Backing up my iPhone pictures yesterday I realised I haven’t done any sort of ‘life lately’ type post for a while that hasn’t just been a picture dump from travelling somewhere or other.. So here is a little catch up post with what I’ve been up to when I haven’t been at weddings or editing and left my desk. I have about 25 films to develop but I really can’t face sorting them out yet.. so for now this is all iPhone snaps. The best camera is the one you have on you, right?
Somewhat shamelessly, this post will have more than it’s fair share of pictures of my girl. I vowed to try and spend more quality time out of the house with her and embrace even a spare hour here and there. She’s come on so much this year and has grown from a gorgeously stocky little thing into a lanky long-limbed girl. She’s a joy, even if she spends half her time keeping me in check, like the little granny she can be. This year has seen her ride her bike without stabilisers, attempt to swim unaided underwater, have her first ever haircut and start a new school…
…and she turned five. There was a hot day in Mum and Dad’s garden for the growing number of kids in the family to enjoy the pool and garden, and a week after we moved house (ridiculously ambitious) we had a party for her at the house.That lovely Camera Hannah invited me along to Tuscany to second shoot, where we enjoyed taking in the scenery, ate amazing food and came up with theories about what Filipo Berio was like.
This year has been a bit of a tough one along the way with David working away during the week, but finally it seems like everything is starting to settle into more of a routine as the months have gone on, and we even squeezed in a few couple-y things amidst the chaos.. Third anniversary dinner, a few days out in Marrakech while I was shooting a wedding, Snoop Dogg and a day at Leeds Festival.We had our first ‘loading up the car, getting the ferry and driving down’ holiday to the Dordogne. I mucked about with a GoPro, we ate a ridiculous amount of bread, pate and cheese with wine, I burnt my back, Viv swam and made friends, we played cards and we actually had time to think, read and just ‘be’. I came back with an extra few pounds but I’ve decided to see it shows I did the holiday right..Admittedly, I was pretty shit at organising enough social stuff for myself, but I did try, even if it took ages to actually get around to seeing some people properly. Over the last month I’ve actually had time to cook again, which I love, and hopefully will find more time to spend with the gorgeous people I have in my life over the next few months too. Below is just the best of the rest, really: good food, good people, little trips here and there and a few treats along the way. Hope you’ve all had a wonderful Summer.. For me though, Autumn is bliss and I’m so excited to embrace the little things and taking everything at a better pace until the end of the year.
Happy October all; the best month of the year.
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