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“Young as the morning…Old as the sea…”

On the eve of my Birthday, we decided on an impromptu trip to the seaside. Lepe is one of my favourite places (this side of the solent at least) and it is the closest point to the Isle of Wight. So it’s much cheaper paying the £2.30 car park charge rather than the extortionate ferry prices to get across to the other side. Nevertheless, we have a week over there planned next month which will be nice!



So yes, Lepe… the coast is beautiful but just around the corner, on the road out, is an even more stunning view. This beautiful marshy coastal area has been the focus of many blogs across the years, and everytime we get there it looks different or we see a different vantage point. Today was no exception…




There were things we didn’t capture, like the reflection of the sunset on a hidden lake in the New Forest, or the Mother and baby deer staring at us curiously from a field of Oilseed Rape… the things that have you reaching for the camera but are actually that much better when you’re not squinting at them through a view-finder. Oh and the sounds, the peacefulness, the only sound being a boat motoring across the tiny by of water, or the wheeling gulls… those are also the best bits that a photo can never convey, but we try…





Hello April

It’s April…the middle of April in fact, which means that it’s been over two months since my last blog entry. Shocking… In those two months lots has happened, photos have been taken and time has just sped by so quickly. Is that a symptom of getting older? I feel like it was years since we were on holiday in the USA, when in reality it’s only six months…



So what’s happening…well…we decided to move house! It wasn’t something we ever thought we would be doing this year or maybe even next year, but we started viewing houses just to ‘see’ and the third house was just perfect. I think it’s safe to write about now because we are far far down the line with paperwork, searches, mortgage applications and transfer deeds e.t.c but you just never know what might happen. So fingers crossed… The house we are moving to is only ten minutes away from where we are now, but a different side of town heading towards the village that I grew up in. It’s bigger…four bedrooms, more space and just in the best condition to move into which is good when things are so hectic in other areas of our lives!



I’m halfway through my first year as a Social Work Student, courtesy of my employer who is footing the bill… That has been a challenge in itself, getting back into essay writing, balancing deadlines, going to tutorials…but it’s fun and I love being back on the education scene. We’ve already done a Wedding this year (sneak peak below) at a new location for us which was a great adventure, and we have a couple more lined up but we’re much quieter this year as I want to focus on the fun photography (and studying!)




So there we go…a few photos taken here and there, meadow trips, garden improvements….it still amazes me how in three years we’ve gone from a blank slate of a garden, a small patch of dirt…to an established amount of plants and shrubs. I think that’s one of the sadder things about moving, for us, although we’re moving upwards on the housing ladder, we’re not moving to a brand new house where we can decide how everything is going to be. Regardless though, we’ve done that once – don’t want to go back to the days of snagging and decorating cracks again!





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