Day 207|365

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Settings – ISO 1250, 50mm, f2.8, 1/160sec

Well, isn’t this the year of big announcements…Matthew and I have got some crazy news for y’all; we’re moving to Inverness!! In four weeks!

I’ve wanted to move north for a number of years now, and back in April Matthew finally came round to the idea and we started looking in to it. Recently Matts has applied to a few jobs in the area, and last week he was offered a job! He starts in 4 weeks so this past week has been a bit of a whirlwind. We’ve had someone in to value the flat and I bought boxes and made a start at packing. I wanted to get one final family photo in our lovely first home before we started taking photos off the wall and packing everything away…slightly emotional! Can we all just take a moment to appreciate our adorable dog, and the fact that he jumped up on that foot stool and looked at the camera ALL BY HIMSELF! We’ve been nailing this self timer family portrait thing recently!

So yeah…crazy times ahead! Baby Mac will be here in the next 9-13 weeks (hopefully not any sooner with all the excitement of what’s going on!) and in that time Matthew will be finishing this job and starting a new one in the space of a few days, we’ll be putting the flat up for sale, and hopefully selling it quickly so we’re able to find a new home in Inverness (so if you know anyone looking for a beautiful, bright, two bed flat in Aberdeen send them our way)! Thankfully, in the mean time, we can live with Matthew’s folks, but we do hope to have somewhere of our own before Baby Mac makes an appearance.

It’s a slightly emotional time, as Aberdeen has been my home for 21 years and we have wonderful family and friends here, it’s where Matthew came to study, where we met and started our life as Mr and Mrs Macleod, and we are very sad to be leaving, but we’re also excited for new adventures and feel like Inverness is the right place to be!

Day 28|365

Day 28
Settings – ISO 400, 50mm, f2.8, 1/250sec

I am a few days behind on the blog posts! Had a wee panic this morning thinking “What was Monday’s photo?? Did I take a photo yesterday?”, all the days are blurring in to one this week, but it’s all good, all days are accounted for.

After Church on Sunday we met up with friends Alasdair and Laura for a photo adventure, they took us up to a place in the middle of nowhere, in typically Scottish weather, and I took some photos of them. Eeek! I expected to use one of those images for today’s blog photo, but I’m going to keep you in suspense for those ones, and instead you’re getting my Beau and our fluff ball.

I absolutely loved this location; up in the hills, along a windy single track road, it was pretty much deserted, apart from a lodge at the dam and a few houses, dear roaming the hills, a gentle stream, lochs and a fast flowing river, and beautiful trees dotted around. Ugh, I loved it! We’re definitely going back.

Keep an eye out for the blog post with photos of Laura and Al in this epic location!