Babies are toxic. They might look cute but they carry some of the most virulent viruses know to mankind.
A friend of ours has a daughter and she had gastroenteritis. Not a pleasant experience for a 5 month old! Since then a number of babies in our group have had similar (if less severe) vomiting problems, including our Ruby.
Because she can’t keep her germs to herself both Jo and I have joined in. Thankfully, we started at different times, so Jo was ill first and I could tend to her fevered brow while looking after Ruby then when I came down with it she could do the same for us. We’ve just about coped with our first (and definitely not last) bout of baby illness.
Ruby is OK apart from some runny nappy issues. I’m about ready to drop (hence the rather sub-standard photo for today)
I decided to take a few photos of a few things around our lab today, just ordinary, boring things. I can’t really show any (or much) of the equipment here but there’s all sorts of the normal stuff about.
I thought the fire point was quite interesting. And red. Very red. I like red, of which this has much.
Ruby was 5 months old a couple of days ago and I completely forgot all about it. 5 months already!
She’s a dream of a baby. We really couldn’t have hoped for anything more
This sign always confuses me. It’s either saying “walk wherever the bloody hell you want” or “walk around this sign”
(I don’t have a lot to say today – feeling a bit grumpy!)
I work shifts. There are many advantages of this (remuneration being one of them) and I often get to watch nearly everyone else leave work while I’m on the late shift. It’s pretty dispiriting watching hundreds of people scarper at 5pm while I have another 5 hours of work to go.
This is the view when most people have gone. Yes, that is a Santa hat perched on top of that locker.
I generally like working shifts. I get to spend more time than I would otherwise at home with Ruby and Jo, though the late shift isn’t popular with my wife. She hates being at home on her own in the evenings.
Oh well. Only few more months then I may have to spend a little bit too much time at home
OK, so I’m using an “artless” shot for my 365 today but I’m trying to use the project as a reminder of my 2010 and I think this is probably more pertinent than many previous shots.
Well, as is evident from many of my earlier photos we have a small baby and she spends an awful amount of time requiring entertaining. We do this in a multitude of ways but one of my favourites is to place her on her play mat while waving various toys around and making silly faces. I also sing and make strange cooing sounds.
You’d think that this would be a frightening experience for such a young girl but she seems to like it.
At the moment she’s trying to slobber over everything and pull Jo’s hair as frequently as possible. She loves laying down on the bathroom rug while we shower and is a big fan of being thrown in the air. When I do the later I risk being showered in sick/sputum/both.
Life is good.
I’m an odd one, sometimes. OK, often. I like to take photos of the most odd, boring things to see what happens; sometimes it works but much of the time I just create something too horrible to share.
I think that this one is worth keeping though. I’ve been a member of the Utata group for nearly three years and only ever contributed to one project and as I’m trying to reignite my desire in photography I figured that Utata might be a good addition to the 365 thing.
The latest project is titled “Cornered” and I’ve been trying to find interesting edges and corneres of things. As expected I’ve taken some rather poor photos of things but this one appeals to me quite a bit. I love minimalist photos and I think this has lots of interest with the lines and shadows.
It won’t win any prizes but I like it
Poor Kieren. He works a lot of night shifts and often feels sleepy during the day. We were at the in-laws today where my sister-in-law & her fiancé (Kieren) also turned up for Sunday lunch. Kieren had a little power-kip on the sofa & I just had to take a photo.
The applied effect, using Lo-mob on my iPhone, looks bloody weird but oddly good.
We were supposed to be having lunch at our house but it snowed overnight and my mother-in-law is disabled and can’t take the risk of walking in the snow, so we went to their house instead. We took all the pre-prepared veg and a large capon chicken with us and I did most of the cooking.
The chicken was lovely. It always pays to buy free-range from a farm shop – the meat is always tastier. There were giblets and so I made some proper gravy too, which was lovely with some red wine in there.
We ate at 1:30 and it’s now 7 hours later and I’m still not hungry. Lovely food, though.
I’m a lazy photographer & if I can sit on my arse on the sofa taking pictures then that’s what I’ll do. Hence this photo.
This is our lounge, the only room in the house with any original features. I love the architrave in here and there’s a lovely ceiling rose – it’s just a shame that there’s nothing else like this in the other rooms. Bad developers.
I’m aiming to do a photo for the Utata group for a project called “corners”, although I think this probably isn’t worth submitting.
We’ve had snow. Well, when I say “we” I mean my workplace because we got precious little of the stuff in Nottingham. The first we saw of the white stuff was a bit of it on the grass verges of the M1 in Leicestershire & an inch or so in our carpark at work.
There have been snowball fights among the more childish elements of our workforce (including me) and there’s been a surprisingly good mood abounding. I’m sure it won’t last long.
We have these reed beds behind the carpark and they’re always overflowing. I’m sure that they’ll be nice in the summer.