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Inspired by the wonderful artifact uprising , I

summer dreaming…

My summer started here (look below), beautiful

finding a moment to breath…

I have a question for anyone that comes past

Itchy feet…

As much as I love Tokyo it can also frustrate me

Where is home?

. There is a question I dread, its a normal everyday

back…

. I recently took a break from my camera, I do this

wild flowers

. When I think of wildflowers it makes me feel like a

playing

. I have lovely strong light in the far end of my

A little venting…

. Ok so I’m going to have a bit of a vent, just a

what I choose

. There is something I need to get off my chest. I have

its the simple things

. Never forget to stop and just smell the flowers.

a circle a day

I really enjoy watching other people start projects, I

I love the rain

I love the rain – I get that from my mom

details

Sometimes I find these tiny little details, I

stay calm stay focused

stay calm and stay focused – advice to

in bloom

It is 2 weeks early but the signs are spring are here

a bit of advice to myself

I have an exciting week coming up but at the

signs of life.

There is something special about seeing the small,

Work your arse off…

 I start a 5 week intensive workshop tomorrow, I

scribbling exercise

Not so much scribbling, but I had an exercise to

photo or illustration

So I love photography and I love illustration: it was

row, row, row your boat

Soooooo, I have just got my marks back for my first

not seeing cebu

If you don’t know already, I am rather fond of

It’s been a doodling good time

Did you know that having a creative outlet is good for

breaking my mould….

My blog has a big of a history by now, did you

a colourful time of the year

October was a really pretty month here in Japan. We

signs of life

One of my favourite things to do is walk, I consider it

simple

simple beauty is so easy for mother nature

the daily muse

“Every morning when we wake up, we have twenty-

the daily muse

“Wherever you live, you come to love it. ”

the english coast

I have just finished editing the photographs I took

#havekidswilltravel – part 1

. I have always travelled, it has been a part of my

postcards from a big city

For months now I have been making little postcards from

little traveller…

“It’s better to travel hopefully than to

in summer

I cannot seem to say the words “in summer”

palms and breeze

“There is life in a gentle breath of wind.”

4th of July

Wishing all my american buddies a very happy

Books, visions, and an itch.

I’m pissed off with books. No wait, maybe that

on your own corner

I have been a foreigner for longer than I can remember

nature

I saw this this morning and I had to share it here! I

karma

“Even when our sleeves brush together it is our

look

“A dog that walks around will find a stick”

time

“Time passes away like the stream flowing both

clear

“To look up at the sky and down at the ground

just go

“A wise man does not lose his way, a brave man

who knows what tomorrow brings

“Talk about things of tomorrow and the mice

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unsaid

“what is left unsaid is rich as flowers” &#

time

“No man lasts more than a lifetime: his

there is a story behind every image…

It is true you know, behind every image you and I take

red

may be my new favourite colour… I have a whole

life in projects…

Stories give our lives meaning, they unite us and tie

spring…

last of the blossoms

cause you should listen with your heart…

I opened the fridge door and it was the first thing to

another summer’s day

couldn’t help myself! had to add some more summer

Project 12: an editorial mix

Decisions decisions decisions, uuuuuuummmm now this is

that summer feeling

for the first time today it feels like summer is on it

the go to lens

I went for a walk today, nothing new for me I love to

an island hop

Ok that’s it, from now on we travel in the off

NARA | KYOTO – part 2

Sometimes I feel sorry for myself, yes I am serious, it

NARA | KYOTO – part 1

Four and a half hours on a train with the kids, really

Your Shot National Geographic

This week was a good photography week for me! I

a different direction…

Sitting there all wrapped up, warm, cosy, dosed up full

a silly snow…

Ok so I have days where I feel old, old and tired, old

a flower project…

I recently did a great little two week workshop and I

a rare snow day…

“So what do you think” he said, ”

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2013 in pictures…

“The days are long but the years are short”

30 day projects…

With the beginning of 2014 so close I know there are a

thrilled…

I love following the “In Beauty and Chaos”

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always look up…

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with

11 on 11 …

I wanted to pick my favourite 11 photographs from the

why do you blog…?

I have been thinking a lot about my blog lately. This

I am back…

I feel like I have finally kinda found my feet. I mean

come on just try it…

“come on just try it!” I said, to which he

the crutch…

A few months ago I moved country and in true ‘me

365 – month one … (aka 42 days)

30 days has September, April, June and November –

I missed Autumn…

I have heard it said so many times, the Japanese Autumn

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my muse…

Every time she catches my eye she giggles!  She is my

loosen up…

I caved, I gave in to temptation, I have seen so many

a little bit…

I can smell the breeze, its cooler, its less sticky,

I have no words…

Seriously I don’t! I have absolutely no words to

One for the girls…

As a girl when someone bring you a beautiful bouquet of

The Pros and Cons of photography…

It’s 5.03am, it’s cold, quiet, she can see

meaningful… to me

… There is a forum opening soon that I am very

projects…

So I have had a behance account for a long time now and

quiet…

I was thrilled this morning to see my photo on the &#

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feet…

Ok well the other day someone on flickr pointed

movement…

Ok now I know that this shot has been done a thousand

SUMO… I loved it

Before heading off to watch SUMO this past weekend I

a portrait…

I got to speak to my dude’s teacher yesterday and

shibuya is entertaining…

I have decided that now that it is cooling down a bit

mornings… some video inspiration

I am a morning person, I always have been and I am

when it rains it pours…

The rain in Tokyo is just amazing! I have never lived

photographic feet vol.1

So I have written a this very small little ebook / PDF

as the day ends…

I find myself still looking up to the sky! It has

here bunny bunny bunny…

Ok she make look cute but she is a little whatsit!!!

ooooooh rice…

Good thing we live where we do, both my kids love rice

we love a car…

We all love the car haha!!! Couldn’t or wouldn&#

music and movement…

For some reason while taking the lovely Caroline Jensen

the look…

The dude sure can make a face haha

the wall…

Not sure why but I love it and am fascinated by it

dazed and confused…

This guy looked just how I felt!

a bit of a thing for a vanishing point…

Not sure why but at the moment I seem to have a little

little buddhas…

There is so much here in Tokyo to see and take in! I

a new forest…

I haven’t seen bamboo forests since I was a kid!

leaf…

Every single piece of nature is beautiful! When you

the rainy season…

So apart from the insane humidity, Tokyo’s summer

looking up to the sky…

ok now I am pretty sure that this could be a side

mount Fuji-san…

I never once in my life imagined that I would be

the sun and the moon…

Its not often that I get to photograph the sun and the

mist…fog…mystery…

I love a bit of fog and get super excited when I get

summer + holidays…

There is a fabulous thing that happens when the sun

everyday moments | june | pieces of me…

Ok now I know this is meant to be about my kids but

Flickr explore…

My little lady got herself onto flickr explore!!! I was

letters to our mini monsters | june | travels…

I am not a woman of many words, I don’t write

the meji shrine…

ok I am addicted to this place! I have been four times

my new car…

Well so far I cannot drive here and it drives me nuts!

tiny in Tokyo… 3

Im here I am ready to write and all words are escaping

simple…

Its simple I love my macro and I love nature!

rain…

We are all very fond of Tokyo rain! It comes down nice

sense candy…

This place is fun! Tokyo is just crazy and organised

tiny in Tokyo… 2

Are you wondering why I called this series tiny in

jet plane…

If someone offered me a plane ticket to anywhere in the

addiction…

I am starting to think I have a very addictive

letters to our mini monsters | May | …

I wasn’t going to write this month, I wanted to

flowers on film…

I just got 4 rolls of film back – I LOVE FILM! I

ramblings of a crazy chick…

So I have decided to just write, I feel a need to just

tiny in Tokyo… part 1

A new beginning, a fresh start, a new adventure, call

everyday moments | april | techno freaks…

Seriously these blog circles do really help you realise

letters to our mini monsters | april | the pea…

My little miracle baby! Who also happens to be super

film…

Yes FILM! I have fallen in love again, head of heels,

colour…

I am such a huge fan of colour! The brighter the better

spring…

I love spring – wait really – I LOVE SPRING

everyday moments | march | expressions…

Oh my I do love March, its the month that spring is

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Well I am thrilled to have this blog circle underway! I

the look…

she cracks me up this chick:

everyday moments | February …

I am very excited this month to be able to start taking

aaargh….

will you ever stop mother

sigh…

a picture says a thousand words hey

that face…

i love it

drive through …

well not quite but its a kids meals in wheels!!! he

sea air …

he really enjoyed the sea air:

crossing …

back onto the continent. for a little while anyway!

climbing …

well I am not sure why he is holding on quite so tight

trees …

I really love trees! Really really really really!! And

growing up …

not sure when he got this grown up!

light …

such gorgeous golden morning light! shame I couldn&#

cute …

so small and so cute:

duck …

such a pretty duck:

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serious …

she can even give me a serious face:

joy …

pure joy:

puddles …

one of the fun things in rainy uk:

music …

she loves it:

restaurant girl …

she is so cute. I couldn’t decide on just one:

there …

that way mommy:

Millau …

I love travelling:

familiar face …

this seems to be a more and more familiar expression:

2013 …

oh my poor neglected blog! I cannot believe this is my

phone…

One of my goals for 2013 is to play more with the

hide and seek …

I think the squinting was mean’t to help with

oh dear …

starting young haha

forest …

a little walk in a big world

black and white beauty …

Maybe its because its winter but I am going through a

form…

studying light and form

dude …

he seems so much older (are harder to catch with the

my window obsession continues…

good thing I am moving again

her window…

I liked both, I couldn’t decide

iPad time …

I think these two are obsessed!

speeding in the dark …

panning in the dark

caught in the act …

these are my anniversary chocolates

flower petals …

beautiful flower beautiful light

baby love …

I have a new obsession with this little lady and this

colour …

I love colour, I really really really do!

spectacular …

The only way I can describe this place is with images

scooter boy …

preferred mode of transport

one more …

Just cause I think she is gorgeous.

I adore this little firecracker …

I have had the pleasure of photographing this little

hello …

Love this little face looking up at me …

trouble …

Visually to me this spells trouble …

my little lady …

can you see the implied triangle?

wondering …

Even in the rain! Its time to get back to what I love,

one …

I think Summer may be over … but I do love the

new friend …

hello little lady

uuummm maybe I should take him out more … haha

Poor little lad – always stuck in a room

looking up …

This was from a recent workshop. Looking for triangles

light entertainment …

I have no idea what I would do without my iPod!

off for a little exploring …

Big world, small dude, big determination!

in and out …

The same tunnel, the way in and the way out! So cool!!

old …

I love old buildings. I love the little details, the

a recognisable shape …

What a cool thing to put in a child’s playground

the way I like a beach …

I love beaches but I don’t like them when the sun

my view of spain …

There are certain images that will always say Spain to

small eyes discovering…

I feel like this is such a small boy with big eyes out

walking on the edge of the world…

This does look like the edge of the earth doesn’t

small girl big attitude…

I have a feeling this one is going to be a handful!!!!

up in the hills…

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this! This is the

summer colour…

Not exactly what you were expecting hey! I always think

a wimp’s view…

what can I say, this is all I could see when looking up

where’s Heidi…

Thats all I could think of when looking at this scenery

independent…

a very independent soul, with a don’t mess with

stone beauty…

I loved this statue and its background. Its not an

could he be anymore smiley…!

Probably the happiest, smiliest little man I think I

cute faces…

so many cute expressions and all of them make me smile

say what?…

I am just in love with his expression!

bounce…

Colours and Curls – what a great combination!

wish we could do this everyday…

I wish we could do this everyday he loves it!! I am so

fishes….

Oh what fun it is to be underwater!! Especially since

discovering new places…

Well this time of year is always fun hey! At least on

little ladyness…

Oh my she is so cute! With a new trick for me everyday

a brand new skill….

Took him one afternoon and he was off!! One very proud

mini me…

Oh my gorgeous little dude!! Makes my heart smile!! I

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A long time…

Well what can I say I am useless!! I haven’t

Baby bits…

It’s the little things I love and always want to

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Sleep…

A peaceful princess

oh so cute…

I still haven’t managed to get that many shots of

Nature’s art…

I have been a bit lazy with my photography lately,

What makes me click… products

I discovered my love for product photography a LONG

I can grow stuff!!!…

I do not have green fingers – never have and

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What makes me click… kiddies

Yeah you saw that right – Kiddos!!! Am I mad!!

I want to do this everyday…

I have had the best week ever! I had the most amazing

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What makes me click…

What is it that I love to photograph? What is it about

clicking along…

Well I had plans for this blog! Good intentions! You

A new beginning . . .

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