My Year in Photos – December 31st – “The end”

December 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm

It seems quite fitting that, as I reach the end of this #Project365, “My Year in Photos” quest, I should choose a photo that has been ‘enhanced’ using my new favourite photography secret – the iPhone app Instagram.

I think I’m going to take a break from the MYIP project this year – as fun as it was, I found myself getting a little stressed out by it occassionally, and next year is going to be QUITE a tiring one (more on that shortly). But I’ll still be taking photos – if you’re an iPhone user yourself, download Instagram and look me up for more photo-based fun!

Happy 2011!

My Year in Photos – December 30th – “Lego be thy name”

December 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

At the end of a long but ultimately fruitful year, it’s nice to know I haven’t had to grow up TOO much – big thanks to my Mother-in-law for the only Lego set I received this year (pictured). I remember Christmases of yesteryear where I’d get at least 4 or 5 Lego sets from family – I guess people think that, being 31, you’re too old for it now? Well all I can say is, I’m glad Robert is nearly at the age where we can buy HIM (aka. me) Lego at last…!

My Year in Photos – December 28th – “LEGO Gulliver in Stigland”

December 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Ever since being fired from Top Gear for revealing his identity, Stig has been prowling the land looking for new adventures. Today he stumbled through a magic portal, landing in a land of giant Lego men, one of whom leant him his head to pose with…

My Year in Photos – December 27th – “Pet shops are dangerous places”

December 28, 2010 at 11:53 am

We went in to “Pets at Home” today, as part of a medium-scale sales shopping trip. Robert particularly enjoyed looking at the hamsters, rabbits and fish – though he wasn’t particularly keen on this tank. I can’t imagine why….

My Year in Photos – December 26th – “Like a sledge-runner”

December 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

The highlight of my Boxing Day today was sledging on the hill next to my parents’ house – a rather small hill it has to be said, but it was perfect for sledging with a two-year-old in your lap! Robert absolutely loved it – at least for the first 4 descents. I got some lovely photos too, with this being one of my favourite.

My Year in Photos – December 25th – “A Christmas feast”

December 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Happy Christmas! Today’s photo shows our Christmas Dinner Table, laid for a veritable feast – the food you can see is a Bruscetta starter, as prepared by my lovely wife. Yummy!

My Year in Photos – December 24th – “Twas the night before Christmas…”

December 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

As with last year (due to a clerical error of sorts) we spent this Christmas at my parents’ house in Somerset – a very lovely place to spend Christmas I should add. Today’s photo was taken just before bedtime, when Santa had placed all of Robert’s presents (note: not all the presents in this photo were Robert’s!) in front of the fireplace. Excitement levels were at an all-year high…!

My Year in Photos – December 23rd – “It’s like an ice-rink!”

December 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Despite most of the snow having melted here in Reading, our street seems to have escaped the big un-freeze, remaining a total ice rink. I was packing the car this evening for our cross-country Christmas trip, and almost broke my neck on the pavement several times. Still, it does wonders for the calf muscles, apparently…

My Year in Photos – December 22nd – “Traffic AGAIN”

December 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Despite Wednesday being a very busy day at work, I’m once again resorting to a photo taken in the traffic on my way home, due to a lack of anything interesting to take any pictures of for the rest of the day. Oh well, only a few more updates before I can say I’ve completed this project and go back to being a less-strict blogger!

My Year in Photos – December 21st – “Trust David Schneider”

December 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Today I had the pleasure of meeting comedy legend David Schneider – aka Alan Partridge’s nemesis (as Tony Hayers), The Day Today’s Sylvester Stuart, presenter of The Saturday Night Armistice, CBBC’s Uncle Max or – my personal favourite role – “Eurotunnel Driver” in Mission:Impossible.

David was doing some filming for a project we’re working on with The Prince’s Trust (one of Tamar’s clients) and was an *extremely* nice man – a real pleasure to meet!

He’s the one on the left, by the way – though I’m assuming you knew that…