Alphabet Photo – G is for Geology

Before I had children my dream was to go to university and study Geology and I am still fascinated by rock formations, earthquakes and volcanoes to this day.

We live in Dorset and are really lucky to have the Jurassic coast on our doorstep, with beautiful cliffs harbouring all sorts of fabulous fossils.

Last weekend we headed out to do some fossil hunting Kimmeridge Bay with the family and I have to admit I got very excited by the obvious stone bands running through the cliff and have been busy researching them ever since.

I am definitely going to go back and do one of their tours to find out more about our local area!

Kimmeridge Bay

Alphabet Photo Project – F is for Feline

I adore big cats – there is something about them that is just mesmerizing.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Sunset Party in the Park at Marwell last week and got to see the animals at dusk, when they are most active.

We saw a Tiger playing football…….

A leopard nonchalantly pacing its enclosure…..

but my favourite of all were the Snow Leopards!

The cubs were having great fun having a rough and tumble game whilst Mum watched patiently from her rock.

F is for Feline:

Snow Leopard

Alphabet Photo Project – E is for Elation

Isaac adores the park, but recently I have noticed that he is distancing himself from the playframes aimed at the younger children.

Because Isaac is quite short for his age he often finds it a struggle keeping up with his big brothers, but I have noticed a stronger and more determined Isaac of late.

He is attempting climbing walls!

He braved the dark, scary caves!

He now hauls himself onto the zip wire…….

Just look at his face…….

E is for Elation!






Alphabet Photo Project – D is for Daughters

Not sure if this is strictly allowed as Kian too this photo, but I adore it.

Regular readers of my blog will know that Abbey (my eldest) celebrated her 21st birthday on 6th June.

We had a fun day, treating ourselves to a mahoosive ice cream at Sprinkles Gelato before heading out for a lovely meal with family and friends.

D is for Daughters

Do you think they look like me?


Alphabet Photo – C is for Chase

Last week was quite frankly epic.

When you have teens and an adrenalin junkie husband somehow you find yourself in the background taking photos and not getting to experience things for yourself.

Last year I was pregnant with Sebastian and the had an emergency c-section which I struggled to recover from so I took a back seat even more than usual so it is about time I start enjoying things for me again.

I entered a competition a couple of weeks ago to win a trip in a Powerboat.  Not for one minute did I think I’d win, so when the phone call came in to say I had, I was shocked.  I immediately thought of the boys but when they said it was for over 18’s only and I could take a friend I knew I had to do it.

I can’t wait to tell you all about it – it was all kinds of amazing and it has re-ignited my love of boats.  The best bit is that we got to watch the P1 Super Stock Grand Prix in Bournemouth at the weekend and were cheering on our local teams.  It is definitely a sport I am going to follow from now on.

I give you “Chase!”

P1 Superstock


The Alphabet Project – B is for Bike

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to take a picture of for my “B” photo.

I toyed with brothers and boys, but after a couple of days at Bournemouth Wheels Festival I decided it just has to be Bike!

The Wheels Festival is a new even that will be held each year on the second Bank Holiday in May, following on from the success of Bournemouth Air Festival.  We saw cars old and new, but the main attraction were the displays – we saw rally cars speeding over the sandy beach, monster trucks crushing old cars and these nutters on their bikes, literally flying through the air!

I give you a bike!



lyme regis

The Alphabet Photo Project – A is for Ammonite

When Charly from PODcast announced she was doing an Alphabet Photo Project, I knew I just had to take part as I love taking photo’s both on my phone and my camera and I really need to try to improve them.

I wanted to pick something that you don’t see everyday for my photograph and a trip to Lyme Regis to their annual Fossil Festival gave me the opportunity to take the perfect picture.

A is for Ammonite – an ammonoid fossil, especially one of a later type found chiefly in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, typically with intricately frilled suture lines



We are lucky to live on the Jurassic coast, a world heritage site which covers 3 geological time periods; the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous and the Fossil Festival has definitely caught the imagination of my little fossil hunters.  We found our very first fossil yesterday at Burton Bradstock so are heading out to Kimmeridge Bay at half term to see what else we can find.