Well, I’ve finally turned 30! And I did it in style with an amazing short break to Iceland, which I’ll write about very soon. This also means that I’ve made it to the end of this photo challenge and my 30 Before 30 challenge. I’ll do a round-up post of the 30 Before 30, but in the meantime, here’s the final month of my ‘365 Days of Happy’.
Leamington Spa in the midst of “Storm Imogen”.
We have sheep! These little woolly friends have been moved up to next to our club house, and they’re photographed here looking pretty gleeful at having a load of fresh new grass to munch on.
I enjoyed gathering together some treasured things for my post on my life in 8 objects.
An absolutely fab flight in the Robin to start the day.
I bought some of these wonderful chocolates for my Grandad for his birthday, and I couldn’t resist treating myself to some as well, mainly on account of the tin.
A tragic day – we said goodbye to our delightful dog Fern. So this wasn’t a day for 365 Days of Happy, but a day for remembering the joy she brought to our lives. Rest in Peace little Fern. :-(
We had a lovely Valentine’s Dine In Deal from M&S, as is our tradition. I loved the Japanese design on the cork top from the Cava!
My new wellies arrived from Joules. They are very pretty.
I went for a quick walk to the shops to clear my unproductive head. I liked the sight of these yellow catkins against the blue sky.
Having been working too hard, I reached the point where I could write no more, so I took a break to do some meal planning.
The perfect way to start the morning.
Overhead Chipping Campden at about 3,500ft in the Robin.
I really loved the sheep being there – I could watch them all day! (Sadly they have now chomped their way through all that grass and have been moved somewhere else!)
I got all my copywriting work for the day finished early, so I gave my brain a bit of a rest by watching Lee do some aircraft maintenance.
The sun setting on a momentous day – the day we finally, after literally MONTHS, got our official mortgage offer!
The tentative early signs of spring. Daffodils are always a cheery sight at this time of year.
My first solo in the Robin!
I worked from 8am to 7pm, and didn’t leave the house or even have a break, so I cheated a bit by posting a pic from the previous day to avoid another photo of my dinner!
The garden still looks a bit wintry thanks to these red berries.
A little red-brick corner of Nottingham – the first time I’d been.
Liquid Fudge from the Fudge Kitchen. Sublime!
A lovely little flight over to Wellesbourne to refuel the Robin.
Rubbish pic, but these two ducks have taken up residence at the airfield and I can’t stop watching them! There were three couples, but now there’s just these two. I love watching them waddling around and nestling in the grass!
We got battered by “Storm Jake”. It was so windy that I could hardly even stand up for long enough to take this photo!
My last flight as a 20-something pilot!
A cute cuddly puppy at Guide Dogs.
I ended my year of photos as I began it: celebrating my birthday with my family. This was a couple of days before my birthday (the 365 days effectively ended early because of the Leap Year), but it was the perfect way to end the challenge. And that’s more than enough challenges for the time being I think!