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Bike riding :: course writing :: making dreams & hoping :: magic trick watching :: emailing :: light painting :: puddle splashing :: idea bursting :: spring cleaning :: migraine suffering :: bbq season starting :: nail painting :: tea drinking :: always appreciating :: picture hanging :: happy skyping :: kale juicing :: inspiring instagramming :: memory making :: sweet pea cultivating :: duvet hiding :: photo printing :: days whizzing :: wrist hurting :: travel yearning…

That was my week – how was yours?

Have a super tip top weekend – make some magic memories… ok?


{more LATELY posts}

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April 11th, 2014 at 1:00 am

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I’ve been working on some time capsule films to remember our home, before we move. One of the films is an example in my ecourse Creating Time Capsules, where I show how I edit the photos and video together. One of the video elements I loved in it, was filming the activity around our kitchen table. It’s the hub of our home… a place where we all gather, so I’ve been setting up the camera and just letting it film (mostly during breakfast, as it’s still dark at dinner time here).

It’s a simple idea and it incorporates the idea behind my Creating Time Capsules course… which is to gather memories, however ordinary, put them together in a small film and you’ve locked up those memories for ever.

My boys are growing up and soon they will be busy doing their own thing and not hanging out round the table with us that much… so I have this. As the summer gets closer (please hurry) I’d like to carry on filming us round the table… maybe even as we eat meals in the garden, I can’t imagine that quite yet!.

If you feel inspired by this “around the table” idea, you can try it too… place your camera on a tripod, set to record video and just leave it running. Then, if you like the speeding up action I’ve created here, (it gives the stop-motion effect, without having to take individual photos)… most editing programs offer an option to speed up your footage… go for it…

If you’re interested in joining the next session of Creating Time Capsules, and having me share how I shoot and edit these films and lots more… all the details are here.

{More films from my i love… series.}


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My boy talking about his day, lounging around.

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September 13th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

silly faces

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Ever since I saw this photo, I’ve wanted to re-create the simplicity of it with my boys. I love the results and these boys.

I will show the final photos at some point but first here’s an out take…..

Edited using RadLab, which I am totally loving.


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August 27th, 2011 at 11:08 pm


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Today on London Vs Paris we are “looking down”. Lately my view is of the 5 little kittens we are currently nurturing at home. One will stay with us, and the other four will be off to their new homes in a couple of weeks. Having these little beauties grow up with us has been such an experience… the boys have loved it.

Can you bear some more kittens pics??


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August 17th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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cosmos : grateful friday

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This is the year of the Cosmos, our garden is FULL of them. Love it!

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July 29th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

our kittens

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For two weeks we’ve been watching the 5 gorgeous kittens grow and in the last few days they have started to open their eyes.

Tigger has become an amazing mama and is nurturing all the kittens beautifully. They will soon grow out of their “nest” in the boy’s bottom drawer, so we’ll have to move them downstairs as they slowly begin to move around.

Having these little beauties with us has so far been a delight, can’t wait to see how they develop over the next month or so.

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July 16th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

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new mama

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grateful today that our beautygirl became a mama…. 5 of the most adorable kittens, were born in my eldest’s bottom drawer this afternoon. we are all very happy and she & the kittens are doing well. she’s showing all the signs of being a wonderful mama.

{red for summer colours week}

{this photo was taken a few days ago}

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July 1st, 2011 at 10:19 pm


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Turning seven has been fun… full of presents, treats and friends. One very lucky and ever so lovely boy.

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June 24th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

family home

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Spent some time this weekend with a wonderful family we met on camp a few weeks ago.

Their house was full of love, laughter, creativity and conversation – all eight children (aged 16 – 1yrs) were fabulous and totally gorgeous to photograph.

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June 22nd, 2011 at 1:44 pm