In January I found out I was a finalist in the Federation of European Photographers of the Year competition… me! I was thrilled! So, In april I went down to the awards ceremony in Italy to receive my certificate. I awarded a Merit award for one of my portraits and 7 th place in total in the portrait category which sums my 3 highest scoring pictures. I was also there for the FEP AGM – I was there as Swedens representative. My Olof joined me for the trip and we spent some lovely days around Catania, Sicily. We even took a trip up to mount Etna… it was particularly active just then so we got to see a real lava flow and I actually melted the sole of my shoe!