Review of the year #Project366

I took part in #Project366 in 2012 and this is a flashback review of own personal favourites.

January- Trip to London and my favourite shot where the cranes and the Shard are rising into the air.
February-One of the many spiders in our garden.
March-Camilia after the rain.
April- Ashley ready for bed.
May-Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal, a lovely walk.
June-One of favourite spots in Cardiff. Memories of my childhood.
July-My favourite macro shot. Raindrops on the conifer.
August– Oldest son and his son.
September-My boys before the youngest went to Australia (news today that he’s now engaged to his Australia GF!)
October- Ashley – cheeky monkey.
November– Molly the cat!
December-Last shot of the year!

Review of 2012

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366/366 The last one!

Woo Hoo! I’ve made it!  The last of the #Project366 photos.. I started at day 10 after coming across a post by another blogger and knew instantly that I wanted to take part.
It’s been fun, frustrating, a trial and a learning curve. But most of all it has showcased my photography skills. I have a rather decent compact camera and I’ve got to grips with the manual settings and have taken some fabulous pictures.

I’ve also seen other peoples blogs and seen children grow and learn, seen foodie posts, nature and travel. There are some whose updates land in my inbox and I can’t wait to see what what they’ve posted. I try to comment on as many as possible  and when I’ve linked up with the project on Sunday I’ve at least visited everyone!

The project is going to restart tomorrow and my plan is to post on a weekly basis. It will be a collage of any number of photos. So to those who are going to continue – I’ll see you on the other side!

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So the final one – Grandson Ashley who was 2 yesterday.  Not sure how this photo came out like this..a happy accident.

Best way to end the year!

Best way to end the year!

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#Project366 Blwyddyn newydd dda

Well here we are at the end of 2012 and after this post of photos there is only one to go!

361/366 – Grandson Ashley on his JCB. He loves it, beeps the little horn and had his chocolate coins in the storage under the seat!
362/366 – Hubby asked what I was going to do with the baubles left over. We usually fill this dish with some greenery but it’s been so wet recently it would have all gone mouldy if I had made an arrangement with it. The baubles are a good alternative.
363/366 – What’s your poison?
364/366 – My new bootees – soft and warm!
365/366 – My Kindle – surprise pressie from Hubby.

Many thanks to all those that looked in at my posts.

Special thanks to The Boy and Me for co-ordinating the project (see badge below)

Special thanks also to all those that took the time to comment and / or follow me.

Happy New Year – Blwyddyn newydd dda to you all.

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#Project366 Nadolig llawen

Continuing the Christmas theme this week.

Nadolig llawen to you all or Merry Christmas if you’ve not Welsh.  Feel free to wish me Merry Christmas in your language too!

I’ve been busy with last-minute shopping, wrapping presents and generally pottering around.

I’m snatching a few moments to post this on Christmas morning while hubby is still in bed!

355/366 – Red Lambswool throw that I won on Twitter competition.
356/366 – A lovely Christmas card.
357/366 – Snowman with little biscuits for grandson.
358/366 – Grown up biscuits – Shortbread for elevenses Christmas Day
359/366 – My serviettes for Christmas Day.
360/366 – The wreath on my front door.

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas – #Project366

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas, the Cocoa Cola and John Lewis adverts have been on TV for a few weeks now.
The neighbours have got their outside lights up  and the shops are full of Christmassy goodies.

This week has been spent sorting through the decorations and deciding just how many baubles the tree will take.  I usually put around 50 or 60 on it but this year will be quite a few more. Last January I bought 2 boxes of 50 baubles in a sale reduced from £10 to 99p! What a bargain! I’ve been busy threading them up as they didn’t come ready for the tree.

I’ve done some Christmas shopping and wrapped some presents.  The tree looks awesome with about 120 or more baubles on. There are still a few gaps to fill and I’ll be threading a few more baubles later – I still have about 50 left. Continue reading

#Project366 Last Week

Ok here I am again catching up!

It’s a busy time of year if you are a ‘Comper’ – December heralds the onset of Advent Competitions. OMG there are loads of them! You have to be pretty ruthless and choose the ones you want to enter but also remember that the ones needing effort are more likely to have low entry levels so this type are always worth doing!!
My spreadsheet is listing over 200 daily competitions at the moment and there are also the ‘normal’ competitions to get on with too.. Plus all the lovely high value ITV ones!

My general mood at the moment is improving greatly after a rather testing 2 weeks. It all kicked off when looking for a present for YS who is in Australia and it’ll be the first christmas we’ll not be seeing him. His brother (oldest son) is missing him so much – they are very close- and it upset me to know that he too wanted him home for Christmas.  I really thought I was heading down that dark depression road again but I’m managing to hold it off at the moment.

I know some people go very long times not seeing their loved ones, either because they are now living away or in the forces. For whatever reason I hope your loved ones are safe and well and you’ll get to see them soon.

Here is a selection from the past week.
340/366 Grandson after rummaging my handbag and finding my sunglasses.
341/366 Do I have enough Fudge.. to be fair that’s one for OS, one for YS and one for us!!
342/366 Tempted to dangle a few baubles on this tree in the garden!
343/366 Some berries on a pyracanthus.
344/366 Hubby decided to give the freezer a wipe out and dropped the top drawer..new one on its way!
345/366 Astounded when I saw these tiny daffodils in planter outside the local pub, in flower in December!!
346/366 Koala keyring arrived today along with pressies for hubby and me. All the way from Oz!

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#Project366 Disaster this week

I could cry!

I have not posted any photos for over a week – (longer story!) I finally got my head together to do them this evening. I’ve taken some over the past week or so and even got one of the Moon and Jupiter! I took a few photos earlier for today and filled the storage card, so I deleted around 20 and took a few more shots.
I connected my camera to my laptop to transfer the photos and only one was showing, the Moon and Jupiter, all others taken in the past week would not display.
I disconnected my camera to look at them on it and none would display. Storage card completely corrupt!
I searched the internet for help but nothing worked to retrieve the lost pictures.
The only option was to reformat the card and start again.
I’ve lost all the photos since 25th November. I haven’t even got any on my phone..so 10 days now missing.
Lesson learned…clear photos off storage card after transferring them.

I’m gutted..the project has been hard work at times, but the finish line is in sight.
So it’ll be back to normal tomorrow..hopefully..

The Moon and Jupiter

The Moon and Jupiter

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