And a happy new year to you all! Here’s hoping that 2012 is going to be a corker. It’ll be the year I return to work and try my hand at juggling being a mum and being a top-notch (ish) PR professional despite the snot on my shoulder and the faint waft of sick; it’ll be the year that Richmond Baby turns 1 and I’ll marvel at how fast time has flown and how my bubba is growing up so fast; it’ll be the year that the Olympics come to town, will it be the year that we actually win a decent hoard of medals?! – hope so. Whatever you’re looking forward to in 2012, I hope that it turns out to be a happy, healthy, and successful year for you, with fun times in bucket loads!
So, with the renewed energy and enthusiasm of the new year, I have decided to embark upon a new project (ahem, yes, this is slightly against my own better judgement and certainly against Richmond Daddy’s wishes, he already thinks I spread myself too thinly…) and it is: the 365 Project…
For those unaware, the 365 Project is basically a photography challenge that thousands of people around the world take part in and now, I am going to join in the fun (well, I hope it’ll be fun anyway). The idea is that you decide on a theme and then you take a photograph every day, for 365 days, which represents that theme and you blog it.
I have decided that my theme for 2012 will be: 365 Days of Richmond
So, I will be taking a photograph in/of Richmond, every day this year. I won’t blog the pictures individually each day, I’ll probably do a post every week/every couple of weeks, with a round-up of the pictures taken over that period. I will also be uploading my photos to the 365Project website, so you can follow my journey over there if you fancy it.
By the end of the year, if I make it, I hope to have an album of photographs that catalogues the wonderful place that I call home: Richmond. The day-to-day goings on mixed in with the one-off events, the ordinary and the extraordinary, a collection of pictures that show a year in the life of this great town.
Here’s my very first photo, day one of my 365+1 project (oh, by the way, the +1 accounts for the fact that 2012 is a leap year :-)). It was taken this morning in Richmond Park as Richmond Daddy, Baby, and I enjoyed a new year’s day stroll:
Here’s to the next 364 days, oh, plus one!
Wish me luck!
28th January 2012…. Update: have sadly had to scrap this project as it was proving too difficult to do each day now I have gone back to work. Such a shame, but am having to quit. Good luck to everyone else doing 366 this year.