Hello lovelies! I hope you are coping okay with Monday morning!

Today I’m sharing some of my talented husband’s photography with you.  He’s an excellent photographer and loves getting out and about and taking pictures of our beautiful city!! These were taken before Christmas, but it’s amazing how beautiful London looks even on the greyest of days! The made me smile so I hope they do the same for you.

Enjoy!

 

The London Eye & Houses of Parliament

Trafalgar Square

The London skyline!

The National Gallery

Just as beautiful at night time

Photography Credits // Paul Erler

    


If you’ve been following my blog or my insta you will probably be sick to death of my wedding photo spam but SORRY there’s more to come! It was my wedding day after all. Today I’m going to write about one of the most magical experiences of my life (apart from the actual wedding of course); our post-wedding location shoot.
You may be aware that we had less than desirable weather for our wedding day – therefore we missed out somewhat on the stunning backdrop of our cliff top villa reception. We decided to get the photographer to take us back to the villa a few days later in all our wedding get up so that we could capture some of the magic.


It was so much fun! I thought I’d be nervous as I’ve never been photographed professionally before, but the photographer put us at ease and just told us to be natural. We literally just wandered round the garden, chatting and laughing and stopped for the odd smooch occasionally! I’m so pleased with how they came out the villa looks stunning.

Now onto the best bit. The photographer asked us if we would be keen to go and shoot at a tidy, secret beach and maybe even go in the sea as he had an underwater camera! I didn’t hesitate. I love the ocean, being a dive master I am a mermaid at heart and how different and exciting to have underwater wedding photographs?? Not many people can say they’ve got those. I did have a quick thought about getting my dress wet, but then I though HELL I’m never going to wear it again! And incidentally it recovered just fine and you wouldn’t even know I went swimming in it!


My dreams of becoming a mermaid are realised!

What do you think?? Would you wear your wedding dress underwater?

I’m not sure about you but I have a real weakness store; a shop that I can’t go past without going in, and equally can’t go in without buying something. For me, it’s Waterstones. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved book shops. I really feel like they are magical places full of dreams, ideas, stories and information. Book shops speak to me – and Waterstones more than most.

On this occasion, I made a purchase which I am really excited to share with you. It’s not something I ever would have thought about or even know existed but it’s such a brilliant and special idea. I wish I’d thought of it to be honest!

So what is it? 

As you can see it’s a gorgeous little hard back book, embossed with gold and gold edged pages. It really is something beautiful to behold.

But it was the idea of this little book which attracted me to it. It’s called ‘One Line A Day..’ And that’s the idea of it basically. Inside it looks kind of like a diary but with a very small section for each day – enough to write one or two lines a day. The idea is that every day you jot down a line about what you did, how you’re feeling, something funny, something sad, something – anything! And there is enough space for five years worth of lines.

I’m so excited to start it in January! I think the key is going to be remembering to do it every night, being consistent and being honest. There are bound to be ups and downs in five years and I won’t want to read how every day was ‘amazing’ in the future! I bought this book because I think looking back over the lines and comments across five years of my life will be amazing. Especially since we have so many plans for the next five years and I hope they will be the most exciting years yet!

What do you think of this journaling idea? What you take the challenge?

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Living in London can sometimes be a stress, it’s so busy and hectic and sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place.

We have lived in Greenwich, South East London for 2 years and we love it. We moved here when I signed up to Greenwich uni without really doing much research on the area but we are so lucky to have ended up here! It’s close enough to central London and has great transport links into the city but it’s far enough out that it had a calm vibe, with lots of families and students and loads of green space.

There’s a reason why Greenwich is one of the top tourist areas in London. It’s full of culture and history. We’ve got the beautiful uni and Royal naval college (white buildings pictures above) and the stunning Royal Greenwich park and boating lake – one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city. We are also close to the Thames with an amazing view of the impressive Canary Wharf skyline and the o2 arena. It’s an amateur photographers dream!

Perhaps the most impressive attraction in Greenwich for tourists, locals, joggers and dog walkers alike is the Greenwich Observatory and the view from it. On a clear day I would put money on this being hands down the most stunning view in London.  The mix of old and new architecture among the green and the river makes for a beautiful landscape.

Greenwich village is also a wonderful town, full of quaint independent shops and lovely old pubs. My favourite places are The Sail Loft (pub and bar), the Greenwich Market for fresh food and the cafe at the top of the Waterstones for a quiet coffee and a read.

It’s certainly a fantastic place to visit, and an even better place to live. I never tire of it and wouldn’t change it for the world, I am proud to be a south easterner!

xox

I absolutely love the New Forest. Ever since I first visited Paul’s folks down there I have been in love with the place. It is an area of the UK which is renown for it’s stunning, unspoiled beaches, rolling countryside, beauty, green space and they have frigging PONIES running free!! Seriously, how could you not love it.

The particular visit was even better than normal because the weather was actually good and we were blessed with sunshine and warmth both days of the weekend (which is like wining the lottery in England). When we went to the beach I felt like we could have been in the South of France.

Check out the pictures to see how beautiful this part of the country is.

Stunning views from the top.