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!
Once the two of you were both awake it was time to wake up daddy by piling on top of him and giving him his father's Day hugs and then he barely had a chance to open his eyes properly before the two of you were dragging him over to the other side of the room where his presents awaited him.
This ended up being an even better adventure than I could have ever imagined. At the start of the walk it felt like we were entering a jungle with narrow paths with green all around us, we could hear the river flowing next to us and then the path opened up to overgrown fields of stinging nettle, they were everywhere, it really felt like a proper challenge to make our way through without getting stung and none of us made it unscathed.
This is now one of my new favourite places. The pool is just magical. We had the best afternoon swimming in the sea which felt so incredibly refreshing. Nixie, you did amazing with your swimming and it looks like it’s really starting to click for you, you looked so so happy and were in your element.
We were going to have a day out fossil hunting but then changed our minds as me and daddy really wanted to get on top of some chores and finish sorting out your rooms and the garden. After I did the dishes that had piled up I began with getting all your (Forrest) toys back into your room and into their place, and then realised we needed another trip to IKEA .
As soon as we arrived at Charmouth and I saw the sea, I was transported to a place of calm, it looked absolutely blissful. After a quick bathroom break and a little stop at the shop for some drinks we headed to our spot at the beach on the other side of the landslip. It was a gorgeous sunny day but the wind was cold so it was an afternoon of being really hot and then needing to cover up with a sweater every 15 minutes.
We ended up having such a great day at the beach even if the tides weren’t in our favour. I knew they weren’t but really wanted to go anyway as I had just been missing it so much! It was also a bit crowded but that’s to be expected on one of the first warm sunny Saturdays we’ve had in a while!
At 9:35 we got a call from Tina, our solicitors assistant at Mathews and Mathews that we have from a legal standpoint officially completed and that we now own a house! I couldn't believe it, it made me really unexpectedly emotional! I never thought I'd be one to say I own a house! It feels really surreal.
We finally arrived at the stones around 9:15 (so we didn’t have that much time until it was time to leave again) It was such a crazy and different Stonehenge experience this year but even though it did not go to plan we all ended up having the best of times. We ran into some more of our friends which made it all even more special.