All those Birthdays!

My Captured

Life is so busy at the moment, I have a major event coming up in work next  week so will be away until Saturday morning. On Saturday morning, I will need to be home by 11.30am because we leave for the airport then. During the same week that I will be away, Evie will also be performing in a play at school every evening. We are already exhausted! However, the reason for our great escape.. Read More

Alice and Evie

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When we visited New York recently, Evie’s only real request was to find the Alice In Wonderland statue in Central Park. I think it is obvious from her face that she loved it. Given that we live so near to Lewis Carroll’s birthplace, we decided that we really ought to visit there too. We finally paid a visit this weekend. Lewis Carroll lived in Daresbury, Cheshire from his birth in 1832 until 1843.. Read More

The Counsellor!


My Captured Moment this week comes from the Friday before last.  Evie has been chosen by her classmates to represent them. Then the rest of the year elected her and her friend, to sit on the school council on their behalf. She is delighted and so are we. I have mentioned before that the last school year was a difficult  one for her. This time last year, I am sure that she would not have even considered.. Read More

The Lipstick chooses the girl!


Evie and I were  delighted to be invited to The Body Shop in Birkenhead on Saturday morning. I have long admired their philosophies, especially the fact that they do not test any products on animals. As a fully fledged vegetarians this is really important to both of us. Periodically, I pop into a store for nail files, lip balm and Peppermint Foot lotion, you know those ‘must-haves’. However, it had been a while.. Read More

The Flatiron Building!


On our recent visit to New York, I was desperate to see the Flatiron Building. It gets its name due to the fact that it is triangle shaped, like an iron. It didn’t disappoint!   I was concentrating so much on getting a photograph of the building from  a flat perspective, that I didn’t realise that the sun was so beautiful at that moment. The sky was this fabulous shade of blue throughout our.. Read More

Behind the scenes at Croxteth Hall


Last weekend,  we realised that it has been years since we last visited Croxteth Hall in Liverpool, indeed it was to attend a wedding more than 20 years ago, so we decided to seize the day. The hall is nestled in a beautiful country park and so we took Jack along too. It just so happened that they were hosting an artisan market on the day we visited, so there was a lovely selection.. Read More

Something good in everyday…………….


I have never been a fan of the autumn but only because of what it precedes. As the evenings get darker and mornings become chillier, to me this can only mean one thing, we are careering towards winter. And I really, really hate winter! I detest the dark, I think that is why I take so many pictures of summer skies. However, this year I have decided to give autumn a chance. I.. Read More

At the station!


The World Trade Centre Transportation Hub! This hub replaced the train station that was destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Its centrepiece is the Oculus, a glass and steel structure which is designed, when seen from the outside, to look like a dove in flight. I took this photograph of the inside – it was amazing. It is the sort of view that makes you stand and stare. Have a lovely day!

As We Surprise Himself!


A couple of weeks ago, the girls and I stumbled across a great find at a local Antiques Fair. Without even conferring, we purchased the item because we knew Himself would love it. He was waiting outside with Jack. With the purchase well hidden, we ran outside and marched Himself to the nearest bench. He was asked to sit down because we had a surprise for him. This is a genuine picture of his.. Read More

The View from the Hudson!


Manhattan from the Hudson River –  August 2016 My love affair with my new Nikon camera continues. On our way back from visiting the lady in the top picture, I turned and saw this view from the Hudson River. I sat staring for a moment before I remembered to take a picture. This photo is completely unedited, the buildings really were that bright and Battery Park really was that green. I am still.. Read More