Friday, May 30, 2008

Been busy this half term!

(Just a quick picture of the lovely George to start with..!)

Now onto the subject of todays post....

It is the last day of the children's half term holidays and we have been having lots of fun doing a spot of decorating. The main children who showed a lot of interest were Joel and Tamasin. They both loved stripping off the wallpaper from the toilet wall, using a scraper and a spray bottle full of water to wet down the wallpaper. Tamasin was the main design influence. She chose white walls with a few blue bits and bobs on a seaside theme. The room, although not professionally done looks far better than it did before so we are really happy. The other room which we have partly done is Adrian and my bedroom which involved painting one wall a lovely chocolate brown, and coordinating the rest of the room with the new color scheme. I was impressed with Tamasin's design ideas. She is on a roll now, and wants to do other rooms! We will have to wait a while for that though LOL!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I just spent 5 mins again with George in the garden, he is teething at the moment so not too happy today!  Oh, I pressed a button and the pictures turned out bigger!  

Charis again

I had 5 minutes so I quickly pp'd one of my recent photo's of Charis. It was no good for my homework as it doesn't follow all the rules but I still like it ;0)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shiny Eyes!

I am currently working hard at trying to capture great catchlights in the eyes, when taking photographs. Finding the right quantity and quality of natural light is easier said than done! Anyway, here is my best one taken today when out in the garden playing with George.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

All about George

I haven't blogged for a while. Life always seems very busy but I wanted to do another post as it has been a while. George is at last walking! He still crawls when he feels like it, and walks when he feels like it. He is very proud of himself, and if you say, 'stand up', he seems to understand and he stands up for you. He also likes playing a game where he throws balls at you and he wants you to throw them back. Another thing he does is putting things in things. I am now finding strange objects in strange places... He likes to put a lot of things inside the waste paper basket so I always have to check there! George is growing yet more teeth now, and is suffering a bit, poor boy, as he has about three coming up at once. His latest word is 'there' which he says really quite well (with the 'th'!). It one of his first words, apart from 'mumma', and 'annya' (meaning he wants something'). If you ask him where something is, if he is on form, he will say, 'there!'

Monday, May 12, 2008

Charis is growing up

I took some pics of Charis today, and she is starting to look more grown now, don't you think? (for those that know her!)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thanks for your lovely comments!

I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of you who have put lovely comments on my blog.
It is really appreciated!!

Well, it appears that Carole Marie, a new friend in the photography world, has tagged me on her blog, which requires me to answer a few questions…. and since I admire her in a BIG way, I don't mind doing so :)

The rules are:
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago
Being a stay-at-home mum to my one year old daughter Tamasin (now 11, pictured above)

Five things on my To Do List today:
Internet order
Looking after my hubby, 5 children and two houseguests

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Catch up on the DIY jobs in our house and garden!!!!
Drill loads of boreholes for people in Africa to get water, finance orphanages, schools and whatever I could do...
Buy houses for family members and a massive new building
(Have I spent it all yet......?!)

Three of my bad habits: Not drinking enough water, not getting enough sleep, putting off the things I don’t want to do (I copied you there, Carole!)

Five places I've lived: Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Belgium, England

Five jobs I’ve had: Sweet shop assistant, reception hostess for an Italian restaurant, library assistant, Occupational Therapist

People I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG!):
Adrian Warnock !!!
Erm......Who else has a blog....? Let me know if you want to join in .....LOL!
I will add to this later !!

Thanks for the Lovely cc