31/52 :: the barn

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#2 You constantly surprise me with what you’re fearless about when, so often, you’re naturally cautious. There is more to you than meets the eye, my handsome boy.

We pass this barn all the time; it’s between our house and Nanny and Grandad’s. We’ve not stopped before but the light on this particular evening was just beautiful. I wish I was skilled enough to capture it how I would like to. We were already way past bedtime. The boys were tired and grubby but keen to jump out and investigate. While I helped the little one to get his wellies on, Boy1 was off exploring. I’d intended to simply try and get a couple of shots of them outside the barn (after all, I guess we shouldn’t really have been there) but by the time we’d caught up he was in and rummaging. I find it strange and interesting that in many and most situations he’s cautious, holds back, over analyses. And yet here was a semi derelict barn, full of goodness knows what – piles of old tyres, broken machinery, overgrown dark corners, crazy shadows – and he was in his element. He created hulk-like action figure shadows on the corrugated iron walls and imagined himself as Stig of the Dump. I tried to persuade him not to touch stuff, that we didn’t know if it was safe and that we shouldn’t really be there, but he came home with pockets stuffed with broken bits and bobs. Boy treasure.

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Joining in with lovely people over at Practising Simplicity and I Heart Snapping #52Project #livingarrows

3/52

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#1 You took a moment to just sit after a cold and damp play in the park, a scoot along the seafront to the Turner Contemporary, and a well needed warm-up with hot chocolate. This space is so calming and we all need a bit of that now and then.

#2 ‘One in a million’ – they got that right, kiddo. You and your brother hung out in the Learning Studio for quite a while, having it entirely to yourselves. You’re examining your own art here; a squiggly, wiggly picture of a lion.

Joining in over at Practising Simplicity & I Heart Snapping.

2/52

OK, this post is a couple of days late. The reason? I simply cannot decide which of my photos to choose. I am suffering with a very severe case of chopping-and-changing-my-mind indecisiveness. Quite frankly, I’m starting to annoy myself so I’m posting several pictures and I’m letting you decide which you favour the most! For week 1/52 I had lots I really loved. For week 2/52 I’m slightly disgruntled with each shot, for one reason or another, which is probably why I’m finding it hard to choose. I’m not massively in love with this part of my personality but I know you’re a forgiving bunch. Let me know which are your favourite two, and why. Thank you, lovely people…

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#1 #2 #3 #4 The light that streams through the massive windows at the Youth Theatre studio fascinates you. The reflections turn your skin into a Spider-Man suit. It really is pretty cool but renders you so serious.

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#1 #2 #3 #4 A little bit of me and you time while your brother attended his first ‘Oliver!’ rehearsal. You chose a doughnut from The Goods Shed and then hung out on their railings out front. Your amused face in the last shot was because you’d found a lonely brussel sprout sitting in a puddle. You squashed it which is, of course, hilarious if you’re three.

Here are some of my favourite submissions from others in wk 1/52:
Abigail and the future / Monkey & Squirrel / Katta Tubio / T is for Tuckoo /