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Monday, 29 December 2008

Merry Xmas

Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to the New Year! We had a lovely quite one with just the four of us at home which was quite nice considering we only got 4 hours sleep before the kids were up. You could have peeled Ritchie off the ceiling he was soooo excited. This picture was taken as a wee surprise for Granny's and Grandas, and I have to say it wasn't the easiest getting the kids to behave. Can you also imagine having three sisters agree on which picture they like the best? This was the best of the bunch though! It was a freezing cold day but it was cute to see them all playing and getting along so nice.

Well Happy New Year to you all when it comes x

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Christmas Tree is falling to bits!!

Ok, so it snowed loads today and the kids were feeling festive as was I! After running about in the snow and baking salty scones by accident and some lovely "Granny Barron" biscuits as my kids call them we've had a fun festive day!

The thing is I have this little kitten called Popeye who is obsessed with trashing my Christmas tree. He has managed to pull all the beads off, paw at the baubles and at one point knock the whole damn thing over! For now he is banned from the living room and will not be getting a Christmas present if he carries on the way he is behaving ;-)

Sunday, 30 November 2008

The day Santa's Elf phoned

So what else are you supposed to do on a frosty Sunday? Coal fire was on, kids were playing happy and are excited at getting their advent calender tomorrow. So to spice things up a little and add some excitement to the festive period we got one of Santa's Elf's to phone!

The Elf told dad that he was delivering mini surprises on the road that Santa and the reindeers would have to travel on to be able to find Ritchie & Amara's house! He wanted them to go out and look for the surprises but they had to find all four of them and if they managed to do that then Santa would know that he was in the right area for delivering presents! Yes I know it's a little far fetched but seeing their little faces when they found the mini chocolate snowmen hanging from the fences brought a huge grin to their little faces and ours of course.

Friday, 14 November 2008

and the hat flew away.......

Ok this was a little more painful than I first anticipated. Perhaps I should leave it to your imagination as to how I did this ;-)

Two days later and I'm still stiff, at least my feet are now clean!

This was shot for my latest prject on image editing for my theme on levitation.

Been really busy with college stuff lately and trying to meet all the deadlines ;-( so not had much time for anything else.

This pic was shot for my advertising project which was for a billboard campaign.

The day that Dave came out it poured of rain and was absolutely horrendous and I didn't know what the hell I was going to do! Anyway the rain didn't stop me....... a wee brainwave and bobs yer uncle!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Halloween Fun

Ritchie catches a rat!

Granda Graham dooks for apples!

Wicked witches!

Ok I know I'm a little late in posting this but thought I would share a few halloween pics. The thought of trick or treating filled me with dread!! Who wants to be freezing as you chap on doors? So it was nice to be invitied to the In-laws Halloween party. The kids had great fun as did the adults. Next year I'll make sure I'm not driving ;-(

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Ice Cream Sunday!

I thought I would share with you my adventures of this morning.........9.30am to be precise. Armed with 6 children, a couple of chairs, a park full of cows, some jelly, an ice cream scoop and a couple of bowls, this I would say was like no other Sunday!

I had to do this for a college project, not sure if I have managed to capture exactly what I wanted however it's quite difficult to have a conversation with a cow and tell it what you want it to do! I mean they are not like dogs. I had to creat an advertisement, advertising Ice Cream without actually showing ice cream in the shot. Thankfully I have a couple of friends with a farm who own some dairy cows, and I have to say it was quite a giggle! After the shoot which didn't take too long the kids then proceeded to pick up the jelly and fling it everywhere. I at one point thought I was going to slip in cow poop as I was being chased by my son with a handful of jelly!!

I have posted some out-takes for a giggle, hope you laugh as much as we all did!

Out-takes taken by the lovely Diane who managed to get a fair few pictures of my backside!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Saturday Nights

are all about the X-factor at the moment! I stupidly started this thing where I say to the kids (on a Sat night) "what night is it tonight" they both look at me with huge smiles on their faces shouting "the X-factor" as they make the cross sign with their stubbly little fingers!

So 15 mins before hand we get all our goodies, me with my Magners, bowl of ice-cream and smashed up maltesers and the kids with the rest of the box and their own little bottle of Irn Bru. We proceed to the living room, feet up on the poofey, one either side of me chomping away while we all attempt to sing the songs! Thank god I don't have neighbours!!!!!!

So as I sit their sipping my cider and eating my bowl of ice cream I become somewhat depressed at watching the very pretty stick thin Cheryl Cole and wish that I had not taken the ice cream tub out! ................Oh well the diet will begin tomorrow!

Monday, 15 September 2008

Monday Blues

Okay so it was a pretty hectic weekend! It was my sisters 18th Birthday on Saturday "happy Brithday Kelly" we all went for a lovely Italian meal (which is my fave) apart from I ordered Salmon pasta!!! Thing is I didn't know it would be a small portion of raw salmon served on top of the lovely cooked yummy pasta!!! I think this is what made me feel sick the rest of the night! Me and raw fish do not get on!

Had hubby's works bbq on the Sat and I have to say that we both died on the Monday! We both suffered from funny tummies!

Had a nice email today from a lady who wants me to do a talk at Aberdeen Uni about my photography work! Feels a bit weird since I was the one always at the back of the class unwilling to stick my hand up to give the right answer! I'm rather excited though.

Right off to bed to try and catch up on some beauty sleep, the pimples are starting to rear their ugly heads and I'm convinced it's lack of sleep!

Friday, 12 September 2008

I have decided

that this is where I'm going to ramble! I've been mentally busy busy the past few weeks. Lots of images to edit. An exhibition at the gallery in Aberdeen and a shit load of college work to wade through! I am absolutely knackered!!!

I was going to write more but I'm done and heading to bed. Keep checking back, I'll hopefully update regularly x