With Belle being pretty much albino/photo phobic, all types of light hurts her eyes.
Belle lives her life through squinting, unfortch, unless she is in dim light of course.
Her normal spectacles are photo chromic so that when she is outdoors in bright light, they film over to be dark grey. Otherwise she wears Jacki-o style sunnies to protect those beautiful lil peepers. I don't mind, I can take a gazillion pictures of her and nobody would ever know her eyes are closed or not. But to see her eyes streaming with tears is not unusual in this house and its not because she is crying. Its because the light does that to her.
When she is indoors at night and the only source of light for a photo is flash photography - well, the whole idea of having a wide eyed girl to mark the memory is a non starter. Can I get a photo with her eyes open for her 13th birthday party? Can I buggery.
So here are a few pictures from last night at her annual visitation to Frankie and Bennys plastic food, same tasting menu restaurant to celebrate her b'day with her bezzie, Beth. Even Beth has photo phobia issues so I have amassed a number of eyes closed style pictures which, of course, I shall treasure forever regardless.
Belle and Beth - inseperable lil dudes
Down in one..............
aged 31 or 13?
Eyes open one minute
Closed the next. And Im still convinced Im a cyclops...why do I have one big eye and one little eye when I smile??!!!
Yest afternoon, before Frankie and Benny's adventure I popped over to Oswaldtwistle to teach a class in punchcraft. Having limited punches to use I managed to make 3 layouts using squares and circles alone and in the end, myself as well as the ladie,s fell back in love with the simplest of shapes. Liker the old saying goes, its not what you make its how you make it. It was a lovely afternoon and the company was especially friendly.
Today was so bright and beautiful but also bitterly cold. Belle and I went on our big food shop (you know the one - the big haul for the week where shopping on an empty stomach costs extra!). We parked up in the car park and had about 75 metres to walk to the front door. But we were so snug in the car and were really not looking foreward to the short walk in the froz. So we sat for ages in the car chatting. She looked so lovely in the light and for some odd reason my D70 was in the car so a took these random pics and bugger me, she even decided what poses she should do. Yes, the coat and headband appear again!
Here she is discussing how silly people were to be walking out in minus 273 (kelvin, absolute zero)Disapproving the fact I dare take a picture of her withouy permish.Giving me the 13 year old look of disdain.Ok, Ill warm to the camera, its less bitter than the biting frost.
Now Im going to get a bit cocky
This kid makes me laugh. I live for moments like this - me, her, good light, sweet ruby lips, questions about random what-nots and a cosy car whilst we watch other people freeze to death.
Gotta go, things to do and lose ends to tie up and new adventures to discover.