Thursday, 14 June 2012


Face- I saw the prompt whilst I was waiting at the bus stop with Emma and because I'm not likely to have access to taking someone's photo for the rest of the day thought I'd use my phone to capture Emma. She has her 'summer hat' on- she wears a hat to hide her face when she's out. Part of her autism. We have to surgically remove the woolly hat after Easter! Just to show you her face- without the hat!

Earth tones- this is my favourite range of eye shadow. They are all earth tones- which is what I wear WHEN I use makeup!!!! They are L'Oreal- my favourite brand.

We went over to see my dad last night- as it was his birthday. He was pleased with his t-shirts and said he was going to buy a couple of new ones for his holiday. So at least I picked the right thing! He's so hard to buy for. I always used to buy him books- but he needs to use large print now. I even ordered a KOBO touch this week in the hope that he might be able to manage that. But after having tried it- I don't think his hands would be precise enough to choose the books. I let him try my kindle- but know he couldn't negotiate the on off button- and it needs switching if you leave it for a few mins. He can read the screen- but his hands are so bad now that he struggles to do most day to day things. He can't put his own shoes or socks on or negotiate buttons.  We'll keep the KOBO and get him to try it when we're on holiday. But I will add some books for Emma to use it. I hate seeing my parents ageing- part of life I know, but sad anyway.

I'm off to Costco with Vikki tonight- whilst Amy and Guy go off to swimming. Guy is going to go over and take his sister s dog for a walk. She's off work with a bad back and her husband had an operation on his hands yesterday and they are bandaged up-  so Akela needs some exercise. I offered Guy!!!!

Saw this on Anne's blog!

Your fairy is
Hazel Icewitch
She protects the vulnerable and brings justice to the wronged.
She lives in places hexed and tainted by black magic.
She can only be seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.
She wears black feathers and rose petals and has icy blue butterfly wings.


  1. Emma looks really sweet.
    Happy Birthday to your dad. I know what you mean with seeing them aging. I only see my parents a couple of times a year and I really do notice the difference. As you say it's part of life but I agree that it doesn't make it easier. I try not to think about it and especially not to compare what they could do before and what they can do now ! xxx

  2. Beautiful pictures!
    Happy Birthday to your dad.
    Good luck!

  3. She is beautiful Kim, and she looks cool in her hat!

    I like your fairy name :)

  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad. You never really think that they will get old and then all of a sudden you realise they are. My dad went into a home for respite care today. My brother took him and said it was so hard.

  5. lovely pictures. good idea to offer guy for the dog walking :)

  6. What a lovely face your Emma has! I am off to find out what my fairy is LOL!!