When I started maternity leave with Winston I spent my days putting together online photobooks, one for each year. I began in 2005 and managed to get right up to date. As you can imagine it took hours and hours. They weren’t totally finished and we never got around to printing them, so imagine my absolute horror when they wouldn’t open because the online software had changed. I could not believe it. I’m not quite over it yet, but I know I need to start all over again, soon. Ten years, ten photobooks and lots of hours – it’s one of the projects I’m determined to get done this year. The longer I leave it, the harder it’s going to be to get started…and finished.
I also want to organise the photographs in our home and have some older ones on display – pictures from our childhoods, pictures of our parents and pictures of our grandparents. My sister has our grandparents wedding pictures, our parents wedding picture and their wedding picture displayed in her home, and it is all so beautiful to look at. I love looking at the style, the colours, the expressions and the locations. I have a few pictures from my childhood that bring back so many memories, and I’d love to have them on display. I had such a happy childhood and being reminded of it fills me up.
Sometimes it is the most unexpected and simple pictures that we love. These are some of the more relaxed photographs taken at my sisters wedding last year, and I was so happy when I discovered them.
I’ve already been to get lots of recent photographs printed off, but at the moment they are just shoved on our shelving unit waiting to be organised. I have a feeling I will need some more wall space!