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 I'm in my fourth year of doing this project, I began with the intention of doing them weekly but that hasn't been happening so I'm doing them whenever it feels right up until I reach Week 52 but still focusing on our weekends or when we are all together and have returned to my original way of doing them which is choosing 25 images for the day. Hope you enjoy following along!
As soon as we arrived London, we made our way to the underground to get ourselves to the science museum. We ended up spending over 5 hours there, we explored the wonder lab and you had your very first IMAX 3d experience. It was such an amazing day out. Nixie, you really loved all of the demonstrations, and shows that were on too and just couldn't get enough!
We got up early, around 5:00 to be ready to leave the house around 7:30. We had bowls full of three different types of cat pendants along with 35 chocolate frosting covered chocolate vegan cupcakes. It didn’t take us very long to set up at the market and I just felt so proud of you, Nixie once I saw you standing behind the table with everything displayed!
We decided to climb up Jacob's ladder and do the clifftop walk. We hadn't planned for this and did not have our hiking shoes on which in hindsight we really should have! It was hard work! It was so incredibly hot and the sun felt so strong but the both of you were absolutely incredible and did so well. Once we climbed the 278 steps that's when our true endurance test began!
The rest of the afternoon was spent climbing trees, looking for bird nests, bugs and chicken of the forest (to no avail!) Eventually we reached our special little picnic spot which we call the kingfisher spot because of the one time when a family of them were nesting there. We laid out our blanket which was something that you, Forrest, were adamant we needed to bring with us and all sat down and had some snacks. Daddy kept making you guys laugh and I just love seeing both of your faces expressing pure happiness.
We parked the car then had a lovely little walk along the heath, it was a beautifully warm evening and the two of you enjoyed seeing all the horses and crossing the streams. You, Forrest did keep trying to get one of us to carry you and I’m really trying not to because you need get used to walking longer distances which you actually already do really well but whenever we say no, Nixie, you jump in and end up carrying him every single time!
It's the spring equinox today!! I woke up ridiculously early at 2 am and decided to get up, but I felt wide awake. Our alarms were set for 3 so I think it was that anticipation of needing to wake up and worrying I'm going to miss the alarm that actually got me up. By the time it was 3 I was all ready, had our bag packed and even made hot chocolate for our sunrise picnic at Stonehenge.
we could finally go do our first official bumblebee walk for the bumblebee conservation trust. We actually set up a transect last summer but never got our act together but this year we are doing it properly. But I wasn’t prepared for how cold it was going to be!! it was freezing!! Uncomfortably so, my hands ached from the cold. And we didn’t see a single bumblebee, not even one.
Nixie you loved jumping down the sand dunes and then you decided to take your socks off and play in the water. You are so vibrant and free and it really is the most beautiful thing, you are full of the most incredible power, you kept reminding me of a lioness today. There was a lot of sea foam and it created the most fun for the both of you. Forrest you were really funny and kept walking super close to the edge and then running away from the waves, you were playing a little game.
As soon as we arrived we headed into the cafe for another coffee and to get some marshmallows. You both loved roasting them, especially you, Forrest and we had a really nice walk through the lit up forest. Nixie you loved running ahead of us and exploring on your own and then hiding and trying to scare us. At one point there was a path of light to walk under and when you saw it you made me cover my eyes and led me to the start of it before I could open my eyes and then you said “look how beautiful!”