I have spent the last couple of days going through my pictures and choosing my favourite ones. I tried to choose a couple for each month (which was very hard since some months were full of fantastic
Lets start with the month in which I turned 27!
I love celebrating birthdays so I always try doing something special for each of them. For my 27th some friends, hubby and I went to London. We spent the night eating and drinking at one of my favourite restaurants in London. Lima serves amazing cocktails as well as food and it is a fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion. The following day we spent it at Camden Market; it is ideal for street photography.
One of my favourite months of the year. I love Christmas, during this month we try to do as many Christmassy things as possible. Whether it is watching films, decorating the tree, going to a play or to the markets.
This month brought lots of frost and snow. I love the snow as long as I don’t have to drive to work. The roads I mostly use are narrow country lanes which never get gritted. It can be quite scary, specially at night.
We also went on holiday to Brussels. It’s a beautiful city and found lots to do during our stay. We bought lots of chocolate and tried lots of different beers.
Looking back it was one the best months in terms of photography. It was very hard choosing just three pictures for this month but the below are the ones I liked best.
The picture below is one of my favourite of all the ones I took during the duration of the project.
March was the month of experimenting. I had a go at fast and slow shutter speeds and my macro skills started to improve.
April brought my husband’s birthday, we had the family over for some food and cupcakes. I custom ordered them as he is a big Star Wars fan. They were amazing!
Beautiful May! We started venturing outside more and as you may have noticed more flowers on my posts (more than usual!); they are one of my favourite subjects along with landscapes. We also went to a couple of shows, one of them being the Bushcraft Show (picture below).
June was the month of adventures! We went on an unforgettable holiday to France and Italy. We planned the trip ourselves and tried to fit as many activities as we could into each day. Italy is such an amazing country with lots and lots to see. Wish we had a little bit more time though as we couldn’t fit everything we wanted to see and do into our itinerary.
Summer finally arrived to the UK! For most of this month we had amazing weather, it felt like we were still in Italy. We had a picnic sitting by the river at Chatsworth House and then visited the gardens. It was so a different from the last time we went for a picnic – it rained all day and we had to have our picnic sitting in the car.
This was the month of the butterflies and the last month in our old house. We had a butterfly friendly garden and every summer we would get lots of them.
This is the month we moved to our new home. The best month of 2013!
One of the qualities we love about our new place is its location. There is no light pollution, it can get pretty dark at night and we can see the beautiful stars. October saw the arrival of Autumn, I went on a Masterclass to Tatton Park and spent the day photographing the gardens which looked beautiful at this time of the year.
This was my last month and it brought my 28th birthday. Hope this year is just as wonderful as the last one was.
For the future, I am hoping to start a 52 Week Challenge in February, see the list below for the subjects. (It will run over until next January when all 52 weeks are done). I will also be sharing a picture of our travels on Thursdays and on Mondays having a look back at photographs I took over the last year and haven’t had the opportunity to share with you. Hope you enjoy it and continue checking my blog.