To Do List 2016 ~ Quarterly Update

March has been and gone (and lets be honest so has April but I’m miles behind on posts still) which means we are a quarter of the way through 2016!  Let’s just think about that for a minute, a quarter of the way, already! What?!? 
Anyway it felt like a good time to reflect on my to do list and see what I’ve managed to achieve in these last three months. 

  • Firstly, and most excitingly, I have recently booked my first snow boarding lesson at our local ski slope.  What started out as myself and a friend has now become a group of 7 friends so we have managed to book a group lesson so we can all learn together. Apparently there is one other  person who will be joining our group too, I just hope they know what they are letting themselves in for with my bonkers friends and family. 
  • In March we made a start on having our regular date nights. We started well and managed to to do 4 consecutive weeks but then I got the flu, Ant worked a week of lates and then it was half term so we haven’t managed to squeeze in any more. Once Luca is back at school and we have a bit more of a routine going on again I’m sure we will restart them up again as we have both really enjoyed the challenge of it being weekly and taking it in turns to think of things to do together. My favourite one so far has been our at home spa night. 
  • Number 6 on my list was to blog more. I have definitely been doing more than I was last year but again this has petered out a little with all the chaos that has been going on recently.
  • And last but not least at the beginning of the year I enrolled on an online photography course.  We get set weekly challenges and homework and although I’m a little behind (ok a lot, did I mention the utter chaos of my life lately) I’m really enjoying the lessons and being part of a large, mixed ability group who are all learning and improving together.  It runs for the whole year so by December I’m hoping to see lots of improvements in my shots.  Here are a few of the ones I’ve taken so far.  They are mostly a bit dark due to the glorious weather we have had so far this year, not!  I’m quite proud of them as my usual and favourite subject is people so I find it quite difficult to take photos of landscape and still life. There is obviously still room for improvement but so far I’m happy with what I’ve learnt and I’m mostly shooting in manual now. 






All in all I don’t think I’ve done too badly in only three months.  I’ve definitely done better than I did in the whole of last year already, I’m just hoping I can keep up the pace and I might actually get everything ticked off this year.

5 thoughts on “To Do List 2016 ~ Quarterly Update

  1. Cindy says:

    Beautiful shots! I especially like how you captured the glow of the sun shining on the cattails in the second photo. I've been thinking of doing an online photography course too. Enjoy your snow boarding lesson, sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun going as a group!

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