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There is lots more to share from my time in Paris….

For now, I’m making this month’s installment for my 10 on 10 - my last two hours in Paris, as they were pretty special… Petit Déjeuner with Irene and a walk around Rue Montorgueil taking photos of pretty Parisian things… in the pretty light.

Please carry on the 10 on 10 circle by visiting Joel next…

{Also, we’re back posting on LondonvsParis… feels good to be there again}

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June 10th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

10 ON 10 – MAY

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For my 10 on 10 this month… I’d like to share our last morning in Bali.

We took a walk through the rice paddies… so lush and full of vibrant greens as far as the eye could see. Passing by locals carrying their goods… a painter sat in the middle of the paddies selling his paintings… and then our last stop for lunch and delicious drinks here.

To join the circle of our 10 on 10 group… please visit Joel next here.

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May 10th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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10 ON 10 – APRIL

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{A few days late for this 10 on 10 post, due to internet issues… to join the circle of fabulous ladies, start with Erika}

This is a little walk around a Phnom Penh market… vibrant, busy and full of smells.

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April 13th, 2013 at 5:08 am

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10 on 10 :: MARCH

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Last month for 10 on 10, I shot portraits of one boy… this month it’s the turn of the other… one boy on one day.

This boy on the brink of change into teenage hood… but still very much our boy… for now.

Please carry on the 10 on 10 circle… by visiting Amy over here…


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March 10th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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10 ON 10 :: FEBRUARY

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To tell this months 10 on 10 story… I followed one boy, on one day to remind me who he is…

Carry on the 10 on 10 journey… now it’s over to Isabel…

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February 10th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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10 ON 10 :: JANUARY

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This 10 on 10 project is great for keeping me accountable… all you have to do is shoot 10 frames to represent one day (any day) of the month… just 10 frames for one day, sounds easy, but I tell you, it slips my mind, other things take over, and I often leave it till a few days… sometimes just the day before!

This year, I’d like to be different… I’m working on the “eradication of procrastination” – I feel this may be a tricky one, as leaving things till the last minute is my go-to way of doing things… a lifetime of working this way!

So I started as I’d like to go on… and I shot my day well in advance, and I even prepared this post early… not the night before as I’ve previously done.

Here is part of our New Years Day… we decided to have a special day… our favourite pub, serving our favourite food, with some special friends…

A great way to start 2013…

Head on over to see Isabel’s 10 on 10 here…


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January 10th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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10 ON 10 :: DECEMBER

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With so much going on lately, I hadn’t forgotten about 10 on 10 as such, I just hadn’t found a whole day to dedicate to it. This Saturday was the first day it seemed possible, and just in the nick of time…

I had a portrait session with a family… an afternoon of house sorting… and an evening dancing the night away at a friend’s birthday.

A good day.

After my offering for 10 on 10, please go visit the lovely Isobel…

A mixture of iphone and dslr photos. 

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December 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

10 ON 10 :: NOVEMBER

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Another month whizzed by…

My 10 on 10 for this month was earlier this week, as Ky celebrated his 11th birthday…

*Morning treats 

*Present excitement!

*Happy Birthday sung by his cousins.

*The white diabolo sticks he’s been longing for…

*New diabolo to add to his collection.

*The collection.

*Off to school.

* Tradition means at 5.07pm we light a firework as that was the moment he was born.

*And then he makes a wish and we all sing. Happy Birthday my love.

Now head on over to Jill to see her 10 on 10… see you next month….




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November 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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10 on 10 – OCTOBER

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How is it possible a month has gone since the last 10 on 10!

The 10 on 10 project is a blogging circle; a group of women sharing 10 parts of just one day, on the 10th of the month… Jill is next, so pop on over after.

Our day was a regular Wednesday last week…


Breakfast for our early riser :: Time on the mat :: Struggling to wake the other one.

Once he’s up and eaten breakfast, it’s time for Asterisk.

Off to school…

Kisses goodbye – it’s surprises me they still want to, and till they want to stop I’ll happily receive.

Time to work - 

My company during the day.

Taking a break from the screen.

Pick up from school and hearing about their day.

Choosing costumes for school the next day.

Fading light : nights drawing in… Autumn is here.

Please visit Jill : to see her 10 on 10.

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October 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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10 on 10 – SEPTEMBER

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So the lovely Erika asked me months ago to join this wonderful photo project 10 on 10… Each month you chose a day to photograph and share 10 images to illustrate that day on the 10th of the following month – this project is right up my street… I’ve been dying to get involved, but each month has passed me by and I didn’t get it together… till now.

The other ladies taking part in 10 on 10 are super fabulous and super talented. They suggest visiting each person taking part in turns… a blogging circle… so after you viewed my month, head on over the Joelynne and see what magic she’s sharing.


My day was spent on the beach during our recent trip to Wales with friends and all our boys… the sun shone… we all played. There was a lot of digging!

It was so GOOD.

Photos taken were a mixture of iphone & Canon 5md2

Please go visit Joelynne and see what her 10 on 10 looks like…

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September 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm