Purple for blog

Apparently, lilac is the hottest colour around just now in the world of interior design and I can speak from experience when I say it is actually a beautiful hue to live with.

My 7-year-old self chose almost exactly the colour of this flower (perhaps a little lighter if memory serves) for my bedroom walls and I loved it. Now, perhaps my grown-up self wouldn’t make the same choice but I think for a child’s room or perhaps an accent wall, this colour would be very pleasing to the eye.

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Reflect for Blog

I have no clue where May went but shockingly, we are officially half way through the year! When you’re a kid, time goes so slowly – too slowly sometimes – and you’re always wishing you were one year older, wishing the weekend would come when you could choose one small treat from the newsagent’s seemingly endless array of sweeties. The sherbety, sweet smell of artificially enhanced Refreshers is still one of my favourites, along with pear drops and aniseed twists. Hashtag *flashback*!

Now, I’m reflecting on May, a super-busy month for me but one where I’ve achieved quite a lot. I’ve managed to put together a brochure for a new venture of mine along with making serious in-roads into a new website too. I’ve put together some bookshelves at home, cleared out my daughter’s playroom (a nightmare) and started on a very healthy eating plan as I am light years away from having any kind of beach-ready body. All in all, a month of achievements methinks.

Here’s to June … bring it on.


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Spent a few hours in the sun yesterday, happily wandering around the wonderful Botanic Gardens. I never get bored of revisiting my favourite nooks and crannies there as they are in a constant state of change, especially now as there is an eruption of colour and the air is alive with bees and other beasties.

In the end I rolled off 580-odd shots and when I got home and downloaded into LR, immediately took about 200 off this tally. And so it begins, the slow job of sifting and choosing and tweaking those final few.

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My macro lens, the heaviest of the lenses I own, comes everywhere with me when I go out specifically to shoot photographs and as much as I love it and the beautiful bokeh it gives me, I’m thinking of leaving it behind in the future.

For a start off, it’s heavy. I mentioned that. Plus, I never take my tripod with me as I’m just not that strong to carry it all, so pin-sharp focus is hit and miss. You know when you see magicians pull rabbits and sometimes people out of a carpet bag, I need one of those but with kit inside!

So for now, I’m going for a lightweight, back-to-basics, free and easy kind of look – keep my 50mm on the camera and perhaps take my Lensbaby Composer for fun stuff. Decision made.


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At the risk of sounding like my grandmother (which would be tricky since she died 30 years ago), “where does the time go?”

It’s May already and shock-horror, we’re just one month away from June which is officially summer in my book and that’s proper scary! Then we’re into suncreams and paddling pools and always making sure there are ice creams in the freezer. Eeek! Enjoy your month everyone!

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