Archive for the ‘sunshine’ Category


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I’ve had this half written post hanging around here about NATURE… because all my beliefs about how important it is for children to be out and submerged in all it delights, were confirmed after watching this brilliant film.

I’d heard about Project Wild Thing during the fundraising stages and have been following it’s development, eager to see the finished piece. Then a couple of weekends ago we all went to the opening weekend nearby in Hackney.

The film takes you on a journey as the creator tries to promote “NATURE” to children… sounds obvious right? but you’d be surprised at how many children (especially as they get older) don’t get out into nature enough and the power of marketing, parental concerns and health & safety issues are keeping them indoors.

So I’ve been eager to share Project Wild Thing… and some lovely moments in nature we had this summer.

Then this morning I read Jeanine’s post (she’s writing every day in Nov, and I’m loving it!)… She got me thinking…

There I was praising nature for providing this amazing playground for our boys and us to learn and explore in… which, of course, it is.

I’d just never looked at nature this way – as Jeanine shared via Andrew… and this was just what I needed to hear today.

“The lesson to learn here is that nothing lasts. All things pass away. Whatever you are experiencing now is merely the precursor to what you will be experiencing next. The cold winter nights always turn into the warm spring sun… and back again. Nature allows the cycles to happen and never fights them. In fact, it understands that the cycles are what allows life to flourish. If the tides only came inward, we would all drown.”

and I was inspired to hit publish.

Taking part in Karen’s NaPhoPoMo this month – posting photos daily for the month of November.

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November 11th, 2013 at 7:10 pm


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Means jumping for joy… Happy Friday!


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March 8th, 2013 at 9:29 am


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Thinking about sunsets, warm breezes (before it turned chilly!) and standing on piers.

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November 4th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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


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There has been a whole load of blue skies & sunshine around lately… Summer finally showed up and the past four days have been glorious…. just what we needed here in the UK, I don’t think I could have taken much more of the constant rain.

Thanks so much for all the comments for the giveaway for Elevate The Everyday… We just picked a random number out of the hat and it was the number 3! That’s Lou at little green shed… Yay! I’ll be touch soon and send the book off to you. Enjoy.

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July 24th, 2012 at 10:03 pm


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Let’s just ignore the fact it’s pouring with rain today, (yes, it’s getting rather tedious)… I keep having to remind myself of the little pockets of sunshine we’ve had lately…

One such afternoon, we hung out in the garden and I filmed a time capsule. Just us, doing not very much. Sometimes that works… keeping it simple. It’s a moving portrait session really. I’ve not been filming and photographing our life enough lately. So I grabbed this chance as the afternoon was full of the most stunning light… oh how I’d love to bask in this everyday. Are we ever going to get a summer that actually stays around?

{If you like a spot of whistling from my fabulous little one… do stay tuned till the end}

I’m loving this moving portrait idea so much, along with making time capsules of course. If you’re interested in me capturing you & your loved ones in either of these ways… please get in touch…

Also, Behind The Scenes is filling up with some wonderful creative souls. Kim & I are beavering away getting everything ready… full of nerves and excitement. There is still a chance to join us, hop on over here for all the details.

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June 11th, 2012 at 11:45 am


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Lately I’ve been a little busy bee… trying to sell our house, weddings & sessions, finishing up the second round of Creating Time Capsules and gearing up to launch a new e-course with Kim (details coming later this week) and all the day-to-day shenanigans… it was good to take some time over the weekend and enjoy the incredible weather that has finally graced us. I didn’t know how much I’d been craving this light and warmth, till I got my camera out just for the pleasure of shooting for me, and capturing my family soaking up the goodness.

There are more photos and some video (I’ve missed shooting that so much), which I will share once I feel back on top of things… the to-do list is calling… What’s been keeping you busy lately?

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May 29th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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


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Back home from France. There was swimming and sunshine (occasionally) and plenty of time with all my boys.

{more to come over the next few days}

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August 2nd, 2011 at 2:40 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