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The Home Life project – January edition

by Clare Mansell
The Home Life project – January edition

Welcome to the first Home Life linky of 2016. This project is something I dabbled with last year and thought might be more fun if I did it alongside other people this year. I was hoping for one or two people to join me for this first one and I’m thrilled that I have already seen more than that sharing images on Twitter over the last couple of days. I am genuinely very excited to see what everyone has photographed.

I was asked if I had an idea how the posts should be formatted and I don’t. I think the photos are the common theme and some of us may want to do a small amount or a large amount of words beside them to explain them. I’m pretty sure that one of you will come up with a far better way of doing it than me and I reserve the right to take inspiration from it and to chop and change how I present my pictures.

I took my photos on Saturday and I thought a lot about how subtle things I captured will change over the next year. The friends who came for lunch are house-hunting and may move out of the local area. Theo’s nightly routine of tea at his little yellow table will probably be disrupted when Alice starts eating solids and pulling herself up on things and the quilt on the back of the sofa is something I was finishing the hand sewing on and is now ready to hand over to its new owner.

As Ferris Bueller once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.”

0201167:57am – Weekend lie ins are not quite as long as they used to be, but Alice is making a pretty good effort to fit in with all the sleep lovers in this house.

020116_28:34am – The blue light of a winter’s morning and the last day with decorations up in the house

020116_189:29 – Waiting to have his shoes put on for the dog walk. He sits on stair number four, because he is four. Can’t argue with that logic

020116_610:10 – We’re out of bread. Time to make a couple more loaves!

020116_711:10 – He plays so well on his own… most of the time!

020116_411:24 – Sneaky behind the fridge photo. I married a man who loves cooking, but isn’t always keen on being the subject of photos

homelifejan12:28 – Waiting for our friends to arrive for lunch…

020116_812:30 – …and setting up a Thomas game that he’s hoping they’ll play with him

020116_103:14pm – I reclaimed this room over Christmas (another story for another post) and it’s now one of my favourite bits of the house

020116_113:57pm – One of our imperfect canine duo looking for some affection

020116_155:14pm – Friends have left so the decorations are coming down

020116_197:17pm – Theo’s tea time, a little later than normal. We’ll need to get back into the school routine on Monday

So, let me see what you guys have been up to!

Home Life Photography Project


Home Life Photography Project
The Home Life photography project primarily exists as a photographic challenge rather than a linky, so please don’t link up posts that don’t fit the brief. If you’d like to join please add your blog posts showing photos that document your family routine over one day to the linky below and pop over to visit and comment on a couple of the other blogs. The hashtag for Twitter and Instagram is #homelifeproject feel free to use it. If you’d like to find out more about how this photo project works and what is an isn’t suitable, all the info is on this page.

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Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations January 4, 2016 - 7:33 am

What fantastic, everyday, ordinary, beautiful photographs! I just love the thinking behind this Linky… Combining photography with the everyday ordinary… Capturing he moments you would never normally capture on camera, but the moments we will love looking back on in years to come! Looks like a fun Saturday was had by all! Thank you for hosting!

Kerri-Ann January 4, 2016 - 8:21 am

Aww such gorgeous everyday photos. Your Saturday sounds lovely. I really enjoyed watching the day unfold a little more intently. Looking forward to reading the others joining in too x

[email protected] January 4, 2016 - 10:04 am

Yes this is exactly how I felt, I was much more engaged in what was happening and the day didn’t just pass me by.

Dawn & Bean January 4, 2016 - 9:50 am

Love your photos. My faves are Theo’s feet on the stairs, Jim peeling potatoes (sneaky shot) and the Christmas cards. So er, cough, er my photos are over two days but do include the family routine and I’m hoping as it’s the first one I’ll get away with it. I’ll get better I promise 😉

[email protected] January 4, 2016 - 10:03 am

Do you know, Theo’s feet on the stairs is the one that nearly got binned and that so often happens that the one that nearly doesn’t make the cut then gets singled out by someone else as a favourite!

Dawn & Bean January 4, 2016 - 10:26 am

We all see things differently I guess 🙂

Christina - LadyBug Home January 4, 2016 - 10:31 am

Such lovely photos. Working on looking thorough my photos but very inspired. Thank you for sharing!

Katie @mummydaddyme January 4, 2016 - 9:29 pm

I really must join in with this Clare, I love it so much! Maybe one Sunday I could do it for my Ordinary Moments and then link up with you as well. I just think it is so lovely to capture the little details around your home. When does it open and close? x

Jenna January 4, 2016 - 9:43 pm

Firstly, can I just say how beautiful your home is? Stunning!

I love your photos so, so much. You have such a talent.

My favourite is the one of Theo having his dinner. 🙂

I have enjoyed taking part with this project loads and I’m already looking forward to next month. xx

Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper January 4, 2016 - 10:34 pm

Absolutely love the look of this series Clare – I’ve just hopped over from Keri-Ann’s blog, and this is right up my street! Not sure if I’ll be able to join in this month, but I definitely do February!

Christina - LadyBug Home January 5, 2016 - 10:36 am

Love all these photos. You can feel the warmth and love in your home. Thank you for hosting this photography project. Really inspired but everyone’s photos. Will challenge myself to find more non-children photos next month.

Hayley from Shutterflies January 5, 2016 - 11:21 am

I loved taking photos of our Sunday, this is such a lovely idea and I do love a photo project! I’m excited to have a read through and see what everyone’s weekend looked like. I love the photos you’ve shared, especially of your gorgeous pooch!

Robyn January 5, 2016 - 4:32 pm

I’ve had so much fun working on this! Thanks for putting it together Clare. As with all your photos, I love them all!

My Two Mums - Kirsty January 10, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Such a fantastic project. Thank you so much for inspiring and hosting. I am looking forward to seeing the year at home.

Maria (one tiny leap) January 10, 2016 - 11:56 pm

I love, love, love this project! Sorry I’m so late, didn’t manage to do it last week, but had a quiet weekend so managed to pick up the camera 🙂

Fantastic series of photos from you, looks like a perfect weekend!

Can’t wait to go and have a read of everyone’s posts. Thanks for hosting xx

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Kara January 11, 2016 - 2:06 pm

This is just lovely, I think this is the perfect post idea for me, we don’t have fancy days but I am sad how much we forget of the everyday.
Came over form MyTwoMums xx

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Jenny January 22, 2016 - 10:17 am

What a lovely project hunny so grea tto capture the little moments and see where life takes us one step at a time.


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