What have I been doing for the last 50 days?

It’s been 7 weeks since I had my first proper day of “staying at home”. Approximately 50 days. Most of those days in lockdown. Knowing that I wouldn’t be able to do much of my freelance work, and that I’d be spending most of my time entertaining a nearly 3-year-old, I started off thinking up…

A plethora of penguins

I’ve decided to look back in my photo archive and share some of my older photos. Today it’s penguins. I love penguins. I’ve been fascinated by them for many many years, and even if people only know me as a passing acquaintance online, that’s possibly the one thing they know about me! My favourite places…

Watching Maidenhead change

This week I’ve been focusing on my freelance business – updating marketing materials and going out and meeting people. Which combined with the rainy weather means that there hasn’t been much opportunity for a proper walk. But as one of my meetings was in town, I took the opportunity to take another photo for a…

How creative jealousy can be useful

I’ve had two envious moments recently. One relating to writing and one to photography. Neither of these envious moments is a surprise to me, as I’ve had similar ones before – seeing other people doing things I wish I had done myself. I’d love to have an article published in a magazine or a newspaper.…

Blogging and a 9.5 month old baby

Spring has almost sprung, and I now have a 9.5 month old baby. Time is going quickly! Life has got busy, and I have no idea where my days go. So once again I’m going to step back from my blogging. I’ll still be posting photos on Instagram from time to time, but I doubt…

Things I love this week 

There’s no chance of a longer post this week, between a grumpy baby and my lack of sleep. So here once again is a gratitude list….. things I love this week. Fancy shower gel – a couple of people bought me new mum presents of lovely smelling shower gel and bath stuff. My morning shower…

Why I love photography 

My last blog post was about why I love writing. Never one to be tied to just a single interest, I also love photography – this is why……. It helps me notice things. When I did my first photo challenge month back in 2013, I realised that taking one photo a day made me more…

My creative progress and current barriers

About 6 weeks ago I wrote a post about my creative plans for 2017/2018. My plans were: Enter one photography competition – Maidenhead and Me (which is also an exhibition) – closing date September 2017 Write and publish an ebook about my creative projects – by May 2018 Continue to write down all my creative…

Why bother blogging?

I keep seeing updates on Facebook that this time 2 years ago I was doing Come Blog With Me, a daily blogging challenge. And I really enjoyed it. Yet now, I barely blog at all. In fact I haven’t written anything for this blog since July. I’ve posted a few creative snippets elsewhere, but even…