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Adventuring has been a huge part of this year for us all… it started with our big hopeful adventure, and gave us the bug to carry on seeking opportunities to live life to the full and discover more of the world and its wonders. We planned our summer by packing it with visits to new destinations and old favourites here in the UK.

Now, I’m not saying this summer has been easy… family life is hard for everybody at sometime – our boys love to fight with each other and there are plenty of difficult times, arguments and grumpiness between us all… most days if the truth be told. But now I’ve made this highlights film, I can look back with a grateful heart at all we’ve seen, done & experienced. It’s important for me to remember to focus on the highlights and not the shitiness… because who wants to hear about the punching and wrestling, our camping equipment nearly causing a disaster, the headaches and overwhelmed-ness, lack of money, lost digital files, pressures of deadlines…etc.

We all have real-life moments that stress us out… but when we FLIP it – we find beauty and goodness weaves it’s way through the other stuff.

We have each other and for that I’m very grateful…

This is our summer… (and I can tick number #20 off my list.) I wanted the film to take on a similar vibe as our 30 days of our big hopeful adventure film… little snippets of random moments, pretty light, bright colours and my favourite feet shots – I can’t help it…

This film is packed with details I want to remember forever.

*Side note about music : I love this song… it’s been played frequently as we’ve travelled about this summer, so it seemed only right to have it as the soundtrack to this film… I don’t usually like to use unlicensed music now, and I spend hours searching for decent tracks to accompany my work… but this song IS our summer and I’m taking a risk using it… Hey, if you like it too, I recommend the whole album, especially this track (which was the sound track of our big adventure).


Now, maybe… this film has got you all inspired and wishing you could make your own memory films… well…

I’m excited to announce Creating Time Capsules is open for registration… and I’d love to guide you through the magic of making your own films & for you to be part of a community all sharing their stories.

Will you join us?

All the details are here… come on in.

If you’ve taken any of my courses before and feel like dipping back into the course material and being inspired by the new community that gathers… email me for a special alumni rate…

All photos are from our trip to Wales with friends.

  • Jeri_Taira
    Posted at 04:21h, 17 September Reply

    David and I watched together. Soul good awesomeness miss Xanthe.

  • Corinna
    Posted at 21:57h, 12 September Reply

    Xanthe, it looks like a splendid summer, and you captured it in such beauty… Thank you for sharing this. It’s inspiring.

  • Amy Bader
    Posted at 15:38h, 09 September Reply

    Glorious Xanthe! And thanks for the honesty about fighting kids, it’s so easy to feel alone in that 🙂

    Do you have a favorite site for licensing music!? I’d very much like to find a great site. Thanks!

    • Kristina
      Posted at 01:44h, 11 September Reply

      I actually found a great site that has a one time all access fee of $149… earcandyclub.com.

      • xantheberkeley
        Posted at 10:57h, 11 September Reply

        Thanks for this! x.

    • xantheberkeley
      Posted at 10:58h, 11 September Reply

      At the moment I like…



      I’m always on the look out for new music xxx

      • Amy Bader
        Posted at 12:55h, 20 September Reply

        Thanks Xanthe!

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