Well hello 2012. How quickly you have joined us. 2011 was a great year for the Costello family so you have got a lot to live up to.
With any new year comes along a multitude of resolutions and this year is no different. I do intend on revisiting last year’s plans to see how I fared but just wanted quickly to introduce my newest project/obsession. I’m joining in with hundreds of fellow bloggers/tweeters to try to take a photo a day during 2012. I’m no photographer but want to create a snapshot of our year and hopefully along the way, improve my photography skills. Why not join in with me?
I’m not going to post every photo on the blog (because quite frankly, I think you would be bored to tears) but will post any pics that have an interesting story here. The whole collection will be posted on my Flickr page. I completely love Flickr – I was a fan long before I was a blogger and made some lovely connections there. If my 366 project does nothing this year but remind me to revisit some of the fabulous creative people on there, then it is worth it.
And so to the first photo (yes, already I’m only posting day one on the 3rd January!) One of my favourite Christmas/New Year rituals has become our New Year’s walk. Our family and lots of other families that we are either good friends with or related to, all walk the same route every year and have amazing fun. It is really relaxed with a stopoff at the local pub for a hot chocolate or hair of the dog for anyone suffering from the night before at the half way point. Everyone mingles and natters to everyone else. All the kids get on brilliantly and hold whoever’s hand happens to be nearest when we get to the roads. Afterwards, we take it in turns to host the after walk party, where we have a shared table and use up whatever food we have left in our cupboards. I think we have done about 8 or 9 New Year’s Day walks so far and its lovely to see new people joining in each year. Long may it continue!
The photo I have chosen for my pic of the day was taken during the last section of the walk when the light was fading aswell as our energy levels. All the kids put us to shame by legging it up a hill and dancing all the way along. This is Millie giving us a demonstration of her dancing.
We started a new tradition of having a group photo at the half way point too to preserve the memories of who was with us each year. I’m looking forward to next year when Tara will no doubt be standing on her own, probably joining in the fun with the other kids.