Thursday, 17 February 2011

Skywatch Friday - Ancient Skies

Well not ancient but pretty old - just checked back and I haven't done a Skywatch for 5 months (OK haven't done much of anything since last summer). So to bring my world back to date, here's some skies from the last few months that I've been hoarding.....

Back in the Autumn we went for a training day at (according to Anya) the hallowed Villa Park, home of (according to Anya) the mighty Aston Villa.

Child misery after being told the footballers
were too far away to get autographs
Child happiness after
hurdling seats to get Ashley
  Young to sign their tops

We went for plenty of walks before the cold set in....
This year was the first fireworks night without tears,
another undeniable sign of big kids!
November 27th was the start of the big freeze, the earliest snow that I can remember. It was -14 every morning for weeks. The frosts made tinsel from spider webs and branches, looked pretty but felt very very cold!

The snow very nearly made me miss out on a flying visit to see the German markets of Frankfurt and have a girlie shopping, glug drinking, childfree weekend.

We managed to fit in plenty of sledging (note for next year - avoid wire fences!)

The lighting made for great photos:
Washed out 'Vantage Photography' style shot

The boy and his sledge
Now that wasn't so bad - maybe I'll be back next week?!  In the meantime wander over the Skywatch Friday to see lots more very modern skies....


  1. Glad you're back at Skywatching! Fabulous shots...

  2. So good to see you back! Fantastic captures! Looks as though fun was had by all! Enjoy your weekend!


  3. Beautiful blue skies, and your kids are adorable! I assume "sledging" is what we USAians call "sledding."

  4. Great to see you here this week!
    Loved the update and am very jealous of the German market trip! I have always wanted to do that ,with the kristkindle markets and twinkly lights with all the little vendor stalls...someday,someday.
    The frosty snow day photos are beautiful.
    Tell the kids I love their stripy football shirts,hooligans unite!

  5. Nice to see you abck doing this!! Had missed you!! x x x


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