The Sunday Fraggle report~Christmas edition.

Well that’s Christmas over and done with, just New Year to go. It’s been a good week. On Monday I woke up to an amazing sunrise when looked out the window, had to get the camera out quick!

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On Tuesday I had a lovely drive up to the Scottish borders, amazing scenery, but a fair bit rainy. On my way home the moon rose and I got a couple of shots with the iPhone.

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The road to the moon

Phil has been working hard on his model Tiger tank, and Skye has been his constant companion ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s been nice to have some time off with family over Christmas. We had a quiet Christmas day, Phil went to visit the kids while I got to grips with making the Christmas dinner. And took photo’s ๐Ÿ™‚

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new whiskey glass for Phil from the grandkids..

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and we had festive smelly candles

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Yesterday was Boxing Day, and we had the kids, grandkids and Phil’s sister Annette with her hubby Brian over for a buffet tea which I made. I like vol-au-vents.

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and it was great to see the madding crowd ๐Ÿ™‚

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Liddy the pink

with grandad

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Loony Liv

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and all the family

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And I’ve been playing with some roses Phil got for me

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and I’ve been chasing sunshine around the house

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And that’s it for this week. Still got another day off tomorrow yay. Have been thinking about doing a photography project for next year, but haven’t decided which way to go yet, watch this space I guess!

laters gaters

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The Sunday Fraggle Report

I didn’t pick up my camera until Wednesday night this week, when I was treated to a magnificent sunset over the houses.

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That was from my front bedroom, and from the back of the house we also got the moon mixed up in it all.

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I took some more shots of my christmas tree,

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possibly went over the top there :). Managed to get a better picture of the birds on The Happy Eater tree..these are long tailed tits.

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Today all Phil’s kids and grandkids came for a visit, and I got a happy shot of the newest one, Liddy

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this was the best of the bunch, she was flapping her arms and wiggling around a lot so most were blurry.

I took Phil to hospital on Tuesday to have his laser eye surgery, the procedure was over and done with really quickly and a heck of a lot quicker than the time it took to get a prescription from the pharmacy there! Anyway he’s OK with no bad after effects so that all went well.

It’s been a strange week without Storm chucking up everywhere and wanting cuddles. There’s a big hole in my life where she used to be. Skye is our next concern as over the past couple of days she’s not been eating. Of course she’s a chunky girl so might be on a diet, but she’s having a strange week too. She’s managed something today though so fingers crossed there isn’t anything to worry about.

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I’ve been trying some creative still life photography and might get into it a bit more, I quite like the faffing about.

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So back to work tomorrow for 3 days, then 5 off over Christmas, yay!

laters gaters, have a cool Yule.

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The Fraggle report

Not the best of weeks, so am late with my post, Sunday came and went and I couldn’t find the words really. regular readers will know my little cat Storm was diagnosed with renal adenoma back in September and not given long to live. But she carried on unaware of her future and we loved her lots and even hoped they’d got it wrong, she seemed so OK. But ย last week she started going downhill, and though we tried convincing ourselves she was just having a ย bad couple of days, by Thursday night we knew the time had come. Unfortunately I had promised to visit my son and grandson this weekend, and couldn’t let them down. So I went off down south to see them, and Phil had to take Storm to the vets on his own. ย Really that’s all I need say, anyone that has had a beloved pet will have gone through the rest.

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It was good to see Ben and spend the day with him. He looked too skinny so I took him out for lunch and dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

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and then we went to pick up Lewis from school and took him to Toys R Us so he could choose christmas presents. That didn’t turn out too easy as the store is so huge, but he loved trying out the cars.

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On Saturday I went to visit my friend Helen, and the weather was really bad so we stayed in, apart from food shopping, and then has a yummy dinner.

I got home Sunday and have had a couple of days off. Had to take Phil to hospital today for laser eye surgery for his glaucoma, which was over and done with really quickly, and he’s OK, though he says everything looks a bit darker.

Not much photography done then on the whole, I had a strange sky to drive home to,

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and I put up the Christmas tree last weekend and forgot to take a picture of it so here it is ๐Ÿ™‚

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and am trying to take pictures of the birds in my front garden, but failing to get anything decent, so here’s a not so great one of Mr.Robin. Must improve on that!

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So that’s my week and a bit, off to work tomorrow then more days off, fingers xt to do something with my camera!

laters gaters

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The Sunday Fraggle report~SeaLife edition

The horrible weather has been very horrible this week, culminating in Storm Desmond on Friday and Saturday. 70mph gusts of wind and rain, not too good for photography. ย On Wednesday I had to travel to Scotland, but didn’t get inspired to take many photos.

It’s grim oop north

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Came across a telephone box though, always like to collect shots of these,

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This weekend we have had our grandson Cal to stay over while his Mum & Dad had a trip away for Dad’s birthday. We like to take Cal out, so in spite of Storm Desmond, off we went to Sea Life in Tynemouth. It was so windy it was hard to walk, but once inside it was OK. First thing we did was to feed Cal ..

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and then went in to see the fish. I gave Cal my Nikon S1 and he and Grandad also took some shots.

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The lighting inside is not great, and you can’t use flash, so lots of rubbish shots, but did get a few nice ones,

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There is a glass tunnel to walk under where the fish swim all around and above..

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they also have an ‘amazon’ section with marmosets and a cotton top tamarind

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Cotton top by Phil
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We caught feeding time with the otters, it was really dark in the otter house, and neither my fuji or the nikon could cope with the combination of low light and rapidly moving otters, so I used the Nikon with flash and got told off by one of the animal keepers. Bad Fraggle. Don’t think I did any damage to the otters and they didn’t give a poo.

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We went to see the sealions which have a huge play park and they shoot around it so fast it was really hard to get a shot.

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And you can see them outside too.

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but it was too cold and windy for Cal so we went and had another cuppa, and got him some toys for his bath time

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and then we took a selfie as we left ๐Ÿ™‚

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and went back home to get warm!

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and thats the end of this week.

Laters gaters

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