggles”

My Sunday Photo – newborn lamb

My Sunday Photo - newborn lamb

We arrived home the other day to see more sheep and lambs being put out in the field behind the house. This newborn lamb was only 10 minutes old.  It took a wobbly while to find milk, its mother seemed a bit bemused but wasn’t really helping it. N’s being very good and counting the sheep and lambs out in the field each morning to check they’re all still ok.

Project 365 2017 week 17

pulling faces

I thought this week’s Project 365 would be lacking photo options because several days I didn’t recall taking any. I’m finding it seems to be same old, same old things I’m seeing, so I’m not feeling that inspired.  But I managed the week, so on to next weeks. I did get my camera back from its repairs, and all is sorted.  I’m happy to have it back, although it does feel weird having a big camera back in my hands… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 17”

Living Arrows 2017 week 17 – natural playground

Living Arrows 2017 week 17 - happy in a natural playground

We’ve just come back from a few days away in Norfolk. I was able to relive some of the places my mum took us when we were children holidaying there, but it wasn’t as fulfilled as I’d planned because N wasn’t well.  He’s still not right – still saying he’s hot and cold on occasions, and a headache that’s coming and going.  So I’m a little concerned after a few days of this. Hopefully he’ll have had enough rest over… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 17 – natural playground”

Project 365 2017 week 16 – Easter break

on the promenade at Cromer

It’s week 16 of 2017’s Project 365, photo a day for a year.  This week included our Easter break – I was off work this week too.  So I took N away for a few days. We had a nice break, although he wasn’t well – hot and cold, and had a headache, which keeps coming back.  So it’s certainly dragging on.  I’m just hoping after a relaxing weekend he’ll be ok to go back to school. He’s still not read… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 16 – Easter break”

Living Arrows 2017 week 16 – outdoor fun

Living Arrows 2017 week 16 fun at Upton house

I’d been meaning to return to Upton House (National Trust) for a while now, and had been hoping to see the new 1920s displays and the refilled mirror lake.  But we went today for the Easter Egg hunt and the mirror lake was still empty and complete with JCB digger in it N had a great time with his cousin, they spent a lot of time rolling down slopes, running around and just generally having a bit of rough and… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 16 – outdoor fun”

My Sunday Photo – purple flowers

My Sunday Photo - purple flower beds at Upton House

This beautiful display of purple flowers was at Upton House, our nearby National Trust property. I took N and the youngest nephew for the Easter Egg hunt.  I was a bit disappointed because the mirror lake still is filled in despite them originally saying March it would reopen.  The boys just enjoyed  rolling down the slopes in the gardens.

Project 365 2017 week 15 – eggs and horses

jumping logs on the woodland walk at Upton House

It’s onto week 15 of project 365 and the final run up to Easter.  We’ve only had 1 week of holidays this week so I’m hoping that lots of children are back to school next week and we’ll have some quiet-ish time away without insane traffic on the roads. On Sunday I finally got round to making my mediterranean courgettes side – I’ve had the post written for ages, but whenever I’ve made it before I’ve never managed to get… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 15 – eggs and horses”