Posts Tagged ‘Green’



November 4, 2012

It’s been good having a week off work, although I extended that to a week off from running and a week off from posting… (mainly because when I remembered, I couldn’t be bothered) πŸ™‚

Here’s a macro shot of a lemon juicer…


Isle of Wight – Lavender

October 20, 2012

If you’ve never been to the Isle of Wight and are ever nearby (i.e. in Southern England), give it a visit. A weekend is more than enough time to see it, and of course, go in Summer! Within a 30 minute period, one can drive across the island… πŸ™‚ Aside from the beautiful beaches I highly recommend a visit The Garlic Farm, and to the Lavender Farm.

Have a great week πŸ™‚



October 7, 2012

I’ll be honest here… I DO judge books by their covers, if the cover looks good, I’ll pick it up, have a flick through, read the blurb and that’ll be the decider on whether I’ll read it or not. Same with toothbrushes πŸ™‚ – I buy ones that look good to me… I wonder if anyone else does…


Not traffic lights

July 22, 2012

Wow.. finally a summery weekend… lovely. Took the family on a surprise trip to the Isle of Wight this weekend and what a great place it is. An amazing amount of things to do considering the place is so small. Nice to finally see the sun shining… πŸ™‚

The photo below is based upon an idea I found on Flickr… or somewhere else. It’s not perfect, and I can see how to improve it but.. ah… there you go…

Have a great week πŸ™‚



March 11, 2012

Today was the first day that actually felt like March, warm weather, beautiful blue sky. So pleasant and a good change from the recent old spell. The daffodils and tulip bulbs that I planted have started to bloom and the tulips and crocuses are getting ready to wake up. Now it’s time for me to cover the place in wildflowers. This is a big deal for me because it’s the first time I’ve tried to grow flowers from scratch, rather than buy and plant … plants.

and, now, onto something that has absolutely nothing to do with flowers…

Have a great week πŸ™‚


Light Fight

September 25, 2011

So, before I went away, I had a few ideas of experimental photographs that I wanted to try in the darkness… and this was one… kind off πŸ™‚ On the first night, we decided to try and make an orb. A lot of different attempts finally resulted in the very first photo. Well done to Steven for perfecting it. πŸ™‚ The other photos were some outdoor swinging of fairy light fun that he, Ammar and I had. Sadly after we got back I remembered that we forgot to paint the outdoor scene with a torch. If I’d done that our orb would have been ‘on’ something, rather than just in the black!

If you’re interested in the orbs, check out Evan’s excellentΒ Photo Extremist blog.

Have a great week πŸ™‚





































































Pink Bells

July 10, 2011

So, if you were reading my blog in May you’ll remember that I took a walk to find bluebells and found none… since they had bloomed and died in April. Still, Β I was pleased to discover this pink bell πŸ™‚

So, completely unrelated but quite amusing… today I took the kids to the cinema to watch Tangled.. (yes, I know it’s a bit old but they had a special kids showing). Anyway, as soon as the film finished, I quickly took the youngest to the toilet before it got busy. When I walked into the toilets I though, wow, that’s a lot of cubicles… pretty good for a cinema. He did his um.. business… and as we left the cubicle I thought, how smart am I to have rushed here whilst all the others were queued up for the toilet. I found it strange that all of the other kids in the toilet were girls… and then realised they were all with their mothers, whilst I was with my son. As one of them gave me Β a rather disapproving look, it dawned on me that I was in their territory as we quickly washed our hands and exited the girls toilets…

Today, I also discovered that I cannot speak covertly in front of my elder boy, (five). I asked my wife, ‘Are we going to T.R.U?’ We decided not to and then got in the car to drive… he then says, ‘So, are we going to T.R.U?’ I followed this by asking, ‘and what is T.R.U?’ Β to which he replied, ‘Toys R Us.’ Β We went to T.R.U.

Have a great week.