2012: A Year in Pictures (Part 1)

I’m a visual girl - my business is pictures - so what better way to record 2012 for posterity than in a selection of photographs?

Here, presented in three posts (one today, one tomorrow and one on New Year’s Eve) are some of my favourite images from this year.

Here are my picks for January to April…

JANUARY:

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FEBRUARY:

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MARCH:

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APRIL:

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January - The first month of the year always seems a bit gloomy to me, but this year it was a voyage of discovery, marking the start of what would be our first full year in the countryside. We took lots of (wet) walks, made comforting food and generally hunkered down and endured the weather this month. Oh, and we paid LOTS of visits to our mate Billy’s place to get our campervan renovation underway :)

February - Snow! And Louis’ birthday. Both coincided in the same weekend, as did Louis’ first overnight camp with Beavers. At one point it looked like he wouldn’t make it back in time for his own party, but he did. The snow didn’t last long though.

March - In a year of odd weather, March brought beautiful sunshine. We had a great time exploring, learning about our new environment and generally being outside and appreciating the massively blue skies we saw this month.

April - A half term dinosaur museum trip (we will really miss this place when it shuts for a year in 2013), Louis won a prize at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival - we were SO proud - and the sunshine and beautiful skies stayed around a bit longer. The countryside started to wake up and we were full of hope for a wonderfully long hot summer…

So that was January to April, more tomorrow for May to August…