I’m married with four lovely children – two of my own and two inherited.
On 4 July 2010 my beautiful grandson arrived – known on this blog as Little Man Dancing. On 4 May 2011 Little Man Dancing II (Mr Dancing’s gorgeous grandson) arrived. There have been two more additions to the family since I first wrote this: Little Men Dancing III and IV arrived on 8 April 2013 and 15 May 2013 – their original due dates were just 4 days apart (2 and 6 May) but, as babies don’t have calendars, it turned out that, instead of 4 days’ between them, the difference is 5 weeks and 2 days.
On 9 July 2011, there was another addition to the family – an Italian Spinone puppy called Kizzy.
I love taking photographs and use a Nikon D40 and an Olympus PEN EP-2. In July 2010 I completed an Open University Digital Photography Course.
I was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, where I lived until I was 11. I was then in North Devon for 7 years and have lived in South Devon and Somerset. I’ve been in Wiltshire since 1986.
I don’t normally take photos of myself in the bathroom but I needed an up-to-date profile picture so took the one above on my birthday in December 2008.
Realising that one is now out-of-date, here’s one taken December 2009 – now part of a Birthday in the Bathroom series. (Next time I’ll dust the mirror first!)
Another Birthday in the Bathroom shot taken on 11 December 2010 … a MAJOR BIRTHDAY!
11 December 2011 – Major birthday plus ONE!
11 December 2012 (with a tripod – why didn’t I think of that before?)
2013 – I forgot about the PINB series! However, here I am almost 2 weeks’ too late on Christmas Eve – looking serious as I am holding an extremely heavy camera (with a new lens) and trying to press the shutter button. It seems that the word ‘selfie’ is now in the dictionary, so I don’t feel so bad about taking all these.