January 6, 2010 - Leave a Response

We’ve moved!  You can find the awesome new Daily Photo website here.

The blog and Daily Photo are now sharing a website, something I’ve wanted to do for a while but not had time for.  Thanks to today’s snow and Joe’s afternoon off, we’ve had time to do it.

Having a self-hosted WordPress site also gives us greater control.  We’ve got a new theme which wasn’t available on a blog, and lots of shiny plugins back here where you can’t see them.

Let me know what you think.  My contact details are listed on the new About page, and the Daily Photo will be going up at midnight, as usual.




Snow Blossoms

January 6, 2010 - Leave a Response

I took this just after a fresh snowfall, when there were no footprints in the drive, and nothing had started to melt.  Isn’t it beautiful?

My Canon Speedlite 430EXII arrived a few days ago, and I adore it.  I could not have taken this photo or the others in the set without it.

Ice Cold

January 5, 2010 - Leave a Response

It was so cold this morning that the condensation on the inside of the bedroom windows froze.  Aren’t the patterns pretty? Thankfully, Joe’s parents have secondary glazing, but it was still too cold to want to get out of bed.

Brake Shoes

January 4, 2010 - Leave a Response

Marmite, my poor little car, has been out of use since Saturday.  Fitting the new brake shoes hasn’t been as simple as Joe thought, and the exhaust isn’t even started yet.  She goes in for her MOT retest on Wednesday: I hope she’ll be able to drive there and drive out again!

This was supposed to be a technical photo to illustrate the problem we have where the drum doesn’t fit properly on the backplate.  However, I love the colours in it: it’s had very little editing and I’m quite pleased with it.

Man’s Best Friend

January 3, 2010 - Leave a Response

This is Brian, our local pub landlord, and Ben, our local pub dog.  Ben is a rescue dog, a Lab-Alsatian cross, and the friendliest dog you could ever meet.  I’m not usually a dog person: I much prefer cats.  I’ll make an exception for Ben, though, especially when he starts with those big, soulful eyes.


January 2, 2010 - 2 Responses

Shamelessly lifted from the same set as the New Year post at Barefoot in the Kitchen.

We went for a walk in the freezing cold in Stratford today, and I’m pleased with the results.  The cloud patterns were beautiful and I love taking photos of reflections.

Night Waking

January 1, 2010 - Leave a Response

Last New Year, we were awake until 4am with a screaming week-old baby.  Last night, we were woken up by a teething, grumpy one-year-old.  Some things never change…

Friends of Joe’s have a little week-old baby girl, who shares David’s birthday.  We’re thinking of them tonight.

Newspaper Cat

December 31, 2009 - Leave a Response

I planned to spend this evening sitting in front of the fire, reading the paper.  Well, Eric put a stop to that.

New Shower

December 30, 2009 - Leave a Response

One of David’s favourite presents this Christmas was from Joe’s cousin Jenny, who bought him his own shower!  It attaches to the side of the bath and sucks up the water, and he can press the button to fire water at himself, or his poor cousin who was sharing the bath with him.


December 29, 2009 - Leave a Response

I’m not usually permitted to take photos of Snowball.  Today, though, she was unfazed by the flash and played with Joe without noticing what I was doing.  It’s highly unusual for this grumpy, camera-shy little girl, anyway.