I’m currently sitting at my desk getting distracted by the world outside – today is one of those grey days that starts to improve when the sun begins to fade and the fairy lights start twinkling in trees and windows. I struggle to feel cheerful in the winter sometimes, but it’s always best to focus on the happy things – excited children skipping down the road, hearing a squeaky cat yawn (as B has made his bed behind my desk, there’s plenty of those today), watching beautiful videos, fresh coffee in a winter Moomin mug, wrapping gifts for the people I love, listening to (deliciously cheerful and danceable!) new music and of course, those tiny lights that wink in the darkness.
Yesterday I met up with my good friend West, who I started chatting to through Flickr over 10 years ago. Just being around him and chatting about cameras, lenses and shooting has been giving me a bit of a burst of enthusiasm to just get outside and and snap away – I hope the enthusiasm lasts for a while!
Before the end of September creeps up on me, here I am posting my photo an hour from a couple of Saturdays ago. We had an early start so Jack could go into work to get some bits and bobs done, before we headed to Bags’ leaving lunch. In the evening we went to Paul and Louise’s for a board game night. Awesome day! Scroll down/click through for the photos…
As I’m progressively nearing the end of my current placement, I feel more and more aware (and wary!) of finishing my first year at university. Despite there being a few months to go, lots of paperwork, essays and examinations between now and then, it really isn’t too much longer until I’ll be a second year… And the whole concept of that makes my mind spin!