DDBD 2013 Live Tracking

A week on Saturday (the 31st Augugst) I will attempt to run my second marathon distance to celebrate my birthday. Thankfully I’m not doing it alone. I have a good number of friends and family joining me for bits of the run (about 20 peeps if all goes well). I’m not sure if I’ll make it. Training has been going… Read more →

the big apple

Little Disco Shoot

Chloe got stuck at work for a wee bit longer than we’d hoped today. I guess you can’t hurry pregnant women. I killed the time we spent waiting for her return by taking a few quick frames of Robyn. Nothing fancy but I thought I’d share some. Little Disco is growing up fast. Read more →


031: Cliff Hanger

We managed to make the best of a single afternoon of sunshine and get out to West Bay yesterday for a walk along the beach and up to the top of the cliff. It was very nice and the obligatory ice cream that accompanies such trips was very scrummy. Robyn had her camera with her and was busy snapping photographs… Read more →

wood spider

Moors Valley

Today marked the last full day of my little break from normal working life (although I still have the weekend left to go). Chloe, Robyn and myself decided to strap the bikes onto our trusty Micra and head for Moors Valley Country Park and Forest for a day of cycle and play fun. The trails there were absolutely perfect. We had to endure… Read more →


029: Hair Play

So I gave up with this project a while back. The original plan was making this a daily project. I failed. I like quite a few of the photos though. I think I’m just going to add more as and when I see them and take them. I may even end up with 365 of them….it might just take a… Read more →


028: Fishy Picture

OMG I missed another day on Friday….how badly do I suck! Not an excuse but I was busy after work with a 9 mile training run ready for my race a week Saturday. Saturday itself was busy and involved a cycle trip to Weymouth to catch up with various family members. I took my new lomography fisheye camera with me… Read more →


027: The day before

Man I suck. I’m posting this a day late…a shot from today will follow. Yesterday flew past. I Managed a steady 7 mile run at lunchtime, was busy at work and came home to an evening of socialising and entertaining a gaggle of student midwife types. Chuck in there helping Robyn with her homework and a bunch of other lovely… Read more →


025: Little Angel

Busy day yesterday sorting stuff out at home in the morning and my nieces birthday party in the afternoon. It was very nice to catch up with family but equally quite exhausting (especially considering the prior late night of drinking and dancing). Robyn attended the party dressed as an angel…..oh the irony! ;0) Read more →


024: The running man

Two weeks today I’ll be running my first race…I’m getting excited but I’m more than aware I’ve been a little lapse with my training the last two weeks, but trying not to beat myself up too much considering how far I’ve come in the last eight months. This morning I got out and did a 7 mile run around the… Read more →


023: TGIF

Today (like most others) has been a day full of ups and downs. Mostly ups. Glad the weekend is here but lots planned and don’t think there will be much time for chilling. Biggest thing to happen today was being officially discharged from the sleep clinic as I have pretty much cured myself of sleep apnea by getting fit and… Read more →


022: Knit one Pearl one

Chloe and her fellow Students have been asked to knit during lectures. Apparently studies conducted in other parts of the world have proven that it improves concentration levels and helps you take in information. Chloe has been teaching herself this week. She seems to be getting on all right. Even if the studies are wrong at least I might end… Read more →


021: The wall of Robyn

I’ve spent the last couple of days sorting out nice framed prints of some of my favourite photos for our living room. I’m not great at lining up picture hooks and all that straight line business but I am pleased with the results. In the kitchen/office area though I wanted to do something different so I ordered approx 130 mono… Read more →


020: Men in tights

So I had some technical running tights turn up today…..yes man tights! thought I’d try them on….strangely comfy! Hopefully my head torch will turn up soon and then I combine tights with torch and get out for some training runs later at night. A fairly productive day at work. Chloe is busy trying to figure out how to knit (don’t… Read more →


019: Run Disco Run

So the keen eyed will notice I didn’t take or upload a picture yesterday…ooops! …anyway… moving on….. *cough* Today my fundraising pack and running tee arrived from UNICEF UK (much quicker than I expected). I wasted no time in going for a quick training run to see how it felt. I’ll now wash it carefully with tender loving care and… Read more →