Friday, 22 August 2014

Family Photo Friday

I've spent all week taking photos for other people and somehow managed to not get one single picture of ANYTHING for myself... So, I'll be back next week for a double post week.

Have a fabulous bank holiday weekend!


Friday, 15 August 2014

N is for...


Nosey.

This chappy was fascinated by my camera and what I was up to while we dodged hurricane Bertha on a maternity shoot on Monday! 

What a stunning creature!

Linking up with the #alphabetphoto project.


Family Photo Friday #32 - 15/08/14

It's Friday, I thought it was Thursday and I'm posting this before I run off to the park. 

The summer holidays are fabulous and we're loving being outside and enjoying the (mostly) good weather.

I took this the other day while we were out at Wicksteed Park. I just can't believe how grown up she is suddenly. She loves a good sand pit, although I suspect the other children don't appreciate her sandy play so much!

Thanks for continuing to link up and join in even while your host is being completely pants! 




  • Share a family photo from your week just gone. It needn't be a Family Photo Friday specific post, I don't mind you recycling! You can join in weekly, monthly or just whenever you can. It can be a formal portrait or a snap from your phone, something you posed for or something you caught when no one was looking. It could be from a day out, a gathering, an activity at home, it doesn't matter so long as it gives a snap shot of what your family looked like during the week that's just been. 
  • Give us a brief explanation of your photo. 
  • I'd love it if you could grab the badge to add at the bottom of your post and Tweet about it using #familyphotofriday - my Twitter handle is @oneformybaby12. 
  • Pop over to visit at least two other bloggers and see what they've been doing - maybe you can watch their family grow and change too! 
  • Leave a comment if you can. 


  • Happy photo-taking and memory-making!

    Family Photo Friday @ Thursday's Child, Friday's Thoughts

    Friday, 8 August 2014

    Family Photo Friday #31 - 08/08/14


    We spent last weekend staying with one of my besties in the New Forest, which meant plenty of fresh air and enjoying the sunshine... And geocaching. Lots of geocaching... I'll make that my word of the week! Effy has really started to show an interest in searching for "treasure", which I love. Here she is with a cache we found by compass alone when GPS failed us with D, her godmother and Lowen's godfather after a very long walk and some excellent puzzle solving on her godmother's behalf! We've more than doubled our total of finds in the last 10 days, there's a bit of an addiction forming here!

    Usual stuff...



  • Share a family photo from your week just gone. It needn't be a Family Photo Friday specific post, I don't mind you recycling! You can join in weekly, monthly or just whenever you can. It can be a formal portrait or a snap from your phone, something you posed for or something you caught when no one was looking. It could be from a day out, a gathering, an activity at home, it doesn't matter so long as it gives a snap shot of what your family looked like during the week that's just been. 
  • Give us a brief explanation of your photo. 
  • I'd love it if you could grab the badge to add at the bottom of your post and Tweet about it using #familyphotofriday - my Twitter handle is @oneformybaby12. 
  • Pop over to visit at least two other bloggers and see what they've been doing - maybe you can watch their family grow and change too! 
  • Leave a comment if you can. 
  • I promise to visit as many of you as I can and I'll pick my favourite photo to share next Friday. 

    Happy photo-taking and memory-making!


    Family Photo Friday @ Thursday's Child, Friday's Thoughts

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    M is for...


    Mouthwatering.

    A ploughman's lunch at the Cider Pantry in Burley on Saturday.

    Linking up with the #alphabetphoto project.


    Thursday, 31 July 2014

    Family Photo Friday #30 - 01/08/2014 / L is for...

    I've been really quiet and I make no apology. It's the summer holidays, D is off, and it's been a really busy couple of weeks. His best mate got married, one of my best mates got married, another best friend had her beautiful baby and I had the joy of photographing her two hours new, I went back to work for the end of term and I've started a new business. It's been hectic. Good hectic, but my time for blogging is the scrapings of the jar at the moment. Huge apologies for not having commented, retweeted, popped over etc. Next week I have a date with my iPad and a bottle of wine to get up to speed.

    So this photo is my Family Photo Friday picture. It's also my #alphabetphoto picture for L.


    L is for loves. My favourite three.


  • Share a family photo from your week just gone. It needn't be a Family Photo Friday specific post, I don't mind you recycling! You can join in weekly, monthly or just whenever you can. It can be a formal portrait or a snap from your phone, something you posed for or something you caught when no one was looking. It could be from a day out, a gathering, an activity at home, it doesn't matter so long as it gives a snap shot of what your family looked like during the week that's just been. 
  • Give us a brief explanation of your photo. 
  • I'd love it if you could grab the badge to add at the bottom of your post and Tweet about it using #familyphotofriday - my Twitter handle is @oneformybaby12. 
  • Pop over to visit at least two other bloggers and see what they've been doing - maybe you can watch their family grow and change too! 
  • Leave a comment if you can. 
  • I promise to visit as many of you as I can and I'll pick my favourite photo to share next Friday. 

    Happy photo-taking and memory-making!


    Family Photo Friday @ Thursday's Child, Friday's Thoughts

    Real Mums of All-Bran Challenge

    Three lesser-known facts about me:

    • I am a notoriously awful breakfast skipper.
    • I could happily eat chocolate as a breakfast substitute on the odd occasion, however.
    • I don't believe in brand campaigns because I never think they'll work.
    So, I'll eat my hat after I write this post.

    Here's a secret:

    Since I ate dodgy fish and chips 8 weeks pregnant with Effy while watching the Cowes Week fireworks, I have never had a happy gut. I spent both pregnancies either constipated or positively upset, and especially since having Lowen I've felt bloated, and somewhat irregular... Just not "right".

    And this is why I was so keen to try the 5 day challenge, care of Real Mums of All Bran.


    Here's the thing. I really felt better as a result of eating a bowl of All Bran for five days. I HATE to admit it, remember point three above? 

    Suddenly my gut felt happier, less bloated, more comfortable, more regular and definitely more "right". And just when I was wondering if it were mind over matter, when I had finished every scrap of the joy I'd been sent, within a couple of days my innards were back to their usual tricks. Cue a trip to the supermarket and a more conscious effort to eat bran. Happy guts.

    There's more to this than a happy gut though.


    First off, when I think of All Bran, I think of my granny eating it and recall it tasting of flip flop or something equally unsavoury... Well, Bran has come along way in 25 years because all three flavours (Golden Crunch, Red Berry Crunch and Chocolate Wheats) we were sent to try were delicious. D and Effy loved them all too. There's no points for guessing which flavour disappeared fastest, however...


    The Chocolate Wheats were a huge hit. Now, I know I said I could happily eat chocolate for breakfast, and this would fill that box. I'd consider it to be a weekend cereal. A healthier treat to start your Saturday. The Red Berry Crunch went down well and what I really liked about it as that you could really taste the berries coming through, and there was a generous quantity in every serving. The Golden Crunch was a definite week day cereal, but enjoyable despite it's slightly more "ordinary" demeanour. 


    Needless to say, the other pro from this challenge is that I ate breakfast with Effy. Recently she's tended to mess around in the company of non-eaters at the table, so it's been easier to potter and leave her to it, but enjoying cereal with her on her non nursery days (she has breakfast with her pals at nursery) has made for a lovely start to our mornings once Lowen is back in bed for her first nap of the day.

    And unlike other cereals, I didn't feel like I wanted a snack three minutes after breakfast. Just slipping that one in there.


    So, I learned a lot doing this challenge, but most importantly I've realised how key my gut is to my mood... A happy gut makes getting on with day to day stuff easier, and I am really trying hard to not be a breakfast skipper any more but eating bran-based cereal daily. I really do feel All-Bran New! I've also learned that bran doesn't taste of old shoe. Hurrah! 










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