Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I opened up reader this afternoon to find that one of my favourite bloggers was talking about one of my favourite cities over on East Side Bride. It was like finding another biscuit in a packet you thought was empty. And we're not talking 'Big Ben and The London Eye' London, we're talking 'weird, dead stuff' London. The best London, in other words.
It's October in the Highlands. Most days the skies are grey, the sheep behind the house hunch in drizzling rain and the boiler judders, struggling to keep a old, dark, stone house warm. And then there are days like this, when the sky is the coldest of blues, the light is as sharp as cut glass and our cheeks and fingers turn frozen pink as we explore and gather and collect and point and planes in the sky.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So, I finally got my act together to put together... Bird and Bear.
Photographing families, with soul.
I've been a bit reluctant to launch the website before we have actually moved to London (we're still very much in the northern wilds), but it's there and now I'm itchy to share it. So, spread the word. There's going to be a new family photographer in London Town in the new year, and her prices are excellent.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We watched this last night. Are all dog owners a little bit tragic? Or just London dog owners? Or just the ones on Hampstead Heath?
(I'm aware that the answer is more likely 'just the ones picked for the program, but still, it raised some interesting questions in our house about people who have/love dogs. Opinions? Also, did you watch it? Who was your favourite dog owner? Personally I have a soft spot for the woman with the poo in her pocket. And the guy who looked after his father with Alzheimers for 5 years.)
* photo by Jamie Street, aka A Desert Fete