10 December 2010



After weeks of weedling, hoping and scheming, my blog is now unblocked! I didn't realise how much I really loved posting until I couldn't. Each day I would think...oh I;ll post this or "I'll put that picture on my blog" And the irony is that I am home for christmas holidays on Wednesday so a post would be coming soon!

It is lovely to be back though. I have so much I want to say, firstly its nearly christmas!! wahhhhh! I have a really exciting crafting post about christmas coming up soon so please check by!

Secondly, whilst I took a break I had some fantastic news...you ready? I got an offer from Durham!! (And all four of my other choices! hope that doesn't sound vain!) I am so chuffed and now I really have something to work towards. They are asking for AAB so I am hoping that with lots of work that is within my reach!

 School has been hectic and busy as usual. Lots of coursework and prep, inspection, typical boarding school shinanigins and plenty of laughs. It would be very easy to go on and on about everything I could have posted the last few weeks but one it would be boring and two, i have far too much planned for the next few weeks already. So I will leave with a few pictures that sum up whilst I was away...
So about two weeks ago, the weather was still in Autumn and I ran around taking pictures like this!
 Do you like the new header? The other weekend I headed out on a walk. The weather was so crisp and cold and there was a lovely fog. I love how the picture turned out. So dreamy. (Oh and yes there is a theme going here!)
We swiftly moved into winter within a few days. The snow came thick and fast and for a few days we had a lovely covering. Not enough for school to be off but definitely enough to play in! Doesn't the view look incredible?
And then...best of all we had hawefrost (I think thats what its called) It was amazing. weird and spiky but beautiful. A thick fog sat around all day but all the photographers in school were out manically trying to take as many pictures as they could!
This is my favourite picture. It was an effort to try and find the perfect red berry but its so christmassy!

I am thankful that I took so many pictures the last few weeks. Thank you for stopping by and coming back after so long away!

Loves xxxx 


scrappyjacky said...

Glad to have you back,Abi.That last photo is my favourite as well...it looks like frozen spikes.
Many congrats on getting into Durham...and good luck on getting the results you need.

JO SOWERBY said...

at last ur back, i've missed u young lady. glad ur ok and the school have at last seen sense. have a gr8 few weeks until it's time for the hols. loving the photo of u in the snow and the hawfrost
Jo xxxx

Beverly said...

Glad you are back! I love the new header :) Congrats on all the school offers (and no it doesn't sound vain) I have never seen hawefrost..how cool and I love the last pic AND the fence one!

humel said...

Hello, Abi - welcome back! Yes, I do like the new header, and all the other photos too :-)

Congrats on your offers, good for you. I do hope you get the grades to go to Durham as you want xx

Sinead said...

Welcome back, lovely to read your blog again:) Congrats on getting offered the university places. Your photography looks stunning, especially that last picture! Can I ask what kind of camera you use? x

Sian said...

Hurrah! To your excellent offers and to you getting your blog back. Good news all round :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, and congrats on your offer. Your photographs are lovely, and I agree, the last is my favorite, too.

Abi said...

Hi Sinead! Thanks for the lovely comment. I used a Nikon D40. Its about two years old but I often use a fixed 50mm lens. I also edit a few of my pictures with a site called Picnik! xxx

Miriam said...

Congratulations on the Uni offers and getting the blog back, I have missed seeing your lovely photo's. My favourite is the Haw frost and I like the new header too XX

Sinead said...

Thanks for that Abi! I'm thinking of getting a DSLR sometime in the future so I'll keep that in mind. I love Picnik too, just discovered it recently and it's so easy to use! Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts over the Christmas:) xxx

Lizzie said...

Welcome back "our Abi"! I kept your blog on my list and did see your post, but haven't had time to say hello until today.

Glad you've had a good term, even if we've missed much of it. The photos are lovely though - especially the hoar-frost ones!

Love the new blog header - very seasonal and atmospheric.