Kirsty of Journal of Curious Things challenged herself to take 500 photos over her summer holidays and I shamelessly pinched her idea.I set myself the time frame of Saturday, 12 July to Tuesday, 2 September, the length of The Boy Child's summer holidays.My aim was to share 500 summer snaps in blog posts. Facebook didn't count.I … Continue reading Summer 500 | The Numbers
It's not often I wax lyrical about a store.But Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road in Central London does it for me.Three floors of utter gorgeousness. What is it about a display of white mugs embossed with black initials that catches the eye?And as for their super cute Russian-doll-style snack boxes (ideal for school bags) ... The … Continue reading In Praise of Utter Gorgeousness
We headed South of the River today (where there be dragons, according to those of us who live North of the River).To Tate Modern, to be exact, and the exhibition of Matisse | The Cut Outs.Where there was no photography allowed.Hmmm, haven't we heard that before?I'd like a wall in my house to look like … Continue reading Matisse | The Cut Outs
When the back-to-school shopping is done. When the Holiday Diary is looking satisfactorily full. When you have exhausted sensible ideas for holiday adventures.When they are hanging about and getting in the way.Send them to the pub in the search of live football.Never fails.Summer 500: 243.
Hi, hi, c'mon on in!How are you? You've called at a perfect time, as the boys are on a Boys Own Adventure to Oxford for the day and we have the space to sit and chat. It's a little Autumnal outside today, isn't it? I do hope that summer isn't over just yet.What have I … Continue reading Sharing a Cuppa
Thanks to my recent travels, I have completed this year's Photography Scavenger Hunt list and no substitutions were required.In some cases I was able to find duplicates.Some images have been already posted here and some have been shared on facebook. But what follows is the definitive list for 2014.Numbers 15-21:#15: A juggler. This was a late … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt | The Definitive List: 15-21
It was a day for staying close to home.It was a day for wearing my boyfriend jeans after weeks of running around London in shorts. I like that this image gives a true indication of the state of my kitchen: two plastic bags full of recycling and a full ironing basket on the floor. Plus … Continue reading That Kind Of Day
They're gone.Those four lovely cousins of mine.But not before we went out for brunch. And the pre-requisite Bank Holiday walk in the rain.The house has been quiet since early afternoon.And I'm not sure I like it.Summer 500: 259.
If you are a user of Facebook, you will probably have seen numerous videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge doing the rounds.Three of our cousins were filmed completing their challenges in our back garden today.The Boy Child announced that he wanted to take part as well ...//www.youtube.com/get_player Bonkers.Totally bonkers.But an extremely worthwhile cause will … Continue reading Ice Bucket Challenge
Sometimes it's good to revisit old haunts with fresh sets of eyes.From the park to the Tower and everywhere in between.I know that I've said it before, but cousins are brilliant.We have a long shared history.She and I have history that is unique to just the two of us.We pick up where we've left off.We … Continue reading Through Fresh Eyes | Photo Heavy