Monday, November 15, 2010

Pip, Effie and Bea.

Spent a wonderful day with friends and took some photographs of thier three beautiful girls. Here's a little taster! More coming soon.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


It's been a few weeks since I photographed Eve and her family. I'm finally getting the chance to post the photos! Here they are! Eve and her family were a joy to photograph. Photographing a newborn was a complete joy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I had a lovely newborn baby shoot this afternoon with a lovely family. Here's a sneak preview of Eve. She's beautiful!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I love the taste of Autumn

I love the tastes of Autumn. We went blackberry picking today and found the biggest haul of blackberries I have ever found. But we also found very very healthy plump sloes, elderberries, rose hips and Hawthorn berries. So I am making mixed berry jelly for Christmas and Shawn is going to make Sloe Gin. The Sloes are HUGE!

OK so you can't to anything with Conkers that I know of but I love them. They are so smooth and the colours so rich.
And we are making bran loaf. We were watching the "Hairy Bikers Mums Know Best" TV show and there was a recipe for Bran Loaf. OK so we are missing the bran and have used porridge oats instead but it should still be good.
  1. 1 mug of bran
  2. 1 mug of brown sugar
  3. 1 mug of milk
  4. 1 mug of dried fruit
  5. soak over night
  6. add 1 mug of self raising flour
  7. bake

That's the Sloes in the bottom left bowl. And we have way past their best beans from the garden which have been left to overgrow and can be dried and used in soups and stews. That's bags of blackberries behind everything. And then there's blackberry, apple and elderberry crumble base.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Never work with animals or children ...

.. ironically the two subjects I love to photograph. However both of them end up producing 2 good photos to 8 unusable ones. As Tobias will now demonstrate whilst modelling a Ninja Baby Bib for me!

I havn't decided on the actual 'good' photograph to use now. When I have I'll post it :) I have a few to sort through!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tobias gets all dressed up :)

Jeanette of Lazy Seamstress made an outfit for Tobias (I supplied the fabric) and it arrived today! I love it. It is SO sweet. So thank you so much :) You're a genius with a sewing machine. Far neater than I ever get. If you lived closer I would trade baby sitting for overlocker lessons!

Tobias loves the print too. He's been fascinated by it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I ♥ spiders

I ♥ spiders .. I really do! Ever since I was little I have loved all things creepy crawly. Except for Woodlouse Spiders. Hate those! After seeing this post from Bebe Bradley a.k.a. Nonsuch, I was inspired. There are 2 baby spider nests in my garden (that I know of) and one of them is the offspring of a GIANT orb weaver that lived outside our sitting room window all summer. I'm very very happy to see them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Two ....

This photo was taken at bath time amid lots of shouts and squeals and jumping on the bed. I recently met photographer, Sarah Stone whilst at the Wye Valley Baby Show. It reminded me how few photographs I have of Tobias and especially Tobias and Brynn. One day I would love to be able to show the both of them how wonderful they were together from the moment Tobias was born. Brynn loves her little brother and get's in his face all of the time. You would have thought he would hate it but he just grins at her. It's lovely.
Giggleicious Photography is on a bit of a back burner at the moment (what with maternity leave and all) but Sarah Stone's photography has reminded me how much I love to take photographs of children at their best. So here they are. My two energetic wonderful exasperating tiring little ones. Brynn & Tobias. I think come Sept it will be time to revive Giggleicious photography once again

Friday, May 07, 2010

Up With The Lark

Up With The Lark Flyer, originally uploaded by Giggleicious.

Up With The Lark is not officially live yet but it is in the making and looking to build on it's portfolio which is already way past being empty. 'Up With The Lark' is the creative child of Karen and Jinks and I. We supply Web Design - Logo Design - Corporate Image Design - Print Design - Banner Ads - Photo Editing - Illustration. We will be creating a selection of templates and one off designs as well and bespoke designs for clients to choose from. So watch this space .............

Monday, April 19, 2010

Long post!

It's been a LONG time since I posted here and about time I posted again. I just started posting to made in the UK and it reminded me of exactly how far behind I am on here and how I really should update it more. So.. since I last wrote I have:

I've been very busy and it's been a very exciting last 13 months. Moving here was the best decision. As much as I miss Newcastle for it's accessibility, the Metro Centre and it's anonymity, I love Chepstow for it's small town quietness, the Forest of Dean and having Bristol, Cardiff and some lovely beaches an hour or so away. Not to mention being close to my mother and sister.
So.. the plan is to write more and post more now I have so much more to show you all!