Photos from May

1st May 2017: Emily and I doing early morning colouring together

Allensford. This may have quickly become one of our favourite family places. Nothing flash, at all, just a lovely space for running around (or watching younger, more energetic, members of the family running around!) and BREATHING.

Is this a little woodland creature (at Allensford)?

So guess where we were today! Emily has wanted to go here for so long. We took a picnic but it was so windy and chilly we just ate it in the car; there are a surprisingly large number of picnics best eaten in the car around here! But it doesn’t take away from the experience, the sense of fun and adventure.


Me and my girl. This is in the woods around the Angel of the North.

Climbing trees

5th: A picture to cheer me up. Little flower girl in the garden yesterday.

15th: Daniel, proudly sitting behind the wheel of a Corvette Stingray at the car show (Chester-le-Street Riverside Park) yesterday! That cheered him up (he’s suffering badly with mouth ulcers and a nasty infection).

Emily at the splash pad at Riverside Park. You couldn’t call it a heatwave, by any stretch of the imagination, but there’s a definite feel in the air that summer is on its way.

26th: Emily at the window

Cartwheels in Grandma’s garden

Summery little girl!

One of the great things about working from home with your own business: Bailey’s in coffee for elevenses (or ten-ses). The credit for this stroke of genius has to go to my cousin Sarah, though.

28th: Capturing everyday detail – sleepy girl. I love capturing tiny details that may evoke a gut reaction, a lost memory, when we look at them in twenty years. Assuming the internet hasn’t imploded by then of course (must get prints made!)

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