I have always used my photography as a diary and looking back at family pictures is always fun. However, when I learnt about 365 projects in 2011 then I thought I would have a go at it. The family said it would not last and it would be a passing fad. Certainly the first year was often a challenge and I thought I may miss a few pictures. Fast forward to 2018 and here I am entering my eighth 365. It has become a diary of my life. Even today I used it as a record for my professional CPD for 2017 as I sought to remember where I had been for research conferences and examining duties connected with work. As a family dossier, each year is loved by the family and we regularly check what was happening. WE even use it to remember which plant was flowering and whether it is early or not. Tasha, one of my daughters, delights in making a year book featuring her favourite pictures. A calendar is made for the family as well. Not content with a 365, I also do it adhoc on Instagram, a 52 week project on Flickr and a monthly themed competition for the British Tech Network. It does require a little bit of discipline in the evening and it is now a routine. So to start this year’s 365 off, I include all the 1st January pictures since 2011 🙂 BTW if you want to keep up with my 365 then follow my Flickr account.