Me and Kathryn spent the weekend up at my folks; we were given the opportunity to escape the smoke and head out to the big green. Took this offer with both hands and were picked up around 10:30 Saturday after a sleepless night.

S* & B* (the smallest of our branch of the B*) were there; the little tykes call me Uncle Sponge, haha!

BBQ was eaten and I was pyjama’d ready for a quiet night – kids had other plans with the drama of going to bed; I can’t sleep” and bickering was dealt with by Aunty Al.

I had my camera and managed to snap this horse with the Diana F+ Lens -it is such a fun lens…

Ben took his first ever photo – it was of me. You will see that below and for the sake of fairness I used Sarah’s image of me for the Featured image for this Blog Post.

And then we were in for the night.

Then is was bed at a sensible time due to not having slept the night before.

Sunday; breakfast, Zoomy mayhem. I ended up going back to sleep – B* & S* were shouting in my ear, tickling me and being a pain in the arse but they are just kids and that is the way of things. I am enjoying my role as an Uncle; you can return the children at the end of the day and not always have to put them to bed.

Ben’s First Photo

A light lunch and then home.

I checked my email and found something…

I have been invited to exhibit at the Harrogate Open and I am so happy with this – it really does verify what I do for a hobby, and could be a backup career.

I need to get the works printed, but I have plenty of time…

Chair snooze, crooked neck snore-fest for the rest of the evening – I have been battered by children and the heat this weekend and it really took it out of me. I have woken up as Kathryn heads to bed after a can of beer knowing that I am quite good at my Art, my passion – this means the world to me.


Andrew Backhouse is a Yorkshire-based artist working with time-based media and digital collage. He is a self-confessed radio geek and he hopes to share his wonder. He also wants to share his naivety and enthusiasm for finding something interesting. Henri Chopin, AGF, and RuPaul influence Andrew’s artistic enquiry. Documenting “The new shiny thing,” Andrew tries to share his excitement for it. But, he also asks about its authenticity and worth.

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