Sx had a hospital appointment today – we have been waiting two months for it and then I was only told on Saturday that we had it today. We got about 500yards from the hospital 30 minutes before our appointment…only to find the road was closed. We then got madly lost trying to find an alternate way through and nded up having to get directions in a dentists…and got there 10 minutes late. The appointment took forever so I had to rush back to get the little two from Jo (who had kindly taken them to swimming for me) and take them straight to Pilots with no dinner and no getting changed. This youth club is becoming a bit of a pain asI feel such a responsibility to get my two and their friend there every week as there are only 2 other people who go.
Sun 23rd I took Sx to his first rugby game playing against others in the prestigous “league” only for it to be called off at the last minute due to a soggy pitch. Instead we came home to keep Gx company till he went to ASda to dress as Merlin with some of the others from his panto to do some singing in order to drum up more audience.
Matt drove to Guildford to pick up the little two from my parents and take them to Dx’s training session where they all got suitably soaked (but were on astroturf so it went ahead unlike Sx’s game)
photos – amsterdam, rainy london, home through the fields, running, different versions of night sky, swimming, She
Last night we realised Gx and I would get the night and the morning to ourselves as he had no match (having not been “selected” for today’s match) and the younger two had gone to my parents for a couple of nights.
We made the most of the 1-1 time by going out for breakfast at the local carvery. All you can eat style! It is surprising and disappointing how little time it takes to eat all you can eat! We were such lightweights!!
Yesterday Dx was really upset when we got home from school. Lx had forgotten her homework and as hers is individually set, we had to drive up to school to get it as we can’t print it off like we can with the other children.
When we got back the second time Dx cried and cried. It took ages to get out of him what the matter was and then I felt terrible. He had forgotten to bring HIS homework home too – and hadn’t wanted to tell me as I had already een cross about going back for Lx to get hers.
We cuddled and talked and sorted things out between us…and did his homework tonight when he had remembered it. He did really well with it and had to write some details as if he was Anne Frank and about what he would take into hiding with him. He chatted away to me about his ideas and his handwriting has really come on – and his confidence with spelling. His book has gone in for marking but I wil photograph it when we get it back
(PS I heard from the camera repair shop that my proper camera needs calibrating – I suspect its the Autofocus – but as that doesnt sound a big job I am hoping it wont be long before it comes home!!)
Having been inspired by a photo on pinterest and by the online course I am taking (and suffering badly without my camera which is in for repair) I took this shot today and photoshopped it to the max to get the photo I had in my head.
It is a different departure for me but fun to play nd see what my imagination can create…
I spent my college years in Cardiff in Wales and the girls I shared a flat with in my final year are spread around now and with work and families we rarely meet up although we keep in touch with social media.
This weekend we met up in Cardiff for some reminiscing though. It was lovely to see them – they hadn’t changed but the city had! I had no idea where I was most of the time in relation to when we were students. Strange to think I lived there for 3 years and now wouldn’t recognise the place.
A wonderful weekend of talking and laughing…and a few cocktails too!
This week for my online photography course I am supposed to plan a shot. But after my enthusiasm the first week I have struggled this week. My camera has gone in for repair leaving me with a decent back up camera – but one which is unfamiliar to me and feels like I am all thumbs and the quality is not the same . I miss my camera and my mojo is missing too so I have found it hard to engage in the course
So today I wanted to get a photo of my daughter in the dress she was going to wear for the school disco. I knew it would be dark when I shot her and I don’t do fancy lighting well. I had an image in my head involving her, street lights and her hair showing movement.
In the end I was only able to take a few REALLY quick shots with my point and shoot camera. But part of the course is about the processing and creating art from the everyday. So I processed it into something which matched more what was in my head.
Hopefully a weekend away this weekend will help – no real camera opportunities but lots of cocktails will hopefully revive my flagging mojo!
“Bright lights Big City”
Nan and Pop come to visit most Thursdays and the children love their visits. Today was no exception and its very handy having them here on a Thursday as its usually a run around getting children to clubs, dishing up different dinners at different times – so an extra pair of hands or two is …well…handy!
(Unfortunately my old camera isn’t as good in low light situations as my proper camera. Did I mention I miss my proper camera and can’t wait for it to be repaired!)