Today I decided to capture some photographs of things that caught my eye. Completely random things, things I was not looking for but which stood out long enough for me to document it.
So here goes...
The CDs piled up in the door pocket of my car. I have an iPod and a Creative Zen but nothing beats having the ability to change tracks on a CD using the easy buttons on my steering wheel. :)
Usually from this angle of the bridge you can't really see the water, which just goes to show how much rain actually fell yesterday.
It's National Market Day in our town centre which means that there were around fifty stalls selling all sorts of exciting foods and crafts. These meringues jumped out at me as they were the size of Katharine's head.
And finally we have some stunning architecture in Halifax that you could miss out on completely unless you take the time to stop and look. While stood in the pedestrian traffic of the market I spotted this beautiful ceiling that I have never seen before.
I set myself this challenge and it has made me realise that while I look I never actually see! I will definitely try this again.
We are now half way through our YEAR OF ADVENTURE! Can you believe it!
Today we went to see Boyce Avenue at the 02 Academy in Leeds. When they have been over in the UK the last couple of years I have either been pregnant or toting a new born so I have missed them. But this time round I made sure I got the tickets bought early and we even made it a notch on our YOA.
As usual I took a lot of photographs and videos but this time I was using my nifty little Olympics Camcorder. Watching them back I clearly need more help with keeping my hand steady but for a first try I did okay.
The first support act was Alex Goot, a young man who sang and entertained and who I ultimately started following on twitter. The second was the amazing and very charming Tyler Hilton, who some of you will know as Chris Keller in the TV show 'One Tree Hill'. He was fantastic!!!
Boyce Avenue when they came on were great as I expected but it was a shame they didn't play the cover songs they were famous for and at one point they sang a song about some dead friend which just made the room feel awkward. But I am glad I saw them, it is not every day that you can say that you saw a YouTube phenomenon in the flesh.
Anyway, here are some of the photos that I took... enjoy! :) xx
As you know, I like to keep you informed of the latest crazes that hit our household...
While we have been sick this last week we have watched more television than normal and we have found 'Storage Wars'. For those of you that don't know, it is a show about people in America who buy abandoned but full storage spaces in an auction and then try and sell the contents.
It is an addictive watch, especially when they find safes full of coin collections. Yup, that is the episode we have just watched tonight. :) xx
This week has been about three things… 1. Working only four hours what with holidays and the bug, 2. Yeah, catching a bug from the daughter, 3. Jubilee on ITV.
On Monday we had plans for the seaside, the weather was perfect for it, but as Katharine had spent several hours during the night emptying her stomach over everyone and everything we figured a two hour car journey might not be the wisest option for entertaining ourselves. Instead we went to the folks for some relaxing fun.
Tuesday was the Queen’s jubilee which we watched in and amongst the cake baking. If you look back over this week’s posts you can see a few photographs on just how fantastic (hmm) our chocolate and fondant wonder turned out. I have never used a whole jar of jam for the filling of a cake before ha ha. Almost a week later, no matter where I am, if I think of all that red white and blue fondant I get a sugar high. I fear that due to the wonder of my airtight container we will be eating it for weeks.
Wednesday was one of my scheduled holidays and I spent all of it with Katharine and Rohan. We read our books, played our games, watched Humphrey on the TV and had a good old bond. I don’t get to spend big batches of time with the offspring nowadays but I think that is what made our Wednesday even more special. I was knackered though, the girl has some energy!
Thursday and Friday had the drama of ‘The Bug’. Both the husband and I finally caught it which meant time of work and our house was turned into a vile seething (okay I am exaggerating) germ factory. I haven’t felt that rough since morning sickness but then again I quite enjoying my morning sickness as I had waited long enough to experience it ha ha.
And so we got to the weekend which involved the usual pub run but this time with the added frantic search for befitting Father’s Day presents. Why is it that since having Katharine these special occasions seem to suddenly appear from nowhere? Even though they are the same time each year? I am officially an unorganised woman! Blah.
Sunday I read The Lucky One. All of it. I could not put it down.. well, until near the end when I was sobbing so much I needed a break. Sigh. I wish I could write like Nicholas Sparks. I wish I had that kind of depth of character, both myself and the ones I create. Must try harder!
My advice for next week… Squeeze a Dad, any Dad but preferably yours. :) xx
2. Continuing with Blue Bloods and falling
a little for Danny Reagan,
3. Dealing with a badly blistering arm.
Being back at work I expected to have to
sort out some drama and a huge back log of emails. I didn’t! Things ran
smoothly while I was away, I would like to think due to my fore planning ha ha.
It did however mean that this week flowed at a deathly pace and by Friday my
eyes were red rimmed from being utterly knackered.
I had put on weight this week, at the
slimming weigh in, but that was to be expected after our eating routine was so
disrupted and, quite frankly, naughty last week. In some ways I think a lb
increase is me getting off lightly. At the class we made plans about our
Jubilee Party for the week after, I must remember to make something exciting to
Wednesday I was forced to visit the
pharmacy. The sun burnt shoulder I mentioned last week has gotten pretty
inflamed and blistered. They were so helpful though, I didn’t get the telling
off I had expected and the Calamine lotion that they sold me has worked
absolute wonders. I made a promise to myself that during the next freak bout of
good weather I will keep my coat on, ha ha.
Thursday and Friday I struck up an
entertaining email conversation with a drummer, a strawberry blonde drummer at
that. I love it when someone enters your life, even for a brief time, and makes
you chuckle with every sentence that they throw at you. I firmly believe that
part of who we are is due to the sum of our encounters. This one has taught me
that even behind angry themed drumming can lay the heart of someone who loves a
good cheesy ‘80s power ballad.
The weekend has been spent in a lazy
fashion of pyjama clad TV watching and a stroll around the town. We watched ‘The
Help’ on Saturday night, fantastic film, nice to see Chris Lowell popping up in
My advice for next week… remember, stalking