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As much as I love capturing a “day in the life” – sometimes it can feel overwhelming. You would think taking photos as you go about your day would be simple, and it is in essence. It just takes up time, and everything takes longer to do.

That why I love capturing portions of the day… and mornings are my favourite. There’s something about the morning routine that is the same everyday… yet slowly over time, there are changes that you don’t notice happening. BIG changes, especially when I look back at mornings from years ago.

This week, as I come to the end of my thirties, it seemed right to capture my favourite time of the day. Photos to add to my TANGIBLE Time Capsule, especially as I get ready for the TANGIBLE course to start next week.

I’m going to encourage participants to capture their mornings and other portions of their day to put into their TANGIBLE Time Capsule… perhaps you might be inspired to do so too? – Mornings are wonderful! Perhaps you’d like to share a frame or two from your morning? Leave a link in the comments, I’d love to see.

Here’s my collection of images from mornings this week… little memories preserved forever… being sent off for printing asap.

TANGIBLE Time Capsules begins next week… there’s still time to join the fun…



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March 27th, 2014 at 10:08 am


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Some projects evolve from something… some pop into your head at moment you don’t expect…

Then some just happen and you don’t even know they’re happening, till you notice you’ve created a project from nowhere.

Now this project is nothing ground breaking, it’s just plain silly really and it’s certainly not going to take my artistic levels to a new high. It’s a personal project… it’s just a story I’m telling.

As I was clearing the ridiculous amount of photos I have on my iphone, I saw a pattern, I saw the same shots reoccuring… me in bathrooms. This “in the loo” series has been going on since I got an iphone, and it’s going to continue in all it’s silly glory!… perhaps it will be my life long project. It’s my story of every bathroom I visit, a kind of diary (well almost…).

I’m heading to LA for Oasis in two weeks (yes! this IS exciting news) I’m sure there are cool bathrooms over there. From the loos of London to the loos of LA! Hooray!

On another note : Fancy hanging out in LA? Go on a photowalk & have some food?… Kim and I are putting together a small gathering, if you’d like details… sign up here.


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October 3rd, 2012 at 10:13 am

on holiday

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I thought I’d lost all my holiday photos on a laptop that couldn’t read the files. Thankfully they are safely on my mac now and ready to play with. I wasn’t feeling that well in France, recovering from a terrible bug that struck as we were leaving. But I’m glad I forced myself to keep shooting even when all I wanted to do was nap.

Here’s a few frames of what we did and saw. So nice to shoot just for me, capture what pleases me and what memories I want to hold on to.

Plenty more to come….


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August 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

saturday afternoon

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An afternoon of nieces, nephews, family & friends in the sunshine. Perfect.

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June 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm


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This weekend we had a spontaneous camping trip and ended up next to this bluebell wood, it was magical, filled with dappled sunlight, delightful birdsong and the most incredible smell.
One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been too. Oh yes.

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April 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

hello yellow

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A huge field of yellow at sunset, so many photos taken, many more to share.

Please join me at shuttersisters for a chance to win a place on Creative Bootcamp.

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April 22nd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

a colourful friday

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A colourful Friday….

Found this scene on the kitchen table… tulips and pom poms.

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April 15th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

friday feeling

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A fence for my Friday…. super busy weekend ahead… roll on next Friday.

{the sight of blossom makes me so so so so happy}

Hanging out in the daffodils earlier this week on my birthday.

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April 1st, 2011 at 8:51 pm

rainbow cake

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I wanted to make a rainbow cake for our birthday lunch, hoping it would make a fun dessert for the children and maybe the adults.

So Boo and I had a little experiment at bake-a-boo. The result was exciting… especially pulling out the first slice to reveal the very bright colours, and hearing a huge gasp from the crowd.

It was magic, delicious… and gone in minutes.

best. cake. ever.

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March 27th, 2011 at 8:17 pm


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Lots of goodness happening lately….

The light is changing and spring is here.

We have a birthday weekend for me and my Mr Lovely.

A brand new baby nephew.

A post over at shuttersisters.

And our growing photo collaboration LondonvsParis ….it’s rocking my world.

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March 26th, 2011 at 7:27 am