new year, new adventures

Did you miss me?
I've been gone for more than a week,
which is the longest I've gone without blogging
since I started just over six months ago.

In six months
this blog has burrowed it's way into me.
I think about it.
I talk about it.
I never get bored of it.
I dream about it.
I dare say, I might even love it a little bit.
So I've missed it.
And I'm very glad to be back.

We had a fantastic Christmas.
We were together and happy,
surrounded by our favourite people
having fun,
making memories
and being blessed with much more than we deserve.
Who could ask for more?

I've taken enough photos to start a gallery
and I'm sure that I'll be posting up more than one post over the next week or so
with run downs of all our festive goings on.

But when I said I'd be back blogging in the New Year, I meant it.
2012 is only minutes old
and I'm going to share my New Years' Challenge with you all.

I don't believe in New Years' Resolutions.
They just set you up to fail.
But each year I do set myself a little challenge.
So instead of turning over a new leaf each year,
I simply add a new something.

Last year as the clock struck midnight and 2011 started,
I set myself the simple challenge of becoming a mummy.
At nearly eight months pregnant
it seemed pretty achievable.
All I had to do was get that baby out of me
and then love it and care for it.
I think it's safe to say that I completed last year's challenge
and I continue to complete it each and every day.

As 2010 appeared
I told myself that this would be the year
that I finally became the owner
of a pair of RayBan Aviator sunglasses.
Yes, this was my challenge for the year.
I did that one too.

At the beginning of 2009 I challenged myself
to make my wedding day as fun and special and memorable as I possibly could.
I can only speak for myself
but I'm pretty sure that my husband would agree
that our wedding in 2009 was everything we wanted and more.

So this year I needed a challenge.
And with no impending life-changing events on the horizon this year,
and no money for expensive purchases,
I decided to go for a proper challenge.

So throughout 2012 I will be documenting One Beautiful Year.
I will be taking a photograph each and every day,
and I will be posting it up
so that you get to have a little snapshot into our day-to-day lives.

If you want to follow my little challenge
then pop over to One Beautiful Year
and subscribe.
Then you'll get 366 photos of loveliness from my own fair hand.
Enough photos to see you through til 2013.
I'm pretty sure the little guy will feature,
and the fluffy babies,
and perhaps even the odd self portrait if you're really, really lucky.

Happy New Year.
It's going to be a year of photography for me.



  1. Good luck i look forward to seeing what you Photograph each day x

  2. Good luck! I'm also attempting a project 365, hopefully it won't be full of crappy iPhone pictures and I'll last more than a week...we will see.

  3. Can't wait to see and lets hope we stick at it- your doing better than me I haven't even sorted my blog out yet- but I do have an excuse, I need my hubby to tinker with it! It will be up by the end of the day!
    P.S I missed you! ;) xx

  4. happy new year!! I will deff pop over and be sure to come by as much as possible to watch your year of photography unfold... I have many many times said I would do the same but never actually commited myself yet... but hey the day is young I may join in ;)

  5. What a lovely idea, and it will be so great to look back at all of those pictures which will hold a special memory for you. Good luck it and I will look forward to seeing your pictures.

  6. I love the idea of this project - you'll never regret it. I look forward to seeing your version of the year in pictures! xo


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