Whilst the rest of the world is going back to work and school after the summer, I have just begun university leave. Distance learning has turned out to have a few surprises in store, not least of all the topsy turvy system of terms and holiday, which means we work solidly from May to September. Summer? What summer?
After dragging myself through the final weeks of the semester I now have a glorious five weeks off and a list of things I want to do as long as my arm. There are photo books to put together with Blurb (I’m planning for Christmas already) at least one quilt to make, the cabin/sewing room to sort out, time set aside to take photos and short films to make.
It’s been a year since I filmed our Center Parcs video entry and the months have flown by. Last night I saw Kirsty’s brilliant footage she shot with the GoPro and it got me inspired to shoot film all over again, so I sat down today and put together a short film of our community Apple Day event with some footage I shot last October. It’s amazing to see it all again and how much Theo has grown. It made me acutely aware of how quickly he’s changing and of all the moments I haven’t recorded.
September always feels like a new start, so I think here and now I’ll make it my new season resolution to shoot more film.