#mypictoday  It’s finally here.  The day I post my last photo.  And this is where it all began 366 days ago.  In a room with a white christmas tree where dreams are made.  By a special girl.  My Little Miss.

The last year has been an incredible journey and I feel privileged to have shared it with some amazing people.  But the journey doesn’t end here.  Some of you are carrying on, some just moving house, like me.  It will feel different but it will be a good different.  I have really enjoyed everyone’s blogs and I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 has in store for you.  But don’t go disappearing on me now.  Make sure you leave me a forwarding address.

I have also learned a lot about myself.  I am a lot stronger than I ever gave myself credit for.  My opinions do matter.  They matter a lot.  But head and shoulders above any of that, I have learned that there is something that can actually make me feel good about myself.  I love taking photos.  I love looking at life through a lens.  It suits me so well.  And seeing as it has taken me some 30 years to find out, I am not letting go of it any time soon.

So that’s it.  It’s over.  Done.  Finis.  All that’s left to do before I make my way to my new home is this …

*flicks the off switch*


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Dusk falling on The Canal du Midi St Jory, France.

I was pleasantly surprised as I entered the Tumblr building today, expecting to hear my own footsteps echoing off of the cold, dark walls, but no! There were some familiar faces here, blue-tacking their photos to the walls - that is comforting.

Here’s the first picture of 2013, a view of the lovely canal du Midi, stretching off into the distance as it shuffles, silently and lazily towards The Mediterranean Sea.

I went out late to get my pic today, light was failing and the cloudy sky looked good, but I knew it would be darkening too quickly for any decent result to be snapped up.

This is an attempt at an HDR, a few images sandwiched together to make the most of what light was left.

I packed up my gear after taking a series of shots and made my way back home down a track between the gravel pits and the fields and had to slam on my brakes as three young deer ambled across the track in front of me - I had my gear in the boot of the car, which was frustrating as the three deer just stood staring at me, for what seemed like hours - although it was probably a matter of about 15 seconds or so.

That was another lesson learned … 

Yay for #MypicToday2013

#mypictoday  As my penultimate photo and the last I will post here in 2012, this scene I captured today seems perfect.  Looking back … was your year a good one, were there too many downs, could you have done with a little less rain?  Well whatever the last year brought you, let’s hope the year to come brings us all something a bit special.

So that’s the looking back thing over and done with, go be drunk and merry or whatever it is you do on the last night of the year because tomorrow is … well always tomorrow


#mypictoday  It’s on days like this, I wish I lived nearer to something a bit more accessible.  It’s Sunday.  I don’t drive.  Excuses excuses.  So I drag the pup out into the garden and tease her with the cat.  I practice on them both.  I look at the shots.  They make me grumpy.  Then I sit for ages flicking between colour and mono.  Eloise says post them both Mummy, although she says she prefers colour.  I pour some more wine and wish I lived … Any way, we’ve been there, so here is the best of the bunch, in colour and mono.  As ever, black and white for me but she does look pretty in colour *sigh*.  I think I need to get back into town and lose myself amongst the weird and wonderful

29th December 2012


Miserable rainy day spent ironing whilst watching the film featured in the photo…

It’s tradition and it’s my heritage and I haven’t watched it in ages :)

I have also been contemplating whether or not to continue the photo diary on tumblr or whether to migrate over to blipfoto.

Having looked at the quality of photos in blipfoto I’m not sure that my daily iPhone photos are good enough to feature on the site :(

Too many different sites now - my ADHD can’t cope with them all.

tumblr, blipfoto or Flickr.

Need to choose just one and stick with it…