Day 275|365

Day 275
Settings – ISO 200, 50mm, f2.0, 1/400sec

I cut Jasper’s hair again! It’s definitely not the adorable teddy cut the professionals do, but it was definitely more successful this time than last time. Less bald spots. Not zero bald spots, but less bald spots. You can clearly see he loves it!

Day 266|365

Day 266
Settings – ISO 320, 35mm, f2.8, 1/200sec

Why the long face? Because I cut the hair on his head today so that he could see better! He now looks like a poodle again, with very fluffy legs…I really need to cut the rest of his hair now, to balance out his proportions.

Today the occasional pains returned, and the night before I potentially thought my waters had broken slightly…but it appears not. No, that doesn’t mean I peed myself. This baby has got us on the edge of our seat (or birthing ball…), I don’t think I can bear living in suspense like this for another 4 and a bit weeks, potentially!


Day 232|365

Day 232
Settings – ISO 2500, 47mm, f2.8, 1/200sec

Jasper isn’t too pleased with me…pretty sure he wants someone to hide the clippers from me…the poor fellow is pretty much bald at the back (you can’t tell in this photo, thankfully he still looks cute!) as his fur was so thick it was just matting daily, so I had to shave him right back. I say this all the time, but we really must start brushing him daily! It’s wonderful having a dog that doesn’t shed, but his curly locks need a lot of grooming.

Day 174|365

Day 173
Settings – ISO 200, 50mm, f2.0, 1/800sec

How adorable are these fluffy puppies!? We headed out to the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside to meet up with one of Matthew’s old lecturers, her husband, son and dog Sawyer for a puppy plate date and a catch up. It was such a lovely afternoon! Sawyer is a cockapoo, a few months younger than Jasper but he’s slightly bigger than him, and that combination made one very excited puppy! Jasper wasn’t quite sure what to do at first, especially since it was Sawyer’s territory, but it wasn’t long before they were playing together and loving life. SO cute to watch. I had to get a few photos of them together before we left; this was them sitting nicely and licking their lips as we bribed them with treats!

Day 146|365

Day 146
Settings – ISO 2500, 50mm, f3.5, 1/320sec

I decided last time Jasper got his haircut that he really needed to be cut more regularly…but since we were already spending more money on his haircuts than mine I was going to have to attempt to cut it myself…well, today I finally gave it a go!

I thought Matthew’s beard clippers would do the job…but other than his face, it was a struggle, so I took the scissors to the rest of his body, and I’ll need to order some doggy clippers to give him a proper cut! For now though, I think he looks good!

Day 141|365

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Settings – ISO 100, 24mm, f2.8, 1/640sec

I picked up our furbaby from my Mum’s this afternoon. She very kindly has spent the last 10 days looking after him, despite being allergic to him! He wasn’t as excited to see me as I thought…I got the same greeting I get if I pop out to the shops for 5 minutes! It probably didn’t help that I bumped in to my old driving instructor and his dog when I arrived, so Jasper instantly got the scent of his dog and probably thought I’d been looking after another dog behind his back for the past 10 days…Probably not, but you never know!

Day 102|365

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Settings – ISO 1600, 50mm, f1.4, 1/125sec

Our spare room has become a bike shed again…Jasper’s not really sure what to think of  it, and Mr Lion has collapsed he’s so shocked. Our wonderful neighbours, Claire and Lachy, have been looking after our bikes for us over winter, but now with Matthew needing to train for the Five Ferry Challenge we’ve taken them back. We’re gonna need to figure out a more permanent storage spot for them as it’s really not pleasant for visitors having to sleep next to this! And soon this isn’t going to be a spare room anymore…it’s going to belong to a little squishy human, and they’ll definitely not be ready to ride a bike.

Day 101|365

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Settings – ISO 1600, 50mm, f1.4, 1/125sec

Today was a funny old day. I was so productive in the morning; getting washing done, making progress with business bits n bobs and feeling great about it, then out of nowhere extreme nausea came and led to me emptying my stomach contents in to the toilet (you’re welcome!). I then proceeded to feel nauseous all afternoon until I got a migraine in the evening and ended up in bed at 9pm.

I had a pretty easy going first trimester; just tiredness and nausea with a few small headaches in the recent weeks, but I was never actually sick, and wonderfully, eating helps get rid of my nausea! Boy am I thankful that every day wasn’t like today! I’m still not sure what it was…a random short stomach bug, or extreme “morning” sickness…who knows, just as long as it doesn’t become a regular thing in the second trimester.

This poor guy came home to a basket full of damp washing waiting to be hung, a kitchen still full of dishes, and no prospects of dinner in the fridge. He sat with me on the sofa until hunger got the best of him, then he hid in the kitchen to eat his dinner because the smell was too much for my nausea, and once I went to bed he stayed up to do the dishes and hang the washing. He’s a keeper, I’m glad he’s mine forever!

Day 100|365

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Settings – ISO 100, 50mm, f2.5, 1/125sec

Happy 100th day of the year! I call this Wet Dog in the Daffies…he looks very happy to be on the lead and not allowed to run off and splash muddy water all over himself!

It was such a yucky day, I put off taking Jasper for his long walk, hoping it would brighten up, but of course it only got worse! So off we went, camera in its raincoat, to try find something pretty to take a photo of on this dull, damp day. I was trying to get a photo of the daffodils by the river, but then Jasper trotted in to shot, and I guess he is kinda cute, even when he’s a wet mop.