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!