Sunday evening, I only had the small compact camera to hand, which is a pity, but still, it was fun to shoot all the same.
Bec and her friends love to play "dress up" at home, and when she does, she's happy to pose any which way I ask .. but hey, Lord help me should I dare to want any "ordinary" shots of her in like, an "everyday" situation. I can't get her to face the camera for all the blackmail and bribery in my entire arsenal (and believe me, that's one heck of a lot)!
See what I mean? It's not that she didn't know I was taking this, no, quite the opposite, it's because she knew, the little horror! The last time she posed smiling and wholesome for me was probably around her tenth birthday - this is all I get now..
Or this (no, she wasn't seen out in public, thank goodness, these were taken in our glen)
Oh, don't mis-understand me, I think these are great - it's just.. (sigh), I wish I could take a natural one of my fourteen year old once in a while.
Moving on - our boiler has packed up again - can you believe it? Ever since we upgraded it's thrown a hissy-fit every year. The guys are working on it as I type . Eldest lad is eyeing them suspiciously from the window.
"Are these guys paid by the hour, mum?"
"'Cos they've been sitting in their van for the past half hour, talking on their phones.."
Cheers son. Some things you just don't need to know.
Ooh! Sam's blue disabled parking badge has finally been reinstated - after only two and a half years of rugby-tackling and chasing everyone down about it. Remember that politician bloke from around Christmas time? What a waste of space he turned out to be, I never heard a darn thing back from him since that email of acknowledgement he sent, telling me about his man-flu'. (Maybe he died?) Anyways, I found someone else to badger, and after nearly four months of me shooting weekly reminders out to him, he's finally followed through -whoohoo! I'll worry about it's renewal again in another three years time, but for now I'm a happy bunny. Mind you, on the downside, I've just been informed out of the blue that he will be leaving school (his special needs unit) THIS year, not next, despite him only being 17. He only goes there one day a week, as he has a life skills course at college he attends the rest of the time, but it still is a bit of a blow, as they can offer no alternative place for him to go. Sam has little outside of college and school for any interaction outside of us, it sucks. (Shrug). But you know me, I've not begun yet - I'll be sure to find him something, watch this space!
Now the weather has decided to lighten up some, I'm itching to take off for a long girlie weekend with my dearest mate, Little Ally - so look out London, I'm coming baaaaaaaaaack!!! Teehee. Hope it isn't as disastrous as my last trip over there proved. Um, long story, but never plan a week away with someone you have only met through blogland - it's so true, there really are a ton of nutters out there - "she" turned out to be a "he", and um, I really don't want to talk about that anymore..! Suffice to say, Little Ally and I have known each other since our teens, and I just know we're gonna' have a ball! I'm ditching the family and flying out the first week of April - ooh (pinching myself) I can hardly wait..
Hum, this isn't so much of a post as a ramble (blush) - sorry folks. To quote me old pal Jim, over at Suldog (sorry friend, I've forgotten how to do links again, but everybody knows you anyway, and besides, you are in my sidebar) "Back later, with better" (Scouts honour.)