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Enjoying the summer

September 12, 2011

I’ve been remiss and have really neglected my blog of late. I’ve been enjoying summer – despite it being on the damp and grey side – and hope you have too. As a result I’ve not really been on the computer or even indoors much. At the end of last week we returned from a short city break in Florence. The Friday before we went it was a gloriously hot day. A good friend came over and helped me garden (now that our garden fence has been replaced I can finally sort out the ‘other’ bed which I’ve been putting off since we moved in). After a hard day’s digging we ate dinner al fresco and stayed on the patio talking, sipping wine and staring at the stars until gone 1am. It was a beautifully mild night. I was hoping for more of the same but we arrived back in London to a distinctly autumnal turn in weather – blustery and damp, though still warm. My tomatoes in pots were all blown over (many of them only just turning red). The house needs tidying. I’ve got a large backlog of photos to upload, organise and process. There’s a definite back-to-school feel about the place. Anyway, I’m hoping to get a few more posts up here soon.

In the meantime, the photo organising has started so here are a few shots I took around the V&A back in mid-August whilst on a digital photography course. I absolutely love the place and to spend a few days there was a real treat.

Oh, and another good thing about it being autumn now is that my pieces in Homes & Gardens magazine are finally out! The September issue has already been and gone but the October issue is out at the moment and sees me writing about composting and also my new Garden Clinic Q&A column. Very exciting.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2011 12:20 pm

    Love the photos, they’re really excellent, the colours, the composition. Where did you do the course? I’ve been thinking I’d really like to do one but haven’t managed to get round to it yet…

    And yeay for the articles in Homes and Gardens!

    • September 13, 2011 4:05 pm

      Hi Marie. Thank you – I had great fun taking them all. I’ve always loved photography but doing the course has given me new impetus and confidence and has seen me going photo crazy! I actually did the course at the V&A museum. They do a huge range of courses, including digital photography. I can highly recommend it. I’m really interested in the artistic, not just the technical, side of photography so chose to do it there as it is such an inspiring place to be plus the tutor had an arts background.

      • September 14, 2011 11:27 pm

        Oh how wonderful! I love the V&A, I shall have a look at their offerings. Thank-you.


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