361/365 – Light up Christmas


I’m fast running out of time to think of something exciting for the end of the project and today I’ve been wracking my brains for such an idea. I’ve got a couple in mind but I’m just not sure if I’ll have the time to put them into practice. We shall see. I hope they do work though because I think they’d look good if it turns out as well as it sounds in my head. Anyway, I’m not going to spill the beans just in case a) I run out of time and don’t actually get round to creating it and b) it doesn’t turn out quite how I planned. Fingers crossed though.

We went to the dogs last night for a three course meal and to watch the Greyhounds racing around the track. It was a lovely evening. I had a very tasty meal with potato & leek soup to start, followed by roast chicken and then apple crumble and custard for pudding. The races were going on throughout the night and every now and then the betting guys would come round and take ours. Needless to say, I didn’t win anything until the 5th or 6th race when I won £9 and then I think I won a fiver a bit later on as well. I left with slightly more money than I started with so that was a success. The final race featured a dog called Olympic Rockstar and even though he wasn’t the favourite to win, I had to bet on him just because I loved the Olympics so much. I lost my £2 but it was fun all the same.

I’ve spent most of the afternoon going through all my project images so that I’m ready to carry on with the book. It’s starting to sink in now that in five days time this whole project will be over. I can’t imagine what I’m going to feel like when I post the final image but I’m sure there’ll be  sense of satisfaction as well as a bit of sadness that it’s all done and dusted. Still, there’s a few more days to go until then! I’ve decided that for today’s image I’m going to feature the third Christmas Card design that very nearly made it but was pipped to the post at the last minute when I finished taking photos of mince pies. These fairy lights were one of the first Christmas images I took this year – it was even before all the decorations were out of the loft and incidentally they were what formed the background for my mince pie image.

The big day may have been and gone, but the Christmas decorations live on for a little while longer.

361/365 - Light up Christmas

“No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas.”
Robert Kirby

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