End of an era

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Monday last week was one of the hardest days. Taz went to the vet as his health has been failing and he never came home as he was put to sleep.  My adopted furry little brother is gone 🙁


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Making the most of the bank holiday Monday, lots of work to do around the flat. Gareth is repainting the bathroom and the garden needs tidying up too, thank heavens for the gloriously sunny weather.

Day out

I should have been going to see Avril Lavigne in concert tonight (I should be there right now) but sadly things didn’t quite work out.

So I invited The Guy down, and I left him in bed to go visit my nan… Got home at 1pm to find him still in bed lol. My baby doesn’t sleep so well – in fact I went to bed late (11pm is late for me!) and I remember hearing him up still at 1am. But it was somewhat fun to burst into the room, open curtains and the windows as the weather was gorgeous and sunny dispite a slight hiccup with some light showers about 11.15am ish. Then to jump on the bed, accidentally squashing him as I’m so accident prone it’s unfunny and saying rather loudly: “IT’S TIME TO GET UP”… only because I was up at 8.30 thanks to my internal body clock which is in this routine where I’m up early – although did have a lie in this morning hehe – and I’m just jealous. Then I got asked why I didn’t wake him sooner, bless.

We went to the Forest this afternoon after drooling over all the houses on MTV Cribs.
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Some coffee for him, and some Apple Juice and flapjack for meeee.

We took my camera and got some awesome shots… Which make me super happy because I have cool pics to put in the scrapbook, and my baby is getting a GREAT eye for those pictures, and some of these he took of me just melt my heart 🙂 I have some sweet shots of me to put in my Book Of Me. It’s going to be so much fun having another photographer around here to share my passion, methinks 🙂

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(and look at the length of my haaaaaaaaaair. I can’t wait to have it cut off, although I love it and I know I’ll miss it when it’s gone… It’s annoying the heck out of me and needs to be cut off.)
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and someone’s doggy came running up to me for some fuss. Oh! sooooooooo cute!
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More piccies!

Well knock me down! I didn’t expect what I woke up to this morning at all. I was kinda drifting in and out of sleep at 8.15am (which for me is good. Even at the weekends I seem to get up EARLIER than I do in the week! Yet come weekdays I have to drag my butt out of bed. Maybe it’s the alarm I dispise? Or the fact I got to go to work?)

I jumped up out of bed thinking I’d get a start on some of my projects for the class before I get the call as we’re going down the pub for dinner today. It’s mum’s birthday today and was my parent’s 27th Wedding anniversary on Friday, so no cooking at the parents house lol. I walked over to my curtain and opened it up and saw this:

Yeah, silly neighbour
Complete with neighbour’s washing! Her last lot was our a month and a half. This went out on Thursday. But OMG. Snow! Now I went out and came back about 10.30pm? and it was bucketing with rain. There’s no way it would have settled, so it must have snowed a ton to have settled overnight after lots of rain.

Snow! In April!

and the horses:
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We were lucky with these. We walked through the field to the park and they were just standing there really, and we went to the park but got dodgy looks from the parents, which was a shame cos we wanted to go on the swings! So I snapped a pic of the play horse then we went back. A lady and her daughter were grabbing long grass to feed to the horses right at the sty we needed to jump over to get in the field to walk back, so I got these as they were next to us 🙂 Then it rained, which I should have realised really as the dark clouds were coming our way!

I seriously can’t explain how much I love this lens. I just adore the shots and it works in low light really well. As I said at my nan’s house I usually get lots of blurry and dark photos which irks me so. Now with this I got gorgeous ones! But having said that, the focus is very difficult to get right at the moment. For all those good shots you see, there’s another background-in-focus-and-the-subject-is-blurry shots lol. I just got to practise lots. The snow tree shot is a good example. I normally have my camera on Apeture Priority. For the tree I had to choose macro just because the branches are thin and it helped focus on them better.