Monday, 20 July 2009


Well, it's been a while since I got round to uploading any photos. I'm still taking a photo every day, and uploading to Flickr, but I just don't seem to have to time to keep up with this blog too. I'll try to get back up to date, but can't promise I'll put up all the photos for June on here:).

Just got back from my holidays, so give me some time and I'll get the photos up for that.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Flowers, flowers, flowers

I love that we've now come to the time of year that there are plenty flowers in the garden - even if some of those are dandelions!

May 8th: Now that we've planted this pansy in the flowerbed the slugs are leaving it alone. I love how cheery pansies are, especially in Amy's favourite colour.

May 7th: I love how full the flowerbeds get with bluebells, some blue, a few white.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Up to date!!

Yay, I'm up to date now:).

May 6th: We're lucky to have a lovely deli in our village. We went there to buy lunch as it does a nice baguette. 
May 5th: Just a fun shot. My camera happened to be sitting there, I like the look of the smarties tube and Amy's dolls house behind it.

May 4th: It's great how kids can fall asleep in any position.

May 3rd: It seems windmills are popping up on every hill just now. I quite like them, and liked this view while Peter was driving home. It looks like the windmill field has just been planted!

Monday, 4 May 2009

May 1st and 2nd and erm a few more (part 3)

Final batch!! Now nearly up to date, but I did leave my camera outside yesterday in the rain, so don't want to switch it on to upload the photos until I know it's completely dry!

May 2nd - Now it's sunny we bought Amy a new sunhat. She loves it, and at £1 it was a bargain!
May 1st - Amy was fascinated by the police horses in Glasgow, though we see them quite often as they're stabled just outside our village.
April 30th - Ick, I've got the lurgy, nothing to do but snuggle into the sofa with a cup of tea and a box of hankies.
April 29th - I love watching the peonies. Here this bud is re
ady to turn into a gorgeous showy flower.
April 28th - Our Anniversary, we went to Kelvingrove and saw the Dr Who Exhibition. It was great, though Amy found it too loud.
April 27th - My first completed piece for the UKS Arty Farty Jigsaw Swap.

May 1st and 2nd and erm a few more (part 2)

Seemed a bit unfair to put all the photos in one post! Here's the next batch.

April 26th - A bit of a filler photo, one of Peter's shelves of Transformers. He has many more.
April 25th - Went for a walk round the woods again, love having them on our doorstep!
April 24th - We bought a small pansy, and hadn't got round to planting it in the ground yet. I was shocked when I went out this evening to find a huge number of slugs around it!
April 23rd - WiiFit, Peter bought this on Monday, I've been doing it for a
 few days and it's so much fun! I know I'm overweight, but I do apparently have good balance and flexibility. My WiiFit age was 30 which I'm pleased with!
April 22nd - I pass this house on the way to tutor. It seems a shame it's boarded up, wonder what its history is.

May 1st and 2nd and erm a few more

So, April turned out a bit of a hard month to upload photos, what with my lack of computer, then just being so busy! Here's a few photos to get up to date a bit. Hopefully I'll add the rest at some point.

April 21st - Amy had a ball helping me to wash the garden chairs with a sponge, a brush and lots of bubbles!
April 20th - Yay, weather was nice enough to put out the washing, can you tell I have a little girl in the household?
April 19th - Weather was lovely, so Peter and I went to Dean Castle for a stroll.

April 18th - Amy stayed with my parents, so we were able to repaint the living room, remove all the scuffs.

April 17th - Our noticeboard needs a clear out!

April 16th - Yay, my new Mac is here!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Being paid in eggs

Well, I'm hoping to do a bumper post soon with about 2 weeks worth of photos. My laptop is broken (apart from when it decides to work again), so though I've taken the photos, I've not been having a chance to upload them.

I'll put up today's though, then work through the backlog when my new laptop arrives:D.

I do Physics tutoring, and one of the perks of working in the country is the little extras you sometimes get. Tonight along with my pay I was given a dozen hen eggs as well as a goose egg. I've never actually tried a goose egg, but looking forward to using it to do some baking.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

It's April already?

April 4th:
It's been lovely weather the last couple of days, so I (along with the rest of the country) optimistically thought we'd get a good run of sunshine. No, it was not to be, the rain's back. Ah well. This is the view from my bedroom window.

April 3rd:
I have this wall decoration in my kitchen. I made it a couple of years ago using a class by BubblyFunk as part of the Birthday cybercrop on UKScrappers. It makes me smile each time I look at it.

April 2nd:
We went to Edinburgh for the afternoon. The day did not start well, with Peter first taking the wrong car to the station (we needed the car seat to be at the station at the end of the day), then realising that he now also had the buggy. Then Amy and I missed the train up to Glasgow. Luckily one of her friends stays just across from the station so we could pop in for 40 minutes and wait for the next one.

It was all worth it in the end, Edinburgh's a great place. I love the Scott Monument, hence this photo of it. Amy also worked her charm to get some little Lindt bunnies from the lovely ladies in Jenners.

April 1st: After last month's photo of the buds on my flowering currant, here's the follow-up. All the teeny flowers are opening up. 

Tuesday, 31 March 2009


I'm trying to keep the fruitbowl stocked up, especially with a variety of fruit. I love kiwi fruit, though Amy isn't convinced yet.

March 30th: How I spend my evenings, playing on the web, here we see the Designer Digitals webpage, just one of several I wander round:).

Sunday, 29 March 2009


Amy was at a friend's birthday party today. This is the first time she's been brave enough to get her face painted. It's meant to be a princess, though I think it's more She-ra than Cinderella.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


Amy's nightlight is great. It's got a torch included, and has the In the Night Garden characters round the edge. Every evening after she's gone to bed I look at this arrangement, and can't help thinking of a Lord of the rings style gathering round the campfire. Attending the meeting are Yoda, Makka Pakka and Iggle Piggle, with Dora having a sneaky sleep.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Artwork and Heather

March 27th: Another day, another flower decides it's Spring! Today it's heather, though it wasn't scared of winter anyway!

March 26th: Amy was at Arty's today, an art/play session for toddlers. This week's crafty activity was a Humpty Dumpty. I can't get over how Amy now draws eyes and a mouth when she draws a face. The picture on the right is apparently a painting of Amy. I think I can see what she means. Her favourite colour is definitely yellow! 

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Baking with granny

Amy and her granny had great fun this afternoon making gingerbread eggs. She loved stirring the mixture, rolling out the dough and choosing how they should be decorated. They tasted pretty good too!

Monday, 23 March 2009


Hiya, yes I've been hiding. I'm really enjoying this project, but I was starting to find the uploading of photos a chore. So I decided to take a break for a week, I still took the photos, so I'll start to get up to date now. I  also realised that I find it easier to take photos of things rather than people, but I want lots of photos of Amy in my 365 too, so this week the photos are of her.

March 16th:
Amy was having fun lying on the sofa. I'd lie on the floor and she'd roll off the sofa to land on top of me. Then she'd climb back up and start again.

March 17th:
Just another of Amy's cute expressions lol.

March 18th:
Amy loves these sunglasses, think she's looking forward to summer when she can wear them all the time, though then she'll not have as much chance to use her umbrella, another of her faves at the moment.

March 19th: 
We've loved the sunshine the past few days, though it hasn't exactly been warm, especially when the wind is blowing. Amy's favourite garden toys at the moment are her bucket and spade, sticks to wave around, and the watering can.

March 20th:
We went to a park with granny today, it's been recently done up. Amy loved the slide as usual. This was the first time I've seen her climb up the actual slide and make it to the top, though of course I told her off for it as it was a pretty high slide!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Self portrait time

I've been to the hairdressers today, so this is one of those days where I'm willing to step in front of the camera!

I was chatting with a couple of friends the other day, and we were thinking about what we'd have if money was no object. We figured a stylist would be good to style out hair every day. Then Wendy said she'd love new socks every day which would also be good. My personal choice would be fresh bed linen, there's nothing better.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Mmm wine!

It's a Saturday night, time for a lovely glass of wine.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Glasgow Uni, a jigsaw and some beakers

Today: Being on the committee of the mother and toddler group means taking my turn to bring home all the plastic beakers to wash. I do love the bright colours bobbing in the sink.

March 12th: I got this jigsaw when I was 6 from a craft village while on holiday. We've been going through the boxes in the loft, and I decided to bring it down for Amy to play with. As for that corner piece, I'm sure I came across it a few years ago and put it in 'a safe place'! 

March 11th: This is the main building at the Uni, Amy and I were meeting friends in town, so we got a lift in with Peter in the morning, and walked down from the West End to the city centre.

I love all the buildings (except the awful 60s concrete ones), they look so gothic.