On Friday evening we went to my head of department's house for a barbeque. He does not live far from us, so we walked. Part of the route was along a little used public footpath. I snapped a few shots as we went:
I rather like this one, and have bitten the bullet and entered it for a competition that the Uni is running. The theme is "Freedom", and I think that this pic fits the bill nicely. It seems that my photography is something of a talking point in the department, someone describimg my camera as my 3rd arm!
My daughter had a busy weekend - prom party on Friday and a birthday party on Saturday, with a sleepover afterwards. Today she has a one day ice-breaker session at college, in preparation for her studies in September. A busy girl, but she is enjoying herself. It is so good to see my kids enjoying life - I hated being a teenager with a passion. Funny, I hate it when I see parents trying to live life via their children (pushing them into things that they failed at themselves) but is a strange way I think I am enjoying my children's teen years in a way that makes up for how much I hated my own!
Last summer, Custard the labrador suffered quite badly from the heat - you might remember that he laid down in the woods while we were out walking and refused to move for some time. This prompted us to buy a buggy for him. It is like one of those trailers that you get for towing children behind a bike, but it is designed for dogs and also converts into a buggy so you can push them along too. We have had it in the living room to get him used to going in and out of it, but on Sunday we tried it out for real, taking him for a walk into town and then loading him into it when he looked tired.
After an initial bout of over excitement, he settled down and seemed to enjoy the experience. This is when we stopped to visit my mom. I haven't got any other pics yet, as he gets over excited when he sees my camera...
Did someone say "nuts"? Probably, but it is all for a good cause. Custard has hip dysplacia and this is another part of our plan for preventing the need for surgery for as long as possible. He is 6 and a half now and rarely shows any signs of having a problem, so it seems to be working.
Have a great week!