Monday, 30 January 2012

Table manners

A little visit to a location that we are fond of!  Ever been to Devil's Dyke (sussex)?  The views are breath taking.  More to follow.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Breakfast and Instgram

We are keeping it simple.  Still shattered but resting.  It is all about comfort food....for it is Toast, as I try not to indulge my love for bread as let's be honest it bloats me!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Under the Weather!

Between C and I this week, we have been a little under the weather, having good days/bad days.  Anyway due to being bunged up, I didn't sleep as well.  So today the errands are on hold and we are staying in!  My reluctant model C, humoured me and let me snap her.  (The urge to pick up the camera was too much).  Happy Australia Day, thinking of you enjoying the fab hot weather.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Final Curtain

Last week we had our curtains completed in our bedroom.  We love the gentle feminine feel it adds to the room and appreciate the black out lining.  Because it is linen and crumples easily and it feels like it has always been a part of the room rather than being sleek.  Yesterday I accepted an invitation to photograph a neighbours friends wedding in May!  Hence my new pin board on pinterest.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Still Life

This morning's still life offering, off to tidy up as requested by my 6 year old who has a play date at ours after school.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Packaging Love

Happy weekend!  Hope that it is a good one, we are chilling just the four of us as R has been working lots.  So we are hoping to take photos, organise the hallway and catch up on sleep.  C had a play date this afternoon and we were given these biscuits and I had to snap the packaging, as it beats Foxes Ginger Crunch hands down!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

So Far

This week I have dealt with one room at a time.  Only two down and four more to go including our lounge which is still over run with laundry and paperwork.  Tomorrow it will be all about cleaning the bathroom as I need not spend hours on it.  However each day we are further away from the dust that our builders left behind!!  I have been snapping whenever possible and so we have a mix of my iphone and my old canon as it has a fab zoom lens which helps as we are all little addicted to watching our feather visitors fly in for food.

Monday, 16 January 2012

A Sneak Peak into C's Bedroom

It would read that I do a lot a sneak peaks and never the finished room.  Truth be told is that we are always waiting for something to be done or finished.  Also I think that I get so excited I snap away and then get into the swing of things and forget to take the finished look. Anyway I hope that this month is passing by with fond memories, future plans and is not too blighted by the January Blues?!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Now wash your hands...

These have been shot on the SLR, however those following me on Instagram will know I took a iphone shot too.  Soaps were bought in the i gigi sale and the little wooden bowl from a charity shop for .75p!  With all the building work going on and coming to an end, I have I am longing to spend more time arranging some still life shots.  So I milked this little set up....and shot these four items in four locations around our home, the precariously balanced on the banisters was my favourite light (the last two).

Thursday, 12 January 2012

i gigi

Today I had to go back to Hove to try to resolve our paint drama...we ran out and the shops did too!  Alas it has been resolved by mixing brands!  So I snatched a few minutes and popped into my favourite shop and cafe i gigi.  It is an oasis of calm, muted colours and simple collections.  The vintage finds lend themselves to displaying new.  So I snapped away on my iphone, a rather discreet way of taking photos, although the owner had said that it would be fine.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


I rarely talk about my lovely husband R on my blog, not sure why?  He is my rock.  Even though he works long hours, when he is home, he adds substance, calm and gives so much time to me and the girls.  Before we married, a friend said of him, that he has a gift of freeing me, believing in me and letting me follow my dreams, fifteen years on, this is proved true.  Anyway R and two others are running a how to manage your money course at the end of this month and I am very proud of him.  We however have been putting the principles in place and it was a struggle for me, but only two weeks in and I am seeing the rewards and it is so helpful to really see where our money actually goes.  R thank you for supporting me as I try something new!

This is probably the most I've ever written, it is with a search for direction that I am writing this.  I have toyed with the idea of a magazine type blog, with lots of features and finds, but it is my real desire to keep it simple and follow my passion of taking photos.   Hope that helps you understand a little why I may seem as though I drift through my blog.  Last year I planned on opening a little online shop, after the successful sales of my photographic calendar.  I'm still hoping to do so.  Thank you to your visits, following, kind words and support, I really appreciate it more than you realise.  Any thoughts, advice would be openly received.

Yesterday and This morning

This was truly the colours of this morning's sky.  In fact the timeline this morning on Instagram were of similar ilk.  It was lovely to see blue skies, what with the building stuff getting me down, the grey skies were simply not helping.  So today I am grateful for the sunshine and blue skies, my scarf and gloves!  Yesterday I popped to pick up paint and snapped some random homes in Hove.

Monday, 9 January 2012

If walls could speaK

I've just sighed a breath of relief.  The dirty/messy side of the last two bedrooms are done.  The old wall is down the new wall is in, plastering done and tomorrow the last of the woodwork to be finished off.  It is all about picking colours, arranging our belongings, the things that I love to do.  So for now I am able to enjoy that there is no more dust be added to our home on a daily/hourly basis.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Gifts via the Post

On a grey and wet morning, it is tempting to just stay in bed!  However with the builders finishing off and the girls starting school this week, it is back to the same old routine.  I was so grateful to receive this lovely gift from Mrs Cheese.  I love handmade and it feels so special to have.  Thank you so so so so much, I simply had to photograph it on my new instagram app!

Monday, 2 January 2012

New Gadget

Oh dear, I am slightly distracted with my iphone, it really has been a long time coming.  It's here and I am having so much fun with it, however I suspect that it may be a powerful distraction and possibly comprise my new year resolution for being focused.  Trying to do one thing at a time, not procrastinate and use our time wisely.