|While I do find it hard to 'get' Christmas in the southern hemisphere, I have been admiring photos of lights in windows, so that was it…off to the shops and entering Christmas land brought some rather lovely lights for the window.|
|2014 was a year I tried to learn a wee bit more than point and shoot. Adam brought me the cannon (influenced by Clive Cussler and the Fargos, but heh, that is also the reason I brought an iPhone, don't judge) and I love it. Then an amazing thing happened and I came second place in a photo competition and won the nikon - which is waterproof they tell me, though I am yet to be brave enough to test that out.|
Mind you, that iPhone is a bit of a well used (and well loved) camera.
|Very very tricksy. I'm behind on my reading challenge, but do now use audio books to help me go to sleep, so still getting enough story in my life. The most amazing things I've been listening to are the diaries of Scott and Amundsen describing their polar journeys….it has opened a whole new obsession - hence Antarctica making the cut above. Life is so good was uplifting and simple and because I live in that eternal optimist and hopeful stage I've just started Capitol so I'm hoping for good stuff.|
Given some of the news I have had over this year I would say the best day is every day I have been alive and upright. The question though, at a time when I am underpar thoughtful and contemplative was a good one. I considered looking back over my blog, my flickr photos or even (heaven forgive) actually sorting my photos into some semblance of order and getting organised to make the calendars for christmas presents. None of that happened, my cold, my body and my mind told me to sit and read and that actually I already know the answer.
|Me and my mum at Cathedral Cove|
|As I walk up from the beach after our trip to Cathedral Cove, this was the view.|
Happiness beyond belief.
It's been tough times.Tragic news from the UK. Feeling lost and far away from those I want to share my grief and sorrow with.
We all continue but it all seems so unreal and impossible. What I manage is day by day and a deep gratitude for all that I have and all that I can be.
|A fashion blogger in the making if ever I saw one.|
Thanks to this blog post which happens to be a great regular read for me on a saturday morning lazing in bed with the cat stretched out on me causing my legs to go numb. I was pointed in the direction of this - finding my fashion blogger name. Genius.
Toots and the Price Tags
I could go far.
What would your fashion bloggers name be?
Ahh yes, still on that weekend away which was now 2 weekends ago, but that is how I roll. Little in the way of photographic proof but my new obsession (really, I need to review a few things here) can help, if it is evidence you are after.
|Yes, I am a fitbit fan. It has produced some interesting insights into my lifestyle. Not that I didn't know I wasn't active enough but as a visual learner seeing a graph makes it more meaningful|
|Enough of that chatter, time for the goodness of a weekend away, the lovely lake|
|A happy man feeding the birds at the end of the walk.|
A weekend away. A walk. Sunday morning we headed to Redwoods. Oh my. Many memories of the New Forest. Trees, sunlight, walking. Got out of breath, considerably. A good uphill walk for me. Good pace and a wonderful coffee at the end. Why do I always manage to find coffee. Various walks to choose from and we did't even pick the easiest walk. A map paradise, but I controlled myself, though we would definitely visit again when we are around this area.