Travels: Bergen, Norway

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massive crab legs….fish me….more massive crabs, alive this time….the famous old wooden wonky houses of Bryggen….fancy Bergen manhole covers….Monday begins on Saturday…..knowit….who can see the sea?….moooooooose…..

We’ve just got back from spending 24 hours in Bergen, Norway (new country yay!) on the way home from France. It was a lovely cute little place although incredibly expensive…in fact it actually made Cannes look cheap. Bergen is most visited as being the entry point for the Norwegian Fjords, we didn’t have the chance to go out to those but we mulled around the town seeing the sights and enjoying the atmosphere.

Hope you’ve had a good summer.

Jo xo

Family Portraits: Mum

Last weekend, I stood – with the other members of my immediate family – at the side of a racing track, in the snow, absolutely freezing to watch my mum drive an Aston Martin DB9. This was something which was on her ‘Bucket List’ and an experience which we had bought for her earlier this year for her 50th birthday. I’m probably going to get it in the neck now for advertising her age all over the internet.

The weather and temperature aside, the day was worth it just to see my mum so happy and excited. As the time for her to get in the car drew closer, I snapped this photo of her:

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I genuinely think that this is one of my favourite photographs that I have ever taken. It is certainly my favourite photo of my mum. She looks so happy and I can’t help but be reminded of an excited little school girl. I know that this is a moment that I will remember and treasure for a long time.

The caption which accompanies this photo – which she said moments after it was taken – is that she ‘felt more nervous than when getting married’, which I think summarises the moment quite well.

Jo xo

Travels: The Stars of Paris

A couple of weeks back I took the boy to Paris for his Christmas present (for some snippets and pics of the other things we got up to, see here). It wouldn’t have been a trip to Paris without going to see (and climb) the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, which incidentally was the reason we went there in the first place. Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world and I don’t think I will ever grow tired of visiting it or it’s most famous sites. Here are a couple of the photos I snapped of Paris’s iconic features that require no further introduction:

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Ahhh the city of love…..I love it!!!

Jo xo

Travels: New Zealand

Travels: New Zealand

We’ve just received our photobook back of our photos from our trip to New Zealand which is what has inspired me to share this photo. I don’t actually remember where exactly this photo was taken other than that it was … Continue reading

Travels: Indian Markets

Travels: Indian Markets

  This time two years ago I was probably wandering around an Indian market of sorts. Therefore, I am seriously reminiscing and wishing I was there right about now. You can never quite be prepared for what you will see … Continue reading

Travels: Fallen bird angels in London

Travels: Fallen bird angels in London

I know that this is a pretty morbid and horrible photo, but it is probably one of my favourite photos that I’ve taken all year. Not too sure why considering but it just is. The birds wings remind me of … Continue reading

Autumnal bike rides

Happy Sunday everyone :)

I have to say that autumn is by far my favourite season. I don’t know what it is…perhaps the beautiful splashes of colour everywhere or perhaps that my birthday is (just about) in the autumn….or that autumnal fashion is always the best in the year. In reality it is a combination of these things and more but I like to be sure that I’m making the most of it.

Yesterday I was looking after my little brother Callum and we decided that while the rain held of, it’d be good to go for a bike ride. There is something so crisp about the air at this time of year and I’ve been coupled up in the house so often lately poorly that it seemed the perfect opportunity to make the most of it! Plus on a bike, you do get a little less muddy than if travelling by foot!

Here are some of the pictures we snapped out and about:

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We still got a little bit muddy but it was worth it!!

How do you feel about autumn?

Jo xo