Wednesday, July 11, 2012

40 ways to distract a toddler!

I just came across this post tonight & it is packed with fantastic ideas to keep the little 'uns busy!

Useful for every mum when you need a few minutes of peace & quiet!

Now to be organised enough to actually starts going this...

Monday, July 9, 2012

On top of the world

Sometimes I wish I could be 3 again & feel that standing on a fallen tree was like standing on top of the world :)


I use Lightrooom over photoshop. I do enjoy Photoshop & it certainly has it's advantages. But for me, Lightroom is brilliant!

I'm going to post some tutorials over the coming weeks for tips of this amazing bit of software x

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Leek & Potato soup

Tonight I made soup, just what you need on a cold, wet & windy July day!!!

Thought I'd share my recipe. I like simple food best of all. With two kids & being busy busy, I don't like to faff on mid-week meals.

I cut up 3 leeks & sweated them in some butter. I chopped up 3 big potatoes (skin & all!) & chucked them in with 700ml of stock, a big splash of milk & simmered for about 30 minutes. I then used my hand blender to whizz it up, added some better & that was that.

Easy mid-week supper that everyone loves :)

What I've been up to...

Wow, what a busy few weeks!

Firstly, the Photomarathon was awesome! Very fun but VERY tiring, it really is like a marathon - draining mentally & physically! But I really enjoyed the challenge & will definitely do it next year! Looking forward to the exhibition & seeing everyones photos :)

So the last two weeks I've been absorbed in Nursery photos, yes, nursery photos! My daughter's nursery asked me to go along & take photos of the kids there, they were trying to do something different to the usual white screen/ false lighting/ awkward photo, type nursery photos. Anywho, it was a ball! I loved it & the kids were great, but it was incredibly busy & tiring & sad not to get to spend as much time with each child as I'd have liked to have done. But I'm really happy with the photos, hope the parents are too.

Lastly, last weekend we had a family get together & I got to see my nephew, yay! Haven't seen him properly for months & it was so sweet to see how much he's grown & how, to him, everything is AMAZING! He is so sweet, a photo below is my favourite of the gorgeous little man.