Photos & Thoughts

Logging on today for a brief brain dump, and to share some of my favourite photos from the past two and a bit years (two and a bit years is the amount of time that I have now not really been blogging, still really enjoying the break).

This photo is from my first holiday with O, we went to the Dales between Christmas and New Year and did a 9 mile walk through heavy snow. Worth it for this picture and also for feeling the benefit of the heating kicking in when we got back to our Airbnb.
This view was a five minute walk from the place we stayed in Reykjavik, Iceland. What an absolutely incredible country, one of the best and most adventurous holidays I’ve ever had.

We’ve had some fantastic trips abroad, but I’ve equally enjoyed the long weekends we’ve spent in the Dales just doing walks, going to the pub and getting the fire going. It’s the best thing ever.

Changing the subject, recently I’ve been catching up on the X-Men films in preparation for Dark Phoenix coming out in the UK. It has completely brought back my love for the X-Men, so much so I bought a couple of comics today when we passed a shop selling them by pure chance. As a kid I enjoyed all of the Marvel characters and story lines, but X-Men was always my favourite because of the threats and prejudice they faced. My favourite characters were Nightcrawler and Rogue. I cannot wait for this next film to come out, very excited to see how they present Jean Grey’s backstory!

I had a crack at sketching Storm from the cover of one of the comics too – I’m trying to practice my drawing and am documenting my sketches over on Instagram. It’s been a lifelong favourite hobby and I don’t want to lose the skill.

You can see my half-finished go at Storm below.