5 year milestone

My blip is a Georgian brass numeral from the display in the window of the Edina Lock & Key Co. I took this photo this morning after meeting Darcie, Keith and Jackson with Mr hazelh for brunch at the Blue Bear café.

Today I hit the milestone of 1825 blips. This provides an opportunity to reflect on my fifth year of blipping. A quick zip through my most recent blips presents a working life that is dominated by meetings and email shovelling, and a social life of partying punctuated by highly competitive games of Settlers of Catan.

In the past year I have also learnt about ice hockey, helped organise a 30 year reunion of my undergraduate class , discovered a way to enjoy porridge, lost and found a precious ring, finally seen Andrew Bird in concert , and completed some life-changing/enhancing form filling (more on this tomorrow). Less happily, I was appalled by the Brexit vote in June and the election of Donald Trump in the US in November.

Thank you to all my blipfriends for their company online and in person, especially alfthomas, ArcLight, bivbov, don_T, Gallopinggran, keibr, KJD, Knottman2, walkingMarj, Ridgeback13, Romay, snapper, Tigger101, VickyG, Winsford, and yeeeeed.

Here are the links through to my favourite shots of the past 12 months, some of which were taken with my new camera (which Mr hazelh broke in November. I'm pleased that it’s mended and back in action now).

Winter pink morning
Scott’s view and Eildon Hill
Sunset over Salford Quays
Japanese cherry blossom: Royal Botanic Garden
Borders blue sky and snow
Another day, another conference, another award
Cricket on the Meadows
Dog and pansies
Happy horse wins third prize
Sunset over Loch Crinan
Hydrangea at Duntrune Castle Gardens
At the village show
Botanic lights: explore
Autumn leaves on the Links
Georgian Edinburgh through autumn leaves
Autumn liquid gold
Autumn liquid gold II
Frosted leaf
Winter’s peace
Meadows winter sunrise
Another Meadows winter sunrise - with seagulls

My earlier annual milestone blip reports can be found at

1 x 365 = Celery for 365
2 x 365 = Winter roses
3 x 365 = 3 x 365 = 1095
4 x 365 = Four years a blipper

No exercise today, other than walk to brunch and back.

Sign in or get an account to comment.