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Summer is off to a good start!

We’ve already had one packed weekend of goodness – Camping & a little festival here in London.

Lots more adventures planned with my family…

I’m excited about some lovely creative collaborations too.

First is Insta-guide with Kim Klassen - Our guide to everything we love about Instagram and how it can help grow your creativity and business… The early bird offer ends tomorrow & the course starts on the 17th August, so there’s still time to dive in. Let us share our passion for this inspiring app.

Also, there is This Summer I’m #printingmyphotos with Susie… Where we have promised to print our photos taken this summer. IT’S TIME TO GET PRINTING! I’ve got my first bunch of pics ready to go… I’ll share my process and where I’ve been printing in a post soon.

We’re off to Somersault Festival again this weekend! Looking forward to dancing in a field – rain or shine.

See you on the other side! It’s all GOOD!

If you’d love to be making films this summer – check out my online courses… lots of information HERE.  The summer is a wonderful time to be making magic with video… even simple 15 second films on Instagram can capture all the memories you need.



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July 23rd, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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June has been colourful and sunny so far…

- Photowalks at Blogtacular and Mollie Makes Handmade awards – (separate posts to come.)

- Sunset basketball & skate sessions.

- Food from markets and home made treats.

- Bike rides anytime I can… I love my bike!

This week has been all about Cosmo’s birthday celebrations and that continues this weekend…

Photos captured on Canon EOS 5DM3 & iPhone 5s


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June 26th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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Things have looked like this recently…

- Camping and living in a field. Escaping the routine and community living… I love that part of camping. More pics to come I’m sure.

- A few adventures around London – soaking up this wonderful city of ours.

- So thrilled people are enjoying making their mini time capsules - these 15 second films are super simple to make & packed with memories and fun. You can sign up anytime…

- There’s also another round of my main online course CREATING TIME CAPSULES starting on 2nd June…

- Chasing the light as usual… and falling for Cows Parsley dancing in the wind. Let’s hope June brings some summery vibes.

& this weekend I’m off to hang out with some creative ladies as Lou launches her vision of Sisterhood.

Thank you May… I’m ready for June.


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May 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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April arrived quickly and whizzed by in a flash!

The month looked like this…

The Easter break – A couple of trips away had us outside enjoying nature. One with friends and loads of Easter treats. The other… the first camp of the year.

My Bloom Forum workshop started this week – It’s based on my Creating Time Capsules course but with a focus on creating “Day In The Life” films. Can’t wait to see what everyone creates! I’ve been so inspired, and tried approaching the idea from a different angle, by having fun making my own 15 second DITL films on Instagram.

I’ve been collaborating with West Elm in advance of them sponsoring the Blogtacular walk I’m hosting – There are a few tickets left! – come and join us… there are some fantastic speakers! – There’ll be a few blog posts for the West Elm blog, sharing some of my favourite markets in London. More posts to come…

Photographing a few lovely families… the most adorable newborn twins and a family I’ve watched grow up in front of my lens.

It’s been a packed month… here are some more of my favourite moments.

 Photos captured on Canan EOS 5DMIII & iPhone 5s



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May 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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March is my favourite month, it’s full of hope after a long grey winter…

The light changes and there are daffodils everywhere!!

And blue skies start to make a regular appearance.

That’s reason enough to make it my favourite month…

It’s also my birthday & Lukes and lots of good friends, so there’s usually a few gatherings and celebrations…

We’ve been exploring London,

Making fires with the prize I won from Toast,

Luke’s been making spoons and has opened an online shop,

Pinterest named me an influential pinner here in the UK.

& I’m so excited to be hosting another photo walk at Blogtactular - this time with Samee Lapham.

Thank you March!

Lately things have looked like this…

 Photos shot on Canon EOS 5DmIII & iPhone 5s



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March 24th, 2015 at 9:56 am

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I kinda wanted the year to start with a bang, but so far it’s been a slow burner. I’m easing myself in. There are plans, ideas and projects… coming slowly… I’m trusting that and moving towards them.

Making big things happen at the beginning of the year is not great for me… I prefer the springtime – that’s my time to take action. I still feel like hibernating in the darkness right now, ready to emerge in the spring.

This feeling has not been helped by a quiet week at home with Cosmo, who’s been ill and off school. Being stuck indoors has left me needing inspiration… the desire to get out a shoot something other than my table and flowers!

I had to take my bike round the block yesterday, just to feel the wind in my hair and see the beautiful sunshine.

One delight so far this year has been my course – A Year of Creating Time Capsules is going brilliantly – 100 films have been made already in the first month!. There’s so much creativity as I watch people lives from all over the world – their families, their stories, the things that matter to them. These films will be so treasured and it’s only been the first month… I’m so excited for all they can create during 2015. There’s still time to join in – Registration will close at the end of January.

This project is sure to lift my spirits – color//colourlovers is back! Andrea and I will be back with our favourite way to blast the winter blahs and search out colour… on Instagram and in our shared space. We begin on Monday… I can’t wait – see you then.

I’ve been gathering loads of inspiration before we begin! This colour tonic is sure to burst me out of hibernation.

Follow Xanthe’s board ALL ABOUT THE COLOUR! on Pinterest.

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January 16th, 2015 at 9:50 am

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Yesterday – A Year of Creating Time Capsules began… I’m so excited about this course – being able to offer encouragement, inspiration and support, so those taking part can spend the year capturing their moments make them into films of their life. Since I started sharing my films online at the end of 2011, I’ve made so many precious films, documenting the special and the everyday – it’s such a gift. It’s my wish that by this time next year, everyone has a collection of films that represent 2015 – their gift for the future.

Registration will remain open till mid January for those people who would like to start after the festive period. All the details are HERE.

Recently there’s been a lot of tea drinking – it’s been chilly and to be honest, I’ve needed the caffeine boost… It seems I’m often capturing this routine in my films and now my instagram.

Fancy a little more colour?

Loved seeing these brilliant baubles from the Pedlars Store… & now we have some hanging at home.

And the doors of London continue to brighten up my day…

More Lately posts here…



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December 17th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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Things have looked like this…

A trip to the seaside.

Plenty of pumpkins.

An evening with Pinterest celebrating Day of the Dead Mexican style… with nail art!

Family shoots & new baby yumminess.

Off to enjoy the rest of half term with the boys… see you on the other side.



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October 30th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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A couple of announcements first…

GATHER California is happening in November! I will be gathering with my dear friends Kim, Myriam & a wonderful group of artistic souls – to be creative, to recharge, to inspire each other, make plans and share our passions – there are a couple of spaces left, so if you’d like to join us for this special creative experience – contact Myriam at - we’d love to hang out with you.

Creating Time Capsules is OPEN for registration… I will guide you through my process of making films with photos & video, so you can tell the stories of your life through your films… it’s the last time I will run it this year – find out more here.

This week autumn arrived in full force… windy & rainy with glimpses of sunshine now and again…

Thankfully, on the rainiest day of the week, I was invited for lunch in Palma! – crazy brilliant – on the Dreamliner with Thompson Holidays.

I totally fell in love with this plane when we visited Mexico earlier this year, so jumped at the chance to fly on it again. I’ll share some more photos from our day to Palma next week.

And I’m so happy it’s Friday… totally looking forward to a lie in tomorrow -

Don’t you just wish you were a cat sometimes?

Have a lovely weekend! x.

Photos captured on Canon 5DmIII and iPhone 5s 




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October 10th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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Goodness, July – you were packed! non-stop activities…

With weekends away to Somersault Festival and camping trips…

With a weekend at my parent’s house, sampling the produce from their land, plus a day trip to the beach.

With plenty of colour, as the colour//colour lovers project was in full glory. (Yes, I have an obsession with colourful flags!)

With a house move and the huge demands that brings…

With some wonderful portrait shoots – for families, friends and my sister’s tearoom – bakeaboo.

Now it’s time for August… I’m taking part in Susannah’s August Break… I’ll be sharing mostly on Instagram. I’ve even contributed to a couple of the daily emails - why don’t you join us?

And I’m going to take it a little easier this month.

Especially having just spent two days ill in bed, with exhaustion, a migraine and a stupid cold. I’m using this month to catch up on everything, hopefully unpack the new house and not miss our lovelies too much, as they ventured off on their own camp adventure for a few days…

Just a little film using some of the photos captured in a homemade Photo Booth.

It’s hard to believe we made one of these three years ago… what a gift these films are.

I have to tell you… the summer session of Creating Time Capsules is brimming with magic, I’m loving what people are creating – little stories of their everyday lives. It’s a joy.

If you’re interested, the course will run again in September… stay tuned for details.

Thanks July. You were awesome… Just like this poster from the Pedlar’s event… all the way back on the 1st!


Photos captured on Canon EOS 5d MIII & iPhone 5s… just in case you’re interested. x.