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Goodness!… I’ve just booked my ticket for LA to be part of this magic with these lovelies… so I’m making the days count.

Kim & I are heading to LA a little bit early and we’ll be hanging out one afternoon taking photos, making movies and probably eating, do you fancy joining us? We’re not sure what or when yet, so please head on over here and let us know if you’re interested.

On with my five facts… this week it’s about California.

1. Last year Shutter sisters camp was my first trip away on my own, probably ever (I can’t remember). Flying half way across the world was scary and exhilarating. I can’t wait to do it again.

2. The Cali light… yes, the light is really as dreamy, creamy, glowy golden as it looks in those West Coast photos.

3. I find there is something wonderful about foreign money… it’s almost like toy money. I always like to keep a note or some coins from every trip as a memento.

4. Birds on a wire, I don’t feel I’ve seen this in the UK (maybe I’ve just never come across them… I’ll probably start seeing them everywhere now) saw it a few times in California.

5. Travel is the best. Opens your eyes, feeds your soul etc. All those cliches are true.

Do you want to play five facts with us?… come on over. There is still time to sign up to the next round of Behind The Scenes, today is the last day of the 2 for 1 offer. We’d love to have you.

  • L Hynes
    Posted at 23:36h, 27 August Reply

    This may sound twee but I have never seen a homeless person with a trolley before,I saw one once asleep on a bench. You can tell I dont live in a city cant you.Thanks for your photos of California! If you want great light you should come to Austalia one day!

  • JenEve
    Posted at 16:56h, 27 August Reply

    love your photos and a meet up in la would rock 🙂

  • Sylvia
    Posted at 09:00h, 25 August Reply

    Love your 5 facts, Xanthe, beautiful photos !
    Have a wonderful time in LA !
    Nice weekend,

  • stefanierenee
    Posted at 05:50h, 25 August Reply

    so good meeting you last year and following you more this year. you can’t beat traveling and visiting new places and seeing all new things….love love love. hoping to meet up with you all in LA!

  • Patrice
    Posted at 21:14h, 24 August Reply

    I’d love to go to California, but I’ll be on another trip of my own!

  • justine
    Posted at 18:05h, 24 August Reply

    oops scrap that, just realised you are getting there way earlier! ignore my previous comment as I think I arrive in LA and you will be gone!

  • justine
    Posted at 18:03h, 24 August Reply

    lovely shots! I was in california in may and so loved the light, hard to get back to grey England. I would love to catch up in LA, am flying on the 19th and staying two nights (no idea where, have you booked an LA hotel yet?) to get over jet lag. Assume you are getting to palm springs on the shuttle bus??

  • Barb
    Posted at 17:29h, 24 August Reply

    I hope to have to fly somewhere to meet my online friends – it would be a dream! Your first shot is amazing – at first I thought you had added your face using Photoshop!

  • yvonne michelle
    Posted at 16:49h, 24 August Reply

    How funny to hear someone say American money is like toy money. That’s how I felt about the Canadian money when I lived there for a year & a half. It was before we went to colored money. I loved the $2 bill, and still try to get straps of 100 of them here every now and again just to freak people out. Most people forget that we have a $2 bill as well. I wish our $1 coins caught on here, but they never have.

    I will be playing along with you in this next round of Behind the Scenes. I’m a Kim Klassen fan, and a Beyonder. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better in our upcoming class. Enjoy your Cali trip! It’s fabulous there! Nothing but clear skies and sunshine… much like Arizona only a lot cooler AND it has the OCEAN!

  • Marilyn G
    Posted at 15:33h, 24 August Reply

    I love the way you captured the beautiful blue sky in your image of the birds on the line. I still have some German money in my keepsake drawer. It is sort of like play money.
    I hope you enjoyed visiting California as much as I enjoy living here.

  • Julie
    Posted at 15:31h, 24 August Reply

    Loved your 5!! I was born in California and most of my family is still there, I just never seem to make it out there, though. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  • leonie wise
    Posted at 10:35h, 24 August Reply

    oh! that dude in your second photo is one of the things i love about california. the people there are SO interesting.

    and i agree, travel sure opened MY eyes and still feeds my soul.

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