Wiped out

Yo. Sorry about the radio silence. My man has been working abroad for the last couple of weeks, so it's just been me and the Oomster - which in turn means I don't really have the time or the energy to be anything more than "mamma". Hopefully everything will return back to normal at the end of next week. Thank you so much for your blog birthday wishes peeps, so nice to hear from you. See you soon innit.


He's been at it again

I think I know what to do with my Canon 400D when I upgrade to a full frame camera - I'll give it to Oomoo! He took these with it, and even though it's pretty heavy and bulky for his small hands, he was still happy walking around Southbank for ages with it around his neck and snapping away. I've had to fight my instincts of wanting to straighten these before I put them up, but I've left them framed as he took them. See the man in the hat in the third picture? There was such a great moment when Oomoo spotted him, you could tell he'd seen something that would have been a good picture, but the man spotted him too and quickly started walking away, hence the back shot. I hope I'm passing on the joy of photography to my son, just like my god father passed it on to me when I was a kid. I'm eternally grateful for being introduced to it at such a young age; and to think that Oomoo is six years younger than I was when I started… who knows what kind of eye he'll develop?

On another note: the blog is six years old today. Hipp hipp! I didn't really have a plan about what I wanted this place to be when I started it, more than I wanted to make sure I took pictures more regurlarly. I never imagined that six years down the line I'd be posting pictures that my son (who wasn't even born then) had taken. Funny how life goes. I'm so glad to still have this space, and that I still enjoy putting posts together, all 862 of them. Thank you so much for stopping by over the years and for your continued support - here's hoping there'll be at least another six years to come!


From the V to the A

Last Saturday we went to two museums; the V&A in the morning and the Science Museum in the afternoon. As you can imagine we were all pretty wiped out afterwards! Never the less, the V&A is a new favourite of ours, as kids can pick up adventure packs with different themes (we chose animals and then the Middle Ages) and walk around the galleries on a mission to find specific things. AND it's not packed like all other museums are on a weekend. I'll miss our quiet weekdays (when London is quiet and not as crowded) once Oomoo starts school (!) in September. From then on we'll be packed in like sardines with everyone else, trying to enjoy what this amazing city has to offer. Until then we have to make the most of it. Happy (busy or quiet) weekend!


No jackets required

We got a taste of spring this weekend with lots of sun and warmer temperatures. Our friends who came over to visit from Stockholm couldn't have picked a better one. More pics from those days to come.


Searching in the dark

If you're in London, or coming here in the spring, you should head to the Barbican Curve Gallery and check out the latest installation there by UVA. My pictures don't do it justice; my camera is rubbish in low light and I had to focus manually - in the dark! Impossible. Best thing for it is to head down yourselves and check it out. Or I'll go back once I get my hands on a better camera and I'll have another go :)


What the 4-year old saw

Oomoo quite regularly asks me if he can take some pictures, and this was the first time he asked if he could at an exhibition. At one point I had to take the camera off him as he was too busy clicking away and not taking part in what was going on around him (sounds familiar…). I like how some of these are abstract; it was quite dark in there, and I haven't yet taught him the hold-your-exhale-as-you-take-a-picture technique (I'll save that one for when he's much older!). I look forward to going out on camera walks with him in the future. Have a great weekend people!



The place we spent the longest in at the Sensing Spaces exhibition was in Diébédo Francis Kéré's room, where visitors were encouraged to add colourful plastic straws to the originally white structure. As you can see some people took it very seriously!


Space sensing

Went to see the Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy last weekend. It's very child friendly so we went with some friends and their two girls, and enjoyed walking/running/making things. More pix to come - including a post with just Oomoo's pictures from it (he's really snap happy that boy - I wonder where he gets that from?!).


Yesterday afternoon

One of the nicest afternoons I've had in a long time.



Do you like February? I sure don't. It's usually by this time of year that I lose my patience with winter, and when I just want to kick this grim season to the curb - hard. In the past couple of years I've managed to stave off the winter blues with vitamin D supplements and daily walks, but I've been slacking off this time and am bracing myself against it hitting me in the next few weeks. It doesn't help that we're house bound at the moment either, as we're having some work done in the garden. As a result I'm not taking many pictures, but thought I'd poke my head in here just to say hello. Hope February is treating you guys well.