When you have five children like me, it’s almost impossible to have them all together in the same room at the same. In fact the last time that happened was last Christmas. I’m hoping it will happen again this Christmas. Nowadays it really is a rare occurrence. One of the problems of this happening on a regular basis is the pure logistics, and the fact that three of my children have grown up and are making their way in the world. Two are at university, one in Swansea and my 20 year old daughter in Southampton. Yesterday, well having four… [Read More]
Yesterday we visited West Midland Safari Park for their Santa Safari. Blog post review coming soon! While driving through the safari, I managed to capture this lion walking towards us, and I was quite convinced it was staring straight at me, eyeing up its lunch, haha! It wasn’t until later when I looked at the photograph closer that I noticed the bird in the foreground, which I’m sure it was more interested in! What the Photo really shows to me is how massive this lioness is, in contrast to the tiny bird. Straight after I shot this photo the lioness… [Read More]
My son A, was home from university for the weekend. So we did some father and son bonding with the Little Tikes Workbench. You can turn the boy into the man, but you can’t take the boy out of the man.
The summer holidays are over and as usual it’s had it’s different fads. We had the fidget spinner, but if I’m honest the girls bored of this very quickly. About half way through the holidays a craze started in our neighbourhood, as I’m sure it did in many other neighbourhoods up and down the country. People started to paint rocks and then hide them around the neighbourhood. The idea was really simple. If you find one, you re-hide it somewhere else, but also take a photo and post it to a Facebook group. There were some very elaborate designs that… [Read More]
On Friday we had our final day trip to the seaside this summer. We went to our local beach, where it was a beautiful sunny day. There is no better way to spend a day, than building sandcastles with your children at the seaside. My five year old twins love the beach and it’s a shame that it will most likely be months before we are playing on the sand at the beach again. Autumn/ winter is coming and it will be upon us, before we know it. Roll on next summer for those these fab times, to return, where… [Read More]
Yesterday we visited a National Trust site near to where we live called Dyffryn Gardens. It’s a fantastic house set in the most beautiful gardens. My twin girls got to play croquet and had a great time wandering around the gardens. Discovering many things including a very large pumpkin patch. We went around the house and in one particular room, they were able to dress up as soldiers, which they loved doing. I love this photo, because I think they are so cute! I think I may be a bit bias. Haha! I guess we are now all enlisted to… [Read More]
One of favourite films of all time is Gorillas In The Mist. A truly awe inspiring movie with an outstanding performance from Sigourney Weaver. Another moment of pure magic was Sir David Attenborough sitting with gorillas in the rainforest, a fantastic piece of television. Like a lot of people, I couldn't take my eyes away from the screen. So my contribution to these amazing moments is when I got to sit on King Kong's hand. Ok, I know it's not quite the same, but it felt like it was to me!
My photo this Sunday is my wife and our five year old twin girls. After my wife having to work four late shifts, and missing out on the girls bedtime. Friday was a special day as my wife and girls went to a local farm for the day and this photo for me shows how much the girls missed their mummy as much as mummy missed the girls. The love just shines from the photo, a wonderful moment.
We have just spent a week at the Bluestone Wales resort in West Wales. The weather could of been a bit better, but as usual it was a normal British summer rain and more rain. On the one sunny day though we went to a local farm/zoo called Folly Farm. It was only about a 10 minute drive. The zoo is quite big and they have a pair rhino's there and I captured this shot of one of rhino's standing there in all its magnificent.
Yesterday we went on our annual visit to the open air Everyman theatre in Cardiff. This was our third year in a row. This year it was Aladdin and the standard as previous years was top class. The girls sat and applauded all the way though and loved every minute. In fact my wife and myself loved it too! When we were leaving I couldn't resist a photo with the cast to have a nice memento from this years show. I'm really looking forward to going back next year.