It’s another mammoth two week catch up from me this week. It’s been another busy fortnight, including my return to work after a glorious two weeks off, a blogging conference, and my gallbladder surgery finally taking place. I’ve also managed to successfully audition for a role in the next Knutsford Little Theatre production, so things aren’t going to get any quieter around here as I rehearse for the show to be performed in June! I’d always rather be busy than not have enough to do though. So here’s my selection of daily photos from the last two weeks:
Sunday 19 April 2015: Apple Watch
We stopped for lunch at a shopping centre yesterday which just happened to have an Apple store. And after we’d eaten we just happened to walk into said Apple store. And we looked at the Apple watch. And then we tried several different varients of it on our wrists. I came to the following conclusions:
– It’s nice, but I’m still not sure I’m ready to pay that much money for a watch.
– The Sport strap was difficult to get the right fit with, and if I was to buy one I’d want the Leather Loop band (an additional £129) instead.
– That would make it even more expensive, so I suspect I’m going to live without for the time being.
– It was nice though…
Monday 20 April 2015: Back to Work
First day back at work after more than two weeks off, and my sat nav really does like to rub it in:
Yes *sob* #tw #365 110/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Tuesday 21 April 2015: A Good Sign?
My poor neighbours have been trying to sell their house for almost a year and a half. Seriously – it went on the market before Christmas 2013. A sold board appeared last summer, but the sale fell through and they were back to square one again. I noticed this evening that a new sold sign had appeared – I really hope this one works out for them. And I hope some nice people are buying it!
Wednesday 22 April 2015: This space (un)intentionally left blank
Project 365 has definitely inspired me to take more photos. And it’s not often that I don’t take any photos on a particular day, or don’t have other photos taken on previous days that I want to share. But I managed it today!
Thursday 23 April 2015: Lawn Picnic
It was a glorious day here today, and as the weather forecast seems to be saying that it will get cooler again at the weekend my daughter asked if she and her brother could have a picnic tea today to make the most of the weather. Of course I agreed, and they had a lovely time on our front lawn.
Front garden picnic tea #23snaps #catherine #david #tw #365 113/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Friday 24 April 2015: Cycling Past the Dandelions
Again in the spirit of making the most of the lovely weather, both kids rode their bikes to school and back today. Here’s my son riding past some of the amazing crop of dandelions we seem to be having at the moment.
Saturday 25 April 2015: Colour your own wallpaper
I attended the BlogCamp blogging conference today, organised by the Tots100 Index, and had a great day. I picked up some hints and tips to improve my blogging, and met up with loads of blogging friends. The conference was held at The Studio in Birmingham, a great venue with loads of little hidden gems – like this one – a colouring wall, with a stock of crayons provided.
Such a fun idea at the #BlogCampUK venue today – a colouring wall, with crayons provided. #tw #365 115/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Sunday 26 April 2015: Serious Driving Face
We tried out a new play barn today, and had a great time. Both kids loved the little go karts that they had, and here’s my daughter in action.
Monday 27 April 2015: Popping Corn
We had the first of what I hope will be many family film afternoons yesterday. The geekdaddy and I decided it was time for the kids to watch Star Wars, so we set up the TV, and made real popcorn. Here are the kids watching the corn kernels pop in the pan.
Watching the popcorn popping #23snaps #david #catherine #tw #365 117/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Tuesday 28 April 2015: My Babies and Me
Not a brilliant picture – I’m still getting the hang of this “selfies” business, and I don’t think my arms are long enough for it to be honest! But I was feeling cuddly with the kids and wanted to capture the moment. And I still don’t take enough pictures of me with the kids.
Wednesday 29 April 2015: Last Meal
It’s finally here at last – gallbladder removal day! For a number of reasons I’ve been waiting a while for this operation, but today it’s going ahead. I’m under strict instructions not to eat or drink after 7.30am, so this is my last meal (for a while).
It’s gallbladder removal day at last, and I can’t eat or drink after 7.30. So I’m having breakfast nice and early 🙂 #tw #365 119/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Thursday 30 April 2015: Blue Peter Badge
Home from my operation, and my daughter was delighted to receive her purple Blue Peter badge in the post today. She’d applied for it a few months ago by writing a review of an episode using the form on the website.
Friday 1 May 2015: Computer Building
We were sent a Kano computer kit to review, and this afternoon we got around to putting it together. Well, I say “we”, but this was actually all my daughter’s own work. So at the age of 7 she can proudly say that she’s built her own computer 🙂
I’m so proud – my daughter just built her first computer. Thanks @teamkano #review #page #365 121/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Saturday 2 May 2015: Crafting Kirby
I had a crafting afternoon with my daughter today. We were sent some craft materials by Nintendo to promote the forthcoming release of a new Wii-U game – Kirby and the Magic Paintbrush. We were challenged to create the lead character, Kirby, in modelling clay. Here are our attempts, with a picture of the character for comparison. I think we did pretty well, don;t you? 🙂
I want to say a big thank you to The Boy And Me who has for the past four and a bit years been hosting a Linky where any bloggers who participate in the Photo A Day/Project 365 challenge can share our posts. Unfortunately Real Life has caught up with her, and she can no longer devote the time to this activity. It was her enthusiasm that got me started on this project to take a photo every day, and I am sad that she will no longer be so involved with the community (although she won’t be able to escape us completely!). Thanks for everything TBAM!