I set off this morning at 6.45 and headed down to Poole to drop in on my Brother and his family. There I also met up with my Mum and Dad and the three of us heading onto Cornwall together.
We arrived at our Tyler’s Cottage late afternoon and it’s perfect, absolutely beautiful and in a very chilled out area. After unpacking we went to explore the nearest village, which is Callington, had some fish and chips then poppped in to the local pub The Bears Head for a quick beer before heading back through the tiny Cornish country roads, back to the cottage to chill out for the evening… bliss.
I needed a little pick me up today…so I went out to the shops at lunchtime and found this little gem in a half price sale. I love it… the letter J represents my beloved boyfriend James.
A few of my latest purchases including this cute little deer from the recently discovered curiosity shop Gdads in Old Wolverton, two cute little lambs with crowns from a charity shop 50p for the pair and my gorgeous new 1950s mint green Scandi phone which arrived this morning.
Tuesday evening dinner at Jamie’s… Friends, good food and fun times!
Bank holiday Monday was spent at the fun filled Ashwell Show in North Hertfordshire. It was a very English day out complete with drizzle and bunting. We watched dog shows, sheep dog demonstrations, chainsaw carvings and stunt clowns. The show also has classic cars on display, birds of prey and was filled with craft stalls, a funfair and burger vans. It was the perfect end to a perfect bank holiday weekend.
I really do enjoy shooting self portraits, previously they’ve all been a bit more snappy and less thought through than this one. In fact this wasn’t meant to be the final shot, this was me setting up the test shot, I had planned to get dressed and put my make up on, however when I looked back at this shot I really love it.
This year I found the courage to enter one of my portraits for scrutiny by the judges of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, with the winning shots to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery London.
And this week they announced the results to all those who entered. I received my email and was very proud indeed to find out that out of the 5,400 submissions I made in through to the second round of judging and down to the last 300, from which the final 60 images to be exhibited were chosen.
This was my entry… The Queen of Burlesque, Khandie Khisses