This month features floating sharks and famous landmarks; hidden treasures and indulgent pleasures; craggy mountains and peaceful fountains… oh and Nick Clegg (I’ll leave you to make up a rhyme about him)…

Heron on River Don

The River Don’s resident heron swoops in for his usual evening feeding outside my apartment block 04.08.12

Cwn Penmachno slate mines

Exploring the old slate mines and ‘lost villages’ of Cwn Penmachno 03.08.12

Snowdon, Crib Goch

Posing below a (as usual) cloud covered Snowdon after another ascend via the Crib Goch ridge 02.08.12

Enjoying the views on Tryfan in Snowdonia before the torrential rain began 01.08.12

Sheffield General Cemetery

More exploring of Sheffield General Cemetery yielded this remarkable find 31.07.12

Ducks in Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Ducks lazing in the sunshine in Sheffield Botanical Gardens 30.07.12

Hallam CC v Waterworks CC

Teammates past and present: Colin’s 50th birthday cricket celebration – a Hallam v Waterworks friendly in his honour 29.07.12

Apperknowle Cricket Club

Back at Apperknowle – surely the world sloppiest cricket ground. A truly bizarre location to choose to build a cricket pitch. 28.07.12

Sheffield Cathedral in the sun

Enjoying the sunshine with an ice cream outside Sheffield Cathedral 27.07.12

Giant Jessica Ennis poster in Sheffield

Sheffield goes Ennis mad in the lead up to the Olympics 26.07.12

Ducklings swimming

Ducklings living in the rooftop garden in my apartment block 25.07.12

UKTI meeting room overlooking Sheffield City Hall

A room with a view – meeting UKTI overlooking Sheffield City Hall 24.07.12

Sticky toffee pudding

Jim serves up the world’s greatest sticky toffee pudding as part of our Come Dine with Me competition 23.07.12

US diving team practising at Ponds Forge

Watching the US diving team practising at Ponds Forge – inspired me to join the diving club this winter 22.07.12

Tennis serving

Ollie serves up more punishment for me – but I will beat him one day! 21.07.12

Big Green Fox meets Nick Clegg

Big Green Fox meets Deputy PM, Nick Clegg at his constituency office in Sheffield 20.07.12

Solved Rubik's cube

Solving a Rubik’s cube for the first time (just need to learn the algorithms by heart now) 19.07.12

Kings Cross all set for the Olympics – as I’m glad to be back on the train to Sheffield after a short stay in London 18.07.12

Damien Hirst's "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" at Tate Modern

Damien Hirst’s “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” at Tate Modern 17.07.12

Millennium Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral

Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral taken on a walk along the south bank 16.07.12

Parkhead Cricket Club

Annual friendly at my favourite cricket ground – Parkhead 15.07.12

Wet cricket pitch with covers on

My debut for Hallam 2s washed out just before I was due to bat. Gutted. 14.07.12

Washing line pegs in the rain

Rain drenched washing line pegs. Another sight to typify the British summertime 13.07.12

Ancient statue and grave in Sheffield General Cemetery

One of my favourite places in Sheffield – the General Cemetery where you find something new with every visit 12.07.12

Five Weirs Walk along the River Don

Part of the The Five Weirs Walk along the River Don 11.07.12

Sheffield Peace Gardens fountains

Nighttime lights through cascading water in Sheffield Peace Gardens 10.07.12

New trainers

My first training run in preparation for the Norfolk Coastal Marathon. My new trainers soaked and muddied along the Five Weirs Walk route 09.07.12

SkyBow archery

Trying archery properly for the first time (this was SkyBow – shooting at moving targets in the sky) 08.07.12

Angle shrouded in cloud

An angle shrouded in cloud in Abbey Lane Cemetery 07.07.12

Table tennis table in the rain

This sums up our summer perfectly. Sheffield’s attempts to engage residents with the Olympics are washed out 06.07.12

Rain droplet reflecting building

This rain droplet remarkably is reflecting my block of flats as it falls from my window 05.07.12

See photos from the other months of my ‘A Photo a Day for a Year’ challenge here:

Month 9Month 8Month 7Month 6Month 5Month 4Month 3Month 2Month 1


About Jon Maiden

Founder of Goalvanise which enables people to create their Life List online, and inspires and supports them to achieve their life goals. Check out the Goalvanise blog here or my personal blog here.

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