This is my personal project and one that is very close to my heart: Photographing one whole day in my life, it began a few years ago on Monday Jan 1, 2018 when I did 1 day a week switching days each week which I did for two years and then for year three I only did them for each full moon and changed the format of them. Now for my fourth year I'm doing them every week but only our weekends and have returned to my original way of doing them which is choosing 25 images for the day. Hope you enjoy following along!
Today was an incredibly exhausting day but also a really good one. After two nights camping in Pembroke, south wales & 4 nights camping in Betws y coed, north wales and two nights at our beautiful friend Danni’s house in Rhos on Sea today was the day our welsh adventures come to an end and we begin the long journey home.
We woke up all snuggled together just as the sun was rising from our first night camping in druidstone, South Wales. We arrived yesterday afternoon and words can't express how incredibly good it feels to be sleeping outside again. I'm so happy we were able to make this trip and create some more amazing family memories. We are staying at clifftop campsite and the view is just incredible, there's something that feels so freeing about waking up to a sea view.
Once we finished with our chores and after a quick lunch we decided to see if any of the elderflower trees had any berries and we were all so pleasantly surprised! I was worried that we were going to be late and miss our chance this year and I really need to make us some medicine! It was thanks to our elderberry tincture we made last year that we didn’t get a single cold...
Once we arrived at the fairy festival and started walking up the field to wait in the queue to get in Forrest, you kept trying to pull me so we could go back to the car, you did not like what you were seeing, women on stilts with fairy wings, people dressed up in amazing costumes which in your mind I'm guessing you thought were real. There was a man dressed up as a mushroom and I particularly loved his costume but you seemed so frightened that I had to carry you and you clung on to me like a baby koala.
I still can't believe that last Thursday I passed my driving test after what seemed like a never ending journey! Our whole lives have changed, it feels so surreal and I'm still processing it all. But tonight we had our very first solo drive just the two of us to our little beach. It felt so incredible to be able to just hop in the car with you!
What a gorgeous day we had! It began with discovering that our Oak Eggar Moth had come out of his cocoon and then we headed over to Exbury Gardens so that Forrest could ride the steam train. After that we went home and played some games and ate dinner before heading out again to our little beach and to release our moth who was finally ready to use his wings.
After they left we decided to head to Marwell Zoo, I wanted us to do something extra special in case you were feeling sad and plus Forrest had never been! Just as we left the house you said the sweetest thing. You said, "maybe we could drive in the same direction they did for the same amount of time that has passed since they left so that we can see what they are seeing right now?" I just love the way you think!
After making our morning coffee it was all about making lunches and packing for another day out at Charmouth Beach. And of course the two of you did your own packing and filled a couple of shopping bags worth of stuffed animals that just needed to accompany us on the car ride. We had such an amazing time last weekend…the lure of sea glass is too strong to keep us away!
As soon as our feet touched the sand we found sea glass, it was everywhere! This seems to be our family's current obsession, we just can't get enough of searching for sea glass! Even you, Forrest, were finding sea glass and bringing it to us and you, Nixie, found the first blue piece of the day. We spent hours upon hours just wandering the beach, taking it nice and slow looking for treasures. It was blissful!
We had a really wonderful outing, one of those mini adventures that made me feel so happy. There were so many little moments that I don’t want to forget such as you, Forrest, jumping up and down the sloping paths and little seaweed covered stones while me, Nixie and daddy were busy collecting samphire....
What an incredible day we had! It is day three of our five day holiday to the Isle of Wight and our day started with a little adventure at the beach and then we headed to Blackgang Chine for the second day in a row. We ended our day with another evening at the beach exploring the low tide. An absolutely perfect day! This is also my entry for Artefact Motherhood a project shared with other international female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words.
Today was Father's day so it was all about celebrating daddy! Our day started at home opening presents and just playing together and listening to music. We headed out in the afternoon for a little adventure amongst the heathland where we ended up getting stuck in knee deep bog! But we also found lots of elderflower which we were all so incredibly excited about!!