Disneyland 2015

November 17th, 2015

We all went to Disneyland Paris for my birthday. Nan-Nan and Aunty Sarah joined us, and Oscar especially loved playing lego with Nan-Nan!

We got on lots of rides, and everyone did a great job of queuing.

We had an extra special breakfast, with Mickey Mouse, Tigger, and friends dropping in to say “Hi”, and play with Oscar’s toys. Read the rest of this entry »

Oscar and Joshua: dressing up!

October 3rd, 2015

Our kids have style 😉 Oscar has always liked wearing ‘costumes’ or modifying his own. Joshua enjoys doing it as well now. Here are a few photographs of them in some unusual attire! P.s. I also like dressing up. Read the rest of this entry »

The many poses of Oscar (aged 3 ½)

September 3rd, 2015

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Mountfitchet Castle, Norman Village and Toy Museum

April 4th, 2015

We had a big day out and explore of a Normal Village and a pretty impressive collection of toys today. Here’s a small set of pics from the day. Me and Oscar particularly enjoyed all the Star Wars toys and figures in the toy museum! Read the rest of this entry »

Fix collection naming in Lightroom after Aperture import

February 28th, 2015

I’ve created another open-source project, which helps you fix the collection names created by Lightroom when you import from Aperture.

It’s a pretty basic script, although it took a while to figure out all the hoops to jump through. Hopefully this will help someone else!

Get it at https://github.com/fredsherbet/lightroom-aperture-fix

After using Adobe’s Aperture importer, you’ll find all your Aperture projects have become Collection Sets in Lightroom, with a collection called ‘Project Photos’.

Fair enough… but then when you sync them all to Lightroom Mobile, all the collections you see on your iPhone/iPad are called ‘Project Photos’. Hardly helpful!

So, this script fixes it.

  • Every collection called ‘Project Photos’ is renamed using its parent collection set
  • Projects imported from Aperture that had no sub-albums are turned into a simple collection, rather than a collection set with one child collection.

Feel free to tweak the script to behave differently!


Woburn Safari Park

November 15th, 2014

Oscar’s had Chickenpox for the last week, so we looked for something fun to do that would have limited contact with other people. Safari – you’re not even allowed to leave your car!

Oscar; meet Joshua

June 10th, 2014

Oscar and Joshua bonding. Oscar’s excited to have a little brother. We have no idea how he understands what’s going on, when he doesn’t even speak the same language as us!

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.

Exploring Scott’s Grotto

June 7th, 2014

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Oscar is TWO today!

February 5th, 2014
Oscar is TWO today!
Oscar is TWO today!

Oscar got a Postman Pat van, a bubble gun, and we went to the zoo. We saw lots of different big cats.