Tag Archives: family

Unexpected stash

Sunday 21st June 2020, 2.55pm (day 3,223)

Whisky samples, 21/6/20

A long-awaited visit to my family, unseen since lockdown began. A welcome interruption that highlighted how pointless all this is becoming. Why my sister Vicki was dishing out the whisky samples in the middle of a Sunday afternoon, well, that’s a story hidden beneath the surface of this picture. Particularly as I don’t even like the stuff. (I know whisky is a noble drink with much character and history: I just can’t stand it.)

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Family dinner, online

Sunday 19th April 2020, 6.20pm (day 3,160)

Dinner videoconference, 19/4/20

A couple of months ago, at least, we made an arrangement that we would visit my sister Vicki and family today for a Sunday out, let there be dinner, socialising, sunshine etc. This date got sucked into the COVID-19 black hole some time ago.

But thanks to the miracle of videoconferencing, we did our best to find a replacement. Seven family members, including myself, appear on the laptop screen at the back — Joe being the only attendee who cannot be seen. We ate well. It was fun. But it is not and never will be reality, and soon, we would like reality back please.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Permitted exercise

Saturday 11th April 2020, 11.05am (day 3,152)

Above Haworth, 11/4/20

This family are doing the sensible thing, as was I this morning. Our overall physical and mental health is vital and needs care. No social distancing guidelines have been violated in the creation of this photograph. And yes, it’d probably be nicer if the shrub wasn’t there, but you can’t have everything.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Post-weekend

Sunday 21st July 2019, 7.40pm (day 2,887)

Like father, like son, 21/7/19

These two have clearly had a very good weekend. And so have I.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Family Sunday

Sunday 2nd September 2018, 2.40pm (day 2,565)

At the Blue Pig, 2/9/18

A full two-day weekend and somehow I still feel like this little girl. Unfortunately I’m too big to be carried around in a rucksack these days.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Family playing Gauntlet

Saturday 18th February 2017, 2.25pm (day 2,004)

Playing Gauntlet, 18/2/17

The room full of vintage arcade and computer games at the National Media Museum in Bradford is a cheap form of entertainment during weekends and school holidays — and as a result has featured on this blog before. This family seem to be enjoying their time on the collaborative game, Gauntlet — if you grew up in the 1980s I’m sure you remember it…

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Tom and Bella, Christmas Day

Friday 25th December 2015, 1.30pm (day 1,583)

Tom and Bella, 25/12/15

My nephew Tom and their family’s dog, Bella, enjoy a leisurely moment on Christmas afternoon. A happy festive season to you all, wherever you are and whatever you may have done.

Tagged , , , ,

Lunchtime, York station

Sunday 5th July 2015, 12.20pm (day 1,410)

Lunchtime, 5/7/15

Normally our journey home from London wouldn’t take us through York but we ended up there because of a blockage on the line at Wakefield. It didn’t really extend our journey time much, to be fair. I took this shot while sat on our Hebden Bridge train waiting for it to leave, and like it because until I uploaded it onto the laptop this evening I didn’t realise how I’d captured this mother and son a couple of platforms away. I wasn’t particularly taking a photo of them, just of this group of people sat over there, and it’s nice sometimes when you get something unexpected.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Working the lock

Wednesday 27th August 2014, 12.05pm (day 1,098)

Canal lock, 27/8/14

An uneventful day, but at least the canal in Hebden Bridge usually comes up with some kind of animated scene, particularly at the moment when the summer tourist traffic is coming through. This family seemed proficient enough at working the lock. I wonder if the kid realises that two hundred years ago, all things being equal, he’d have been doing that full-time.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Nearly missed it…

Sunday 17th August 2014, 2.35pm (day 1,088)

Running for train, 17/8/14

… but this family did make their connection in Leeds. As did Clare and I on our way home from London, after an excellent weekend all round.

Tagged , , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: