Goodbye 2012!

I love end of year recap posts. I'm still amazed that this is my 4th one on here.

Normally a year seems to fly by, but 2012 seems to have been the longest year... so much has happened but overall, I think I've come out of it happier. I've definitely come out with lots of photos, though I'm not sure I managed my 52 rolls of film target that I set last year, it's over 40 though so I'm happy with that.

In January...

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We enjoyed Winter walks around Kirkstall Abbey and I experimented with my Lomokino...

and I started my 12 for 2012 camera project with a flop.

In February...

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We saw snow on the beach where my new LC-A died and nearly broke my heart...

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We also celebrated my amazing Mum's 50th birthday and spent a family weekend in an amazing barn near The Lake District.

In March...

I planned and hosted my little sister's Hen Party...

and I took lots of pretty pictures of Spring in Leeds.

In April...

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and Ada came to visit us in Leeds.

In May...

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My little sister got married!!!! (and I got caught crying on camera, twice...)

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and even Harry got his own photoshoot too.

All wedding and Harry photos are by Daniel from Lightening Photography and used with his permission.

In June...

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I received my replacement LC-A from Lomography and I took it everywhere with me... in fact, it hasn't left my side since, I love it!

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I also took part in my first double exposure film swap, which was so fun!

In July...

I officially became an author, contributing my first handbook to Gadchick.

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and I moved my blog to Wordpress and got my own dot com site! What an excited month July was! (the photo is my first layout)

In August...

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I took part in Susannah Conway's August Break again, sharing lots of photos including some from my Double Dip camera.

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and I saw the two gold painted post boxes in Leeds.

In September...

We went to Whitby for a week and it was perfect. I took a lot of photos.

In October...

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Zoe from Ladybird Likes came to visit and we went on a little photo walk around Kirkstall Abbey.

In November...

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We took it pretty easy after a busy year and enjoyed the Christmas preparations and celebrations.

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Oh, and... I managed to fit in another book for Gadchick just as the year ended. Yup, I wrote two books in 2012. That was pretty unexpected, but so amazing!

What a year it's been! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings.

p.s. You can see my previous end of year recaps here: 2009, 2010& 2011. Time flies when you're having fun (and blogging...)