My Sunday Photo / Project 52 2018 week 7 – Zebra fun

zebra selfie at Whipsnade zoo

Half term is nearly over for us – back to work and school on Monday.  N spent Monday and Tuesday working on the farm with his dad, and checking lambing progress – he has 10 ewes due to give birth, althoguh this year is a bit confusing because they’re not clear which of the 20 sheep are his and which are his cousins. I suppose they’ll just divvy them up once all have had their lambs. Then we had 3… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo / Project 52 2018 week 7 – Zebra fun”

My Sunday Photo / Project 52 2018 week 6

contrajour light through decaying flowers

As part of a flower photography course I’m doing, one lesson was on contrajour – shooting into the light. Given the weather’s been shocking at weekends when I’m around to go out, I’ve struggled to do any of the course since before Christmas.  But it was dry last weekend and we went for a walk on the Snowdrop trail at Evenley Wood Garden, and the light was perfect across these. This was actually shot in daylight but I much preferred… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo / Project 52 2018 week 6”

Project 52 2018 week 4 / My Sunday Photo

Sky through the trees

It’s week 4 of Project 52, after a miserable weather week.  It’s really felt like January has just been wind and rain. Roll on blue skies and drier weather so we can get out and about more (or at all). Last weekend N went out with 2 friends and his cousin bowling and then for Pizza Express for his birthday.  He had a great time, while it made me relieved that I only have 1 child and not 4 boys! … Continue Reading “Project 52 2018 week 4 / My Sunday Photo”

My Sunday Photo / Project 52 week 3 – sheep at sunrise

sheep at sunrise on the farm

It’s been a busy week as usual.  Week 2 of what I’ve now realised is probably laryngitis, and I think it’s nearly gone.  Finally.  There’s been lots going on at work too, so it’s been nice to have a relaxing Saturday before N’s birthday ‘party’ kicks off. There’s been a severe lack of photography. The weather hasn’t been the best when I have been able to get out, and at lunch times I’ve not felt well enough to be walking… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo / Project 52 week 3 – sheep at sunrise”

School days – class dog and giraffes

Monty the class dog

This week was the first full week back at school.  N took it all in his stride. He doesn’t seem (at home at least), to really have ups and downs at the start or end of terms. He just gets on with it, and we would rarely know any different.  Onto this week’s School Days. Handwriting N’s handwriting is still hit and miss. Sometimes it’s really neat, others it’s wild ,and sometimes he writes it so small noone is going… Continue Reading “School days – class dog and giraffes”

Project 52 2018 week 2 – Bicester Heritage vehicles

Bicester heritage military vehicles lined up

Back for week 2 of Project 52, and thankfully the week ended better than it went for most of it. I started off last Sunday with a sore throat, and that’s been the theme for the week. Horrible cough, sore throat and fuzzy painful head.  Adding to that lots going on at work with announcements left, right and centre. Oh and the heating systems broken at work as well.  Mornings through til about 3pm was like a sauna, then it… Continue Reading “Project 52 2018 week 2 – Bicester Heritage vehicles”

My Sunday Photo / Project 52 week 1

ittle amsterdam pancake

Ok, so I couldn’t leave behind my Project 365 totally. Instead of doing a 365, I’m planning on doing a Project 52 with 1 photo a week instead.  I’ve been really slack as well with taking photos, probably as a rebellion against the last 4 years of taking pictures every day. This week has been strange. It’s whizzed by, but has been a lost week. Unproductive, hanging around home, avoiding wherever the OH is because he’s had tonsillitis and can’t… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo / Project 52 week 1”

Project 365 2017 week 52 – the last one

playing rummikub

After 4 years, this is going to be the last one of Project 365 for me.  I may link up one photo a week and do a Project 52 instead, but I’ll have to see what I fancy. N has also put the kibosh on photos of him on the blog so I’m going to have to rethink what the blog’s going to cover and how I can still work round that and continue to have the blog as our… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 52 – the last one”

Living arrows 2017 week 52 – junior tubing

Living Arrows 2017 week 52 - ready for junior tubing

I always think of N as being risk averse. A child who likes to look, examine, judge, and work out the need vs want vs safety aspect before he tries something new.  With slides, he’s always been a little wary although he tends to love them once he’s had a go. But there are still some that he won’t go on even though when he was younger he always wanted to try them. But it seems with snow he has… Continue Reading “Living arrows 2017 week 52 – junior tubing”