Tuesday 1 January 2013


….is a brand new day and a brand new year.

Today: Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.


There will be some of you out there thinking, ‘She shouldn’t have been doing her washing today.’ I know it’s supposed to mean that I’ll be doing it every day for the rest of the year, but with two children, a mechanic for a husband and being a very messy baker and soup maker myself, there’s nothing new there!

Perhaps you don’t do laundry today, because you believe in the more morbid superstition that says you will wash away a family member. Having grown up in a house with an extremely superstitious Father, I don’t subscribe to this theory either. Don’t worry though, this was washed yesterday, while it poured, just hung out today.

I’ve got a few shots of my washing line taken over the last couple of years. It may not seem like a very interesting subject for a photo, but it’s fun to see the different clothes that my children have worn. Clothes which haven’t necessarily appeared in photos taken of them. Especially now they are camera shy teens.

Above is a well loved outfit of my daughter’s: stripy top and skinny jeans. The pink (not a favourite colour but the top is turquoise) just showing, is the bottom half of some new pyjamas, that she had for Christmas, featuring Animal from the muppets. A nickname from when she was tiny (and loud) and had an abundance of wild curls.

Today, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to write about. I only managed two blog posts during December, but I’ve written before about what that time of year usually means for us. This photo a day challenge from Fat Mum Slim was my starting point and I digressed from there!

I’m not committing to taking a photo every single day, but I like the openness of the prompts and I will dip in whenever the fancy takes me. As for other challenges, I declared myself here on my blog last January and have failed epically with most of them, so we’ll see. What are you planning to participate in for 2013?

Wishing all my readers (if I have any left) and friends a happy and creative New Year.


Unknown said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year - we enjoyed the sunshine today too!

scrappyjacky said...

A Happy [sunny] New Year to you.

Jo.C said...

Was great to see the sun wasn't it! Now I have never heard that one about washing people away. You learn something new. I am not committing to any thing this year as I just cannot keep up with them. I will just do what I can. Have a brilliant new year xx

Lorraine said...

I think washing in the new year is more like a fresh start than anything. It's refreshing to hear that there are other bloggers/scrappers that don't get all their projects finished as I am definately in that camp. I will refine and go again. Happy New Year!

Beverly said...

I am sick with the flu so am super happy that I'm not superstitious lol I have become a non finisher when it comes to personal projects in recent years and hope to change that in 2013. Happy New Year!

VivJM said...

I love photos of washing hanging on the line!
Happy New Year to you.

Alison said...

Glad you saw some sunshine for the beginning of the year....I'm not making any promises for this year, I'm just going to take it as it comes!
Alison xx

Julia said...

Happy New Year Louise! Well done on getting the chores done on NYD :) - I also have a teenage daughter who avoids pink and loves Animal!!

Jo said...

Happy New Year Fi. I love you washing line photos :) x