Another year over, a new one just begun ….. to quote John Lennon.  Time to make New Year’s Resolutions.

Top of my list is to learn how to use the lovely Panasonic Lumix G7 that arrived for Christmas.  Seeing the many fantastic pictures on My Sunday Photo week after week made me want to up my photographic game.  After much careful research my mind was finally made up after reading Darren’s review.  Now it is out of the box and assembled, I realise just how different it is from all the point and shoot cameras I have owned before.  I’ve managed to take a couple of photos of the stormy sky at the end of the garden and to transfer them out of the camera.  I’m sure that by next week the chip will be full of photos of waterfalls with blurry water and light trails of now invisible traffic.  Watch this space for my adventures in photo-land.

New Year's Resolution

Next on the list is to launch a monthly newsletter with information about the best exhibitions to be found in and around London.  Now that the teens are older, I find that I am able to get out and about more and that posts dedicated to each exhibition no longer work as they once did, so regular round up posts and a newsletter seems the way to go.  Watch this space to sign up!

What about you?  Do you have any New Year resolutions?




  1. December 31, 2017 / 1:14 am

    Have fun experimenting with the new camera – and have a happy new year!

  2. December 31, 2017 / 1:31 am

    These sound like great aims and I’ll enjoy your photo journey. Happy New Year

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Happy New Year to you too!

  3. December 31, 2017 / 2:05 am

    Good luck with the camera, look forward to seeing your pics! Very moody stormy sky, great pic!

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Perfect excuse for getting out and about!

  4. December 31, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Good luck with learning to use your new camera! How lucky! Happy new year!

  5. December 31, 2017 / 2:58 am

    That looks like a stormy sky. Enjoy the new camera

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      We’ve had lots of stormy skies over the holidays!

  6. December 31, 2017 / 6:57 am

    How exciting, best of luck getting used to your new camera! Lovely framed sky there. Look forward to your monthly newsletter. Wishing you all the best for 2018.

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Now I just need to get beyond clicking the shutter button!

  7. December 31, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Sounds like a busy year! Good luck with your new camera. I went on a half day course when I first got my dslr and it was really worth it. I haven’t used the pre-sets since. #MySundayPhoto

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 9:35 am

      A course sounds like a good idea!

  8. December 31, 2017 / 10:03 am

    That sky looks very moody. I’m so happy my post on the camera helped.

    Thank you for linking up during 2017 and have a Happy New Year.

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Will keep an eye out for your top tips!

  9. December 31, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Have a fun time experimenting. Love the sky, sky pictures are my favourite. Happy New Year xx

    • Catherine
      December 31, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Sky is always appealing!

  10. December 31, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Ahhh I’ve been looking for a new camera. I might go read that review too. Happy new year!!

  11. January 1, 2018 / 7:02 am

    Hi Catherine, hace fun learning to use your new camera! I love it whensomething gets me all inspired and gagging at the bit again. I’m not one for making resolutions, I much prefer setting realistic goals throughout the year… Wishing you and yours a fantastic 2018!


  12. January 7, 2018 / 8:43 am

    I tend to just remind myself of the good things I’ve been doing and continue with them – yoga, developing my art. This year I’ve started a blog so I’m working towards growing that.

    One big thing I do want to achieve by year end though is to do up our back room. We use it as an art studio and I’d like to spruce it up and get some Ikea storage units, everything white. That way we can work in a more organised environment and it’ll be much lighter.

    • Catherine
      January 7, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Good luck with your blog. Our back room needs attention too this year it currently has my desk and lots of junk in it.

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