photography & instagram

On photography basics – an e-Book


I am just popping in to share the first of my new, free, eBook’s. I have been working hard on them for a few months now and will be releasing more over the coming weeks, you may have heard me mention my plans for eCourses later this year? Well this is a forerunner to them and a taster of what will be involved.

I’m starting at the beginning with ‘on the basics for photography’ and through this and those to be released soon, will be looking at many aspects of photography. Such as how to take photos for use across social media and websites including shops and blogs. I’m really excited to get started and share them with you!

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Behind the scenes with The Real Flower Company


There are a few companies for who, when an email lands in my inbox, I might give a little cheer. The Real Flower Company is one of them. I have always been on the lookout for my favourite kind of flowers out of season and that is how I first came across this lovely company. Garden roses are something I have in abundance at home for their relatively short season, but this is a matter of weeks rather than months at a time.

So last autumn I went on an internet mission to try and find a grower of roses who would perhaps extend the season for me a little – or maybe even a lot! This is when I first discovered The Real Flower Company, who have a paddock full of rose bushes not so very far from me in Hampshire.

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A podcast with Sara for Hashtag Authentic


I’m just popping in briefly to share with you a conversation I had with Sara of Me & Orla for her podcast series ‘Hashtag Authentic’. We chat about Instagram, changing user names, dealing with copying, what defines us as photographers and other things besides.

I’d love for you to come and have a listen. Perhaps I should say that my accent is indefinably north/south and I say ‘yeah, exactly’ far too much. But let’s put that down to nerves…

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Oubas Knitwear


Its been a little while since I shared a creative post. I absolutely love talking to people about things that make them tick, their passions. And, quite honestly, what excites me most is creativity in all forms, people making something from component parts, whether they be clay, paint, yarn or anything in-between.

Today I am sharing a conversation with Kate of Oubas Knitwear. I think her designs are simply beautiful, from wraps to homewares by way of a hat and gloves or several – I hope you’ll agree. As always though I will let Kate do the talking…

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Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show


The RHS Chelsea Flower show is, without doubt, one of my favourite events of the year. I have been most years for just about 10 years now and loved it each and every time. After not being able to make it to the previous two shows, I was very much looking forward to going this year. Especially as I had been invited to Jardin Blanc.

Jardin Blanc is Raymond Blanc’s hospitality suite, tucked away in a quiet corner of the show ground and is a perfect slice of escapism it itself. Within the suite are several function rooms and a central bar area. There is a kitchen garden inspired by Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and a charming lawned seating area.

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