The last week in black and white

Lots of walking, hanging out with the kid, and a dog who's getting weirder as time goes on.


Oxford

Oxford is such an unwelcoming city. There are signs everywhere telling you what you're not allowed to do. Don't lock your bike here. Don't even lean your bike here. Keep off the grass, keep out, don't let anyone follow you in, don't take photos, silence please.

Fortunately managed to snap a little photo of Tabitha (the most consistently noisy person in Oxford at the time) next to a sign telling her to do the impossible.


1.2m

Charlotte drew a marker on the wall for when Tabitha would be old enough to go on the good pier rides. She has, out of nowhere, hit that height now. Let's go dodgems!


The school nativity pictures

I took some photos for the PTA at Tabitha's school to sell at the nativity. People have been so nice to me all week about them. I was stressed about messing it up but it actually went really well, and the photos are all super cute.


My best girl's in year one

When I look at the past, I can't believe where we've been. When I look at the present, it's like she's always been in my life just as she is right now.

So proud of this girl every day, everything she is, and everything she's becoming.

Oh my god the lighting in this photo is amateur hour, but I'm not really used to the flash I'm using yet. I need a diffuser because the shadow below her eyes and nose is just not acceptable and I am very sorry. Tabitha, if it's 2030 and you're reading this now, I wasn't always a deadbeat. I do know how to light subjects properly, I promise.