Home Life Project – January

The first Home Life Project of the year is brought to you in association with….. my sister’s spare DSLR!! Yes, 3 months on and my camera is still being repaired! Thank heavens my sister still hasn’t sold the D7000 she upgraded from, I have been a very grateful user of it!

After putting together the short video of my best photos from last year’s Home Life Project, I decided that the one thing I really needed to improve on this year was getting myself in the picture more often. I have so many lovely unscripted moments of the children with their Daddy and very few of me. Of course it’s a little bit of an uphill struggle as Jim is rather reluctant to be the one taking the photos, but a little bit of pleading really paid off for the first weekend of the year…. Lets hope we can continue it!

The photos I took were shot yesterday. We started as we so often do on a sunny Sunday morning with a walk at West Wittering and then spent the rest of the day at home. I’m sure like most people we are all enjoying being out in the fresh air again after so much miserable weather over the Christmas break.

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Home Life Project is back for 2018

This weekend I start a third year of the Home Life Project. Throughout 2017 I thought long and hard about whether I’d continue this year, but ultimately decided I just couldn’t leave it behind. I do it because it acts as a motivator for me to record my own homelife once a month and because recording every day unscripted moments is something I feel passionate about.

I’m useless at promoting it and I don’t run it as a linky to drive traffic, solicit comments or make friends, but because I hope out there somewhere on the internet are other people like me who want an excuse to take photos every month and a way to share them.

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How Blogtacular 2015 changed everything and why I’m going back…

A couple of days ago I booked a ticket for Blogtacular 2018. It’s taken me a while to realise it, but attending Blogtacular in 2015 turned out to be a pivotal event in my recent working life. Three out of four of the clients I work with regularly came about as a result of advice or contacts I made at Blogtacular two years ago and that one day in London even lead to my parents buying a house!

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Me & Mine – December

Hurray! I’ve made it to the end of the year and we have 12 family photos (some of which I even quite like!) to look back on. I’m definitely going to be including this project in my photographic calendar for next year, along with a couple of other photo prompts.  It’s easy to think that you’ll just take photos anyway without the motivation of a project, but I’ve had some big periods of photographic drought this year when work has overtaken everything else, or when my camera was in repair for two and a half months (and counting) so I do definitely need it!

On the very boring subject of my SLR repair. It developed a fault at the beginning of October, got sent away to a Nikon repair centre, was assessed, repaired, sent back, fault resurfaced again (within days when I took it out for a shoot!!) back to the repair place, assessed, part ordered, part fitted… and hopefully any day, it will be back at the camera shop it was sent from.  I haven’t been charged any extra for the part and I have also been offered a partial refund. Its prolonged absence has forced me to embrace the potential of my lightweight Panasonic mirrorless camera (which I bought for filming) and so although immensely frustrating it hasn’t been all bad.

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Making Christmas crackers from scratch

I’ve been filling my own crackers for years, after I finally got tired of sweeping the Christmas lunch table clear of unwanted (no matter how ‘luxury’) cracker gifts, but this year I decided to take it a step further and make the crackers from scratch. Even empty crackers cost nearly £1 each and although I often bought them for half that price in the new year sales, I thought there was an opportunity for a thrifty and unique craft project.

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