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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I am now, officially, an auntie! I say officially because I have been, unofficially, an auntie to many, many dogs over the years. I love dogs but I gotta say, being an auntie to a real live human being that will, one day, walk and talk and do many amazing things, well, it's just much better.

Also, my dad's coming to visit at the end of the week and I haven't seen him for ages and it just hit me over the past couple of days how much I miss him. In fact, over the next few weeks it's gonna be very family-orientated and I'm in the mood for embracing them.

Ages ago Zoe gave me a film. It was slide film, which she recommended I get cross-processed. To save myself having to explain, or bore you if you're not interested, here's a wee link that explains cross-processing. So I decided to do a bit of experimenting. I used a macro lens that a chick kindly gave to me years ago and done a few close-up shots of various plants in the garden. I'm not a big fan of flower photography but with the macro lens and cross-processing I managed to get some nice shots.

But the best thing about those photos was that mum, Bert and I sat looking at them together with mum and Bert trying to figure out what plant was what and what shed was what. It turns out I developed the photos back to front though. Aw well, they were perfect other than that. Even Pearlie liked them.

Oh, and did I mention I was an auntie. A real one. To a real person. Her name's Martha and she's gorgeous. She's so great that I'm gracing Next with my present for the first time since leaving there.


Anonymous said...

congrats, u will be a great aunty face. JTF x

Hails said...

Aw, congrats on being an auntie! Obviously your main reponsibility is to introduce the child to (and supply her with) sweeties of the 80s and 90s when she is big enough to have teeth. And then pay for her to have those teeth fixed. :)

Zoe said...

Oh dear, Martha is going to have her own personal sweetie dealer! Dave says she is banned off sweeties for life.

My word verification is peram - funny now that I will be wheeling a peram about now.

hootchinhannah said...

I definitely won't be encouraging Martha to eat too many sweets but when Dave does finally allow her to try them let me recommend some. I can get the best sweets in town.

Cheers JTF and Hails. I was out visiting the family today. I think the dogs were more pleased to see their Auntie Hannah than Martha but I'll let her off as she was enjoying a good scran.

d@\/ e said...

Congratulations! ...and Martha's a lovely name, well chosen.