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1// Dark light, gloomy day- perfect excuse for laid back Saturday

2// The BEST breakfast, my favourite type of egg

3// Was going to go for a run. Got joined by small daughter in buggy. Turned into walk/run. Do you know how hard it is to run pushing a buggy when you have a 2 year old who wants to talk to you all the time?! Not recommended!

4// Baby girl is not 100%. Bad cough and sudden temp knocking the sails out of her. Calpol a GODSEND, Fell asleep on Ad for ages.

5// I realised lately that, despite having a dishwasher, we spend so much time washing up because we cook so much. Annoying, but at the same time, wouldn’t have it any other way!

6// My little man, watching telly after spending ages constructing the mother of all train tracks.

7// Some tiger-action, after S perked up. I told you, Calpol is a wonderful thing!

8// Love a good cloud at sunset.

Hello! Welcome to 8 photos, 8 hours. Today is the start of a mini series of blog posts for me, aimed at progressing my photography skills, whilst capturing the very ordinary moments of our day-to-day lives. Above is a very chilled out Saturday that I’ve snapped, especially chilled as our littlest baby is a bit poorly. I guess the aim of these posts is to try and find an interesting way of photographing our day-to-day lives every now and again, and push myself to find different ways of doing so. I hope to improve my photography skills and creativity in the process. If anyone wants to have a go and join me then they’re more than welcome!

I realised when taking these photos, that when we’re mostly at home, food plays such a big part in our family life- I could have easily taken more today that involve cooking and eating. I feel that there will may more food snaps to come! #sorrynotsorry

We stayed close to home yesterday, which is often nice as we have such hectic weeks. Since I’ve had two full days to work from home for the last couple of weeks, my weekends already feel less pressured, and today there was no rush to catch up on any work or do ANYTHING, just a sense of peace and calm. It was such a great feeling. Long may it continue!

How was your Saturday?

Teaming up with Katie and her Ordinary Moments!



  1. Jess
    November 16, 2014 / 7:58 am

    Love this idea, snapshots of your day that really tell a little story, so sweet! Hope your little one gets better soon, we’ve just gotten over lots of bugs and colds in our household the past few months, now we’re all healthy again (fingers crossed anyway!) :). We had a little winter walk yesterday morning and stayed in for the rest of the day it was so cold!! 🙂 xx

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:28 pm

      It certainly is getting colder now, today was the first day I had to wear my thick coat! S is quite poorly,bless her, ear and chest infection, but hoping antibiotics kick in soon! Fingers crossed you guys stay in the pink! xx

  2. November 16, 2014 / 8:23 am

    All I can think is I WANT THAT COOKER!!!!!

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:29 pm

      Haha, it is fab but a bitch to clean!

  3. lifeatthelittlewood
    November 16, 2014 / 9:13 am

    Oh, what a brilliant idea! And your photos are stunning Becks. I’m not great at the old photography, but love this idea of documenting an ordinary day in life. Your post proves that even the ordinary can be gorgeous! Xxx

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks hon, I really need to do a proper photography course though, I totally bluff my way through and need to work my way around my manual settings- it’s just finding the time though! xx

  4. pottymouthedmummy
    November 16, 2014 / 11:32 am

    Love this! Gorgeous pictures xx

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks lovely! x

  5. November 16, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    Very cute idea with the 8 hours 8 photos.

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks Natasha!

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:32 pm

      Aah thanks Elfa *blushes* I’m totally self-taught, really need some pro-guidance soon, must get to grips with my manual settings soon! xx

  6. bettyallonby
    November 16, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Oh, I love this idea. Apart from how it makes me feel about my house compared to yours … x


    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:33 pm

      Haha, thank you- I only show the pretty bits 😉 x

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:37 pm

      ooh yes do! I’m looking to poss sign up to a photography course in brommers in the NY if you fancied it? x

  7. November 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    I love that your Little Tykes cars are also on their sides. Ours never seem to be the right way up!

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:38 pm

      Haha, well spotted! They’re supposed to be ‘draining’, but unfortunately are left to drain for ages!

  8. Carie
    November 16, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    What a lovely way to capture a snapshot of your ordinary days – I love the photos, and I’m glad the Calpol did the trick!

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks Carie!

  9. mummydaddyme
    November 16, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    I love this Becky, I did one very similar a while ago and I must do another one, it is so cute to document the little details in your day. Beautiful photos too- sorry that she wasn’t too well but what a gorgeous photo of her snuggled up asleep. Glad the calpol did the trick! x

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:39 pm

      Ooh fab, I’ll have to have a search for yours! Your pics are lovely- are you self-taught or did you do a course? I need to read up on manual settings etc and also go about finding a new lens for my camera- hard to know when to start! x

  10. November 17, 2014 / 4:18 am

    What a great idea this is!!! These pics are fab, I love that they are so beautiful yet capture such ‘ordinary’ moments! Hope little S feels better soon bless her!
    Looking forward to more of these lovely posts xxx

    • Becky
      November 17, 2014 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks lovely, she’s still a bit poorly, but hopefully will be on the mend soon! xx

  11. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    November 18, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    I love this photo project! Can I do this too? I have this new camera and I am still learning it and maybe when I am ready I can do this challenge.

    Your photos are awesome. They tell stories and they are so clear!


    • Becky
      November 20, 2014 / 8:04 pm

      Aah, thank you so much! Yes, definitely hop on board! Several people have shown an interest in having a go at this, so thinking of making it a monthly/fortnightly linky?

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