Day #141 The Unexpected Friendship

I think it’s fair to say that, as you get older, it becomes harder to make friends easily. You might not keep all or even any of your childhood friends as your paths diverge, but most people have a period in their lives from their late teenage years and into their early twenties when they’re surrounded by like-minded individuals, often…

Day #140 Oh no, not the monkeys again!

I would first of all like to say that this post was planned before I woke up this morning to the events in Manchester City. I dithered about changing the topic. Something really somber? Something else entirely that’s 100% feel-good? In the end, I went with what I planned originally because it’s actually terrifyingly topical,…

Day #139 A sign of things to come

Yes, it’s flowers again. One of the more interesting things I’ve noticed since accidentally starting this side photo project is how the flowers and gardens are changing on an almost daily basis as I keep walking back and forth along the same stretch of street. Some flowers stay bright and colourful for weeks on end while…

Day #138 “You hold that!”

Hawkeye’s new game is to get three pieces of fencing from the Lego box and hand one out to each of us, so that we are each holding one piece. Achieving equal distribution of fencing brings forth great excitement. This explains how I came to wake up this morning clutching a piece of Lego fencing. It’s not…

Day #137 Notions

Sometimes the Mister gets “notions” in his head. They’re usually awesome. Often, it means the boxes of Lego come out and  fun stuff happens. Oh, yeah… sometimes pants fall down. Um… sorry? By the time we were done playing the inside of the tower had acquired improved ramps to reduce sticking points and the top…

Day #136 Marching to his own beat

My son definitely has his own way of doing things. For example, while most parents spend the first couple of years of their baby’s life frantically trying to keep everything out of their baby’s mouth, Hawkeye was just not that interested. In fact, we had trouble getting stuff into his mouth when it came to trying new foods. Even teething…

Day #134 The Intentional and Unintentional Landscaping of Shelbourne Road, Part III

I was honestly looking for something, anything, else to post today. Who knows, maybe I’ll go and have a fabulous yoga class this evening that I should have written about instead. However, the day was kind of crappy and stressful in small but annoying ways and the most cheerful part of that was once again slowly…