Joshua Micheal Russell

June 10th, 2014

Joshua Micheal Russell was born at 0710, 10th June 2014. He weighed a rather hefty 3.97kg (8lb 12). This time, the labour was over pretty quickly! Again, Caroline skipped all the build up, and was fully-dilated when we got to the hospital, and from there the delivery went fairly smoothly. It was tough on Caroline though, because she was low on iron, fluids and sleep before even starting the birth! So she spent one night in hospital recovering.

Thanks everyone for moral support, prayers and well-wishing.

Especially big thanks to Nan-Nan, for already being at our house to look after Oscar! He had lots of fun with walks and ice cream, waiting to meet his baby brother.

Laura and Si’s wedding pics →

December 29th, 2012
Laura and Si’s wedding pics
Laura and Si’s wedding pics

We loved seeing Mr & Mrs Lapish getting married. The ceremony and reception were lovely and lots of fun. The best pics we got are here, including plenty of Oscar.

Oscar is SIX months old!

August 9th, 2012

Oscar has just turned 6 months old! The time has gone pretty quick, but it’s hard to remember life without him. Except being able to go see a movie before spoilers ruin it.

He’s still not written his first app, but he’s learned a lot since getting yanked into the world. Here’s a quick run through… Read the rest of this entry »

Playing with The Tardis

August 4th, 2012

Matthew’s brother had The Tardis visit for his wedding renewal. Here’s some pics of the fun.

More wedding pics will follow soon… Read the rest of this entry »

Impressions of the Olympic Flame passing through Hertford

July 29th, 2012

These three pictures perfectly capture our trip into Hertford for the Olympic Flame Relay. Read the rest of this entry »

Andrew & Pippa’s Wedding

May 28th, 2012

We went to Matthew’s cousin’s wedding at the weekend. We had a lovely time, with beautiful weather, a gorgeous location, and a very intimate wedding service.

Matthew used his iPad, with iPhoto, to give the photos a quick processing, pick out the favourites, and throw together a Journal, to share with the family at the barbeque, the day after the wedding. They aren’t very high res, but the result was pretty pleasing.

Check it out here

Oscar John Russell

February 5th, 2012
Oscar John Russell
Oscar John Russell

Oscar John Russell was born at 0015, 5th February 2012 (by c-section). He weighed in at a hefty 4.28kg (that’s 9 lb 7!). It was a long labour, and very tiring for Caroline, but Oscar was calm and healthy throughout, and Caroline did a tremendous job!

Thanks everyone for moral support, prayers and well-wishing.

Especially big thanks to John, our neighbour, for stepping in where our car failed, to my mum for coming down from Rotherham to help but then being stuck alone for 13 hours in the hospital :( and to the midwives, doctors, anaesthetist and many assistants at The Lister delivery unit that got Oscar out of Caroline safely.

Thanks for joining in our labour!

View more photos here.

Jubilee Christmas Party 2011

December 10th, 2011
Jubilee Christmas Party 2011
Jubilee Christmas Party 2011

I’ve borrowed a flash, and this is a shot at a (very dark) Christmas party. I’m pretty pleased that it’s possible to capture a nice portrait, even when it’s pretty much pitch black.

I’ve been reading Strobist, so want to get an off-camera flash. For now, I’m making do with reflecting the flash off something.

Next time, I’ll have to play with the camera more in manual mode, to try and get at least some of the background, and Christmas party atmosphere!

Preparing for Firework Night

November 5th, 2011

Me and Caroline watched the beginning and ending of V for Vendetta to get us in the Firework-Night-mood


Sarah’s 21st

May 7th, 2011
Sarah’s 21st
Sarah’s 21st

For Sarah’s 21st Birthday we had a Tea, Cakes and Cider party, hosted by my Mum. Read the rest of this entry »