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Day 193

Settings – ISO 1600, 50mm, f2.2, 1/100sec

Does anyone elses dog like to crumble their food all over the kitchen floor (or living room floor if he’s feeling particularly energetic) instead of just staying over the bowl? No?

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Day 192

Settings – ISO 320, 50mm, f2.2, 1/13sec

I feel like our washer dryer has been going non stop for the past 48 hours. I’m thankful it’s the quietest machine I’ve ever heard…or not heard…sometimes I even wonder if it’s still working. Adulting at it’s best.

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Settings – ISO 4000, 50mm, f2.8, 1/160sec

I’ve finally done it! I cut Jasper’s hair for the third time and I’ve actually made it look good! He looks like a super adorable poodle, instead of an abandoned dog we found in a bush. I’m so excited! The first two times I was worried I’d have to take him to a groomer for a tidy up, but now I officially think I can do this so we’re gonna save lots of pennies!

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Day 191

Settings – ISO 640, 50mm, f2.8, 1/250sec

It’s nice to be home again, and back to taking Jasper out for walks. I’m thankful I still have a jacket that fits over the bump as there were some rain clouds threatening our walk this morning. Looks like I could go out without a jacket for our walk this evening.

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Day 190

Settings – ISO 200, 50mm, f3.2, 1/250sec

I really didn’t mind that the rain came today! I love love love all this warm weather we’re having, and being able to wear shorts and flip-flops every day, but we’re not used to it here and all our grass is going brown and the rivers are drying up, so we could do with a bit of rainfall! Just a little bit though…I’m quite happy for the warm weather and sunshine to stick around for a couple more months. Even if I am a sweaty betty most days with this hot water bottle strapped to my stomach (I’m talking about the baby, not an actual hot water bottle. That would be foolish).

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Settings – ISO 500, 50mm, f2.0, 1/200sec

Everybody loves a campfire on the beach! Until you get home and everything is stinking of smoke…but at the time it was great! We headed out to Nairn with a few friends for a wee BBQ. The sea was flat calm, the air was warm and the sun shone for most of the evening! I was very jealous of the family out on the water on their paddle boards and kayak. It was the perfect evening! One day I hope to own either a paddle board or a kayak, so we can take Baby Mac out on the water for fun family adventures.

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Settings – ISO 2000, 50mm, f2.0, 1/160sec

We left the family holiday a day early as we had a friend’s wedding to attend in Inverness. It was so lovely being a guest for the day, not having to choose an outfit that is practical for moving around taking photos, just one that fits a fast growing bump! My camera stayed in the car all day, but I had to get a blog photo so I took it in for a few dancing photos in the evening. I was sad not to be able to do much dancing, but it’s just as enjoyable watching others have a great time on the dance floor, especially little kids! Eve is only two and a half, but a nap during dinner ensured she was able to dance the night away! She just floated across the floor in her adorable flower girl dress!

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Settings – ISO 100, 50mm, f2.5, 1/800sec

On our last day we visited a family friend near Oban, called Frank. We’d only seen him about 3 times in the last 18 years and he was a good friend of Dad’s so it was wonderful to spend the day with him and catch up! Frank lives up a valley with an incredible view of a loch and the hills. It’s so peaceful outside, it really is living the dream for a countryside loving girl like me. The kids (and, lets face it, the grown ups too) were in their element, with all the cool stuff Frank has. I couldn’t believe the grin on Elsie’s face as Frank took her off on the quad bike!! She’s got the Stewart speed adrenaline gene in her, that’s for sure. Frank said she was shouting “Faster! Faster!” as he came back up the hill.

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Day 186

Settings – ISO 200, 50mm, f3.2, 1/8000sec

Matthew dug a hole on Machrihanish beach, and we buried him in it. Heh heh heh. Well, I didn’t help with the burying, I just filmed and photographed the occasion. I didn’t actually take that many photos throughout the week, but I did take a lot of video clips, so I have yet another load of video clips sitting waiting to be turned in to a full video! I plan to get going with this one immediately, and hope that spurs me on to make the ones from the past two years!

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Settings – ISO 200, 50mm, f3.2, 1/640sec

Here’s Mum enjoying the view from Tarbert Castle on an unbelievably warm Tuesday evening. This used to be the lookout tower for the castle…I’d quite happily have taken that job!