My Sunday Photo – Oh deer in Richmond Park.

Oh deer. Taken in Richmond Park. We needed headspace. We took an early morning walk in Richmond Park. Even in times like this, with all the challenges and strange things we face, I am grateful for spaces like this so close to us. One day we won’t live in the UK, which each day I […]

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My Sunday Photo – Signing off, just for the week

Usually, at this time of the year, I am signing off to go on holiday. I try to have a digital detox and leave my phone at home and take a break. This year, thanks to Covid19, we are not going on holiday. We are having a staycation and taking some time to do things […]

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My Sunday Photo – the little good bits in life

The last week or so has been rather challenging for various reasons but we are trying to embrace the little good bits in life whilst dealing with the tougher bits too. We have had some lovely family time, and whilst we now have to wear face masks due to Covid19 we are trying to be […]

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My Sunday Photo – Gecko will pose with his food

Spotty the gecko is the perfect model. There is an old saying “never work with children or animals” but he is the most cooperative creature. He’s very sociable and loves to be interacted with and will happily pose for the camera. He’s not like the children or the cats, or in fact, my husband, all […]

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My Sunday Photo – finer details, look for them.

Sometimes it’s the finer details in life that you have to look for to appreciate them properly. Look harder, look closer, you might be surprised. You see a little boy’s hand, dirty, nails bitten and a scruffy flower seed, blown and battered. We call these fairies, by the way. I see a hand that has […]

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My Sunday Photo – wasp up close & personal

Getting up close and personal with a wasp for the sake of a good photo. When I was about 11, at school, I was stung by a wasp. It hurt, a lot. It crawled up my leg by my skirt, I didn’t realize, brushed it and it stung me. My knee was sore and swollen […]

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My Sunday Photo – happy as a busy bee in lavender

So this photo and the title are slightly cheating because you can not actually see any of the hundreds of bees that were in this lavender field. We literally were surrounded by bees who were so happy and busy and not bothered by humans and it smelled amazing and sounded just perfect with bees buzzing […]

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My Sunday Photo – A green ladybird

Ladybird ladybird, fly away home… This ladybird didn’t and it was also GREEN. I have seen orange, red on black, black on red, and even a white ladybird before but not a green one. We have a particular bush in our front garden that seems to be a magnet for ladybirds to lay their eggs […]

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My Sunday Photo – back to a place we love, Kew.

This week we were able to venture out and visit a place we love, Kew. After 93 days of being at home. Kew Gardens is a place we visit often, and we enjoy going there. I nearly cried when we went through the ticket Kew and the staff all said “welcome back” as people were […]

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My Sunday Photo – the promise of bramble fruit picking

My Sunday Photo – the promise of bramble fruit picking We went for our weekly drag the children out of bed early and routemarch walk last Friday and explored the woods near us, that for some reason we haven’t properly done before. We found two ponds full of late tadpoles (possibly even toad tadpoles?) which […]

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