Project 365 2015: Week 1

Well I made it through a whole year of Project 365 in 2014. And I woke up on 1st January and decided to just carry on. It wasn’t always easy and my photos weren’t always brilliant (far from it) – it’s especially hard because I took the decision not to include photos of the most photogenic things in my life ie my kids.

But I’ve got into the swing of things and I would miss it if I wasn’t taking a photo every day. Most of the time it isn’t a hassle, I hardly notice I’m doing it.

So, here we are, at 2015 and here’s my first, very short round-up of the year…

Day 1 – Thursday 1st January – New year, new life. The daffodils we planted back in the autumn are popping up all over the garden. They seemed like a fitting thing to photograph for the first day of the year.

Daffodil, garden, 365

Day 2 – Friday 2nd January – a good day for getting organised for the week ahead and even the year ahead, before we’re back at work and school next week. Somehow we lost our passports when we moved last year, so I filled in the forms for some new ones (not an easy job!).

Passport application form, 365

Day 3 – Saturday 3rd January – we went ice skating, which was a dream come true for my daughter who has never been before and has always wanted to go. I didn’t take my camera on the ice and left it with my dad. Photography isn’t his strong point. This is my boys’ skates, taken by me just before we went on the ice.

Ice skating, Boys, 365
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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Passport forms always make me feel as though I’m filling something in wrong even though I’m not. Are you planning a holiday?

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  2. I know, they terrify me! I have to concentrate so hard! We’re going to Amsterdam in summer and the boys are going abroad with Scouts 🙂

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    • We’ve booked to go to Amsterdam for a few days in the summer. The boys are also going to Holland on Scout camp. Eek!

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  3. You’ve reminded me that I must, must find a skating rink to take my kids to this season! After two winters of lessons in the US I don’t want them to forget how to skate. Great opening shot for 2015!

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    • Thanks very much! There doesn’t seem to be that many places to skate, hence why my daughter has never been before.

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  4. Passport forms! Arggghh! – i have to renew the twins ones asap and am dreading it… your daughter must have been over the moon with the ice skating – fun! x

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    • Thanks! She loved it. The passport forms are a nightmare, you have to concentrate so hard!

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  5. I love that the bulbs are popping up already – first signs of spring 🙂 Very brave of you to take your daughter skating, it really is one of my least favourite activities! Well done on signing up for 365 again, I’m taking it easy and doing 52 instead.

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    • I love the first signs of spring! They’re popping up all over my garden 🙂 We all really enjoyed the ice skating, apart from I fell and I seem to have sprained my wrist 🙁
      Can see the merit in doing a 52 – it means you don’t have to post crap photos sometimes (and when I say ‘you’ I mean ‘I’).

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  6. Can’t wait until N’s old enough to skate properly so we can go. I love it, although the pain of the boots is terrible.

    Good luck with the passport applications. Painful and expensive process.

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    • Not sure when is the right time to take kids skating for the first time, but I guess it’s a couple more years for you yet.
      Passport applications are a nightmare! And I had to do four of them 🙁

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  7. Daffodils already?! Wow! Passport forms stress me out – enjoy your travels 🙂

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    • Yes, we’ve got loads of daffodils coming up! Passport forms seriously stress me out! I’ve done four – I’m bound to have messed up at least one of them, aren’t I?

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  8. I’m still traumatised from renewing H’s passport the other year. Amsterdam sounds lovely – it’s been years since I’ve been there. Good to see you back for another year.

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    • Thanks very much, it’s good to be back! The passport forms are so traumatic, but will be worth it for Amsterdam!

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  9. I’ve noticed the daffodils starting to shoot too, crazy weather.
    Amsterdam is lovely, you will love it

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    • It’s brilliant, I love seeing the daffodils! I can’t wait for spring.
      We went to Amsterdam just over a year ago and enjoyed it so much we’re going again!

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  10. lovely to see some signs of spring beginning to make an appearance. the Magnolia tree next door is already showing little shoots!!
    ice skating is lots of fun x

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    • Thanks, it is so good to see the signs of spring! We’ve got a magnolia tree ourselves and the little shoots are definitely there!

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  11. We must get passports for our monkeys! Love Daffoldils, I think there are some coming up here too!

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    • Daffodils are my absolute favourite flower! 🙂

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  12. Ooh daffodils, think I will have to send the children on a hunt in the garden to find some!
    I need to get organised with passports, but with nine to do, i’m not looking forward to it.

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    • Wow, nine?! That’s incredible! I did four forms and that was traumatic enough!

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  13. I am so excited by the fact that your daffs are coming through, Spring is on it’s way!

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    • Thanks, I’m excited too! We’ve got loads of them coming through 🙂

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  14. Nice to see some green shoots poking through already, Spring will be here before we know it! I have dreaded passport forms to fill in soon I can’t put it off much longer! Happy New Year to you all!

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    • Thank you, happy new year to you too! It’s so stressful filling in passport forms! I’m sure it actually IS rocket science!

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  15. I find getting new passports incredibly stressful and mine and Isaac’s need renewing this year. Thankfully the process seems a little more simple now if you’ve had a passport before

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    • Sadly we lost ours, which meant we had to fill in the whole form. It was very stressful!

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  16. Lovely to see the new spring growth. I bet the kids had a wicked time ice skating, one of the favourite things to do in our house too

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    • They certainly did, thanks! I must say I really enjoyed it too and I wasn’t sure whether I would.

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  17. I love to see bulbs sprouting, reminds me of the sunshine to come 🙂 Hope there wasnt to long left on your lost passports x

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    • I love to see bulbs sprouting too, it makes me very happy! I actually can’t remember how long was left on the passports – it’s probably best that I don’t know!

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  18. The first photo got me a little excited about spring coming! I love winter but I have lots planned for the garden this year and now Christmas is over I’m itching to get out there 🙂

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    • I don’t like winter, so I’m always very excited to see signs of spring. I’m annoyed with myself that I still haven’t got all the weeds from the autumn up 🙁

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  19. My Daffodils are coming up too, some have even got heads on them now. Aren’t they supposed to come out around Feb/March time lol

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    • Wow, that’s impressive! I think they should probably be peeping through the ground fairly soon, but it’s definitely very early to have heads on them!

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  20. I always find forms a pain to fill out. I love your daffodil photo. They are one of my favourite flowers so it is great to see that they are starting to shoot up now. I bet the ice skating was fun 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. Daffodils are my absolute favourite flowers! They’re beautiful in themselves, but I also love how they signify spring.

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  21. lovd seeing the first signs that spring is on it’s way still z little blustery due to the sea here and no signs of any bulbs yet.

    What a hassle with your passports not to mention the expense.

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    • Thanks, I love seeing the signs of spring too 🙂
      It’s a right pain about the passports – I have no idea how we managed to lose them, I don’t think we lost anything else! 🙁

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  22. Wonderful photos!
    Hope you had fun skating….I have yet to try with my girls…hehehe x

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    • Thanks very much! We loved ice skating. The kids fell over a fair few times, but they didn’t mind! x

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  23. Fab Pics!, Love the bulbs coming through, I can’t wait to get stuck into the garden again. I’m not so good on the skating front though :-/ my bum sees more of the ice than my feet! 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. I love seeing the bulbs coming through too. I was quite impressed with my own skating – the only time I fell over was when my son pulled me over!

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  24. Wow squillions of comments here lol had to scroll down forever!! Passports are a hassle at the best of times, never mind having to get all of them! And expensive! Daffodils are getting earlier and earlier I’m sure! No where near Spring yet! We love ice skating, hope had a great day! Happy New Year xx x

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    • There certainly have been a lot of comments, it’s lovely! I think everyone is motivated and enthusiastic for the new year.
      It’s a shame spring is nowhere near, but nice to see it’s just round the corner. Happy new year to you too! x

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  25. I love that you have daffs popping up already, one of my fave blooms!
    I don’t envy you on the passport sorting, we have to do that this year! x

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    • I love daffodils too, they’re my absolute favourites!
      The passports are a complete nightmare!

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  26. Lovely photos… we too are also in the midst of applying for our passports, 2 renewals and 2 first timers. Total nightmare so far.

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    • Aagh! It’s so stressful! As we lost ours, it’s like doing them from new 🙁

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  27. Love it when you start seeing bulbs peeking through at this time of year – you know better days are ahead. You’ve reminded me I need to get Monkey his next passport – must sort that out, the forms are a nightmare aren’t they #365

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    • The forms really are a nightmare! It’s so lovely to see the bulbs emerging and I even heard birds singing today 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, it is fab 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! It’s a complete nightmare!

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  28. Absolutely dreading the passport thing when it comes as we will be here… We renewed the kids before we left, but it won’t be long till we need new ones! Great first shot for the year xx

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    • Eek! They’re such hard work! Thanks very much 🙂 x

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  29. Ooh I do love ice skating. We went just before the Christmas break. Lil G absolutely loved it although he only managed to skate around on the seal. Apologies for the delay, it has been a long week of work. KA

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    • Thank you! My niece went round on a seal and loved it too! It’s nice that even the little ones get a chance to join in. We really enjoyed it too.

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  30. In my head I can skate. There is no reason why I can’t glide along with ease and slide backwards doing lemons galore (technical term, honest). In reality I bought ten lessons and fell over really nastily in the sixth lesson just as I’d started to skate backwards (forwards scared me) and never returned. I have zero sense of balance. Hope you had more luck?

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365 and good luck for the forthcoming year.

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    • Oh dear, that doesn’t sound good! Yes, I had more luck – I’m not graceful, but I can stay on my feet (apart from when I was holding son’s hand and he pulled me over – my wrist still hurts now!).
      Thanks very much.

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