Day 1: 16/06/2011

Day 1: 16/06/2011

Day 1

I decided a while back that I wanted to start a 365 photography project Seeing others inspired me to take this step in photography, as i have been at university studying illustration the last three years but leaning more towards photography by the end of my degree and even doing my dissertation on documentary photography.
I wanted the starting day to be a day which meant something to me so I decided that today, the 16th June, which would have been my Mother's birthday who sadly passed away nearly 3 years ago, would be fitting. This project is in her memory and a gift to her.
The main photograph i have chosen today was taken in Central Park in New York city. At the moment I am on a 5 week holiday staying with my Aunty Parvaneh and Uncle Richard. I came here with my partner David and our daughter Rosina. The photography is of a small motor powered boat which people of all ages were sailing around a pond in the middle of the park. It is a peaceful photograph full of tranquility, hence the title. In the middle of the big city there is peace found by all in this wonderful park.
The two photographs below show the bulk of what I did today which was a photo-shoot, which I did for my Uncle Richard, photographing
the filming of a video being made for the Kickstarter website for his product Tricky notebooks. It was a long day but good experience
documenting a film being made.

Photo- shoot

Photo- shoot

Tricky notebooks

Tricky notebooks
I have realized that i blogged my first day as the main post, so now day one of my project will always be at the top of the blog and the rest will go in order from newest post to oldest, just so you don't get confused!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 229: New wine glass

Had an amazing night last night with Maia and Daniel. Got to bed very late but for once got an amazing lie in, sadly Maia and Daniel had to go so I got up to say goodbye then had some lazy tv time, before doing some errands. I meet Antonia and her family this afternoon and after sorting out her phone we went for hot chocolate :) Now we are watching films :)
Today's picture is of my new wine glass Maia got me to replace the one she broke even though she didn't have too :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 228: Daniel surprise

Had a nice morning with Maia watching band camp and chatting. We had to go to the estate agents and then off to university I went. It was strange being back not ready for work again although I more excited about the modules this term :). When I got home I had a Daniel surprised with a cooked dinner waiting for me :) we are getting ready to go out now :)
Today's picture is of Daniel :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 227: Nacho Nacho man

Today has been a very nice day, I have baby free. Although I miss her I got a nice sleep. Woke to lovely waffles and tea, we lazed around before going to town. To get some lunch and alcohol, when it felt a respectable time we played a drinking game to American pie.
Today's picture is of out dinner of nachos mmmmm

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 226: Sam and fresh baby Callum

Today has been a very lovely day. Although a little sad as Ro and David have left me for a few days till I join them in Leighton. I went to Birmingham at 10 and meet Lauren and Alpha so we could grab a few bits before heading off to Sam's house. To see Sam and Chris and meet new baby Callum. He was lovely and I got lots of cuddles of him( I think he like me ) I am his honorary Aunty :). Sadly I didn't say long but went to meet Maia and she treated me to Wagamamas which was lovely. Now we are having a wine evening.
Today's picture is of new mummy and baby.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 225: Barry in a Uggs

Had a day mostly on my own as Rosina was at her childminders. Did lots of tidying and then Leanne came round and brightened up my day. We are going to go to the cinema to see 'the sitter' now.
Today's picture is of where Barry crawled when we had him out.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 224: Zippo

Happy birthday to my love. Today is David's birthday sadly he had to work the meaning shift so me and Ro had until 4 alone. We had a lot of errands to run, including paying to succour our new flat :) After 13 viewings we finally found the one we like, although slightly dated bathroom/kitchen it is a great size and we can make it home. We had another viewing when David was home to measure it and see what we could fit in. When David got home before the viewing we did presents and cake, I make him cupcakes with white chocolate fish on top :) He got some nice presents including a super
Dry hoodie, and zippo off me. A war hammer book off Ro. A DVD and t-shirt off Roxy and Tom, also comics off
My Dad. Then money off some of his family. We had dinner at nandos, but sadly it's a quiet night in with a film as no one could babysit.
Today's picture of the engraved zippo I got David.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 223: Winter flower

Today has been another busy day, had a bit of a lie in this morning till ten. Then me and Ro had lots to do including sorting more viewings and some tidying. Ro went to her childminders this afternoon which gave me chance to talk to Sam on the phone for a bit while washing up, before heading out to more viewings. When I got Ro we came back for dinner before baking cakes for David's birthday tomorrow although she kept eating the ingredients as we went along. She was a pain to go to sleep before David got home but went down perfectly for him.
Today's picture is of a flower I saw during my day.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 222: Smelling the first blossom

Poor Ro Ro was put through house viewings again today, we lost the house we really wanted as someone got in there just before us :( But I spent today finding others and went to 3 more today, I have more over this week too. Found a very nice one today which was very homely but worried about size so going to try and book a re viewing on Thursday. We also took a walk through a park on our travellers and saw a tree blossoming.
My picture today is of Rosina smelling in the blossom after I picked it for her and showed her what to do :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 221: House hunting

Had a busy day today, we did a lot of house hunting as we are thinking of going somewhere unfurnished so we can have our own furniture. It was very busy and tiring but we think we found the perfect place. One more viewing tomorrow before we decided. Now it is time to relax.
Today's picture is of our house finding material.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 220: Ro Ro missed her Daddy

Had a great night last night although it turned into most the hours of this morning.Had little sleep but Dad had Ro all night who was great for him, and came and got me up nice and early at 8am. We spent most the morning packing to go back to Worcester again and then once Gabby got up we got ready and we to see Rina and Stu for a cup of tea. It was nice to see them before we were off, and we also saw David's parents for Sunday lunch. My dad took us home and now we are back in the woo. David treated us to a pizza express dinner and now Ro is nicely sleeping.
Today's picture is of David and Ro catching up over food.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 219: Sophie's leaving party

Had a nice day today gabby came round and I had to tidy up but we hung put most the day. Then we went to Chris's house for pre drinks before heading to mk for Sophie's leaving do.
Today's picture is of Sophie :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 218: Big ben

Can't write much now, will rewrite tomorrow as with my Dad and his friend but lovely day in london, awful camera though as took my Dads.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 217: My fireplace

Had a busy day today, Rosina and I headed over to Mandie's house and she made us a nice lunch. We did try to watch four weddings while Ro had her nap but she woke up just in time to share the popcorn before playing with the apples like footballs. So we started to watch the little mermaid instead and had a great day :). This evening we went to David's parents house for toad in the hole (best one ever) and played until nearly 10 as Ro didn't want to leave.
As my Dad is moving I have been thinking about what I will miss. So today's picture is of the fireplace and it is an amazing fireplace :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 216: Mandie and Ro playing horsey

I would like to say congratulations to Sam and Chris for the birth of their baby boy Callum :) Can't wait to meet him.
Today has been a nice day, feel very relaxed being at home so we had a quiet morning. In the afternoon Pippa came round a it was great to catch up as it has been way to long. Rosina enjoined her company too. Then this evening Mandie came round for dinner and now were having a film and wine evening :)
Today's picture is of Mandie and Ro playing horses.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 215: Millie, Alfie and Ro

Had a lovely day today, we went to Millie's house and meet her friend Cat, who has a little girl. So Ro, Alfie and Layla all played today after getting over her initial shyness. It was nice to catch up and I think Rosina enjoined playing although she did like to sit on Millie and try to cuddle Alfie he wasn't too sure about that. Afterwards we had a few bits to do before seeing Ella for a while :) I am now going to have a desperate housewives evening :)
Today's picture is of Millie, Alfie and Ro.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 214: My IPad

Today has been quiet, we were both very tired and so stayed in most of the day watching the Santa Claus films. We also went to the park which was very fun, playing on everything and I even got pushed around on the round a bout by Rosina. Ro was so excited when papa got home, and had lots of cuddles. Going to the pub now :)
Today's picture is of my new iPad with the best app :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 213: Alanah

Had a lovely day today we all went to see Angela and Max and their beautiful new baby Alanah. It was great to see them all again we need to do it more often. I had a lovely cuddle with Alanah although Ro did get a bit jealous as she wanted to cuddle her but is too small to do so,and kept trying to give her cookies which is cute. Had a lovely time with them all. After we left them we went to get some dinner on the way home at a Persian restaurant which had amazing food. Then when we got home Roxy and Tom took some stuff with hem from here before leaving.
Today's pictures are of Alanah looking beautiful :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 212: Congratulations

Today has been a nice day, got up early and went to mk with Dad so that we could get a few bits. He brought Ro a new pushchair and potty. I got a case and a camera adapter for my iPad so I can download my photographs to my iPad and blog :) When we came home we were going to go swimming but my costume has gone missing :( roxy and Tom are here now and we had the best meal in the world and celebrated my first term of masters completed lets hope I pass :)
Today's picture is of us doing 'cheers'

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 211: Pub

Today has been nice, being back in Leighton has been nice we walked around town and then went to ro's great grans. Only a quick post now as At the pub :)
Today's picture is of mandie and rina before we left.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 210: Bruise

Today went really fast I had lots of different appointments so the day was spilt up by them. We also watched loin king 2 and got David's birthday presents :) now me and ro are going to Leighton as my Dad has come to pick us up.
Today's picture is of my bruise which has got worse

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 209: Night time baking

Had an awful sleep last night, and then woke up with 15 mins to get out of my blood test. She had to try twice to get it to work and now I had a massive bruise on my arm from one of them :( Afterwards I came home to get Ro and off we went to uni for our last hand in she was a very good girl and walked to the bus and from the bus round uni, meeting all my lecturers :)  When we got home we watched lion King and then she went to childminders, as I was feeling awful and with the lack of sleep I had a well deserved nap before doing some tidying and going to get Ro again, we had a lovely evening of cuddles and kisses before David got home and I made brownies :)
  Today's picture is of my preparation for baking :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 208: Now relax

Had a nice morning today, played with Rosina and ran around after each other she was very active and enjoined playing so much by 12 she sat on my lap and feel asleep. Sadly I had to Wake her not too much later and take her to Claire's house so I could finish my essay. I managed to get it all done by 6 but was 170 words over the maximum word limit, and taking them out was not a fun task. I am all done now just putting things on CD ready for hand in tomorrow :)
  Today's picture is of me putting my feet up, a well deserved rest

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 207: You taking a photo of me?

Mr Davey had a day off work today, and we were very productive, as soon as I got up I was wide awake despite the late bed time the night before, so I did some tidying and then did some photography to finish off my project to a good standard. Then we went to Morrison to do a weekly shop Ro walked and sat on the bus nicely she was so tired when she got home she feel asleep as soon as we got in. I have spent the rest of the day working on the final bits for my project, still have the essay to finish so Ro is in childminder tomorrow in case I don't finish it.
Today's picture is just to cute/funny not to use I took it while I was on the balcony doing my other shoots and she pulled this face at me :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 206: Swan Head

Had one of those days, had a bit of a headache most the day Ro wasn't very happy, and I did lots of tidying until David came home and I started on my work again, just wanted it over now. fiddling about with typefaces is so dull as I am not an expert on them. Just cooking a late dinner now.
Went for a brief walk to get out the house and took the opportunity to take some swan pictures with the water so high up, this swan seem to describe my day in his face.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 205: Fun with Matt and Leanne

Today I had a Photoshot with Matt and Leanne organised to get a few more Photographs re-shot for my project, I originally took some of me and David with a Tripod but I was not happy with them so decided against using myself in the Photograph. Matt and Leanne came round around and we went to the river side to take lots of Photographs, it was fun to so and then we fed the ducks, the river was so high the swans were almost on  our level! Now I am doing written work and organising my photography.
   Today's picture is of Matt, Ro and Leanne feeding the birds

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 204: Tulips

Today Rosina went to childminders so I was all alone to smash throguh some more work, I don't feel brilliant today think I have caught Rosina's cold :( But I managed to get a few more photographs sorted and organised a shot tomorrow for some more, just have to write the essay and add some quotes now which shouldn't be too hard, its just stepping over that last hurdle to get it done now. I am bloggin early today before I go get Ro ro, think I may have a long cuddle when she returns home :)
Today's picture is of some of the tulips I used for one of my other photographs for my project

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 203: Work Hard

David had the day off work again today which was lovely, it meant that I could spend the morning organising the rest of my shots for my module next week and taking some of them, the rest are ready to take tomorrow. The rest of the day was also nice we went out for a late lunch at 3 and then went round the shops, getting a few bits for Ro, and got a few bits for my pictures tomorrow. When we got back I did some colouring with Ro and we all played elefun before Ro's bedtime.
  Today's picture is an example shot of one of my ideas for work hard, it is not the wone i'm using but is similar.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 202: I'm loving it

Today was my first hand in for my masters, it felt so good handing in my work, as I was so worried about my ethics module. Spent the morning putting everything together and had the general stresses of cd not working, or coming out my cd drive lol. Had to go to uni for one hand in and email the other. So by the time it was all done it was 4, me and Dave spent some time together shopping and watching pointless before going to get Ro ro from claires (it was her first day back today) Had a cheecky Mc donalds for dinner :) and now time for some idoit aboard!
   Picture of Mc Donalds, including Dave's drink I didn't have two

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 201: Elefun time

Had a nice day with Rosina today, playing and doing a bit of sale shopping, the shops weren't as crazy as they have looked recently so we managed to brave going out and I got some new dresses out of my christmas monry :) When David got home we did a food shop and then it was work time for me, I managed to finish my work for tomorrow just need to put it all together now ready for hand in. While I worked David and Ro played with her christmas presents before bed.
   Today's picture is of David playing with Rosina's elefun game

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 200: Feeding the birds

Had to get up super early to have a blood test this morning which was horrible as I was very sleepy and even Ro was still asleep when I got home! David worked the late today, so let us and I had a cheeky nap with Ro as I was very tired and then we went to feed the birds, I let Ro walk there and was very clear bout staying behind the bar so I kneeled with her, she had a great time throwing bread into the river but got most on the side at first so we had lots of birds surrounding us! We then went for a walk and I ended up carrying her home on my shoulders as she got tired. We came home and tidied the house and sorted out things like bills ect. Now just going over some essays, and watching the mash up on channel 4.
   Today's picture is of Ro looking out at the swans.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 199: Painting warhammer

Happy new year everybody, I can't believe it is 2012 already, by the end of this year I shall hopfully have finished my master and have a job in photography, no more student life! I don't have any new years resolutions really, just work hard on my masters and try and be healthy, such as start swimming twice a week once these deadlines are over :) I do enjoy exercise and not going regularly rrecently isn't nice. Today has been full of work again, I am 500 words off finishing ethics and then just digital media to go :)
   Today's picture is of David painbting his warhammer :)