Whoosh – another year gone!
2009. It was the year I turned 40. I didn’t think it would bother me that much but it really did. No matter what I did to distract myself I couldn’t help but focus on all the things I hadn’t done and failed to achieve.
That’s not to say that this year was a complete wash-out my any means – I had an amazing holiday to my beloved Cornwall.
I unravelled a little bit – got in touch with some tender and hidden emotions – camera and notebook in hand (thoroughly recommended by the way). I also got to spend a whole glorious hot and sunny day in Bath with the amazing and inspiring Susannah!
I got to spend some happy times with my lovely friend and her gorgeous children.
And of course, there were all the photos (and the cameras, so many cameras)!
Yes, I took many photos with many cameras. My arsenal now includes a variety of film cameras and any trip out involves tricky decisions about which lucky one gets to come along (or how to get hold of a pack mule if I decide to take them all. One of those old-lady tartan wheel-along shopping trolleys would be perfect actually)!
These are all mine, all with film…
1. give the girl a hand, 2. new, 3. blooming pink, 4. shiny, 5. sunny, 6. more huts, 7. urban nature, 8. yes, another beach!, 9. @->–>—, 10. favourite beach, 11. we are all beautiful, 12. there will be blood
As always though I have been totally blown away by all the photographic talent that always inspires me – if you’re not a regular checker-outer of Flickr then I can thoroughly recommend it – just look at these (and they are just the tip of the iceberg)…
1. Untitled, 2. *Snow Magic, 3. Before we begin #34, 4. The simple things of life, 5. _MG_2365, 6. light catcher, 7. 361/365 December 27, 2009, 8. hug, 9. ., 10. Untitled, 11. Untitled, 12. P050809PS-0264
And now the year is nearly done. I am still in one piece (albeit a bit creakier) and hopeful for a 2010 of new challenges and exciting opportunities. Got to remember though, it’s all in my hands, no one’s going to do it for me.