353/365 Smile by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I have a very busy Christmas period with my brass band, but I’m not the only one performing carols at this time of year. My wife Jo sings with an amateur choir in West Bridgford called ‘The Tuesdays’, and they had
352/365 Blinding by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It’s one of those sunny, frosty mornings. It’s cold to the chops and I can hardly see where I am going due to the blinding sun. I do rather like weather like this. It’s fresh and bright, my lungs are enjoying
351/365 Peaky Blinders by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Don’t mess with the Peaky Blinders. I really loved the first couple of series of the Peaky Blinders. Cillian Murphy is amazing as working class bookmaker/gangster Tommy Shelby, and I loved the earthy, fire-stained tones of the shittier bits of
350/365 400m by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are very proud of our little mermaid. Ruby has been going to Quackers Swimming School for a few years now and she’s tried hard, learned all her strokes and is now in the Advanced 1 Class. She gets to spend
349/365 Big Gob by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby and I met with my Dad and Step-mum at the very impressive Eureka! The National Children’s Museum today. It’s a bit of a trek for us, but it’s an incredible place for kids, especially younger ones. There’s a fantastic
348/365 The Last Jedi by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Luck would have it that I am off work on the very day that the new Star Wars film is released, so I have gone to see it. I have taken Ruby too, because she loves Star Wars rather
347/365 Cannoli by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I have today off work for childcare reasons. Ruby’s school has already broken off for Christmas (!) and apparently it is considered poor parenting to leave your children alone at home while you go to work. So, here we are enjoying
346/365 The Show by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t normally do this, but this is a photo of someone else’s photo. Someone who’s a much better photographer than me too! It’s an image of a play performed by one of the groups supported by a local creative
345/365 Stack by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I’m not one to serve food to my wife without arranging it in interesting ways, so here is evidence that even the most boring of foodstuffs can be assembled artily. I’ll never make it to Masterchef, mind.
344/365 Snow by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Yes, it has snowed. It is also the day that we absolutely have to travel back to Nottingham. Arse. The snow is not as bad as it is further south – Bedford, I hear, has had it really bad, but it’s
343/365 Memorial by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Our trips to see family in Norfolk take us past this magnificent memorial on the A11. It just juts out of the ground right next to the dual carriageway, imposing in its height. It is the Elveden War Memorial near Thetford.
342/365 Toilet by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA There’s no better place for a selfie than in the work bog. Complete the selfie with weather-appropriate woolly garments, wonky headphones and a gormless expression. I think these are my favourite kinds of photos