Saturday, 25 February 2017

Photography Project 365, Week 8

This year I'm attempting Project 365, taking a photo a day 365 days a year. You can follow my daily posts on Instagram or catch the weekly round up here on the blog every Saturday...


18/02
Wakefield Rhubarb Festival bridal couple

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival was in full flow on Saturday and so busy that a young couple who were getting married in the Cathedral, slap bang in the middle of the Festival, decided to venture out into the visiting rhubarb fans for a few wedding photos.

19/02
The Boy in a racesuit

Unexpected charity shop find of the day; a brand new, genuine, fire retardant race suit in Ferrari red and almost a perfect fit for the race mad Boy who is now absolutely determined to get behind the wheel of something before he grows out of it.

20/02
Fire at Clayton Hospital Wakefield

The local hospital, which was closed up and left to go to rack and ruin years ago, was on fire as we went home. A massive warren of a building, at one point we counted six or seven fire crews in attendance and despite the rain, Child 2 and 3 went to watch the action which in the end turned out to be not much at all thanks to the emergency services. 

21/02
Snowdrops

Last year I planted snowdrops in the garden but I forgot all about them until I spotted them in the rain this morning.

22/02
York at dusk

A quick trip to York to catch up with Daughter 1 and a stroll around the city with the Man and Boy.

23/02
Too many Tsums Tsums

If you ever wondered how many Tsums Tsums are too many Tsums Tsums, I've got the answer though the Teen may argue the point.

24/02
Making Flapjack

Making Flapjacks






Saturday, 18 February 2017

Photography Project 365, Week 7

This year I'm attempting Project 365, taking a photo a day 365 days a year. You can follow my daily posts on Instagram or see the weekly round up here every Saturday.

Week Seven

11/02
Make up face

Selfie taking with friends, and yes said friend has smeared make up over Daughter2's face before the selfie is taken because. Saturday night.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Photography Project 365, Week 6


This year I'm attempting Project 365, taking a photo a day 365 days a year. You could follow my daily posts on Instagram or see the weekly round up on the blog every Saturday.

Week Six

4/02
Yorkshire sunset
Sunset over St John's Church ...this is the view out of my bedroom window and you'll probably get as used to it as me by the end of Project 365

Monday, 6 February 2017

Love Where You Live: Wakefield, A Walk to the City Centre via Instagram

If you love Instagram, and who doesn't, you tend to take a lot of what you hope to be Instagram worthy shots going about your everyday life. Or at least I do, I also take photos of things I would never have considered taking before I discovered Instagram. Hence I have over years managed to amass enough random shots that I can virtually recreate the walk from home to the centre of Wakefield, via the medium of Instagram. And not just down the one route, but down both roads that run parallel with each other and lead to the city centre from home.

Obviously, it would be extraordinarily remiss of me not to share such a journey particularly as it's taken a good three days just to find the photos on my hard drive and so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you my walk into Wakefield, you can hover over photos for a description

All photographs were taken on different times, different days, different seasons, different years, in different weathers, from different directions, and with different angles.

Do not use as a map.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Photography Project 365, Week 5

This year I'm attempting Project 365, taking a photo a day 365 days of the year. You could follow my daily posts on Instagram or see the weekly round up here on the blog every Saturday


Week Five

28/1
Bubbles

I seem to spend every Saturday in the kitchen baking for the week ahead and endlessly washing up, One of the joys of having a kitchen too bijou for a dishwasher, I hoped that's what the teenager was for, but I was wrong. Apparently.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Photography Project 365, Week 4


This year I'm attempting Project 365, taking a photo a day 365 days of the year. You could follow my daily posts on Instagram or see the weekly round up here on the blog every Saturday.

Week Four

21/365
Chocolate Orange Muffins recipe

The best Chocolate Orange muffins ever, you can find my recipe here

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Hepworth Sculpture Prize, A Child's Eye View

The-Hepworth-Wakefield

The Hepworth, Wakefield, is just a hop, skip, and a ride on the free city bus away from home and it is, and has been since it opened, The Boy and I's go to place if we're at a loose end and want to spend some time together.

The gallery is currently running the first Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, the exhibition is the biggest and most ambitious that  has been mounted in it's five year history and is part of The Hepworth's anniversary celebrations,

Monday, 23 January 2017

Tattoo You: Once More, With Feeling


A couple of years ago my now 21 year old twin daughters got their first tattoos, of the recently deceased family cat (you can read about that here) as it happens.

They were, are, nice tattoos, despite breaking Rule 5 of the Tattoo Rules I drew up when they decided to get them done .....
 

The Tattoo Rules

Rule 1: No tattoos anywhere that can be seen by other people in everyday, normal life.
  
Rule 2: No tattoos behind the ears, top of the neck, inner wrist , ring finger, or foot.

Rule 3: No names.

Rule 4: In fact no words at all because spelling.. grammar... bad handwriting. ... SO many things that can go wrong.

Rule 5: No all black tattoos.

Rule 6: Nothing designed by a friend.
  
Rule 6: Think very, very carefully about what you are choosing to have tattooed into your epidermis for the rest of your life. 


But one tattoo is never enough, apparently. Daughter 1 recently took herself to be inked for a third time and managed to break at least four of the rules all in one go.

Once More, With Feeling Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tattoo

This tattoo can be seen, it's on her ankle, it's black, it's words, and it's in handwriting.

I can't be too dismayed though, because having asked me to write the words down, she took them away and came back with my handwriting forever tattooed in her skin. I think I love it almost as much as I love her.....

....Even if it the words are taken from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode and not the collected works of Shakespeare. *Sighs*

Maybe next time.


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Photography Project 365, Week 3


This year I'm attempting Project 365, taking a photo a day 365 days of the year. You can follow my daily posts on Instagram or see the weekly round up here on the blog every Saturday.

Week Three

14/365
Sunset over St John's Wakefield

Sunset

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