Eirene made a batch of hedgerow jam With freshly picked this morning fruit. Blackberry crabapple rosehip & elderberry to be specific. Bramble jam. Hedge in a jar. Lovely. The blackberries in particular seem to be a bit late this year. Nice thing to do with your Sunday morning.
Iv’e just had a birthday. A stupendous day where I coincidentally picked up a new (to me) car, had the day off work to spend with my fantastic wife and went out for a meal. What I thought was going to be a nice steady away family meal at the steakhouse turned out to be a 20 strong gathering. Eirene… Read more →
It’s this beautiful girl’s 1st birthday today. I shot this, this morning (the photo – not the dog). I’ve discovered this great little tool called Storify. I’ve used to to build a story of Elsie’s first year. It’s kind of a scrapbook, with a timeline. Given that I spray content all over the internet, it’s possible to find photos, videos… Read more →
Spent the best parts of Saturday and Sunday at Bobbybee’s campsite near Filey. We’ve been to Bobbybee’s once or twice before and have now firmly wedged it into one of our favourite camp sites on the planet. Very laid back, informal and chilled place. We were blessed with what was perhaps summer’s last hurrah and enjoyed glorious weather – producing a spectacular sunset, pictured above. We got to… Read more →
Yep, we’re having another! We’ve already got 3 beautiful kids and in some ways, we seem to be getting the hang of this parenting malarkey. We’re certainly getting good at pretending we’re good at it anyway. We’d talked about the idea of having a big family.. well, as you can see, we did more that talk about the idea as the… Read more →
First day back for mine today after a tip top summer holiday. How the time flies. It’s Jay’s first day in Secondary school today. I think he’s most looking forward to the canteen (that’s my boy). Here they are shortly after we’d all started off the day with a round of fried egg toasted sandwiches. We all carefully circumnavigated the egg… Read more →
Unlike these words that I type here, on a modern keyboard that’s plumbed directly into the internet, the words on the picture above were typed with ink. On a bit of actual paper. There’s no cut copy paste. No shortcuts, nothing. Just good old words. Oh so many words are typed these days who’s molecules have been transmogrified into their electron… Read more →
Last Tuesday I got to do a combo of two of my (many) fave things – eat food and take photos. It’s been a while since I’ve had a photography gig, but I’d volunteered to be involved in this one. We’re doing a recipe book at work that involves Dales inspired food. I wanted Geoffrey Boycottage Pie, it didn’t… Read more →