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Getting up close & personal with nature

Last month, my husband and I packed up the car and headed for the wilds of Kent; we were off to Elmley Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey.  “Elmley is an internationally important fresh water grazing marsh wetland renowned for significant populations of over-wintering and breeding birds, and also hare, watervoles, rare invertebrates and

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Lessons in Photography & Styling

At the beginning of April I headed to Bristol for a photography and styling workshop with the lovely Carole aka Mademoiselle Poirot.  I was full of excitement on my drive into the City; having a day ahead of me to learn new skills and meet new people.  I’d only bought my first DSLR a few months

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Finding my creative mojo

My word for 2017 is ‘CREATE’ – it feels open and explorative.  For me this means drawing, sketching, photography, writing and knitting – these are the crafts I enjoy most and am focusing on at the moment.  I flick through so many beautiful coffee table books, covet profiles on art filled Instagram pages.  But, I

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Noticing the season changes

This past week, I’ve been on several five mile walks, including one with friends – ending up in the pub eating delicious food (my favourite destination), one near home and another along the coast in Dorset with my husband. I was so struck in each place by how vibrant the colours of Spring were and

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Exploring Cornwall

A couple of years ago, I found myself feeling worn out with life and so, on a whim I decided to head down to Cornwall for a short holiday – with just me, myself and I.  When I was 25 I went travelling around Australia, Asia and the Cook Islands on my own and absolutely

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