Friday, 30 May 2014

'Just keep sharpening' by Me

Just keep sharpening
Photo credit: PhotoPuddle on Flickr

Well it turns out I was right. My kids and I just aren't chill out for a few days at home kind of people. I decided to take them out today and we had such a nice time. It was nothing amazing. We just popped to the next town, went to the park, played in the playground, had a picnic and fed the ducks. Then we went to the shops and I gave them £2 each to choose whatever they wanted. It was kind of fun going round the shops looking for things that were just £2. My son got a Monster's University toy that was on sale so that was him happy. And after lots of deliberation my daughter did some great shopping and got some notebooks and stationery. Which leads me to this photo. I was sharpening her new pencils and I decided that I wanted to take a picture. I got plenty of opportunity to get lots of shavings in shot as the pencils just kept on breaking and getting shorter and shorter and shorter. So annoying.

I hope you have had a good week especially if you too have been on half term. Happy weekend everyone.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

'blu' by dogonnit

Photo credit: dogonnit on Flickr

It's half term this week. I love the school holidays. I like to make sure that they are full of fun and we get out and about doing things and seeing people. But this time I though it would be nice to have a  lazy chilled out week at home or not too far away from it. Turns out it was a bit of a mistake really. I think both the children and I need more adventure in our lives and it's been more stressful than I anticipated. Nothing bad has happened but I am sad this week hasn't been as good as it could have been. I also think the we didn't really need a holiday yet. It's only really been a month since the a Easter holidays finished. Anyway, enough moaning. I need to get off the Internet and plan a fun day for the little ones and me tomorrow.

And the photo.... Just a beautiful beach hut one as it's been a while. I usually love beach hut photos because of all the colours. But this is just one colour and it is still gorgeous.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

'Run, people, run' by - MAGA -

Run, people, run
Photo credit: - MAGA - on Flickr

It's all about the running at the moment it really is. It's taking over my life but in a good way. It's made feel proud of myself and I never feel particularly proud of myself. My proudest moment so far was last weekend when I ran my first organised 10k race. I found it so hard. I wasn't prepared for the hills or the heat and for most of the race I vowed to myself that I wouldn't ever do it again. But once that medal went round my neck and I got to guzzle a big cup of water I started to think differently. So now I have my Race For Life in two weeks, I am signed up to do an 8k race in September and I am plucking up the courage to enter a local half marathon in September.

I love the fact that I am doing something healthy too. I am definitely seeing a difference in my body shape. I've not really lost any weight but I think I look more toned for want of a better word.

And mostly I like what it's doing to my head. When I am running all I think about is running. I thought that with time like that alone I would be constantly thinking about things that were going on in my life and generally worrying about stuff but I don't. Even when I am not running I dedicate a lot of my thoughts to all things running related. It feels so freeing. I stress and worry too much so it's good to have a different place for my head to be.

This photo is great because of all the action in it. It just makes me want to run!! But it's 10 o'clock, I'm in my pyjamas and I've already run 9km today. Oh well, maybe tomorrow!

Friday, 16 May 2014

'Best friends' by Me

Best friends
Photo credit: PhotoPuddle on Flickr

I've not been blogging much recently because to be honest with you I've not really got a lot to say. Life is just plodding on as normal and I am enjoying the fact that summer has arrived. But whilst staring at a blank page thinking about what to write I remembered that this blog is apparently all about the photos! Therefore please excuse me if I just show you some photos I love without too much chit chat to accompany it. Let's start with this one that I took yesterday. I love it. It's impossible to watch my kids walking hand in hand together without taking a picture.

Happy weekend lovely people xxx

Monday, 12 May 2014

'Piccadilly Circus' by Ian Horne

Piccadilly Circus
Photo credit: Ian Horne on Flickr

I think this photo is brilliant. The focus, depth of field etc are all great but that's not what I love the most. I love those two girls on the left. They may not be in focus but to me they look like they are finding the whole thing quite amusing. I wonder whether the photographer had been lying on the floor for ages trying to get such a great shot. Or whether he did what I would probably have done and snapped a couple of sneaky shots whilst pretending to tie a shoe lace or something. Whatever happened, it was definitely worth the effort.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

'Down but not out' by Me

Down but not out
Photo credit: PhotoPuddle on Flickr

Did you have a nice weekend? Our was both constructive and fun filled which is always good. We had a lovely time down on the farm yesterday. Well I say farm, there were a few animals but it was more about sandpits, trampolines and soft play! This was followed by a very spontaneous meal out at Chiquito. We had a such a good meal and the kids loved it too. It is now a family favourite. Also this weekend we finished painting the downstairs bathroom (and by that I mean my husband did) and I went declutting crazy. One day this house WILL be tidy. And the final brilliant thing aboutt this weekend was that I managed to bring my tulips back to life. They were looking all droopy like this but a top up of water and by the morning they were all perky again. Another reason to love tulips!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

'quiet' by 55Laney69

Photo credit: 55Laney69 on Flickr

What a lovely sunny Sunday morning it is. And it's a sunny Bank Holiday too. Let's hope the nice weather continues. It's a great time of year for Bank Holidays in this country. We have three all within a matter of weeks. So here is a bit of prettiness for a beautiful morning. This is such a lovely photo. It makes me want to get outside and run through fields or something. I hope you are all having lovely weekend.
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