Photo 365: Ensemble

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Maybe not an obvious interpretation of the prompt, but today is the last day of the Christmas holidays and I’m not dressed for a photo… The week’s theme is me, but I can’t face a picture today.
Instead this little ensemble is now on our dining table. Partly to try and encourage me to snack on fruit, partly for the children to snack on as they both seem to have hollow legs and the moment and constantly want to eat.

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Photo 365: Good morning 2015

Good Morning 2015 Hello! And a happy new year to anyone reading this.

At the start of 2015 I’m going to have another try at a photo 365 project. I’m using the prompts from Capture your 365 at the moment, I quite like the way they’re adding in weekly themes as well. Maybe if I can’t keep up with photo 365 I’ll manage photo 52 instead.

I’ll be digging out Bob and Martha and trying to include them in some of the pictures too. I’m not sure where they are at the moment though, so that may have to wait a little bit…

I’ll try and post a general update over the next few days.

How is it the end of February?

This year is flying by. I can’t believe it’s the last week in February already!

February has been a write off. I didn’t manage to shake the virus off properly at the start of the month and it’s still making its presence felt having left me with breathlessness which requires an inhaler at times. Almost everything has fallen by the wayside in the last couple of weeks. It’s only this week that I’ve been able to stay on top of the basic housework without relying on the monkeyfather to help me, and that’s partly thanks to a wonderful, restful few days staying with my lovely mother.

I haven’t spent quality time with the monkeygranny since last summer, it was great to be back at home and able to switch off a bit. It was brilliant to see the wonderful relationship she has with my two monkeys as well.

My photography has fallen by the wayside this month. I took a lot of photos while I was up north, but on the whole it was just using the automatic settings and hoping for the best rather than trying to set anything up properly. I think I may have put too much pressure on myself at the start of the year with the photo365 challenge, I don’t think I realised quite how precariously my depression was balancing. I’m going to try to keep taking photos, but if I don’t take them, or I don’t post them on here then so be it.

In other notes, the poll for the names of my Lego couple closed with the decision that they are called Bob and Martha. I will try to include a photo of one of both of them once a week or so (but I’m not going to commit to anything).

I hope to be around more in the coming days but, again, no promises.

365:10 A Doorway

365-10 A DoorwayMy mind flew straight to the beautiful south door at church as soon as I saw this prompt. You enter through a beautiful wooden porch with wonderful tiles on the floor. I love this space. I have been known to sit and just be still and quiet here, it’s just lovely – and even more so in the gorgeous (but cold!) winter sunshine today.

ps. Don’t forget my name the Lego people request…. you have until 9pm GMT today to suggest names for them.

365:9 Where You Stand

365-9 Where You Stand

Today’s prompt first made me think of taking a picture in church where I was helping with the toddler group on a patch of floor coloured by sunlight coming through the stained glass, however with a mostly cloudy day combined with a very busy session (43 children!) meant I just didn’t get chance. Ultimately my photo was left until after dinner when I was standing in the living room wearing my ultra comfortable fox slippers (a bargain in the Sainsbury’s sale) with the monkeyboy’s cars at my feet.