So another year…another Christmas… another Advent Blog. Today was a good day – after watching my daughter Reya play football in the freezing cold (and score a cracking goal!) we hit the shops in Norwich to start our Christmas shopping. I meant to put in a camera but forgot so had to make do with…

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I love the colours of Autumn! And this year the colours seem even brighter and more vibrant than usual. Over half term I took my daughter for a quick photo shoot to our Village Green in Carbrooke. It’s a fantastic space which was developed for the Millennium and is planted with entirely indigenous wild flowers,…

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A bit of a different post today.  I took this picture on Friday while I was shooting a wedding at the Assembly House in Norwich.  As I was rushing to the front door of the building to wait for the arrival of the Bride I spotted this old lady waiting for a taxi.  She seemed…

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I’ve come about these photos by a convoluted route.  This weekend our village had a lovely Heritage Festival – which included a local Norfolk music group called Rig a Jig Jig.  I kept looking at the fiddler (as you do!) and couldn’t help thinking that I’d seen him before.  Finally it came to me –…

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It seems like my daughter Reya has been a tweenager for ever! But yesterday we finally reached that great milestone of full teendom when Reya turned 13 (and finally got her own Facebook account!) It was a pretty full on weekend.  I took her and some friends shopping in Norwich and let them get on…

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The last working week has been very “image heavy” with the Norfolk Show and a wedding happening all with in four days. Getting to grips with sorting and editing hundreds (or even thousands of photos) is sometimes very daunting – especially, as with the Norfolk Show, I was also editing shots from two other photographers. …

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A couple of weeks back I was honoured to be invited to a Henna evening at my friend Sarah’s house – very bohemian for a sleepy Norfolk village like Carbrooke! But then Sarah is pretty bohemian herself as she can juggle with fire and spends a lot of time in Morocco with her business Vivid…

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Utopia (No-place) Rory Macbeth

I was in Norwich yesterday for a bit of shopping and a meet up with a couple whose wedding we’re shooting later in the year.  The city car parks were chock-a-block as Norwich were playing at home to Manchester City.  However we found a space in a little used car park off Westwick Street which…

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Agistri Greece

Autumn 2004.  After months of procrastinating we finally bit the bullet and decided to take our first family holiday abroad.  There was no discussion to be had about the destination – it had to be Greece.  Geoff had lived and taught English there the year before we met and we had subsequently had two holidays…

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Funky teen portrait

  Way before Rizzle Kicks came on the scene one of my daughter’s nick names has been Rizzle.  As luck would have it she is a great fan of the boys and she even got to see them at the Guides Big Gig last year! Yesterday she had one of her dancing moments in the…

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Yesterday a small group of select yogis joined to welcome the spring and raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity by performing a Yoga Mala of 108 sun salutations. It was a lovely uplifting evening with the hall full of candles and spring flowers.  It was a particularly special event for our yoga teacher Sue…

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One of the things I plan to do with the Pixel Chef is to share images that I have developed in Photoshop using a a wide range of techniques such as actions, textures and frames.  There is a huge range of resources on the Internet from photographers and developers – many of who offer things…

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