365 pictures: 81 – 90

We visited Gem’s mum in Welby over Easter, then had the rest of last week off work. Apparently that meant taking time off posting daily photos as well, because I had to do a mammoth catch up today. Fortunately I didn’t stop taking pictures, so my photo a day project lives on. And there are some great snaps in this batch…

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81. Hampden roar
The night Scotland became the first European nation officially out of contention for a 2014 World Cup place. Yes, even San Marino, Lichtenstein and Luxembourg lasted longer than us. Euro 2016 it is then…

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82. Butterfly
Heather loves getting her face painted, and she loved this butterfly she got at a church coffee morning. I’m not so sure about the orange lips, but she liked them too.

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83. Gaslight Anthem
We rounded off a busy weekend with our second gig of the year, the Gaslight Anthem at a jam packed O2 Academy, and a great show it was too.

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84. Shoes
After giving our shoes a long overdue polish I thought I should capture the moment for posterity.

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85. 28,000 feet sunset
A working day in Birmingham meant I got to see the sun set from high above the clouds, which always looks spectacular.

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86. Bubble wrap
Who doesn’t like popping bubble wrap? Certainly not our two girls!

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87. Easter bonnets
Heather needed an Easter Bonnet for her last day at nursery, which meant Megan had to have one too! Don’t they look pretty?

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88. Heathers
I couldn’t resist snapping this. If the plants had been a bit healthier looking I might even have picked some up.

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89. Driving
A pit stop en route to Nana’s house. Megan decided the best way to relax after sitting in the car for a few hours is by, um, sitting in a car. I’ll never understand toddler logic…

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90. Chocolate lolly
An Easter treat from our favourite new landlady, Sarah at the Crown and Anchor in Welby.

This autumn I'm running/cycling in a 30km duathlon and a half marathon, to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign. You can read more about my challenge here or support me here. All donations, however big or small, gratefully received!

365 pictures: 1-10

On a whim at the start of the year, I decided that in 2013 I would take (and share) a picture every day. I’ve seen quite a few people do it over the last few years, and thought I’d join in – it looks like fun. Gathered here are my first 10 efforts, along with some words.

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1. Crown and Anchor, Welby
New Year’s Day pint at my local (when I’m visiting the in-laws). Tetley’s Christmas Cracker, if you’re interested in that sort of thing. It was rather tasty!

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 2. Ready for the off
Last day of the holidays and a long drive home. I’m not sure if Megan was happy about this or not

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3. Back to work :(
Pretty self explanatory this one. NOBODY likes going back to work

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4. All over for another year
It never seems like any time at all between the decorations going up and coming back down again. And of course there are always a few things that escape going back in the loft. This year: 2 ornaments and a Santa stocking

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5. Peekaboo!
They say kids have more fun with the packaging than the toys. Megan was definitely loving this hanger from a Baby Annabel outfit. Last seen down the back of the sofa (the hanger, not the outfit)

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6. Playoffs baby!
Last Sunday was all about the football – I was insanely excited about the Washington Redskins first home playoff game in 13 years. Read all about it here

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7. NFL fan evening
Monday night was also about the football, as I was at an NFL fan evening in Edinburgh. And very good it was too. Read about it here

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8. Out with the old, in with the new
I wrote about this one too – changing my wall calendar at work

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9. Happy Mrs Chicken
Both our girls love technology – phones, iPad etc. By far Megan’s favourite game is Happy Mrs Chicken, featuring Peppa Pig. But she’s equally at home tweeting on my behalf from Tap the Frog!

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10. Morning princess
Astonishingly for someone so outgoing and full of life, Heather can be quite camera shy. So when she says “take a picture of me Daddy” you have to grab the opportunity with both hands.

This autumn I'm running/cycling in a 30km duathlon and a half marathon, to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign. You can read more about my challenge here or support me here. All donations, however big or small, gratefully received!