Sunday, 3 March 2013


3rd March 2013

Back to Lego today (and possibly tomorrow!) as Darth Vader and R2-Q5 check on Vader's ship.


2nd March 2013

This is the first picture I haven't taken on my DSLR for this project.  Had a busy weekend and never got near my camera.  I snapped this at the game between Wednesday and Forest.  Sadly wasn't the outcome I wanted.  I've processed the hell out of this a bit but I figure I'm allowed the odd indulgence right?


1st March 2013

Not much to say about this one  It's an owl riding a scooter on a purse...  Looks like he's enjoying it

Pine Cone

28th February 2013

I'll be honest, taking today's picture slipped past me a little so I hurriedly snapped this just before bed.  I quite like the patterns you find in nature if you look closely enough

Enjoy Your Film

27th February 2013

Went to see Die Hard 5 tonight.  It's exactly what you'd expect from the fifth Die Hard film.  If your expectations are about right, you'll enjoy it.  The sticker on my Malteasers was very polite (I moved it to my jacket though).

Wrapping Paper

26th February 2013

Today was very much an aftermath of clearing up from birthday festivities.  This is the wrapping paper some of the presents were disguised in

Giraffe Print

25th February 2013

For my daughter's actual birthday, we went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.  It's actually a great day out and since I last went, they've added a few species of animal, including some wonderful giraffes.  This is a close up of the print from one of them.


24th February 2013

Took my daughter to a tropical butterfly house near Sheffield today.  I think I've posted a picture from there before, but instead of the tropical and exotic, I decided on this robin for today's snap.  He let me get right up to him for this.

Bad Seeds

23rd February 2013

I'm a big Nick Cave fan and whilst I wait for the prolonged delivery of the new album (it's becoming a farce), I ordered myself the B-Sides & Rarities album which is quite frankly, brilliant!


22nd February 2013

I ended up making 3 cakes for three different parties this week - here's a close up of the decorations that I liked

Butterfly cake

21st February 2013

It's my daughter's 3rd birthday soon and I baked this cake for the party she's having with a few toddler friends ahead of the big day


20th February 2013

Having done some press shots for a friend of mine and his new single, I got hold of some tickets to the single launch in Wakefield at the end of March.  Can't wait!


19th February 2013

I'd taken my daughter out for the day and by the time we got home, she'd succumbed to sleep in the car.  Fairly standard sleep face I think...

Monday, 18 February 2013


18th February 2013

This is a spare button from some jumper or other I own.  Not particularly exciting but it's pretty rare I see a button with some motto on it.  It appealed to me a bit for some reason.  So here you go - "Cut from a different cloth"

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Gandalf Arrives

17th February 2013

Back to Lego again (it's so easy to do given how much fun it is to shoot) and another Tolkien inspired picture.  Tried to recreate the scene from The Hobbit where Gandalf knocks on Bilbo's door...


16th February 2013

I spent Saturday at IKEA.  There's little else to say to be honest - I'm sure a lot of you have had that particular "pleasure" before.  The only thing that struck me was how recognisable a piece of IKEA furniture is just from the product label...

Friday, 15 February 2013

Luke meets the Emperor

15th February 2013

Back to Lego today and a recreated scene of sorts from the Lego Death Star.  Here, Luke meets the Emperor.


14th February 2013

It is, of course, Valentine's Day today so little inspiration needed for today's picture.  I decided to snap a picture of the chocolates I bought my wife.

There's also a few other Valentine's day shots (including cake, flowers and Lego) which you can see in this Flickr set if you're interested.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


13th February 2013

I recently saw that this t-shirt was being auctioned on ebay and I was lucky enough to win it.  Slow Club are a band from Sheffield that I love and Paradise is the name of their second album released in 2011.  If you've not listened before, I suggest you give them a whirl!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


12th February 2013

Perhaps the least surprising photo in this project so far.  Pancake Day is one of my favourite days of the year and today didn't disappoint.  Blueberry pancakes with strawberries and a drizzle of chocolate sauce!

Monday, 11 February 2013


11th February 2013

I spent yesterday going through some old photos I'd taken about 10-15 years ago back when I was still on a film camera.  I had one of the "revolutionary" APS cameras at the time and getting a huge box with this logo on the front was always an exciting time

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Rainbow Cupcakes

10th February 2013

Whilst the apocalyptic snow that was forecast never actually materialised, we'd decided it wasn't worth venturing out today.  My daughter and I tried our hand at some ambitious rainbow cupcakes.  They weren't bad for a first attempt, but I think we've learned we don't need to be so stingy with the food colouring next time

Saturday, 9 February 2013

York Minster

9th February 2013

I was back in York today accompanying my daughter to a birthday party.  It's the first time I've been back in about 18 months (having lived there for over 10 years previously).  I still can't help but be amazed by the Minster every time I go into town.  I loved the sun shining on the Rose Window this afternoon.


8th February 2013

I had my family over in the afternoon so indulged in a bit of baking for some afternoon tea.  Scones are my Achilles heel!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Pampas Grass

7th February 2013

Managed to get out of the house while it was daylight today and took this picture of this pampas grass.  I always think it's very photogenic and don't think it's disappointed here

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Washing Up

6th February 2013

Sadly every night can't be macro shots of flowers or close ups of Lego minifigs.  Today's picture  is one of the more regular parts of life - the washing up.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


5th February 2013

Short on time so another Lego picture today.  This Gandalf set was my first LOTR set and is one of my favourites.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Casual Friday

4th February 2013

Jim was about to learn the hard way that novelty hats weren't the done thing on Casual Friday...

Sunday, 3 February 2013


3rd February 2013

Today was my niece's christening and I snapped this picture of the top of the order of service.

Saturday, 2 February 2013


2nd February 2013

I've not quite plucked up the courage to take my DSLR to Hillsborough yet (and I'm not sure if I'm allowed anyway) but I did snap this picture of today's matchday programme when I got home this evening.

Friday, 1 February 2013


1st February 2013

I often forget that some of the simplest photos come from taking pictures of the most everyday objects.  One of the blocks on my CD rack is full of Beatles albums and I snapped this picture this afternoon.

Thursday, 31 January 2013


31st January 2013

Well I managed the first month which is a little surprising if I'm honest.  Only 334 more days to go.  I got a Darth Vader Mr Potato Head for Christmas and I decided on a close up of the eyes for today's shot.  Not quite as menacing as the original Darth but still pretty cool.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Poker Face

30th January 2013

Apologies I've been relying on Lego a lot these last few days - it's been a busy week and I'm not getting much chance to plan these more thoroughly.  Anyway, today I found a tiny poker table keyring I got given as a present some years ago, and thought the Stormtroopers could use a game to relax

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New Recruits

29th January 2013

One of the new recruits didn't look cut out for this line of work, but Darth wasn't sure quite sure which one...

Monday, 28 January 2013


28th January 2013

I'm using my 365 Project for a number of things really.  Mostly it's to improve and practice my photography, but it's also to document the year as best I can.  Today I went on the first day of a week long DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) course relating to my insulin pump.  This is the front of the course material.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Chicken Joke

27th January 2013

I've not taken a Lego picture for a while (which is pretty criminal given how many Lego people and things I have).  I recently acquired the chicken man and couldn't resist a variant on the age old "Why did the chicken cross the road?" joke

Saturday, 26 January 2013


26th January 2013

After another 4 inches of snow last night, this morning was the perfect opportunity to head to the park for some sledging.  This is a shot I captured looking across the hill.  There's also a panaroma shot from the top of the hill which you can see on my Flickr feed

Friday, 25 January 2013

Wentworth Village

25th January 2013

Down the road from yesterday's afternoon tea destination is a village called Wentworth.  The inspiration for today's photo came from the gift card that the afternoon tea voucher came in.  I popped back up today with the right lens on my camera to take this picture.

(The gift card picture is below - I didn't have time to head down the path to match the shot exactly)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Afternoon Tea

24th January 2013

I bought my wife an afternoon tea gift voucher for Christmas and we went out for mini sandwiches and cakes today.  The local garden centre to us has a HUGE tea room attached to it that does great food and our tea was no exception.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

All In

23rd January 2013

Back to the gambling theme today with a shot of some of the poker chips I saved from my Vegas trip in 2011.  The Bellagio one is my favourite, and was also the first casino I ever gambled in (and I won as well!).

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


22nd January 2013

Not wanting to spam the project with snow photos, I headed back indoors today for a an extreme macro shot of a daisy.  The depth of field is phenomenally shallow so this is a tad out of focus, but I still like the effect

Monday, 21 January 2013

Snow Acer

21st January 2013

Having left my camera at home today, I was cursing myself driving past numerous tress covered in snow.  Fortunately the acer in the garden looked pretty special (though not as much as the forest I drove past on the way home).


20th January 2013

We were gripped with snow "chaos" over the weekend but instead of building a bunker and panic buying everything in a tin, my daughter and I built a family of snowmen out in the garden.

Bingo Hall

19th January 2013

I did a photoshoot for a friend of mine this weekend and one of the locations we were lucky enough to use was a a bingo hall.  I'm in the process of reviewing the pictures but this was one of the test shots I did and I quite like the perspective on it.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Read 'em and weep

18th January 2013

When I think of photos of everyday objects, I always seem to think of cards arranged like this so I took my own shot.  I think I'll try and go for a bit of a toys/games theme this week.  Or gambling.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Queen's Nose

17th January 2013

I mentioned a few days ago I was waiting for something before I took one of the pictures I wanted.  My coupling ring came today and I snapped this extreme close up of the Queen's nose on a £2 coin.  Hoping I can get some really good images with this technique

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Insulin Pump

16th January 2013

Today's picture follows on from yesterday's.  This is my new insulin pump and all the associated paraphernalia that goes with it.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Insulin Pen

15th January 2013

Today's picture is kind of in tandem with my the post on my other blog. After tomorrow, I won't be using the insulin pen that's been a part of my life for the last 11 years

Monday, 14 January 2013

Bottle Opener

14th January 2013

A final return to the "stuff in the kitchen" series.  I did have something better planned but I'm waiting on a delivery of a small, but crucial piece of equipment so I'll postpone that until a later date.  I stand by my previous statement that the everyday things are so much more interesting viewed close up.