There's a long list of things to do. A very long list! There's a toddler playsuit to finish, a frog in need of a face, laundry to do, bags to pack, a house to hotel-ify, life admin to get on top of, and sunshine to be enjoyed... for now anyway!
And then there's little Olivia and her pouch belly and soft hair. And she always take precedence over the to do list!
Olivia learned how to use the cat flap. She keeps coming in and out for the sake of it, making the most of her new found freedom and yet not quite sure what to do with it. The flap itself is currently more interesting than the outside world... wait, what am I saying? All those puddles to jump on and invisible bugs to chase and hidden corners to explore... yeah, all of it is her favourite right now. It's amazing to watch and even better to still have her come to the lap for some cuddle time at the end of the day... that is my favourite!
There was a plan this morning - to leave early and photograph in town on this beautiful day. After all, it's been far too long since I photographed the Radcliffe Camera and mornings are my favourite.
Yes, that was the grand plan. But then the above (and below) happened and the plan had to change. I mean, it just had to. This week has been busy and I think little miss may be missing my attention. I sure miss our little moments of chillin' together as if nothing else needed doing. Ever.
Cats, and pets in general, are a great reminder to pause. Pause and absorb life whilst being still for a moment. After all the play and chaos and hair that needs constant hoovering, a pause to just be and enjoy it.
So, my camera won't be filled with images of the beautiful Oxford buildings on this sunny morning, but oh my do I feel calm and relaxed and prepared for the day after a cuddle with little Olivia!
Month two and I love this project! I can clearly (still) do this... what I struggle to do was February. I've had it in my head for years now that November is the really dull-when-will-it-end month for me, but February really gave it a run for its money in that category. How can the shortest month feel soooooo long?
February was all about Olivia! Clearly my 365 photo project is telling the story of my month quite accurately. It's also telling me that winter is now getting to me and I've become lazy and desperate for spring and a bit of warmth. How can I tell? Of the 28 photos above, only 5 were taken with my big camera.
On day one of this project, I accepted that I would use the camera on my phone; it wouldn't be realistic otherwise. But... the plan was (and still is!) to use my big camera more than the phone camera. March, let's roll!
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