Yesterday my daughters and I were looking through some old photo folders on my computer for pictures of one of Sarah's friends - it is her birthday and she wanted to make a collage of pictures from when they first became friends at age 6 to now (her friend is turning 14). Their generation is so fortunate as they will always have an amazing record of theirs and their friends lives - thanks to digital photography and social networks. My parents have a few photo albums from when we were young and I am ashamed to say both my sister and I went through a stage of throwing out embarrassing pics and removing others from the album for ourselves that have since been lost. For years I kept boxes of things like letters from friends, diaries, photographs and even posters from my wall from when I was a teenager, but then we moved cities and when packing up ours and my mums house (she moved at the same time) we ended up throwing out these very boxes in the stress of the move. There were two posters that I am particularly sorry I no longer have - for no other reason than they had been so special when I got them and the envy of my friends! One was a Sara Moon poster - remember them?! That was from my early teens - I have just done a bit of a search and there is quite an interesting story behind them - you can read it here. The other was an uber-80's airbrushed illustration in electric colours of a girl on rollerskates carrying a tray of soda's and burgers. I can't find it on the net but I did find the pic below with the melting telephone, my sister had this one, and the one above is very similar in style and colour to the one I had.
I am sorry I ever threw any of those things away but at the same time its impossible to keep everything - my husband complains of my hoarding as it is!
I am sitting in my bed listening to the dulcet tones of Stacey Kent, browsing magazines and blogs with the late summer sun streaming through the window and Pippa (dog) lying at my feet - sheer bliss! I hope you are having a similarly relaxed and happy Sunday xxx
These gorgeous pics by photographer Nick Scott are a perfect reflection of how today feels and looks.
I have discovered the most amazing photographer - Antonella Arismendi. Based in Buenos Aires she is a fashion photographer and art director and her work is incredible. The pics below speak for themselves and there is oh so much more to see on her website. I advise you set aside a fair bit of time to browse her work...
Just had a quick browse through Flickr and found some beautiful pics worth sharing...
Ashley, from what I can ascertain, is a photographer and model and she takes the most beautiful self portraits - view some more of her photography here
At the moment I really am living for the weekends! What a crazy, busy year it has been so far.
This week I have noticed a change in the weather - even though it is still pretty hot, the air is different and when the wind blows it is a lot cooler than it has been. You can especially feel it in the mornings. Apart from the fact that I am now up before the sun (and it seemed to happen quite suddenly), there is a crispness to the mornings that wasn't there just a week ago. I love a change in season - summer to autumn or winter to spring - both are my favourite times of year.
Just a few pics that have taken my fancy, including some inspiration pics off the Design Sponge website. Have a gorgeous weekend xx
This blog is a personal dedication to life, especially weekends and holidays and all that they mean to me. Time in my home, time with my family, friends, walks, meals, pets, etc. A place to record my thoughts, wishes, dreams, likes/dislikes and memories.