A Year in Photos

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I knew I wanted to write about my resolutions, but I also wanted to dedicate a post to some of my favourite photos from each month in 2017. Here are just a few of my many favourite photos from the year:

January 2017

I spent much of January in bed with flu, throat and chest infections but prior to that we visited Godshill in the New Forest. I adore winter scenes, and just how empty and vast these places so close to home are

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February 2017

This was a really hard month to choose as I captured some photos I absolutely adore from a trip to the Devils Punchbowl, Richmond Park, Mottisfont Abbey and a child free whirlwind trip to Bath. In the end I settled on this photo and the header photo of the stag in Richmond Park. This beautiful little girl of mine is so tall, and towered over everyone in her nursery and now school, but looks so small against this mammoth backdrop of the Devil’s Punchbowl

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March 2017

Never one to have a quiet month March was just so busy it hurts my mind to think about it. Back to back birthday parties, a girly weekend away up north with a best friend, big work weeks and a holiday to finish it off, just in case we weren’t already tired. One of my absolute favourite captures of the month was when we visited the Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District, and witnessing the plug holes and all their force as they drained the dam was something I’ll never forget

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April 2017

We went to Devon at the end of March and beginning of April, and I have so many favourites from our time away that it was difficult to whittle it down. In the end I chose this one – a girl and her dog overlooking Dartmoor from Sharp Tor by Castle Drogo. It was a 6 mile walk but completely worth it for the scenery and beautiful views above and in the gorge

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May 2017

One of my favourite memories of the month was getting stuck in a rain storm with no waterproofs as it was beautiful when it arrived. In the distance is J wearing my scarf over her and dancing in the rain

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June 2017

Sunset strolls by the beach featured quite a lot in this beautiful month where summer arrived. Our little Lexi looking patiently at J as she buries her ball with that glorious sun in the background. Again, a favourite memory of the month for us

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July 2017

We visited Florida and Camp Bestival in July, one was gloriously sunny, the other ridiculously soggy. I spent a while choosing what photo to put here, but in the end decided it could only be this one. Under the gazebo of Leu Gardens in Orlando, where we married some 6 years ago, where we stood with our daughter and where the hubster presented me with a replacement wedding ring

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August 2017

More special family moments here, and a day where we had a picnic by the beach. August had lots of understated weekends, and a week where I worked away in Belgium, and I can’t quite put my finger on why, but I adore this photo

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September 2017

The beauty of the New Forest never ceases to amaze me, and we had a peaceful yet muddy walk in one of our favourite New Forest spots one Saturday afternoon. Both dog and child collected and played with sticks, we all jumped in puddles and ran about, and it was a gorgeous outing

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October 2017

Chestnuts and conkers and all things autumnal for one of my favourite months of the year. Something as simple as collecting these autumnal treasures takes me right back to my childhood, and I hope one day J feels the same

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November 2017

Leaves on the ground and yellow all around – the theme for November. We explored our favourite National Trust properties, watched fireworks and wore yellow pretty much everywhere – I’m always sad to say goodbye to October and November

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December 2017

While much of the country was blessed with snow, in the south we didn’t get any, so I settled for many frosty morning walks either on my own or with the family in tow. We spent our first Christmas away with our good friend RH and on Christmas Eve we walked round Trentham Gardens – it was a lovely if not blustery walk, and the perfect end to a year of photos

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And there we have it, a year in photos. Some are my favourite photos of the year, some are my favourite memories. Thank you to everyone who reads my little corner of the internet – it’s lovely to have you stop by

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3 comments

  1. So many beautiful pictures to remind you of the year. That one of the plug hole in the reservoir is amazing and there are so many lovely ones of J too – you’ve certainly had plenty of adventures in 2017 🙂 #ShareYourYear

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