Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's me!

Hello little blog, this is me and my new laptop reporting for duty.That is a pretty bad photo, but it will do to show that I am indeed truly here. Hurrah!

Problem is, all the searching it just took to work out where the webcam saves photos means that I've forgotten much of what I was going to say in this post.

Oh, I remember, I was going to tell you that the morning sickness is much improved. It's mostly back to nausea rather than actual throwing up, and I even managed to take a shower this morning and not be sick straight afterwards - something my body seemed addicted to doing for the last couple of weeks. I was beginning to think the best option might be to stop showering, although those around me might not agree.

Things are generally pootling along. Little bean is growing nicely, or so the books tell me. Sophia's learning new and exciting words every day and also some odd ones. One of her current favourite phrases is "eat-it!" and is addressed to dogs, other animals and earlier to daddy. Strange child.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

swimming not drowning

Sorry folks, I said I would be around, and I haven't.
My Grandma passed away on the first and dealing with that, twinned with morning sickness, has meant that the blog's been low priority. I'll be around when I can. Thanks for still checking in!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sunny Monday

I've had a lovely day today. This morning we went for our traditional Monday morning walk at a local park/country estate with my mum and the guy who runs the walks and treats us to random historical titbits, and a family who are also know from my church small group. The weather was sunny and the temperature bearable, especially since lots of the walking is done in and amongst the trees. Oh, and of course Sophia came too.

This afternoon Sophia and I met up with a Mum who I first met at antenatal classes and her son who's only 5 or 6 weeks younger than Sophia. We went to another big park, this one had the added bonus of an animal sanctuary with ducks, chickens, pigs, goats and sheep and ponies, among other things. The kiddos loved it and we could have spent the whole day there. There were also picnic tables and a playground area, so they did lots of running around, meaning that hopefully, after all that fresh air, Sophia and I will both sleep like logs today.

The best part about the day? It was all free, or very reasonably priced. The sanctuary only cost £2 for adults (under threes were free) and that included entry to far more than we actually saw. I like a good bargain.

(I promise I won't continually talk about our business, cos this blog was invented for me to talk about my life, but since my life now involves our business, then I think I'm entitled to talk about it every once in a while! Besides, I do need to talk more at some point about all the other things we can do.)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Here we go again

Dear lovely readers, I think I might actually be BACK!
We have broadband. Ok, so the teeny tiny problem we still have is that this laptop is pretty much busted, but I'm hoping that it'll allow me to pop my head in here more often than once in a blue moon.

I have lots and lots of things to tell you all, but the first thing I'd like to do is to tell you about the business that Menard and I have set up along with another couple. (Actually, maybe I should say they set up with us, as they have the talent and Menard and I have the shouty-ness for telling people about it!)

It's called EM Photographic Services and we do lots of things! If you can't wait to find out all of them, then follow the link and take a look at the website, in the meantime I will focus on canvas art.

Now, it's a known fact that everyone either has a piece of Ikea art up on their wall, or knows someone who does! We are the antidote to mass produced artwork. We use quality photographs taken by one of our own team, David Evans, and print them onto high quality paper to produce beautiful artwork.

Of course, at this point someone may say "what if your business grows big too? Won't it still be mass produced artwork?". I have a couple of answers to that; firstly, even if lots of folk ended up choosing the same photo for their wall, each canvas will still have been created the highest quality we can achieve, and by a small team of workers, not a giant big corporation. Secondly, and I will cover this in more detail at some point, you can choose to have us put YOUR artwork on canvas, and then you really will have a one of a kind piece of art.

I feel like I got a bit lost on a wiggle there, so let me come back to my original thoughts and reason for this post... We need your help! (and I don't just mean to buy our stuff, although that would be great if that's your cup of tea).

We've put together a selection of photos which David has taken and worked on, and which we believe might make good wall art. However, there are only four of us and we're probably pretty biased, so I would love it if you guys, my lovely readers, could give us your thoughts too.

Now I'm hoping that this link from David will work, or if you are on facebook you can follow these instructions.

Search on facebook for 'emphotographic' or 'emphotographic services'.
Like us if you like!
Look at the wall and check out our 'Available Artwork' album.
Leave some thoughts, either there, or back here.
Enjoy the rest of your day

We would like to know if any particular photos stand out to you. What's your favourite? What would you definitely not want to see on your wall? Anything else?

Thank you my lovelies :)