Monday, 21 July 2008

A few photos...

Lock and Load! CRC is ready to clean up!
I did my week as Mr Mom, while my wife did her "Biggest Loser" week of insane exercise. She did jogging, yoga, weights, cross-trainer, cycling (10-20 miles a day)...
The result?
The house ran smoothly and my wife lost 5 pounds, with -1 inch to the butt, -2 inches to the waist, +2 inches to the bust. Sounds like a result to me!
I also took to carrying my camera with me..
This butterfly was one of several hundred that I found swarming over a hedgerow.


This is a "wild" rabbit that I saw while walking Custard. He was only about 6 feet from me but felt save - probably because of the 8 foot chain fence that was between us!


More sunsets...

And finally, talk about stating the obvious...




20 comments:

tz said...

Love the obvious sign...we have signs all over the place here that say "slippery when wet"

loved the butterfly pictures...very nice.

and a MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS to your wife!

Teresa said...

YOU'RE BAAAAAACK!!!! I missed my Rock Chef! Those are some fantastic results that Claire achieved...GO CLAIRE!!! Love the picture of you with the duster...looks like you were meant to be holding a duster all your life! LOL!!

And you are quite the photographer RC! I love the one with the bee, the bunny and those rocks look like they are glowing!! Beautiful!

SO glad to have you back!

Chief Rock Chef said...

tz - I was very pleased with the butterfly pictures, thanks. I thought my wife did great too, she really went for it!

Teresa - Yes, I'm back! You like the duster image? Am I in for a name change? How about "Duster Devil"? Glad you like the photos, I am really enjoying taking random snaps of things.

mindy said...

Welcome back! Great pictures. And yes, if it isn't obvious to people that those rocks are uneven and dangerous, then they have more to worry about than walking on some rocks.

Um Naief said...

i'm so proud that you were so good to your wife! and look at her results!! is she motivated or what! :)

i love the pictures. amazing how close the butterfly allowed you to get w/out flying off. i wish we had more of them here... i want Naief to see them. the little bee is just so sweet. i just adore bees. do you guys have bumble bees there? i haven't seen a bumble bee in so long.. i think i was a teenager the last time. and the rabbit... now, what a picture!

you obviously live hear the coast. it looks heavenly!! love the sunset.... just so beautiful.

Alyssa said...

Glad you're back! And congrats to your wife! That's great!

amazingbrenda said...

Your pictures are awesome. Love the chocolate brown wall.

You go Mr. Mom. I'm sure your wife had a good time.

Claire said...

Welcome back - what a great team you and Claire are!!! I am really inspired by her results - love the photos - especially the sunset ones.
From -
"Another Claire"

kenady said...

Sounds like you and Claire had a fantastic week! Tell her congrats on her results from me! Those are amazing!

And your photo is way better than mine!! All of the photos are fantastic! Great job:)

territerri said...

Congrats to your wife! That is fantastic!

Your photos are BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the butterflies and sunsets!

James said...

Cor nice pictures John. Welcome back and thanks as always for commenting on my blog.

So does Claire need a whole new load of clothes now or did she have a "back catalogue" in her wardrobe still?

Kiki said...

Wow, your wife is amazing, what focus and drive...its all I can do to drag myself into the kitchen for another oatmeal/chocolate chip cookie and sit back on the couch to blog!!! August 1st is my day...I'm turning it around on that day...

Your pics are awesome, I am amazed at your sunsets there, they remind me of the ones at Key West, Florida, so magnificent and colorful!!!

Have you watched that BBC show, How Clean Is Your House??? After a week under your care, how would your house fare under those two ladies careful eye??? I'll bet you'd have nothing to fear!!!

Glad you're back, we missed you!!

Ali said...

Love the pics, and your hair is fantastic! Did you rub it on that duster before you snapped the pic?! LOL!

Yay for Clare!

And I'm so glad you're back :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Mindy - What a wonderful way of looking at it!

um naief - We have bumble bees here, I love them. I will try to get a photo of one for you.

Alyssa - Thanks!

AmazingBrenda - My wife did enjoy it. She said it was the most relaxing holiday ever, not even any travel to worry about.

Claire - I think we are a good team - after 20 odd years I think you are either a team or driving each other nuts!

Kenady - No, yours is better... :-)

Terri - Glad you like the pictures. I think it was seeing your pictures that got me hooked again.

James - No, it is all new clothes. A while back Clare had an "I'm never going to get into that again" phase...

Kiki - August 1st? We will be watching and cheering you on! I think I would be safe on How Clean is Your House. Clare is a much harsher judge than they are! :-)

Ali - No tricks with the hair - it has reached "Mad Scientist" length and is due for a severe trim...

jenelle said...

Glad there was success all the way around on the workout holiday. I don't think my hubby would even know what one of those dusters was (either that or he'd claim ignorance to get out of having to use it).

Great pictures and welcome back.Good job Claire!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Jenelle - I think a lot of guys know more than they let on. A common tactic is to make such a song and dance about things that the wife decides it is just easier and quicker to do it herself.

Oopsy! Did I just give the game away?

Sonny Amou said...

Cool pics. I copied the pic of the rabbit and sent to my mom, who loves this kinda stuff (she had domesticated rabbits in her house for about 25 years). Hope that's okay.

Cheers,
S.Amou

Chief Rock Chef said...

Sonny Amou - That is great - hope your mom likes it. My wife keeps talking about having a big house trained rabbit. I think it is a cool idea.

Sonny Amou said...

It is a cool idea, but if you can stand a couple of warnings, (1) rabbits can be very high maintenance and (2) really, really destructive. I'm looking at your pic and thinking, if they get a rabbit, he's going to be replacing a lot of wires if he's not careful...

I'll be more than happy to provide tips as needed if you and the wife go through with it. There's a big upside, being that they're amazingly affectionate animals that can be domesticated and have the run of a house much like a cat.

Okay, off my soapbox. Thanks for the pic of Fiver.

Regards,
S.Amou

Chief Rock Chef said...

Sonny Amou - I hadn't thought about the chewing - we would have to do some serious preparation in that case. I don't want any unexpected pyrotechnics to go with my guitar playing!