all you need is love

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew 
William Shakespeare

I really love Valentine's Day. I think it's the anticipation of reading the sweet messages on the card  from my other half. Or maybe it is the one time I allow myself to indulge in chocolate. So are you in love? How are you celebrating it with your love ones?


week 06

week 06 | the smell of Spring is in the air

Have you made your first trip of the year to the local garden centre yet? You may soon be wanting some pretty perennials for your hanging basket or fertiliser for your lawn to get it ready for the Summer. A little tip if you are buying compost, make sure the bag has no algae on it. It is normally a sign of last year's stock and it should be avoided as its nutrients may have deteriorated. 

Forecast for the weekend isn't great for our little road trip to Somerset and Wales. I still hope to   be able to take some pictures though and share it with you. We have set up a few viewing appointments for a wedding venue and fingers crossed that we find the one! 

Have a lovely weekend!


week 05

week 05 | the year of calm, kind, loving and fun
I can't remembered the last time I celebrated Chinese New Year with my family. However, James and I managed to have a little celebration of our own for the last couple of years by having some dim sum at our regular Chinese restaurant.

For those who are not too familiar, the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for their festivals.  The date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year and it corresponds to the new moon in either late January or February. This year, 03 February marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year and it is the year of the Rabbit.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous bunny new year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

week 04

week 04 | inner beauty

Hello and happy Sunday! 

My macro lens has looked so beautiful being displayed in a cupboard since I got it a few months ago. Deep down I thought if I studied enough macro shots as a result my pictures would improve somehow. I neglected the fun aspect of experimenting with a new lens and the possibilities that it can achieve.

With the weather being so grim this morning, it was the perfect opportunity for some indoor still life shots. The new miniature orchid that I bought from the local supermarket last week came in handy. I am generally far more comfortable taking pictures of people and P and get bored easily with the set up process for a still life. However, I really wanted to share with you the beauty of this little orchid the way I see it. 

I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do.