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I took this shot on my new camera sorry OUR new camera a Leica M9 this is a hot piece of photographic goodness. i’ll be coming back to this very soon, but first lets talk about Eliza and the things she has said today.

 

While driving home from the supermarket “do you have any blood I can drink?” ER the answer would be NO. I am out and forgot to buy some?

“If I hit my tummy hard enough will be bones explode out?” Well lets not hit ourselves you can do that later in life and you don’t  have any bones in your tummy.

“Mummy, I can tell you how old you are by how many ribs you have, I have 3.5”

She has her first drama performence tonight I think she is going to rock

 

I love her imagination

SMUK!

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I took this shot on my new camera sorry OUR new camera a Leica M9 this is a hot piece of photographic goodness. i’ll be coming back to this very soon, but first lets talk about Eliza and the things she has said today.

 

While driving home from the supermarket “do you have any blood I can drink?” ER the answer would be NO. I am out and forgot to buy some?

“If I hit my tummy hard enough will be bones explode out?” Well lets not hit ourselves you can do that later in life and you don’t  have any bones in your tummy.

“Mummy, I can tell you how old you are by how many ribs you have, I have 3.5”

She has her first drama performence tonight I think she is going to rock

 

I love her imagination

SMUK!

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I took this shot on my new camera sorry OUR new camera a Leica M9 this is a hot piece of photographic goodness. i’ll be coming back to this very soon, but first lets talk about Eliza and the things she has said today.

 

While driving home from the supermarket “do you have any blood I can drink?” ER the answer would be NO. I am out and forgot to buy some?

“If I hit my tummy hard enough will be bones explode out?” Well lets not hit ourselves you can do that later in life and you don’t  have any bones in your tummy.

“Mummy, I can tell you how old you are by how many ribs you have, I have 3.5”

She has her first drama performence tonight I think she is going to rock

 

I love her imagination

SMUK!

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wellies

I think we’ve been having some extreme weather here in the UK. I think where I am we’ve escaped the serious side of nature, few trees down, few floods, but nothing life or insurance threatening.

But in between the radical downpours is where I am so happy to have my own garden. The kids can throw on their winter coats which by the way I just bought for a snip, both come with removable fleeces and are wind and waterproof, they are both like little furnaces when you take them off! I digress

But they love to play in the muddy puddles, they love to race though wet grass, and the best part. I didn’t have to leave the house. When they get bored they can come in, change their dirty clothes and have a hot milk.

I’m starting to like living out in suburbia a little bit

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As some of you know I like photography, I do really enjoy it. I enjoy doing it, I enjoy looking at it. I adore documentary photography mostly the works of Salgado they are usually not enjoyable photographs to look at and I am sure they were awful to shoot but they are truly amazing and if you’re in a bookshop check his work out, it’s very moving.

When I was learning about photography I was using film and a Lecia M4-P which is fully manual. I had to estimate the light and get it right. It wasn’t easy and I made a lot of mistakes and to this day I get muddled I tell you I am special.

I decided to do some learning documentary shots it’s not easy to get pictures like these when you’re using a 50mm. As I took this a group turned up and I had to tell them to be quiet so not to wake him as I was getting closer and closer. I am certain there is now 20 people in Japan with a picture of me taking this picture!

bench


bench2

I had to get so close to this chap and he wasn’t asleep, He asked me what I was doing and I said documenting people living rough in Sydney, he grunted OK.

homeless

Me Sneaky nooooo. This guy was sleeping on a HUGE man hole cover which accesses a sewer why he chose to lie on it I will never know.lib

A scene you would often see on the steps of Sydney Library  these guys were not so happy at me taking their photograph I think this was one of my first images of trying to capture living rough in Sydney and I didn’t really know how to be stealthy!

I would like to point out that Sydney is not a homeless haven and that there is minimal homeless people compared to say London. It’s just that at the time I wanted to try my hand at documenting something that could happen to any of us.

Shall I end with a nice photo of Chinaman beach, a stunning place very beautiful near Huskisson NSW

chinaman beachOne day I would love to travel to a remote part of the world and document people. It’s been done a thousand times before, but you have to have goals!

*All photos are copyright, if you use them, please link me and all photo’s are available to purchase as usual.

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I am sorry for not updating, although I actually don’t think my fan base noticed lol

I have had a busy two weeks and I am not sleeping well. No one likes a whinger but I know we have all been there. Eventually I will explain my sabbatical.

me and vicohh goodness me awful hair but great tan WTF is with my neck I look like ET

My life is busy and wonderful. Yesterday I ventured into London. I miss London I mostly miss my amazing friends that I made there. I’ve made many friends along my path of life. And some of them are very important  in my present life and will always be my friend and in my heart, but most are good friends. I was truly blessed in Central London. I met people who not only became a friend some became like family. Or what I consider family. They looked out for me I looked out for them. They hugged me when I needed hugs, I hugged them when they needed hugs. We listened to each other. We celebrated our childrens Birthdays and Halloween, we celebrated Christmas and then our Birthdays. We saw each other most days. And then

I moved away

And I saw no one..for a week 😀

And then I saw no one for a long time

Moving sucks, but mostly leaving behind some of the best friendships I have ever made sucks.

It was going to happen weather we moved to surburbia or Europe our actual destination one day. But despite moving and being physically distant. I know that no matter what I have made some amazing and lifelong friendships.

We as a family are truly blessed to have them in our lives.

I really hope you have such friendship in your lives and cherish it.

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My favourite things, this could be quite long, so you might want to go do a wee and get a drink…

One of my all time faves is beer. I use to hate it. I was a rum and coke girl and then well things got a little ugly and I decided I really shouldn’t drink rum.
so now I’m a beer girl. Sadly my entire body suffers as a result I am like a 45 year old man especially where my gut is concerned :-/

My 2nd fave is scented candles we returned from holiday to find my girlfriends had been in and left a enormous amount of gifts amongst them were candles. I can not explain how much I love light a expensive scented candle it makes me feel good in many many ways lol

Music OMgosh I love music from country to blues to jazz to pop I really love it all. I also really like to sing, I can’t sing well but meh who cares I like to do it.
go get yourself there are so many to chose from I ahem have them all and my kids really enjoy watching me being a rockstar. Just wait until they are 15 I’m sure their opinion won’t be the same!

Being with my family and relaxing and having fun

Enjoying my life and knowing no matter what god challenges us with there is always a reason and purpose and we may not know why.

But really there are 3 things that are my ultimate faves and that is my kids and my husband. Because I couldn’t bear to be without any of them

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