Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hello hello again!

Well, surprise surprise I discovered that blogger is now much more user friendly and I managed to update the look of this blog to something a bit more fun. Knowing me I'll keep changing it lol. Anyway, I decided it was high time I put down some more memories of us as a family before the years all speed by. We have had a lot of fun in the last year and I want to document as much as I can so we can all look back on good times in the future. Here is a picture of the lovely cute George whose exploits recently have included turning on the hosepipe and watering the lounge, running all the way every day to playgroup without stopping (he seems to be quite fit!), getting out of nappies including at night (not once has he wet his bed, ever!), jumping for long periods of time on the trampoline, singing the grand old juke of york spontaneously while playing with his toys, and dancing very creatively also for long periods of time..!

I'm adding to this post in order to wish my wonderful husband a happy anniversary! We have now been married for fifteen years, and I thank God for every one of them. I love you Adrian xxx


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More British Summer photo's!!



Decided to Blog Again!

Well, I've been working on my website and neglecting the blog, so I decided to revisit and post some pictures from our summer hols. We have been so happy to have sunny weather this year. It has been a fantastic summer! These are from a day trip to the beach...


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Long Time, no post!

Sorry I haven't blogged for so long! I've had a busy few months, and I've now begun my Expressionate Photography website (still a work in progress but getting there). I'm posting family photo's on there and I'm planning on updating this blog too from time to time too. In the meantime you can check out

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Cool Teen (well one more year go go yet!)

We had a great time discovering another local park this past weekend with loads of space for the children to run around. Lots to discover! I'm looking forward to going there again. Here's one of the photo's of Tamasin which I played around would never know it was taken in a car park of a park...  My children tell me they don't like this look...  I'll probably look at it tomorrow and agree!


Friday, April 17, 2009

What we've been up to the past few days

I had fun today with friends at an indoor children's play area with my three youngest children. I was even brave enough to go down the big inflatable slide with George. I quite surprised myself - I am normally chicken at anything like that LOL!

Yesterday I was out with the girls and George and we had a girly time. We did shopping (well, Supermarket shopping -not that exciting), we went to Starbucks and the girls had their hair cut. Tamasin and Charis look lovely and the hairdresser did a great job.

Here is another photo taken a couple of days ago on when we went out to the woods with a good friend of ours and her two lovely children.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy birthday to me!!

I'm glad its the easter holidays because all the children are home and their little touches are helping to make today very special. Here are the messages that they wrote in my birthday card...

'To mum, I really think you are the most brill mum in the world. I love you and hope you have the best 38th birthday in the history of mankind. Love Henry. PS Hope your b'day is great. PPS I know I have already said that"

"To mum i fenk tat you ar the bstie mum in the weld and I lub yoo xxxxxxxxxx luv from Joel"

"Dear Mum, I love u mum your the best!!!! Lots of love from Charis xxx"

"To mum, Thanks for being so gr8. Happy Bday. Lots of love Tam xx"

"0=hug x=kiss To mum, love you! George 0x0x0x0x0x... and 1 more!"

And I also had a lovely message from Adrian in a card just from him!

These are the things that make it so special!

Here's another picture of two of the boys playing together...
PS. Excuse the new blog header, I thought it was a good idea at the time but it looks a little odd methinks....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Joel and George

These two boys do love one another! It is so lovely to see George's older brothers and sisters looking after him and playing with him. And he loves them all so much!

Today I had a bit of fun with textures again....


Had another quick play in between housework LOL! I'm having a cleaning marathon today but we all need a quick break now and again, don't we?

Here's George....he's not looking at the camera, but never mind ;0) He is saying new words now, like "this", and he can finally say "no" instead of "mo". He is so expressive with his face its so funny. He had his shoes on today and he wanted some other ones on which were too big. He took off the ones he had on, saying "no" and shaking his head, looking worried. Then he tried to put the huge shoes on. Then he decided they were not right, so again, shook his had, saying "no", and finally with great difficulty finally managed to put the original ones on again (on the wrong feet probably). He is also mad on cars at the moment, especially the one he got from granny and grandad which he even sleeps with.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I went out yesterday with a friend of mine and her children plus three of mine and they all had a great time climbing trees and enjoying the great outdoors! Afterwards I spent about 5 minutes trying to do backlighting, in full overhead sun! The sun was starting to go down a little so it was not directly overhead, but still pretty bright.



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fun at the Park

This is from a while ago, and I wanted to try out another freebie from MCP. This time it's a frame action. I like it!


Sunday, April 5, 2009


It's Adrian's birthday today and he is away from home. I have a busy day ahead so won't have a lot of time to talk to him during the day. But just in case he looks on my blog, here is a message...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! I love you and I don't deserve you. Thanks for being YOU! And I hope that you have a great day today.

Here is a picture of your littlest son who loves you and misses you...

On another note, if you're a photographer I want to recommend MCP actions where I got two free actions and tried them out on this photo. One is to sharpen the photo, and the other is to bring out the lights and the darks. With these two actions, you hardly need to do anything else. I also increased the saturation slightly, and softened his skin slightly with the noise reduction median setting at 1 pixel. I think that these two actions are FANTASTIC!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Gorgeous Charis

Here's one of Charis from a while back.. with added texture. Just for fun!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

And now for Adrian...and he's all mine!



Another two of George from yesterday...

I tried to replicate my post processing from yesterday, but to no avail. I did not write down exactly what I'd done. So these two are done slightly differently. I'm not sure which are better...


Monday, March 30, 2009

Fun time out today!

Adrian and I went out to the woods near our house to try out the video camera and camera, for a quick half hour today. It was fun to try and learn how the video part of the camera works, and of course take some photo's. Here is the first one of George, and I'll post some more tomorrow, including some action shots of Adrian....