Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Finding Warmth

Liquid gold

I can't think of a more perfect place to escape the dull and the grey than the South of France.  There is something so magical about the place - the light, the atmosphere, the people, the way of life.

It's been a challenging few months, especially creatively.  Sometimes things need to go a little askew so you can recharge, reassess and change things up a bit.  And that's where I'm at now.  But it's amazing what a change of scene can do - what seemed so daunting and depressing now feels positive, a new challenge to embrace and an excitement to see where it goes.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Heat Seeking

Heat Seeking

It's a little dull, grey and chilly here.  So I am dreaming of summer and looking forward to a few days away in the South of France.  

A change of scene, a little recharge and a very welcome dose of vitamin D.

What are you seeking?

Monday, 19 October 2015



The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.  And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough.  Nothing else really counts at all.
Ted Hughes

Friday, 9 October 2015

The Wish Jar

Once upon a time, there was a jar filled with the wishes and dreams of a girl searching for her next path.

The wish jar

Each wish was carefully written and placed in the jar, where it sat collecting dust for a year or two.

Inside the wish jar

The jar was forgotten.  But the girl was working quietly.  A little bit every day.  Slow progress.  But progress for sure.

Time passed.

Then one day she looked up and saw the jar on her window sill and wondered.......

Piles of wishes

....what she had even written.  And, even more curiously, had any of them come true?

Unravelled wishes

And as she unravelled each of the wishes, she realised just how far she had come.

Wishes that remain

All but two of the wishes had come true.  Not always in the way she had expected, but nevertheless, the dreams had been realised in one way or another.

The two that were left - one was no longer a wish.  One is still a dream.  A really big dream.

But if you can achieve this much with a little a day, surely a really big dream is reachable one day, no?

So here's to wishing and dreaming and celebrating the tiny steps that get you there in the end.

Happy Friday.

Dream a little dream for me, okay. :)

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Um, hello?

So, um, hello.  It's been a while. :)

 We've had a lovely summer and the sun is out this week too, inspiring me to look back at my (many) summer pictures yet to be processed.

And so I have finally begun.  Sometimes that's the hardest part....

Pink rose

Rose gateway

yellow roses

These were all taken at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland.  So beautiful and I wish there was a photographic equivalent for scent because the smell of these yellow roses was divine.

So yes.  A beginning.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Texture Tuesday

Palm Sunday

It's hard to believe it's the end of March already but I'm grateful for the spring weather - I heave a sigh of relief as soon as I see the daffodils come out.

It's been a while since I played along with Texture Tuesday and it's lovely to be back.  Like that feeling you get when you stop to catch your breath.  The image above was processed using a Kim Klassen LR preset (likeadream) and textures abstract and andthensome.

I'm playing along with Susannah Conway's April love from tomorrow.  Some postings here and some on instagram.  Come and play too?

Wishing you a happy Tuesday. :)

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