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Just a quick note for 2023 to say I am still here on 365 Project, currently posting in my 12th year overall and in my 7th year of the Rainbow Challenge for March.

It's 2022 and I have really said all (and more!) that I need to say. It speaks for itself that I am still posting here on 365 Project and in year 11.........

Seem to have forgotten an update for year 9 so here I am to say that I am now (2021) in year 10 of my 365 Project. For the last 4 years I have also been a member of Flickr which has somewhat broadened my photographic horizons. But 365 is still a great and empathetic place to be. Despite restraints on all of us by Co-vid lockdowns, I am pleased to say I still have a good archive of photos to draw on.

I have written quite a bit on my profile over the years so I will just say that I have now embarked on year 8 and hope I can sustain my posting of a photo a day!

Here I am, starting year 7!

I've always loved language and words and now also to have a love of photography, and time to indulge it, is a revelation. My '365 page' has increasingly become a 'marriage' of photos and words, a possibility for creativity and a record of what I would like to remember and be able to revisit.

I try to live in the moment.

"You will never, in your life, ever have to deal with anything more than the next minute.....The minutes always come one at a time, inside hours that come one at a time, inside days that come one at a time - all orderly strung, like pearls on a necklace, suspended in a graceful line. You will never, ever, have to deal with more than the next 60 seconds. Do the calm, right thing that needs to be done in that minute. The work, or the breathing, or the smile. You can do that, for just one minute. And if you can do a minute, you can do the next."
Caitlin Moran, journalist

"Life is just about breath. There's no past; there's no future; there's just the eternal present. We can get lost in trying to name things. It's about relationships and conversations with people who care about you".
Julian Schnabel, artist & film-maker

August 2017, another quote to treasure, this time from Chris, my stranger no.119:

"We all need someone to care about us, a roof over our heads, something to eat, to be at peace... plus that extra something that transports us and makes life worth living."

Here are some of my photos which made the Popular Page:

Others made it to the Trending Page:

And just a very few have been featured in the weekly Top Twenty:

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-197 (no.7)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-198 (nos 10 and 14)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-271 (no 19)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-302 (no 12)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-314 (no 19)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-321 (no 14)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-325 (no 20)

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-333 (no 9)

https://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-388 (no 6)

A big moment for me in 2017 when I secured publication of my dad's PoW diaries, a subject close to my heart as he himself tried in vain in the 1950s to have them published - the wrong time I guess. Available here in paperback or kindle edition: