099-2020 – Cherry Blossom


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Cherry Blossom tree in my garden. Since I started working from home, I have had the pleasure of seeing this beauty blossom in real time. Life is good.Like, comment & share! Related posts: 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 030-2020 – Epson laser projector 031-2020 – Teatime 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 055-2020 – Museum of London 056-2020 – Daily Commute 066-2020 – Laying down, looking up 077-2020 – Magnolia Tree […]

Super Pink Moon


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098-2020 – Like a heart


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about playing with alphabet foam mats puzzles which look “Like a heart”. In this image, my daughter removed the letter B and look through the cut out which according to her, was resembling a heart. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 009-2020 – Last drop 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham 030-2020 – Epson laser projector 040-2020 – Storm Ciara 048-2020 – Look at St Paul’s Cathedral 055-2020 – Museum of London 065-2020 – Classroom Interaction 066-2020 – […]

097-2020 – Working From Home


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the reality of Working From Home. Sometimes when I’m on the phone my daughter finds the perfect moment to engage with me, which makes the phone conversation unprofessional so just for fun, I used another chair to block the door to my (office) room, just enough to stop her getting in but wide enough to see me. She was very upset, but when I told her that I am stuck inside and she needs to find a way to remove the chair who’s blocking the […]

096-2020 – Sunday BBQ


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a beautiful sunny day and a glimpse of normality during the lockdown – a Sunday BBQ. Usually, we would have friends and family over, but this time they were with us over FaceTime. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 044-2020 – Sunset over East India 093-2020 – All Aboard 092-2020 – Romanian Wine Tasting 091-2020 – Keep Your Distance 083-2020 – Under the blanket 081-2020 – Ladybug 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 070-2020 – Puffy clouds over Basildon 062-2020 – Driving into the sunset 061-2020 – […]

095-2020 – Buckle Up


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a pretend bus ride to the indoor play space where my daughter used to go while at the nursery. Now, because of the lockdown we can only pretend to buckle up and use our imagination. Don’t get me wrong, this is fun but you can also have too much of a good thing. In these moments, I wonder why it wasn’t a referendum about the lockdown? After Brexit, nobody is doing the same mistake twice! Like, comment & share! Related posts: 007-2020 – The Big […]

094-2020 – Indoor Slide


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about moving the slide indoors, apparently because was really windy outside. Diana and Mini Mouse, my daughter’s best friend are really enjoying the indoor slide. I like her imagination and creativity, but the slide is going back in the garden tomorrow, mainly because is blocking my photography backgrounds. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 044-2020 – Sunset over East […]

How to reset any Synology NAS


Recently I have changed internet providers and my Synology NAS stopped working. Luckily, every Synology NAS server comes with a RESET button, which contains two types of modes: The first reset mode allows you to reset the network settings especially if you move your Synology NAS to another network environment – exactly what I needed. The second reset mode will wipe out all the systems configurations, allowing you to reinstall the operating system Disk Station Manager The second reset mode will include the first but I didn’t need it so I only did the first reset. To reset the administrator […]

093-2020 – All Aboard


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my daughter riding a log in the rear garden, pretending to be on board a train. Shortly after riding the train, we went on a short walk through the woodlands, rolling down the hill and even playing hide and seek. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 022-2020 – 5 a side football 031-2020 – Teatime 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 056-2020 – Daily Commute 067-2020 […]

092-2020 – Romanian Wine Tasting


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about one of the activities I have developed during the lockdown: Romanian Wine Tasting. If you look closely, you can spot my daughter jumping off the slide in our back garden while I indulge in my newest indoor activity. After two glasses of wine, I am pretty sure I found the antidote for Covid-19 and the world should resume to normal starting tomorrow. Since today is 1st April, also known as April Fool’s Day, I hope you will let this one slide without spiralling up about […]

091-2020 – Keep Your Distance


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about two police officers patrolling the deserted Basildon Town Centre and keeping their distance while doing it. We had to go out today because we had to buy some food. Some of our favourite groceries are only available at the Romanian shop located in Basildon Town Centre. The rest of the shopping was done at Iceland supermarket, literally next door. If you came to this blog to see empty shelves, I am afraid that I’ll have to disappoint you. I did however had to queue up […]

090-2020 – Animals Jigsaw Puzzle


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about “Animals Jigsaw Puzzle“ on the carpet in the middle of the living room. This is my daughter trying to solving the impossible animals puzzle, impossible mainly because many of the pieces no longer exist. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 008-2020 – Free Bike 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 028-2020 – How not to microwave a bagel 029-2020 – Pension Investment Academy Event 039-2020 – Super Snow Moon as seen through the telescope 047-2020 – Festival Leisure Park 053-2020 – Hollywood Bowl Basildon […]

089-2020 – Hail Falls


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about solid precipitation, “hail falls” in particular. These balls/irregular lumps of ice, each of which is called a hailstone have fallen today in my garden, on deck checks (see above image), or shed’s roof. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 009-2020 – Last drop 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham 021-2020 – Two trees 030-2020 – Epson laser projector 040-2020 – Storm Ciara 048-2020 – Look at St Paul’s Cathedral 055-2020 – Museum of London 065-2020 – Classroom […]

088-2020 – Delicious Pancakes


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about making “delicious pancakes” with my daughter, which looks like this… Recipe is very simple in a bowl mix together: 300ml milk, 2 eggs, 100ml plain flour, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Then with a ladle, pour the mixture into a hot pan enough to create a thin layer. After about 30 seconds flip it to the other side. Wait about 20 more seconds and your first pancake is ready. Repeat the process until you finish the mixture. You ca eat them plain, but I like to […]

087-2020 – Two Pigeons on a Branch


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of “Two pigeons sitting on a branch”, probably chatting about what’s happening in the world right now. Even pigeons are afraid of catching the deadly virus, so they keep their distance. This might now cut it though. Next step would be for them to stay grounded, self-isolating themself, even stop flying altogether. A few might die in the process, but who’s counting… Like, comment & share! Related posts: 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 086-2020 – Fishing pegs in the garden 079-2020 – Our Little […]

086-2020 – Fishing pegs in the garden


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about “fishing pegs in the garden”. After 4 days in lockdown, our imagination starts to run wild. What used to be a net to catch butterflies has become a fishing net and instead of fish, my daughter is shooting pegs through the hole in the garden table. Epic! Lockdown can be fun, use your imagination or go back being 3 years old again! Like, comment & share! Related posts: 009-2020 – Last drop 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham […]

085-2020 – Playing in the garden


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about “playing in the garden” while in lockdown due to Coronavirus outbreak. At least some of us are having fun, playing tennis or going down the slide in the garden. Live, comment & share! Related posts: 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 026-2020 – Learning to drive 027-2020 – Leading lines to St Paul’s Cathedral on a cloudy day 037-2020 – St Paul’s Cathedral in the morning sun 045-2020 – Holly Trinity Church 052-2020 – Spring is coming […]

084-2020 – Salted Caramel


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is all about scooping salted caramel ice cream from the tub. Knowing my daughter, I think she is looking for the cure against Coronavirus. 😉 By the time the lockdown in England is over, who knows, she might get to the bottom of this.Like, comment & share! Related posts: 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view 034-2020 – London under construction 035-2020 – How to […]

083-2020 – Under the blanket


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is coming from “under the blanket” where my daughter used to sit this morning, comfortably tucked in with the headsets on. She is only 3 years and 7 months old and clearly passionate about technology. She might became a famous DJ one day, if that job will still exist in 15 years time or AI will take over. First, let’s hope the government will not ban mass gatherings forever, under the pretext of saving lives. Statistically doesn’t make sense. The majority of people infected with COVID-19 might […]

082-2020 – Bath Time


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020, was taken after my daughter’s bath time. This is the second time our daughter is cutting her own hair. Apparently the fringe she ended up with was still too long so she decided to make it even shorter. Since all the hair salons are closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we had to finish what she started. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 022-2020 – 5 a side football 032-2020 – Climbing rose 041-2020 – Walkie […]