Mother’s day weekend was the perfect occasion to escape life in London and to head back to the countryside. Alex has the cutest nieces and nephew who are my favourite subjects to photograph – mainly because they’re not camera shy yet 🙂

Seriously, adults are so boring to take photos of!

And as it’s creepy to post these on instagram – I assume this is why no one likes my bebe photos – here are the pics of my favourite little dumplings. Have you ever seen so many blue eyed babies!

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Happy Mother’s Day

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A piping hot bubble bath and alone time 🙂

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Things I appreciate Friday ♥

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serenity.”

Water always makes me feel peaceful. There’s something about still water that evokes a sense of serenity.

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This is a picture was taken after I had spent the day sightseeing in Seattle, and I was walking back to my friend’s place. It was really hot that day, and I was walking down a long built up road, when Lake Washington suddenly appeared in an opening between two buildings.

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Serenity

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

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Does this count?

To me, this is my favourite way to use shadows. Although technically it’s more about the light to manipulate the feel of the picture..?

I couldn’t resist taking spooky photos after spending the afternoon carving these at work (back when work was all fun and carving pumpkins)

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Shadowed

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

Sequin bow adorned on the great wall of china

Sequin bow adorned on the great wall of china

I am submitting an old photo in contemplation of something new – great huh?

My contribution is all about the new year, and the new me.

I’m excited about 2015 because I have committed myself to making the most out of this year. The photo I’ve chosen represents me when I was happiest because I was out there and doing things!

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Photo challenge ~ New

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Taken from the vantage point of the roundabout, looking down onto the cluttered, vehicle strewn street.

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I wanted to take a picture that was authentic in that it was true East London. I wanted to take a picture that could show what is different about the residential areas of London, compared to other cities around the world. What strikes me when I visit other countries – like in the States there is so much variety between the houses’ architecture and so much more land, in Hong Kong – everything is built/integrated into the malls and shops and most people tend to live in tower blocks.

In the area I live in East London in particular, there a lot of huge Victorian houses. And everyone parks in the street. We also have a lot of roundabouts – something I’ve noticed to be really uncommon in America.

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Photography 101: Street

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Day one is home.

I’m not a home person, I don’t really know what makes home home yet, but London is an amazing place to call that for now.

Here is a shot from one of my favourite places – Southbank.

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Photography 101: Day one

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Christmas cards have officially been sent!

With adulthood comes adult responsibilities. Around Christmas time, that means writing Christmas cards to friends and family. I think I now understand why people send cards, the older I get, the further away my friends seems to be – and what better way to let them know that I’m thinking of them than with a Christmas card!

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Christmas cards have officially been sent!

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Being the ever dutiful daughter that I am, I spent one of my ‘free’ days blackberry picking with my younger sister.

a) it got her out of the house and off of any form of electronics

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b) my mum, who is super healthy and Chinese, enjoys anything organic and most importantly, free. She tends to ignore that they have grown alongside a busy road, and therefore exposed to plenty of car fumes – I never point this out, just silently laugh in my head, always in my head.

Along the way, we discovered these beautiful dried leaves. I couldn’t resist getting my camera out, especially with the soft light of the late afternoon.

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Urban blackberry picking

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Under-stair, post-walk naps

Peanut Butter – better known as Peas – one half of our family’s dynamic dog duo, resting with her beloved tennis ball that her counterpart would surely steal off of her, had he been there. An avid carpet lover, a luxury she misses at home, Peas takes every opportunity to get a good snuggle on every carpet she can.

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Under-stair, post-walk naps

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