Archive for December, 2011

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2011

So, the kids are tucked up in bed awaiting Santa Claus and finally asleep, the presents are wrappedย and I’m now watching Gremlins and posting my Christmas blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ To me, the best Christmas photos involve lights, and Christmas lights tends to lead to beautiful bokeh shots. That being the case, here’s my contribution to this year’s collection of such photographs ๐Ÿ˜€

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and hope you all have an enjoyable, safe and relaxing one. I hope that Santa brings you whatever you are wanting and that you don’t spend too much in the post Christmas sales ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚


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Please… no more photos

December 19, 2011

Welcome back… to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m now back from South Korea and finally have some time off, two weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the comments for the last two blogs and I’m doing my best to catch up with all your posts that I’ve not gotten to as yet. Sad to say that I didn’t take my SLR to SK with me as I was going to be there on business and didn’t want to leave the camera in the hotel room all day. Still, I did take some photos with a phone I had and with my pocket camera. Will post more about South Korea soon.

So, the tree is up, it’s nicely decorated, the presents are all bought and just need to be wrapped and it’s time to sit together, enjoy some good food and watch Christmas movies. For me, I try to watch the following every year: Elf (best Christmas film!),ย Serendipity, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Home Alone, The Grinch, Love Actually, ย Black Christmas (the original version), Miracle on 34th Street, Misery and Gremlins ๐Ÿ˜€ ย – ย What films do you try to watch every Christmas?

Well, here’s my weekly post and one that I quite like… after asking the kids to pose together nicely, Joshua and finally had enough and flopped to show me his disapproval. Turns out that it ended up being one of my favourite photos of the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Joshua in St James Park

December 11, 2011

A rarity, a post schedule two weeks in advance. ๐Ÿ™‚ This photo was taken two weeks ago in St. James Park, London. The day was particularly breezy and lots of leaves made for great shots of leaf fights. This though, a non-leaf fight photo was one of my favourites. Joshua decided to wander out of the main photo and I managed to grab a shot of him standing still (another rarity). ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Woods

December 4, 2011

As this post goes live (I schedule in advance), I’ll be up in the air on my way to South Korea, for work. It’s my first trip there and I’m honestly slightly nervous! All I’m waiting for is to come back to my wife and kids. The good thing about the trip is that it’s left me with less time and that’s caused me to work flat out to finish the bathrooom. So, almost all wall tiles are now in place and the grouting is done ๐Ÿ™‚ Only four left to go (they need some cutting) and 20 floor tiles left and then it’s pretty much completed and that, I hope will leave me in a position to relax during Christmas. Luckily I’d completed the present shopping last month so, nothing to worry about there ๐Ÿ™‚ I seem to have less and less time these days which is why I tend to go through a week of blogs on a Sunday night. So, forgive me if I don’t comment on any blogs this upcoming week but I’ll do my best to catch up as soon as I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

This week has been busy, 1 birthday, 1 child’s Christmas play and 1 wedding anniversary!

The photo below was taken two weeks ago. The sunlight was wonderful that day (especially considering it’s November) and I managed to get some great family photos… and those have now been put into this year’s photobooks… perfect presents for grandparents.

Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚