May 7, 2012

Spring daze 2012

I’ll (Tim) have to apologise as I’m no writer and I tend to ramble on a lot, hopefully the photographs will tell a better story than I can.

A few weeks back the sun was shinning so me and Sarah (my partner) decided to head to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with our 7 month old baby, Scarlett. We found lovely walks, tasty food and rain.

We had a quick look at a map to check out where we were allowed to walk, Dogs on leads and Duke was with us. Then tried to duck out of the rain before it came down heavy. spring photos

Scarlett had lots of giggles playing peak-a-boo in the Hepworth Sculptures, maybe not quite what Barbara Hepworth had in mind when creating these giant works.spring photos

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Scarlett wants to grab everything at the moment and is very nosy, she loved the sculptures.

spring photos We found some sheds, they were all about how personal a shed can be and how different people personlise them. This one belongs to Christian O’connell, painted in a rather fetching pink.

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The rain started to ease off so we left to sheltered woodland to find more Sculptures.

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At about 8ft tall, this rocking horse was a little big for Scarlett but she was amazed by it. The craftsmanship of it was pretty awesome.

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After reading this little sign, and looking at the Sculpture of giant steps…how can you not have a quick climb.  🙂

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A few quick portraits, forgetting all basic photography when taking photos of yourself.

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It really is lovely around the Sculpture park, it’s just a shame that dogs have to be kept on leads.

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I can see why though after Duke decided to chase the birds around, back on the lead Duke!

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Dukes “I’m a good boy,” pose.

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Lunchtime.

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The sell tasty baguettes at the Sculpture park. Although I was disapointed the hot beef wasn’t available, this honey roast ham was amazing. With Scarlett on fruit 🙂

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And a chip…

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Very messy.  After a quick tidy up and an impulse buy for Scarletts first birthday (in September) we headed for Grandmas.

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Queenie has just moved up North so is still settling in, Scarlett is here trying to make her feel at home.

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Then it was cuddles all round.

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Some grandma tunes.

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Before you know it, it’s feed time again. Not too keen on the veg but Chocolate brings smiles.

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After a long day, a long nap was needed. I only wish we could have joined her.

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The Yorkshire Sculpture park really is a brilliant place for kids. Lots of open space, interesting things to explore and tasty food. If you have a dog, be warned you have to keep them on a lead. Duke is pretty chilled out so we took him off in the quieter areas until he was naughty. It was a nice day and we look forward to many more this summer.

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