Perfect Evening

December 28, 2009 - Leave a Response

I am spending this evening (Sunday) in front of a roaring log fire, watching Top Gear, and drinking Joe’s mum’s homemade sloe gin.  This is good.


Fiat Badge

December 27, 2009 - Leave a Response

I drive a 2001 Fiat Seicento Schumacher in Broom Yellow.  She’s called Marmite, and she currently needs a new exhaust, new brake shoes, a new battery, and a new head gasket.  Joe is fixing her at some point in the next few weeks, during which time I will have to drive his horrible Vauxhall Astra (I’m sure there will be a blog post about this!).  Despite the long list of things that need fixing, I’ll remain loyal to Fiat for the rest of my life: there is absolutely nothing like the rush of caning it down the Fosse Way (under the speed limit, of course) in a small, nippy, agile car.  And yellow.  Yellow ones go faster!

Sparkling Eyes

December 26, 2009 - Leave a Response

David LOVES Christmas.

I don’t usually shoot with a flash: I’d never been taught how and I hated the way the on-camera flash made the pictures look.  Today, my brother-in-law lent me a flashgun, and I realised what I’d been missing!  I’ve ordered one and I can’t WAIT for it to arrive!  (Canon Speedlite 430EX, if you’re interested.)

I’ve written more about today over at Barefoot in the Kitchen.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2009 - One Response

Merry Christmas, everybody!

My paternal grandmother, Nanny, brought this glass goose back from a trip to Canada about ten years ago.  He’s hung on the tree every year since.

Birthday Boy

December 24, 2009 - Leave a Response

David turned one yesterday.  While I’ve been wrestling with the decision to only have one child, he’s been eating cake, opening presents, and generally having a wonderful time being spoiled.  (Yes, his birthday present is wrapped in Christmas paper.  No, he doesn’t care.  It RIPS!)

Settling In

December 23, 2009 - Leave a Response

We’ve brought Eric to Kent with us this time.  He’s settled in very well, and has taken charge of both seats on the sofa.


December 22, 2009 - One Response

Today’s Daily Photo is brought to you 12 hours late, courtesy of the traffic on the M40 last night.

A picture of David’s birthday cakes from Sunday.  He turns one tomorrow, and boy, it does NOT feel like a year.

One Candle

December 21, 2009 - Leave a Response

We held the first of David’s two birthday parties this evening.  I made little cakes with the word “one” written on in different languages and colours, instead of a big cake.  He had a lovely time, loved all his presents, and passed out in the car on the way home!

On The Phone

December 20, 2009 - Leave a Response

David’s current favourite game is to pretend to talk on the phone.  When he can’t get access to the real one, which he does with surprising ease, things like Duplo bricks have to suffice.

My Addiction

December 19, 2009 - Leave a Response

I wrote a post over at Barefoot in the Kitchen the other day about my addiction to Diet Coke.  This is one of the shots I took to accompany it.