“So this is the first in a new series that I’m going to be doing”; that seems to be how I open so many of my blog posts recently. The thing is, I’m really good at thinking of mini series ideas, but then the follow through is a lot more challenging than I had initially anticipated so it takes a lot of stress and work!
However, I am really excited for this! I’m so into photography and take tonnes of photos wherever I go, however I have a strict theme on Instagram and the majority of the photos that I take in certain places unfortunately just don’t make the cut. So I decided to do a little series of posts based on my photography, not rambling paragraphs as we normally get from me but sets of photos that I’ve taken and am proud of, accompanied by a few choice words. As I’m going away for a few mini getaways in the upcoming weeks, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see how I can develop this little series of posts. I will be shooting all of these photos with my Nikkon Coolpix L330 as well as my Nikkon Coolpix S9900 which I use for vlogging mainly but is a much lighter and more compact model.
This week, I visited my mum’s new home in Stroud, Gloucestershire. It’s so picturesque I swear my camera was groaning in anticipation of my constant snapping away, but I couldn’t help it!!
There’s something about escaping from bustling city life to the countryside for a few days, to really clear your head and get fresh air into your system. I felt so much more relaxed and rejuvenated when I woke up on my first morning there, so far away from all of my usual stresses and worries.
Being pretty isolated in amongst endless farming fields, the house was ideal for me to sit with a coffee and stare out of the window at the nature. While I was on a rambling walk with my sister through these fields, I was lucky enough to even spot a deer jumping into the hedges ahead from us; breathtakingly beautiful, strong, and far too quick to capture on camera! Sometimes though I think the most stunningly beautiful things in nature are those that can’t be caught on film, things that only the mind can comprehend as we hold the essence of these moments in our memory instead of a post on Facebook expressed in hashtags.
I am perpetually torn between lifestyles; I crave one as soon as I get to the other. I long for the hustle and bustle and impersonality of the city when I visit my grandma in her village up north, though when I’m in London I find myself daydreaming about walking along the cobbled roads of the old seaside town that I call ‘home’ during the summer months when I’m not studying at university. Although I know I won’t want to move around quite so much as my mum and my siblings, I can certainly see the pull of trying out new lifestyles and having a new adventure so often!
For now, I’ll keep on dreaming of my perfect home and maybe it’ll all figure itself out by the time I graduate… Fingers crossed!
Lots of Love,