A Year in black and white

Even if you really love a hobby there are times you you can get ‘stale’ and find yourself doing the same things over and over without challenging yourself. My 365 project this year is #ayearinblackandwhite. I started this on 1st Jan but there is no reason that you can’t start your own project whenever you feel like it. I’ve done 365 projects before, some just … Continue reading A Year in black and white

Photographing Snowdrops

Light – Camera -Angle I often get people asking for advice when taking photographs so I thought I’d just share a few ideas today. I love Spring flowers and bulbs they are just so beautiful and full of hope. Due to the recent mild weather it appears that UK snowdrops are out in all their glory. On a practical note I always wear old jeans … Continue reading Photographing Snowdrops

Lensbaby Velvet 56

Following on from my ‘Milestone‘ post earlier this week, my husband has been asking me for ages what I wanted for my birthday. I decided that I wanted to be selfish and have something I wanted rather than needed so after lots of research I decided on a new lens and it arrived this morning! The lensbaby Velvet 56  looks and feels sturdy and allows you … Continue reading Lensbaby Velvet 56

National Poetry Day – Dementia

We lost mum a couple of years ago now but she had lived with dementia for several years before that. As it’s national poetry day I decided to share a poem I’d written.   Dementia You know your first name But not your surname You know where you feel safe But don’t know your address. You recognise your husband But not your children. You eat … Continue reading National Poetry Day – Dementia

Jewellery for LimbBo Foundation

Those of you who know me well are used to seeing me ‘play’ with a variety of creative ideas. I love trying anything new be it making baby shoes or freezing flowers, I’ll give it a go. My latest addiction is ‘Acrylic pouring’ – this is so so messy and so amazingly therapeutic. You can’t completely control your result and you never know what you … Continue reading Jewellery for LimbBo Foundation

LimbBo Foundation meet up

My eyes won’t stop dripping – is the phrase Tommy uses to explain to me why he’s crying. Well my eyes have been really dripping this week. I am so proud of my little inspiration and his sister ( his parents make me cry too!). A group of limb different children and their families showed us what positive thinking, love, and a bit of ingenuity … Continue reading LimbBo Foundation meet up

Life lessons from a 2 year old

My granddaughter LJ is my inspiration. She meets life head on and on her own terms. This morning we went to a pottery painting session. (Thank you @lescadeauxgifts ) The paints were a wonderful array of pastel colours in a circular palette. LJ started with one colour then decided that she wanted to use them all at once. She dipped her paint brush in each … Continue reading Life lessons from a 2 year old

Growing up

Children don’t come with a manual. All children are unique and have their own strengths and areas where they need encouragement. We love them, we protect them and hopefully they thrive. We then have to give them the skills to cope on their own. My Tommy D is four next month and starts school in September. I’m heartbroken, he’s my Tommy, he’s too little, he’s … Continue reading Growing up