Sunday, 30 November 2008


Pretty, innit?

Saturday, 29 November 2008

A day of contrast

The frost on the rear window of my car this morning. The gritter didn't make it up our road, it stayed icy all day.

And the contrast - the Boy in the cosiness of the cafe after his swimming class. This is his treat - a bag of crisps and a carton of juice. The swimming pool was blissfully tropically warm (it's usually a bit chilly imho). I took my swimming stuff too so had a swim while he was in his lesson.

Friday, 28 November 2008


What else can I say?

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Who's the cutest of the Small?

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


Or in other words - cheating!
I didn't take any pics 'today' (forgot to take the card with me) so here's one I've taken 'tomorrow' of what I've been doing 'today'. Got all that?
I'm kicking myself about forgetting the card because we were doing a deep clean at the farmhouse with the conservator and there could have been some fascinatingly obscure pictures - old moth damage to textiles, me wearing a 'back vac' and looking like a Ghostbuster, four of us on our hands and knees vacuuming the carpet inch by painstaking inch, wrapping cushions in acid-free tissue and thick plastic to be frozen.. It was a good day - very satisfying work and surprisingly interesting.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Vastly improved

I tackled the dining-room. There's still clutter but at least it's contained clutter. And in a perfect bit of timing, the Boy started learning about garden birds at school so finding the bird poster amongst the clutter was a Good Thing.

Sunday, 23 November 2008


I love photographing this tree, it always manages to pose for me :-D.
Don't be deceived by the glorious blue sky, it was baltic today, and by afternoon was so overcast that we had to close the farmhouse a bit early so that I could get back down from the farm before it was actually pitch black.

Saturday, 22 November 2008


Over at Uncle D and Auntie L's house. Spinning chairs, what could be more fun?

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Blue-eyed boy

The first school photo. Did I hear an 'awwww' at the back? 'Course I did!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers..

Not that it's St. Crispin's day.
The boy requested that I photograph his castle. He even decided on the lighting.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

The ton

I think I'm hitting the 100-day mark with these - that's not including the days I've missed obviously. Quite a nice day so M and I went for a walk. We've both got stinking colds so couldn't go far.

The pic above is a marshy patch not far away - it's an odd little wild oasis in the middle of town. I saw a heron there once which was most unexpected.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

A hard day's work

I spent the whole of Sunday afternoon at work cutting bits of Santas - what an odd way to earn my crust! This is in preparation for the craft stuff at the Christmas event.

Friday, 14 November 2008


A little present from Granny and Grandpa to Miss M - she loves it! The next thing I have to do is take a picture of her wearing her red coat and red hat with her fringe poking out so we can compare and contrast. Though you can just scroll down to the 11th Nov. pic to get a fair idea!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

With Granny and Grandpa

Or 'Ga-ee an' Gapa' as M would say. They don't get to see this set of grandparents all that often, but they have a great time when they do!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


Give up?
It's moon and some trees. Well, I tried my best!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Little Red Riding Hood

On the way out to get 'Hat' from school.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Rabbit from Sainsbury's

Out of inspiration!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Whizz bang ooooooh

Over at my friend's house. This is the best picture of a not-great bunch. I'm kicking myself for not getting a picture of the catherine wheel as it was amazing - but it was also very LOUD and three out of the four kids present panicked and had to run inside!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Tea for tw- .... several

At the knitting group. I like that teapot!

Monday, 3 November 2008

From High Point

As it was a beautiful if chilly day again, the Boy and I wandered up to the highest point in town after school (no, no idea how high and Google has failed to tell me). This is the view towards the wind farm.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Little fluffy clouds

And the Dickie wind-pump. Beautiful day - cold, clear, sunny.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Possibly in need of another haircut

Awww, etc.
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