Day 3 | 365

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We are definitely in holiday mode this week; we’ve been having late nights and very lazy mornings, and in Winter that doesn’t leave much time for daylight photo adventures. Thankfully we were visiting some of my family in the Black Isle and they are #FairyLightGoals for sure, they are the origin of my fairy light obsession, so it didn’t matter that we arrived after sunset as I could’ve spent all evening taking pictures of the lights throughout their home.

If we have any hopes of getting up and out before lunch time tomorrow I better upload this blog and get to sleep!

Day 2 | 365

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Today we had a wonderful catch up with Matthew’s sisters, Victoria and Emma. They’re not his sister’s by blood, but they grew up across the road and definitely played a huge part in making him the man he is today. So many people we love live in Inverness, and usually we’re only up for a weekend so it’s difficult to see everyone, but this time we’re here for a whole week and we’re fitting in as many people as we can!

We planned to go for lunch at Dores Inn, at the top of Loch Ness, then take Jasper for a walk along the beach, but as we sat eating our delicious meal we watched as the loch got choppier, the sky got darker and the rain came pouring down, so a post meal walk looked less and less likely. However, when we left the Inn the rain got lighter and we decided to brave the walk!

The sun was pretty much down by the time we were finished our meal so I had to bump my ISO up quite a bit. Usually I like to have bright and airy images, but this year I’ve decided to embrace the Scottish light and weather and I’ve kept the image true to life, with a dark and grainy look. I have to say I quite like it!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed your New Year Break, and for those going back to work tomorrow…”You can do it!”

Catriona x

Day One – Let’s Do This!

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Welcome to my 365 Project. Hooray! Yipee! Clap, clap, clap! My name is Catriona Elizabeth Macleod, and the handsome chap beside me is the man that gave me that last name, my husband, Matthew. Those of you who’ve known me for a while will know I did this back in 2011 and it was great fun! I’ve just had a wee look back at the images and it’s wonderful to see all those memories. In some ways it feels like yesterday, but now my nephew is 7, I have a beautiful 5 year old niece, and an incredibly loving husband! A lot has happened in the past six years.

I’m excited for this new year that lies ahead, all the unkowns, the ups and no doubt the downs from time to time also, and the challenge of capturing a moment from each and every day…no matter how mundane, or how hectic! I hope this blog will be a very open and honest portrayal of life over the next year and I hope you’ll follow along as it progresses 🙂

Happy New Year!

Catriona x

P.S. Just so you know, I did take the photo above…thanks to a tripod, self timer and a patient husband.