Thursday, 16 February 2012

Mahoosive catch-up post of mahoosiveness!!

Oh dear. Oh my. I'm *really* behind now! I have utterly failed to keep up-to-date with uploading my daily pics and now I have a ridiculously large amount to upload. So once again it's time for a catch-up post.

Also, I have a confession to make. I did actually miss a day here and there - things have been busy here lately and also I was away from home for 3 days (and without my DSLR) which made things more difficult. So one or two of these pics are retrospective ones, taken on a later day. And one is deliberately so... ;)

Day 30 - Collection

I thought long and hard about this photo and actually took a couple of photos of other items... but let's face it, the one thing I really collect is... stamps! :lol: (And boy did I have plenty of choice of piles of stamps to photograph! ;D)

Day 31 - Wheels

With a toddler and a baby, there's always a buggy of some description folded up in the hallway, so the perfect opportunity for a shot of some wheels! :lol:

Day 32 - Accessory

I had a bit of a mini shopping spree for my pre-Valentine's weekend away in London with DH and actually bought myself some new make-up! Oooh pretty.... :D

Day 33 - Button

The buttons on the cordless house phone - of which we have several (big house!) and which I keep losing!!

Day 34 - Interaction

A rare moment of interaction between my two girls. Okay, I'll admit it, also a staged one - I asked Aimee to give Mia a kiss. But she did. And that's lovely. They get on mostly okay but they don't really interact a huge amount atm - Mia's still too little to play nicely and Aimee gets grumpy about it!

Day 35 - Liquid

Bottles of milk awaiting washing.

Day 36 - Rubbish

Hee. I rather like this shot. Look how pretty the bottom of the recently-emptied bin in my craft room is! Splattered with paints and inks and with an inky baby wipe lurking in the corner. :)

Day 37 - Packaging

Ahh. Good old Sainsbury's. I really must try and remember to leave some carrier bags in the boot of my car instead of collecting new ones every time I go shopping!!

Day 38 - Damaged

A pretty little crack in the wall/ceiling of the snug. Well, hey, the house is over 70 years old so the odd crack is inevitable. ;)

Day 39 - Fence

A recent acquisition. We got fed up, in the recent cold snap, of not being able to put the gas fire on in the lounge, for fear of the kids getting too close. Therefore, a big old fireguard was acquired!

Day 40 - Compact

This is one of the days I missed. Mostly because I was running around like a mad thing prepping for my trip away but also because I wanted to take a picture of my old Panasonic Lumix compact camera, which had been my pride and job until DH got me my DSLR. But... I couldn't find it anywhere. But DH found it for me the other day... so here it is. :)

Day 41 - Heart

This was the other day I missed. But thanks to my lovely DH, on Valentine's day I got the most perfect thing to photograph as a retrospective shot for this prompt. :)

Day 42 - Portrait of a loved one

This one was taken with the camera on my Galaxy Tab. And the lighting wasn't great... cos DH and I were at Jamie Oliver's Babarcoa restaurant having a very yummy meal as part of our pre-Valentine's weekend. :)

Day 43 - From your past

Bit of a bittersweet one this. This is a frame that sits on the mantelpiece in my lounge. The photo in the frame is my Great Great Aunty Mabel and my Great Uncle Tommy (her nephew), both sadly no longer with us. The small photo tucked into the frame is one of my older sister, also sadly no longer with us. So. People from my past. :(

Day 44 - Friendship

My two girls may not always get on great but they both love bathtime and when they do play together, it's lovely. :)

Day 45 - Candle

This candle, stuck into an empty wine bottle, was my sole source of illumination for about 2 hours when we had a sudden power cut a couple of weeks ago!! The lights went out just as I was taking the kids to bed and I had to leave the baby crying in the dark while I went to rescue the toddler, who was half way up the stairs, and then take the baby downstairs with me, in pitch black darkness, where I managed to find my phone and use its light to find and light this candle! I put both the kids to bed by the light of this solitary flame and then sat in the lounge with my one candle and my laptop (running on battery) until the power came back on!!

Day 46 - Bloom

I didn't get flowers for Valentine's. And, in fact, I rarely have them in the house as DH's hayfever is sensitive to most kinds of pollen! However, I did very well for gifts this year so I can live without the flowers. ;) So instead I'm sharing a pic of a scrummy piece of floral patterned paper (by Kate Knight) that came in a freebie pad with a craft magazine and that I am just itching to create something with.

Right then. That's me caught up. Off to take today's photo... and hopefully get it uploaded in less than 2 weeks this time! :lol:

Ali xx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Mahoosive catch-up post!!

Oh wow, I am SO behind in posting my pics! I have been taking them though... just not getting around to uploading and posting them. So rather than spamming this blog with multiple posts for each day I have missed, I'm gonna just do a big fat catch-up post and bring it all up to date in one go. Are you ready? *deep breath* Here we go...

Day 19 - Bad For You

I love these crisps a bit too much. Especially as they often seem to sell them on 2-for-1 etc offers! :lol:

Day 20 - Sign

A sure sign that I need to a) put my shopping away (before hubby gets home and sees it! :lol:) and b) stop buying more crafty stuff! Argh!! ;)

Day 21 - Fire

Mmmm. Creme brulee. Yummy dessert plus the entertainment factor of playing with the kitchen blowtorch. :D

Day 22 - Glowing

The familiar sight of the glow of DD2's baby monitor.

Day 23 - Hot

A bit of an experiment, this one... but I rather like how it turned out...

Day 24 - Motion

My two little menaces in motion, chasing bubbles. Love how the bubbles have been captured, floating in the air, in this photo.

Day 25 - Motionless

My beloved double pushchair, all folded up, motionless, nevermore to be used... cos we've put it on eBay (and some lucky so-and-so's just won it)

Day 26 - Free Choice

What's that you say? No prompt? Argh! But what should I DO?! :lol:

I opted for a rather funky shot of my Nestie storage in my craft room... I like how the set in the foreground is in focus and all the rest out of focus.

Day 27 - Amazing

Soppy I know, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw this prompt was my lovely hubby. So when he got home on Friday night, he got snapped. :D

Day 28 - Fluffy

Meet Fudge, definitely the fluffiest of my two cats (and named for the colour of her nose). :D

Day 29 - Kitchen Utensil

Love how the light shines off my lovely cheese-grater. :)

Phew! Done! Right... must try and upload more often in future....

Ali xx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Day 18 - Pleasurable

There is one thing that gives me PLEASURE right now... the gas fire in my living room!

I'm fed up of being cold and I just want to huddle in front of the warm fire until spring comes! :lol:

Ai xx

Day 17 - Naughty

I left it late to take my photo again today.. partly because I've had to move my camera out of the living room as a certain naughty little baby has worked out how to pull herself up to stand at the sofa and hence could reach the strap of my camera and started trying to pull it onto the floor! Gah!

So I missed the chance to photograph said baby for the NAUGHTY prompt. Bah. Instead I went with a close-up of the very pretty box full of very NAUGHTY Thornton's chocs that I am currently ploughing through.

Diet starts next week, honest! ;)

Ali xx

Day 16 - Snack

The SNACK that I decided to photograph today was anything but healthy... but oooh it was nice! :)

A cheeky slice of apple and cinammon cake and a nice, hot cup of tea. Mmmmmmm.

Ali xx

Day 15 - Generous

My initial thought for Sunday's GENEROUS prompt was to go with a photo of the generous box of Thornton's my hubby got me for Christmas... but I did them just yesterday! :lol: I also have a confession to make... I was so wrapped up in pre- and post-Sherlock excitement on Sunday that I completely forgot to take my photo until well after midnight! :lol:

But I've always been a nightowl and as far as I'm concerned, it all counts as the same day until you actually go to bed and go to sleep. ;)

So here's my photo:

A view of the Welsh dresser in the snug, which contains what can only be described as a generous selection of single malt whiskeys (and a sneaky bottle of v expensive brandy)! :D

Ali xx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Day 14 - Guilty Pleasure

I like today's prompt - GUILTY PLEASURE. I was briefly tempted to go with a photo to do with the BBC's Sherlock as that is my current over-riding addiction... but you know what? I have no reason to feel guilty about being hooked on Sherlock - it's awesome! :D :D

So instead I went with a long-standing guilty pleasure of mine... Thornton's Continentals. Mmmmmmm...

This photo comes to you courtesy of hubby who, knowing very well what side is bread is buttered on, bought me a *humungous* box of these babies for Christmas (104!! He claims he's economising cos I'll still be eating them by Valentine's Day - hah, he wishes! :D).

Ali x