A Little Self Indulgence….


At the weekend our little Great Granddaughter Esmee came calling.

It seems impossible but true that in just over a month Esmee will be one year old.  Once again the year has done a vanishing act…..and the trouble is its getting faster each year.

Now crawling and drinking out of cups, Esmee is a very confident little lady….


No doubt Santa will be bringing her lots of presents.


Indulgence over…normal service will be back tomorrow!  🙂

26th November

(C) David Oakes 2018


Cee’s Black 7 White Photo Challenge – OLD (2)


OK…I own up.  It is not a photograph that I have taken….but it is an image of me!

In fact it is the only picture that I have with my Grandma Sargen, in fact the only picture of me with any of my Grandparents.   The picture was taken in 1946 and it is also features my late sisters, Margaret (left) Anne (right) in our garden in Manchester.

I still think it qualifies for this weeks B&W Photo Challenge.

See what others have suggested on this link:-

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/04/12/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-objects-or-people-older-than-50-  years/  

and my earlier submission for the week:-



14th April

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Smile (2)



Couldn’t resist adding this to this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  A proud but cautious smile from Grandson Ewan as he meets his new cousin for the first time, our Great Granddaughter Esmee.  Though I guess Esmee is just a touch unsure!

Just another suggestion for this weeks Smile

See other folks suggestions on this link

via Photo Challenge: Smile

5th April

(C) David Oakes 2018