Monday, 12 January 2009

A great start to the New Year

So, 2009 has got off to a good start - filled with exciting adventures and many things to look forward too.
As in my last post i had noted my resolutions for the year or rather what i would like to achieve this year and already some boxes are ticked.

Firstly i have booked to go on my first ever retreat and i can't wait - still have a whole 76 days to go, can you tell i am excited.
I am off to Northern Ireland in March for the Cleo Craft retreat with 17 other ladies for a whole weekend of fun, chatting, sight seeing and of course some scrapping (i hope). My flights are also booked - 3 of us on the same flight - which is good as i hate flying, but thankfully it should only take about an hour or so - least it's not long haul. So have this to look forward too.

I am also continuing my DT post with Cleo Crafts - so happy as i love this role tremendously - i am currently in the process of finishing off February's kit - which to be honest for me is my best yet - watch this space for some sneakies - have lots to reveal this month and guess what - have even seen next months kit :0)!!!!!
At the moment i am also doing another huge project which is top top secret, but do watch this space as all will be revealed soon.

I have been really lucky that the weather has been so cold here in England that it has meant i have been able to get on with my projects in time for the deadlines.
The temperature has dropped down to at least -9 on some days - never have i seen it so cold - but it did make way for some beautiful photography which is also a big goal for me this year. Although i do use my camera a lot i need to focus more on other subjects than the children.

As we had freezing fog on Friday night when we woke on Saturday morning everything was beautiful and white so i took the opportunity to go to the forest and experiment. I was so pleased with my efforts as i feel i captured some lovely photo's and as it was my first attempt think i didn't do to bad - here are a few of my snaps.

So as you can see i had a lovely time photographing nature.

Hopefully some of you might have some lovely photo's to share of the recent cold spell - if you do i would love to see some.

Here's hoping you have a lovely week and i will be back soon
Take care


Ayesha said...

those pics are fab i love this time of yer just dont like the coldness of it

scrapperali said...

Beautiful photo's Sarah. Love the last one particularly - the greyscale colouring sets it off beautifully.

Can't wait to see your sneakies for February's kit.


Anneliese said...

I love your photographs :D ..can't resist a bit of frost to be off out with the camera :D

Cleo Crafts said...

wow.... its not as cold as that here - that tree photo is amazing!
louise x

my5bratz said...

I LOVE those pics..we've been having 42*C days here and that looks lovely :0)

Caryn said...

Wow lucky you to have had those views around you. I love the frosty berries one - makes me feel all christmassey again!

Great photos.

Claireliz said...

Fantastic photos, enjoy your retreat

Amanda said...

Glad you had fun taking pics the last one of the tree is fab hope all is going well with your projects :)

jay670120 said...

ow your photos of frost are AWESOME !!!! Love them all x

Jazzy1972 said...

What stunning photo's and your scrapping is stunning too! I shall be following your blog. Jay xx

Julie said...

Stunning photos - Nature at its very best.