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It’s rainy and grey in London… yesterday there was a hail stone storm (crazy!) and I’ve been wearing my scarf all week. It’s too cold quite frankly.

I feel I’m not really allowed to complain about the weather… What with 30 days adventuring in the heat recently, but I tell you it’s hard not to.

Spring has been like an unwanted guest – showed up late, offered very little and pissed off without warning. So we’re waiting to see what Summer will deliver… it’s June next week people!

So I’ll keep sharing these pockets of sunshine (we had rain there too, but let’s not focus on that)… moments of real heat, real sunshine… amazing light… peace and tranquility… Let’s see if it brings some relief to the pouring rain outside. And brings a little needed sunshine to you.

Going away for 30 days meant I captured a fair amount of footage and photos. I like making “Random Happenings” films – little snippets taken over a period of time and put together in one film. There will be similar themes and subjects, but the film clips are random… There is no timeline. No real story, other than what moved me to shoot and save that memory.

I like it like that. A sort of scrapbook/journal in moving form.

This film contains my favourite random moments, when I watch it back, I’m transported there. In that moment, right back to the sunshine, bright colours, water, rain, sunsets & sunrises and sandy beaches. It’s my kind of magic. Beyond grateful for this.

All shot on Canon 5Dm3 with 35mm 1.4 lens and edited in iMovie.

I have some more films to share next week… a few one minute memories and a load of photos that I can’t work out how I’m going to curate into blog posts!

Hey… if you’re inspired to capture and create your own films… take a look at COLLABORATE… my latest online course is open for registration now…



  • kelly
    Posted at 11:38h, 27 March Reply

    that was sooooo sooooo soooo lovely. i caught myself smiling the whole way through. i love that you have all this great footage of your life….it is such a gift to be able to step back in time and see young, sweet faces and how they acted, what they wore, etc. all so rich and lovely. what a treasure. i’ll definitely be brining my good camera to cambodia and will try to channel your creativity. 🙂 xoxo

  • Jenny Coleman
    Posted at 17:11h, 30 May Reply

    Oh my goodness! I just took a few minutes to watch all of these little videos on your Vimeo site, and I am so inspired! Thank you for sharing all of these moments with us. We are leaving in a few weeks for Costa Rica, and I really hope I can come back and make some beautiful films like you have. If not, I’ll be hiring you to do it! xo

  • Tamar
    Posted at 01:36h, 29 May Reply

    Xanthe, how do you manage to make me smile so wide 🙂 such a beautiful film of your time away with your loved ones. Can’t wait to connect soon xxxx

  • Francesca Russell
    Posted at 13:53h, 25 May Reply

    What a beautiful film, Xanthe! An adventure that you will all remember forever!

  • Gitanjali
    Posted at 15:48h, 24 May Reply

    Hi Xanthe!
    I love love love how you capture color. This film is absolutely magical! Thanks so much for sharing!
    I’m bummed that I can’t take the Collaborate course this summer, I have too many things going on in my neck of the woods :-/ I’m going to really miss it though.
    Can’t wait to see more of your films.

  • Lisa Brown
    Posted at 15:36h, 24 May Reply

    Absolutely stunning! Such an amazing adventure and so beautifully captured. So many magical moments and beautiful little details that many would forget but that you have captured forever. You are such an inspiration!

  • Suzi Marshall
    Posted at 13:54h, 24 May Reply

    This is brilliant Xanthe! It makes me want to hop on a plane to escape this dreadful weather we’re having.

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