This week marks six months since I started this blog.

My initial intention was to keep in touch with family and friends, as Aussie Mate and I headed off for an adult gap year, winding up our home in UK and moving to Tasmania to live and work there for a while. We were hoping for a year’s adventure (thanks to redundancy) before we decide where we should spend the next phase of our lives.

Right now, we are still in the UK, as selling our house has taken longer that we anticipated. So we’ve been having adventures on this side of the world. Holidays in UK and Europe, days out in London and southern counties.

We’ve had time to enjoy life, with no work commitments. It has been a fun six months.

And this blog has gone in directions I had never anticipated. Through this blog I have joined a global community, have made online friends, have shared places, experiences and have been inspired.

There have been over 800 visitors to my blog who have recorded 1,600 views to the posts. These visitors are from 49 different countries. I am totally amazed.

This week also marks six months of my “photo a day” challenge. I have posted a photo for 184 consecutive days on a facebook group. This has also been a wonderful experience, learning about photographic techniques as part of a supportive community. There have been some amazing photos, which encourage me to experiment and improve.

My enjoyment of photography led me to join a weekly photo challenge for bloggers. By sharing my photos and looking at those of other bloggers, my network has grown beyond my imagination.

Another blog challenge that I have joined and am delighted to take part in, is the 100 word challenge for adults. As well as the weekly set challenge I’m using this technique for some of my own posts.

So, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has joined me on this blogging journey, thanks for taking the time to read my words, to look at my photos, to like the posts and leave comments. Thanks for all the encouragement.

Thanks also to Aussie Mate, for proof reading and editing services. And for being so patient when I stop “for jut one more photo”.

I’m looking forward to the next six months of our adventure.