I’ve never been on a diet and I’m not on one now, but…

This blog post could very nearly have been called Things That Facebook Made Me Do, because really everything that’s happened to me in the last month is entirely facebook’s fault.

At the beginning of August an advert popped up on my news feed for a fitness program. I was at the time not in the least bit interested in fitness or diets, but I clicked on it anyway because I was pretty convinced it was another one of those companies that steal images of women and use them to sell their magic slimming potions and if that was the case I wanted to report them. (Grrr… I get angry about photo thefts!) But much to my surprise when I clicked through I discovered this particular advert was legit. No herbal teas or magic powders, instead they were promoting an 8 week health and fitness program for mums which seemed to produce amazing results.

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HomeLife Project – September

So finally a little later than planned my Home Life Project weekend photos for September! As I mentioned on Friday, my intention had been to photograph our day yesterday taking part in a classic car tour, but in the end things did not go to plan and we had to retire at lunchtime with engine trouble. The only consolation was that it was pouring with rain anyway so we didn’t miss a particularly good day. The rest of Sunday was then spent inside, in yucky light doing exciting things like listing stuff on eBay!

 

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My birthday trip on the River Thames with Le Boat

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember that we take regular holidays with our extended family on river boats in France. This tradition begun a few Christmases ago when I mentioned I’d always fancied a canal boat holiday and the rest of my family (surprisingly) agreed. A couple of glasses of wine later and some googling and we had our first trip booked staying on narrowboats in Wales. Despite the dire predictions everyone made about the weather, the holiday was a surprising success and the next year we decided to try river boats in France.

We’ve now had two summer holidays with Le Boat in France and over the years we’ve also developed a good relationship with them, so they throw in a few extras in exchange for photography and videos. This summer we had hoped to holiday on their new Horizon boats, but for one reason and another it never quite happened.

However Le Boat didn’t forget about us and when one of the new boats became available for a day on the Thames, they offered it to us in return for some digital content. Entirely coincidentally the day also happened to be my birthday and it was (mostly) beautiful weather… we were very lucky. (more…)

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Me & Mine – August

This month’s Me & Mine photo is a reminder of how lucky we have been this summer to visit two different countries in the space of a month. August’s Me & Mine was a photo of us at La Grange Du Moulin in France and a month later I’m sharing a photo of us by a lake in Sweden after a lovely campfire lunch…

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Homelife Project – September Creative Challenge

Stop, wait! It’s September?! How did that happen!

The start of this month has crept up on us in an especially sneaky manner, as we only arrived back from Sweden yesterday and we’ve been running around today preparing for Theo’s 6th birthday party tomorrow, so I hope this later than usual post doesn’t catch you unawares.

This month’s theme is inspired by our week in Sweden… no I won’t be suggesting you photograph Ikea furniture, rather that you seek out the remarkable in your every day.

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