Monthly Archives: July 2017

Me & Mine -July

This month’s Me & Mine comes from the Charente region of France where we are spending a couple of weeks, having left our home and dogs in the capable hands of professional housesitters. The weather has been a bit mixed, but we’ve really enjoyed having some relaxed time as a family and the children have…

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A quick July garden update

July though the best of month’s for gardens is also often one of the busiest of months for bloggers. As the school holidays start and a round of summer activities begins it’s easy to let the momentum slip. So today’s update is a brief one, more than anything to serve as a record of our…

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Why my kids and lavender don’t mix

Four years ago we went along to what was then a bit of a local novelty, a lavender field open day. Back then it was quite a low key affair, you parked in the farmer’s yard and wandered down to the field at your leisure. Theo was nearly two at the time and famously did…

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Siblings Project – July

It’s probably not all that surprising that I feel a renewed energy for photographic projects during the summer months. All the natural light, longer days and sunshine really do make for better pictures and by the end of winter I’m usually slightly bored of photographing the kids in the same old coats they’ve been wearing…

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Celebrating Canada 150, in England, when you aren’t even Canadian…

Those who have followed this blog for a while, will know that after two years living near Calgary in Alberta we adopted Canada Day as our annual celebration and (almost) every year since, have marked July 1st with some misplaced patriotism, flag-flying and barbecuing. Whilst some old friends have now helped us celebrate in three…

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