Never Grow Up

Parenting is difficult, isn’t it? You become responsible for an actual juvenile human and have the privilege of guiding them towards adulthood. This is a protracted experience for all involved, and while there are some painful points along the way I have experienced more joy in these last ten years than I ever hoped for.…… Continue reading Never Grow Up

Adding shade with Apollo


I have recently installed a new iOS image editing app called Apollo: Immersive Illumination. It enables you to add in extra lighting onto your photos using the depth information that Apple creates in Portrait mode images. It’s a remarkably simple concept but is a little fiddly to get right. You can add multiple light sources…… Continue reading Adding shade with Apollo

21/1/2018 New goggles


21/1/2018 New goggles by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby’s eyes have changed very slightly so new glasses are needed for reading and close work. She’s chosen two pairs from the ‘boys’ selection, because she is not encumbered by the stupidity of gender-specific spectacles. I wouldn’t have let her have the Manchester United glasses…… Continue reading 21/1/2018 New goggles

13/1/2018 #didgotospecsavers


13/1/2018 #didgotospecsavers by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby has been wearing glasses for reading for a year or so now, and it’s time for her annual appointment to have her eyes retested. We always use our local Specsavers due to the good value specs, but also because we always get looked after there.…… Continue reading 13/1/2018 #didgotospecsavers

1/365/2018 Star

1/365/2018 Star by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It’s 2018 already! It doesn’t seem 365 days since I started the last year’s worth of photos, so it’s almost a surprise that the year has rolled around once more. My last 365 project was all square and all black and white all the time. I…… Continue reading 1/365/2018 Star

363/365 Just Dance

363/365 Just Dance by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA One of Ruby’s little Christmas Eve presents was this second-hand Wii game – Just Dance. She’s very much into dancing around like a loon to music, so she absolutely loves it. It’s an old game so her favourite songs are missing, but there are some…… Continue reading 363/365 Just Dance

361/365 Knackered

361/365 Knackered by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are not used to all this excitement. We have all had an amazing time visiting family. We’ve had more food than is generally sensible, had a quiz, enjoyed many beers (or whatever beverage was preferred) and stayed up late. Then, this morning, we walked all…… Continue reading 361/365 Knackered

353/365 Smile

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 a concert tonight. The event…… Continue reading 353/365 Smile

350/365 400m

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 a whole hour in the…… Continue reading 350/365 400m