Friday, 31 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 274 - 31st December 2010


Project 365 - Day 274 - 31st December 2010
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

It's New Year's Eve, so I guess a photo of a party or fireworks would be apt.... here's the pizza the girls had for lunch!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 269 - 26th December 2010 - Santa's train


Project 365 - Day 269 - 26th December 2010 - Santa's train
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We're now at Tracy's parents for a few days. This is one of their Christmas decorations....

Friday, 24 December 2010

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 263 - 20th December 2010 - Sheep in the snow near Buxton


Project 365 - Day 263 - 20th December 2010 - Sheep in the snow
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

I went to Buxton to get a few final bits and pieces for Christmas and came back a rather scenic way through Tissington...

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 260 - 17th December 2010 - I don't want my photo taken... even if I am in my nativity play costume


Project 365 - Day 260 - 17th December 2010 - I don't want my photo taken... even if I am in my nativity play costume
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Martha played the part of an innkeeper in her Nursery nativity. Although we took plenty of nice photos of her through the play once it was over she really didn't want to pose in her costume....

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 254 - 11th December 2010 - Chocolate Fountain


Project 365 - Day 254 - 11th December 2010 - Chocolate Fountain
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

This weekend is the re-arranged Matlock Victorian Christmas Market. Sadly it's about half the size of normal years. The kids loved the chocolate fountain.... as always!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 253 - 10th December 2010 - Monsal Head Viaduct


Project 365 - Day 253 - 10th December 2010 - Monsal Head Viaduct
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

After a couple of weeks, the snow and ice are gradually melting but it still lingers in some areas of the Peak District.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 252 - 9th December 2010 - Music stands and drum kit


Project 365 - Day 252 - 9th December 2010 - Music stands and drum kit
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Today was the first night of the Lady Manners School annual Christmas concerts. Over 2 nights around 400 students perform in orchestra, wind band, brass band, choirs, jazz band, etc.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 250 - 7th December 2010 - Sunlight on snow


Project 365 - Day 250 - 7th December 2010 - Sunlight on snow
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

The forecast says a thaw at the end of the week. Until then we still have lots of snow!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 249 - 6th December 2010 - The River Derwent


Project 365 - Day 249 - 6th December 2010 - The River Derwent
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Today we should have had a snow day. The paths and roads were stupidly icy. It was -18 overnight. Somehow school was open and most people got there.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 248 - 5th December 2010 - Christmas trees


Project 365 - Day 248 - 5th December 2010 - Christmas trees
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We went to the Scotland Nurseries in Matlock (well, Tansley) to order our Christmas tree.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Project 365 - Day 247 - 4th December 2010 - Meadowhall Car Park


Project 365 - Day 247 - 4th December 2010 - Meadowhall Car Park
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Today we went to visit Santa at meadowhall in Sheffield. The car park was still covered in snow!

Accordionist, Paris


Accordionist, Paris
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

We walked past this busker on the way to Notre Dame. He was playing his accordion on the bridge as we crossed onto the Ile de la Cite.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Icicles


Icicles
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

There was half an hour of sunshine that caused a very minor thaw and these icicles. It's now snowing and refreezing!

Riber Castle in the snow 3


Riber Castle in the snow 3
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

Project 365 - Day 244 - 1st December 2010 - Snow Plough


Project 365 - Day 244 - 1st December 2010 - Snow Plough
Originally uploaded by robsteadman

The snow continues to fall and the roads around Matlock are treacherous, some impassable. It's the second snow day for most schools in the area. I've never seen snow this bad in the UK.

Bank Road is a significant road in Matlock as it leads from Crown Square to County Hall.

I do wonder whether this is too little, too late from Derbyshire County Council.