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Me & Mine Family Portrait Project

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    Me & Mine {March 2016}

    I can’t believe we are now entering the fourth month of the year! January was a nice quiet month for us, February however, was pretty stressful. Bella was poorly on and off all month, Josh had a super busy few weeks at work and did something crazy like 60+ hours overtime and I just generally felt a bit demotivated and like I was stretching myself too thinly. I stupidly left it right until the last minute to capture our family photos for February and sadly we just ran out of time and we never got around to taking any!! I was so annoyed but sometimes life just gets in the way and that’s okay.

    I am determined to be more organised in future so that we don’t run out of time again… Maybe starting from April (?!) as this months photo was a bit of a last minute job too! We took these photos in our back garden which I’m determined to make the most of this year as we’re super lucky to have a lot of outside space. We even managed to get a couple of shots with our hens and the dog in too! Despite them being a bit last minute with an annoying bit of sun glare and a slightly wonky tripod, I really love how these photos turned out! I think they are very ‘us’ 😉

    March sadly didn’t go exactly to plan either and was probably just as stressful as February was, I blogged a bit about what’s been going on here. Although we did have a lovely long Easter weekend catching up with all our favourite people and over indulging on mini eggs so it wasn’t all bad 😉 I have high hopes for April though, hopefully the weather will warm up a bit so we can get outside and explore a bit more and thing’s are always much better when the sun is shining!

    Me & Mine in March.







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    Me & Mine {January 2016}

    I’m so excited to be joining in for a whole year of Me & Mine family portraits and to watch how our family grows and changes over the year! I can’t wait to be able to look back at the end of 2016 and have 12 family portraits capturing all the exciting things we got up to this year. I think I may make them into a photo book or something for Bella to keep and of course they will also be perfect for the calendars I make for my parents for Christmas gifts 😉

    January has been a nice quiet month for us and the slower pace has been very welcome after the crazy festive period. Apart from Josh’s birthday at the beginning of the month we haven’t had many big plans in place which has been such a nice change for us. Our weekends have consisted of cosy days at home, a few lunch dates, plenty of roast dinners and a couple of chilly winter walks.

    The temperatures have dropped dramatically over the last couple of weeks and I’ve been really struggling to warm up. I just feel cold all the time at the moment which has really affected my mood so it’s safe to say I’m dreaming of those milder Spring days. I can’t wait to fill my house with tulips and daffodils and to be able to venture out the house without getting wrapped up in a million different layers! We also booked our Summer holiday this month and I’m already so excited for some Greek sunshine with our family in June.

    This month’s Me & Mine photo was taken on a trip to Scotney Castle a couple of weekends back. We’d woken up to a beautiful dusting of snow on the ground so decided to head out to Scotney for a frosty walk. We didn’t stay out too long because it was SO cold but it was nice to get some fresh air before heading home for lunch and a cosy afternoon by the fire.

    Scotney is without a doubt my favourite local National Trust property. We visited a few times in the Autumn when the leaves were turning a lovely shades of golden and the grounds looked just as beautiful covered in a light sprinkling of snow and I’m sure they will look equally gorgeous throughout spring and summer when all the flowers are in bloom. I can definitely see us spending a lot of time there over the warmer months as it’s the perfect spot for a family picnic and a walk.

    As much as I enjoyed our slow January, it has really dragged at times and I’m definitely looking forward to February and hopefully lots more adventures with my loves!
    I said this last month but I reaaaaally need to get myself a tripod for these photos as its not very easy finding an even surface the right height to plop the camera on when out and about, hence the castle wall in the corner of this photo. Massive fail. If anyone has any recommendations for a good compact tripod then please do let me know!

    Me & Mine in January


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