~ January 2012 ~

Following in the steps of UK photographer Anna Hardy, I have decided to also start a 365 project again. It is where I really started with my photography when I moved to Basel in December 2005. I completed my 365 in 2006, continued into 2007 and sort of tapered off, then made it based around my daughter for 2008. Since then, I have been growing my own business and rarely seem to take photos for myself anymore. So, here I am, trying to be a bit more creative for me; let’s see how long I last! I tried this a couple of years ago and managed about 4 months, using shuttercal.com.. I’m also running a rainbow project over there too.

So, here we go:


One of my pretty light Christmas trees that I had decorating my office over the holidays:


I made a trifle! An English packet mix, from Bird’s, with an extra packet of Dream Topping for the top. I also added some popping candy to the top as and when I dished myself up a serving. Yum!


Detail of a pretty light:


Playing with the girl – Princess Playmobile. Here is a rather stern looking King:


Another light – this time my macro flash light in the reflection of a window after a pretty crazy storm:


There is a tradition here in Switzerland about eating this special bread, shared between your family and inside is a little plastic King/Queen. I’m really not sure on the details, but I shared one with a friend over coffee/tea today and I was the Queen! You then get to wear a gold crown for the day:


My lovely little girl. This is her own mirror at her height where she now likes to do her hair. Such a sweet little smile too. Love her xx


Today I was taking photos of a newborn. Beautiful tiny thing and only 2 days old.


I made it to a 6:30am Bikram Yoga class in town. Taken with my little camera – a Panasonic Lumix LX5 (that I love), I wanted to remember and have evidence that I can still do early mornings!


Testing out new recipes. Yum! Thanks Nigel Slater – you continue to make my mouth water!


At the airport! Time to take off a working week just for me.. heading to London to see some lovely friends. Looking forward to lots of knitting, tea drinking and museums.


Playing with slow shutter speed in the underground on my little camera – the big one didn’t fit into my small hand luggage only case. Travelling light is a new thing for me.


After a fabulous day that included a lazy morning knitting and drinking tea in our pyjamas, we ventured into town for some Dutch House pancakes and fruit beer – Yum! A make over in Boots by a lovely Clarins lady, a swift pint in the 101 bar and a yummy sarnie from Subway, we heading back to the flat to get ready for a much anticipated night out in Stroud Green!


After a gradual start to the day with more knitting and tea, we ventured into the city to enjoy the National Portrait Gallery and some more tasty treats.. This portrait particularly interested me:


An excellent welcome to the delightful eatery and coffee house that is The Haberdashery. I enjoyed some fresh juice, a full english breakfast and a pot of tea served in a mismatched tea cup and saucer. Lovely.


Back in Basel, the sun backlighting this holly outside my flat caught my eye.


Jack Frost came to visit us over night and I was itching to get outside and take some photos, but didn’t get out until well into the afternoon as my little one didn’t want to get dressed and breath in some lovely fresh air.


My lovely friend from school, Karen came to visit for a couple of days. Maia loves it when she comes to stay and was particularly interested in her make up this time round. It’s been a very social start to the year – which is really lovely!


I was invited to join a very dear and wonderful friend at the Aqua Basilia spa today after we both finished work. We had lots of fun just chilling, catching up and whizzing down the slides.. wheeeeee! This is from outside the hotel next door – simple, yet beautiful!


Another friend called round today and has started reading Tarot cards. She continued to practice this new skill on me. This is the card that I pulled for my personality card:


Detail from an old camera that sits on my desk. My mum got it for me in an auction in Milton Keynes, UK. Thanks mum!


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