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