Christmas morning with Tilly

This is fast becoming a Christmas tradition.  Spending Christmas morning putting together Tilly’s present. These things should be straightforward. They never seem to be though.  At least they don’t need batteries!  Still I can’t grumble. Tilly loves her teepee.    Advertisements

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you’ve had a wonderful year and enjoy the festive period. Richard and I have had a lovely year and have enjoyed a mix of travelling, spending time with family and friends and getting married (we were already legally married but on our 11th anniversary we converted…

A lovely weekend

What a difference a weekend of nice sunny weather makes.  This weekend we’ve: Been to the beach twice Flew the drone for an hour Had a leisurely stroll around the meadow and woods where we live Took loads of photos Are Angry and sad to hear that some of the beach huts I photographed Saturday…

Practice makes perfect

As much as I can I am going to try and take my camera with me every day or take a photo with it (at home) every day. I’d also like to extend this to learning Lightroom to get the results I want. I have made a start this week with the following photographs. Check…

A brief love affair

You will recall I mentioned not so long ago about being excited to be the owner of a Leica camera.  Well I am about to sell it! Don’t get me wrong, I love it but the photography course I have started ensures that you take all of your photos in manual mode. The Leica can…

David Bailey? Mario Testino?

  …I don’t think so but I will keep trying! I am considering doing a photography course to try and get the most from my Leica but that won’t be for a couple of weeks. My boss, however, had the bright idea that we could do with some team portraits for our profiles.  Initially, I…

I Leica it a lot!

After lots of deliberation and years of thinking about it, I took the plunge and got a Leica camera. I confess I cannot afford a brand new one but knowing how robust and advanced the cameras are, I managed to buy a really good quality D Lux 5 today. I have only been messing around…

Willing and Able

This run had lots of things I dislike:  Very windy route – winds of up to 29 mph today! Congestion thanks to the wind and cold air Having to expel at least one snot rocket 😔 I didn’t really plan the run but decided I would run a loop and see how I felt.  I…

Happy Tilly-versary!

A year ago today we adopted Tilly from the local Blue Cross animal shelter. After having mature cats for so long it’s been a reboot of the learning curve with Tilly about the house. She’s a young cat and is into everything (although miraculously the Christmas tree is still standing – one more day..!). We…

Merry Christmas and a Happurry New Year! #tillysfirstchristmas

Hello readers, fellow runners, followers, commenters, stalkers (well maybe not so much you lot), cat lovers and horn dogs! I am writing this post to wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. This is Tilly’s First Christmas and we are so pleased and humbled by how much she has grown since January….

The Contempt!

So we got Tilly a new toy…  Now I am not sure whether there was too much stimulation or she simply could’nt be bothered but check out the look of contempt in her face!

Changing Rooms

We planned to make use of a dead space in our bedroom when we moved in but saved up to do it right.  Today after lots of ups and downs it’s all done and I can safely say we are both very proud of the finished result. Minus the problems we had with the company who…