When we just had Valentine, we bought some lovely vintage sixties glass baubles. Valentine never goes near the decorations. But when we got Rory as a kitten we decided we’d go with fake tree and cheap decorations in case he was different. Well – of course he was different. Anything shiny, dangly, sparkly – he’s on it, in it, chewing it.
So for several years we stuck with the fake and cheap and regularly shouting at Rory to stop chewing the lights.
This year, though, Steve had got sick of the fake and the cheap, the shouting and the kitten-proofing. So we bought a real tree in a pot, and against my better judgement put up the vintage sixties baubles.
So how’s it going? Well, apart from some interest the other morning when the decs were sparkling in the sun (he is obsessed with sparkles and reflections) he’s kept away. I don’t know if it’s the real tree – smells funny and is pointy – or if he’s grown up… Let’s see if we, and the tree, can make it through the holiday season though!
My photo-a-day theme for Christmas week was lights.
A picture a month 2012
My daughter announced her engagement. Taken in my living room with light coming in from the window above them.
The month it snowed. The lovely contrast between the blackbird, snow and red berries – like a fairytale.
I took these on my iPhone 3s when I was at Angels costumiers choosing Edwardian dresses for a photo shoot.
Bootleg Sixties show in Bedford.
Taken at the bird of prey centre at Old Warden. It reminds you just what hunters owls are.
Taken in a pub in Biggleswade during the Jubilee weekend. The owner’s two dogs were running around in the bar. I think this one is Holly.
Lots of close up shots of the bees this month. And I got a new lens for the Canons.
This was Beatleweek in Liverpool and the first outing for the Fujifilm X10. Backstage (well side stage) at the Adelphi ballroom.
My daughter’s wedding to Ad Lester-George. Bristol Registry Office then The Rummer and the Grain Barge. I’d bought the X10 because I didn’t think she’d appreciate me turning up with a Canon, lenses and Black Rapid strap as mother of the bride, but I didn’t want to be without a camera either. It’s turned out to be my carry-around camera and it does a really excellent job on most occasions.
We had our loft converted in October and November. This was somewhere mid conversion – once the stairs were in there was no stopping the cats from exploring.
The war memorial by the station at Letchworth Garden City.
Dad’s Christmas dinner at the Galley Hall on Christmas day. He’s been very ill this year – and was/is still recovering from another bout of pneumonia, but he managed most of his dinner none the less.