Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 91 - 30th June 2010 - Toes & Bubbles


Project 365 - Day 91 - 30th June 2010 - Toes & Bubbles
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Long hot day but got home early and had a nice soak in a cool, bubbly bath!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 90 - 29th June 2010 - Ivy


Project 365 - Day 90 - 29th June 2010 - Ivy
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Had a day at home today, marking exam papers, so not many opportunities for an interesting photo.

This ivy is in our garden!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 89 - 28th June 2010 - Fruit


Project 365 - Day 89 - 28th June 2010 - Fruit
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

This is to balance the biscuit photo from a couple of weeks ago and yesterday's beer!!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 88 - 27th June 2010 - Germany 4, England 1


Project 365 - Day 88 - 27th June 2010 - Germany 4, England 1
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

So England are out of the World Cup. The ridiculous optimism that appears every couple of years at major tournaments has, yet again, been destroyed and is now replaced by a veneer of jingoistic indignation. Oh well, maybe next time!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

World Cup playlist!

Click here for my World Cup playlist!

Project 365 - Day 87 - 26th June 2010 - Knowleston Place Pumping Station


Project 365 - Day 87 - 26th June 2010 - Knowleston Place Pumping Station
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went to the children's playground in Hall Leys Park. It's a lovely little playground at the Tansley end of the park with the Little David miniature railway separating it from the River Derwent. The pumping station is nearby.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 86 - 25th June 2010 - Chatsworth Sunset


Project 365 - Day 86 - 25th June 2010 - Chatsworth Sunset
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went to the Garden Party at Chatsworth House this evening.

It was a lovely family event with picnics and champagne and bands playing and a gorgeous sunet behind the house.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 85 - 25th June 2010 - Balloon deflating


Project 365 - Day 85 - 25th June 2010 - Balloon deflating
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I came back a scenic route from a rehearsal in Nottingham where I had heard the Nottingham Hospitals' Choir go through a new song of mine (a setting of JOURNEY'S END by Tolkien). The concert is on July 3rd at The Becket School in Nottingham.

I came back via Cossall, which is such a lovely village in the heart of D. H. Lawrenece country, and then back to the A6 at The Hurt Arms where I saw this Hot Air Balloon being deflated.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Monday, 21 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 82 - 21st June 2010 - Cupcakes


Project 365 - Day 82 - 21st June 2010 - Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I was at work all day - including being in a Music Tech exam all afternoon (very dull) - but while I was ay work Mrs. S and the girls made these cupcakes!

Apparently the one with specs and a moustache is for me!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 81 - 20th June 2010 - Sisters


Project 365 - Day 81 - 20th June 2010 - Sisters
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went for a day out to Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground.

The kids always love the animals (though Elliot is terrified of chickens!) and the playground is fab.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Playlist - BLASTS FROM THE PAST

CLICK HERE for my Blasts from the past playlist

Project 365 - Day 80 - 19th June 2010 - Confetti


Project 365 - Day 80 - 19th June 2010 - Confetti
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went to the Matlock Pre-school Summer Fayre at the Tin Hut. A sweet little event.

On the way back we took the short cut through the grounds of County Hall. Clearly there had been a wedding earlier in the day as there was confetti on the lawn.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 79 - 18th June 2010 - Vuvuzela


Project 365 - Day 79 - 18th June 2010 - Vuvuzela
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Probably the main talking point of the World Cup so far is the sound of the vuvuzelas in the crowd.

These plastic trumpets sound, en masse, like a swarm of bees in the crowd.

Sainsbury's are selling them in the UK. They're just £2.

I couldn't resist and bought this one!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 77 - 16th June 2010 - Flowers


Project 365 - Day 77 - 16th June 2010 - Flowers
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I was driving home and hadn't taken my photo for the day.

These flowers are outside the Derbyshire Dales Council offices in Matlock.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 76 - 15th June 2010 - Martha's new doll's house


Project 365 - Day 76 - 15th June 2010 - Martha's new doll's house
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

It's Martha's birthday today. She's 3!

We went to Cheeky Monkeys at Darwin Forest for birthday tea and soft play.

She got a mix of presents including a DVD, a play BBQ and a pink trampoline. This is her new doll's house.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 75 - 14th June 2010 - Flowerpots


Project 365 - Day 75 - 14th June 2010 - Flowerpots
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

These flower pots are on our front steps.

The middle one has our first red strawberry in it!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 73 - 12th June 2010 - Rock


Project 365 - Day 73 - 12th June 2010 - Rock
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We're at the seaside in Lincolnshire so a photo of sone rock seemed very appropriate!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 71 - 10th June 2010 - Paper


Project 365 - Day 71 - 10th June 2010 - Paper
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I went on a school trip to Derby University to see the graduate arts and creative media final shows.

Some fantastic art. Some needlessly pretentious crap.

This is a macro of a pile of paper. One of 4 piles of different materials.

St. Paul's elephant


St. Paul's elephant
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Speakers' Corner Elephants


Speakers' Corner Elephants
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Nelson and elephant


Nelson and elephant
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Elephant Parade London

Here are my photos of Elephant Parade London - a fantastic public art campaign that happened during Spring 2010.

For more information click here.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 69 - 8th June 2010 - East Mill 2010


Projevy 365 - Day 69 - 8th June 2010 - East Mill 2010
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I drove back from Loughborough via Belper and took this photograph of the historic East Mill.

I've tried to make it look dated and old.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Drum n Bass playlist

Click here for my drum n bass playlist!

Project 365 - Day 68 - 7th June 2010 - Apfelwein Jug & Glasses


Project 365 - Day 68 - 7th June 2010 - Apfelwein Jug & Glasses
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I bought these in Frankfurt in 1999 - I was there for the total eclipse that went across Europe in August.

They're on the shelves that divide our kitchen and dining room.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 66 - 5th June 2010 - Mad Hatter's Tea Party


Project 365 - Day 66 - 5th June 2010 - Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Today the Cafe in the Park (Hall Leys Park, Matlock) was celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, fairground rides and fancy dress parade!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 64 - 3rd June 2010 - Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift


Project 365 - Day 64 - 3rd June 2010 - Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We spent the morning at the beach at FIsherman's Walk, Bournemouth.

It was very hot and very sunny.

The cliff lift wasn't working today.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Project 365 - Day 63 - 2nd June 2010 - Piggy-back Snails


Project 365 - Day 63 - 2nd June 2010 - Piggy-back Snails
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We're having a quiet day at home with the kids playing in the garden at Grandma and Grandad's.

These snails were down by the sand pit.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010