A nice day today. I grabbed the opportunity to take a few snaps while I was out working.
Seaside (haiku) February 23, 2012
Cheeky Monkeys February 15, 2012
These are actually Barbary Macaques in Gibraltar.
I’m feeling pretty gloomy right now so I thought I should cheer myself up by looking through some old holiday photos. It kind of did the trick looking at those wonderful sun filled memories. On this holiday I got some wonderful images.
Anyhoo - these are some of the best monkey pictures from that trip
The ‘lady’ eating the crisps had a wrestling match with me……she tried to steal my handbag! I’m in lots of other peoples holiday snaps trying to get her to give it up )
A lovely day out February 14, 2012
It’s half term, so I wanted to spend at least one day this week with the kids. Better still, my husband was able to get the day off too so we had an entire day together as a family. That’s a rare treat.
Last year I had managed to get some vouchers giving us free entry into the Tower of London. Having spent many years living on the edges of and working in London there are a lot of the sights and landmarks we haven’t seen. Husband and I have both been (separately) to the Tower so thought it would be an interesting place to go as a family.
Luckily husband works around the corner and we were able to park there and finish our journey on foot. I say luckily because the train fare would have been in the region of £70 return.
It was surprisingly busy for a February morning but there was lots to see and we all enjoyed it. There are still bits there we haven’t seen, but as I say it was busy and very chilly too. I don’t mind as it’s reason to go back
We had a late lunch in The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields. It’s my new favourite place. The decor is ‘Nouveau Retro’ and shabby chic. The food, unsurprisingly, is all day breakfasts and burgers and was a smash hit with my children. The background music was a fantastic blend of 60′s soul, and 80′s pop with a few other classics thrown in for good measure. The clientele was a fabulous mix of city suits and arty types. I could have happily moved in there!
So photos: A few from the Tower, which my Daughter still insists is NOT a tower, and a few from The Breakfast Club. The picture at the top of the post is the signage above the restaurant and, do you know what? Today was a good day.
Woodland Wonders January 29, 2012
At the weekend I like to take MY dog (I’m a dog-walker) to our local piece of Ancient Woodland. It gives him lots of exercise off-lead, gives us both some fresh air, and give me the opportunity to, occasionally, take some photographs.
This week in particular I feel like I have to justify my abilities as ‘photographer’ as I’ve tutored a school class in the art of close-up photography and had to re-supply my Aunt with the pictures I took, at her request of her marriage blessing.
This morning was bright, misty, and frosty – a magical combination – and I got some nice shots.
- Superhero, Dog Walker, Photographer or Mum? (fundemental.wordpress.com)