Sunday, 17 February 2013


We seem to be the house of illness and injury at the moment.  Over the past month or two we've had chest infections, tonsillitis, flu, the nasty noro virus, sprained ankle and now I've cut my finger!

It was my own silly fault really.  I was sewing late last night, wasn't concentrating and tried to use my material scissors for something they're not really designed for in a rather careless manner.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Pancakes are a fairly regular occurrence in our house, but that doesn't stop us from making the most of Shrove Tuesday!

Savoury pancakes to start.  Thin flat pancakes filled with salami, cheese and a little onion are my favourite.

Then American style blueberry pancakes smothered with maple syrup and topped with strawberries and ice cream.  Delicious!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Park findings

The other day I popped the baby in the sling and decided to go for a quick walk around the local park before collecting the children from the school.  Obviously I took the camera with me in the hope to at least get it out and take the odd snap if not actually spend some decent time on it.

I was a little short for time, but in just that half hour I realised how many points of interest there are just in a small park. 

 I was also reminded that macro photography is my favourite means of capturing nature, so I will be digging out that macro lens again very soon.

Whilst walking I had a bit of a brain wave.  I realised that I could combine photography with exercise by going on at least one 'photo walk' a week.  I shall pick a day and destination in Manchester and just walk there and back and hopefully find some interesting things to photograph.  That's the plan anyway! 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Sore Throat

As I said earlier last week, I've been quite unwell with flu or something similar, and a hideously sore throat.

Other than the odd picture of the baby I haven't felt up to taking any photos so I decided to give you a *lovely* shot of the back of my throat as that's about the only thing I've been thinking about all week!  

Believe it or not I'd just brushed and rinsed!!