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Living happily ever after still means you have to clean house and do the dishes


365 Days – a project to take a self portrait every day for a year. The rules are simple. I must be visible in the picture, and I must take the picture. This is my second complete 365 days project. A remote shutter control really helps with taking self portraits. When I started my first 365 days in 2007 all I had was a 10 second timer. It’s surprising how fast you can get at getting into a shot!

That moment when … Ginger announces that a picture of me is trending in the news

Link to the CBS Local article. … Thanks Associated Press & CBS Local. Had me worried for just a moment. Turns out my picture was being used to illustrate an article about Missouri Licenses no longer being valid ID for… Continue Reading →

Typical Ozarks recreational arrangements (365:365)

Today we sunbathed and went on a short exploratory hike. Yes, that’s right, sunbathed on the 31 December in the Northern hemisphere – I was impressed. Though to make up for this there was ice on the inside of our tent when we woke up.

My sunbathing was interrupted by a pack of horses crossing the creek, which confirmed my suspicion that there was a trail on the other side.

Penultimate campfire of 2011 (365:364)

We were in two minds where to go backpacking this weekend. Piney Creek Wilderness, or the similarly sounding Paddy Creek Wilderness. Piney creek has around twelve miles of ‘official’ trails, and Paddy Creek has a twenty mile loop.

Gary and Tubby (365:363)

I was taking some family portraits and I forgot to include myself, so here I am with Tubby Ginger’s parents, her brother Sam and family came visiting today. I was (albeit reluctantly) persuaded to take some family photos, and once… Continue Reading →

Winding down at the end of the day (365:362)

We seem to spend a lot of time in the office area at the moment Tonight we were researching a backpacking trip – the weather looks to be warm (for the time of year). We have family visiting tomorrow and… Continue Reading →

Making stuff (365:361)

Today I made myself useful by making stuff in the garage In fact I’m being a proper Santa’s Elf helping Ginger make Christmas presents for the girls when they arrive on Thursday. Darn I missed an opportunity to wear my… Continue Reading →

Gary and Ginger’s Christmas present (356:360)

Today we went Boxing day shopping. And we bought this nifty hand-held GPS receiver as a joint present for us both. One of the problems with GPS is buying the maps which cost more than the receivers – this unit… Continue Reading →

At the end of Christmas day (365:359)

Christmas day Despite my preference for a lie-in we were up before seven, then it was non-stop with present opening, visiting family, food, drinks and finally a couple of card games. Somehow the evening slipped away from me while we… Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve (365:358)

Here I am in my church Christmas finery Christmas has begun. The grandparents arrived this afternoon and are staying overnight to be with us on Christmas day. In the evening we all went to one of the Christmas services at… Continue Reading →

Edible display (365:357)

We arrived home from Christmas food shopping to find this very kind gift of fruit and fruit dipped in chocolate had been delivered Of course it had to be eaten straight away as we knew it wouldn’t keep 🙂 and… Continue Reading →

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