Monthly Archives: July 2014

Photo a Day July: Day 21 – Teething

It’s twenty-five to nine and I have a wide awake baby clambering around the lounge. She has been a really good sleeper for a fair while so I’m used to having my evenings back and this is not on! I … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 20 – Pieris

I felt uninspired about what to photograph today so I went outside and tried some close-ups of various things in the garden. This was one of the best. The new leaves on pieris are a beautiful red before turning green. … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 19 – Family

Every month or two my brother and sister in law come round for an evening of ‘ribs & games’. The chinese takeaway is ordered (complete with the eponymous BBQ ribs) and the board games come out. It’s great to have … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 18 – Holidays

Today’s photo is dedicated to the many teachers I know and the many more I don’t. Congratulations! Not just on making it through another year. Not just for surviving another year of targets, deadlines, OFSTED, mistrust and forever changing government … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 17 – Interrupted

I was enjoying the sunshine, lying on my back on the lawn and trying to photograph clouds when I got attacked by a giant, biscuit smeared baby. She is fascinated by every gadget she has seen us use – laptop, … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 16 – Squirrel

It’s not just blue tits that visit our bird feeder. This squirrel pops by every few days to fill up too. It has been known to eat it’s way through the entire contents of the feeder in one sitting (or … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 15 – Daddy

We went to Liverpool today. I was meeting a friend this afternoon but decided to go in early to do a bit of shopping and browsing so we met up with Daddy for a bit at lunchtime. It was a … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 14 – Collective

I’ve been trying to find out what the collective noun for blue tits is. I found an entry onĀ  the Wild About Britain forum that says it’s a ‘banditry’ or a ‘dissimulation’. Neither is very catchy and I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 13 – Sprightly

Alice is our old lady. She was estimated to be about four years old when we adopted her from the RSPCA (she chose us) so is now about fourteen. She lives at a leisurely pace these days, preferring to wait … Continue reading

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Photo a Day July: Day 12 – Poorly

We went nine months and eleven days without Penny being ill beyond a bit of a cold and some teething pain. But today I have a poorly baby. I could tell something was wrong yesterday when she refused to eat … Continue reading

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