Tuesday, 27 December 2011

2011 in 12 frames

I recently joined up to twitter and discovered this great blog Everything Reminds Me of You "retweeted".  Elle's most recent blog post inspired me to look through all the pictures I've taken this year and try and summarise the year in 12 frames.

It was really hard to pick just 12 but the photos I have chosen I think are a good sample of where we were with our cameras this year.  The first four pictures were shot on our SLR and the last three on the recently purchased DSLR.  There is a Diana mini photo in the middle and the rest are shot with the iPhone.  

My photography resolutions for 2012 are to learn a bit more about how to use the DSLR and try and transfer this to the SLR as I do still love the romance of film photography I just still don't know yet what I'm really doing!

Farewell to 2011...

Bring on 2012!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas treats

I've been meaning to get a wreath for my door for ages especially when I see the pictures that the lovely florist Jay Archer teases us with as she creates.

This week I spoke with my Mum and she mentioned getting table decorations for Christmas dinner and so I jumped at the chance to organise and contacted Jay.

I'm so happy with what Jay created in complete short notice too - I can't wait to see the decorations on our Christmas dinner table with a nice big candle too!

Oh and couldn't resist these little beauties - the smell is amazing!

Off to Devon I go thanks for reading and have a great Christmas :)

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Have a 'berry' Christmas!

In 2010 I made a new years resolution to enter a running race and suddenly I was hooked! I completely lost my focus in 2011 with wedding planning and only joined the gym in June with the other half so that our wedding attire still fitted!  

On Sunday after two months of forgetting it's existence I walked the lonely walk through the housing estate I live on the edge of to the gym and found myself surprised by all the berries there were!

Today I went again and got my trusty phone out at each opportunity..

And to prove I really did go to the gym....

I think my new year resolution for 2012 will be the same as 2010 - time to find a race!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Walk around the block

Before the sun went down this evening we decided to go for a quick walk.  The afternoon was spent in a busy shopping centre so it was nice to get away from it all briefly.

New hat!


Friday, 16 December 2011

Getting there

As work winds down we've been trying to get festive by buying the tree and getting some presents together. In addition to what we normally do around the house I got some holly and mistletoe going cheap at the local garden centre and even made some decoupage stars for the tree as inspired by Kirstie though it's fair to say I didn't match the patterns up like she suggested therefore making them look like a 5 year old had a go - but I'm happy I'm making an effort for once!

Work is nearly over and we're off to a cottage with my parents next week can't wait!

Monday, 5 December 2011


My oh so lovely husband reminded me a couple of weeks ago that I had agreed to go to an away game for his beloved football team playing Brighton and Hove Albion.  And so last weekend we packed an overnight bag with unfortunately lots of lemsip and cough mixture and went to see the sights of the city.  We stayed at Motel Schmotel - probably the best guest house I've ever been to and couldn't recommend it enough!

Our weekend consisted of a couple of walks along the beach, getting lost in the Lanes, a mexican takeaway (swallowed down with the aforementioned lempsip and x-factor we rock!), two craft markets oh and a cold game of football that featured a last minute goal from the home team oops!