Autumn musings

There's a day every year, usually close to the turning of the clocks, where I am suddenly, viscerally aware that the season has changed, and it is autumn. Today was that day. After resolutely wearing summer clothes despite the rain, and fighting my thermostat because...

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Kind of mid year depth year check in

Kind of mid year depth year check in

Yes, that's up there with some of my least imaginative post titles ever! I guess it's a sign of how busy I am with my other sites these days, that when I thought I'd pop over and check in, it took me half an hour of updates to get this one displaying properly...! It's...

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On eating alone

On eating alone

People often ask how I can bear to eat alone most days. They say mealtimes are social, a time to catch up, go over the day, share stories. But there is a quiet ritual to my mealtimes, especially in the evenings, and even more so now I'm self employed. Photo...

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Thoughts on a Depth Year

Thoughts on a Depth Year

At risk of being accused of bandwagon jumping, the lovely Annastasia recently sent me this article from Raptitude about a Depth Year. As you'll know if you're a regular visitor, or a friend (or both!), I read a lot. Blogs, books, magazines, cereal packets - if I'm not...

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No place like home…

No place like home…

I'm home safely from a gorgeous two day branding shoot with Louise Rose Couture, who is also one of my very best friends in the world. I LOVED the magic we created together and I adored having an excuse to spend time together before Christmas - we are both so busy we...

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(Mood) Lighting

(Mood) Lighting

I spotted this on Instagram just now (I love Tom Cox, his cats and his writing - go and investigate if you're not already familiar with him). https://www.instagram.com/p/BqLJ5MThb1w/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1l0diry8zn49i It got me thinking about light....

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Who ARE all those people?

Who ARE all those people?

I often wondered, if I was ever out during a work day, who the hell were all these people and why the hell was I still stuck in a job?!

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Fourteen!

Fourteen!

Today my blog turned 14 - fourteen whole years since I first tentatively wrote some words and sent them into cyberspace. Words and pictures are how I process the world - I am a photographer and I am a writer, but creating and using them together is how I navigate...

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I'm Carla, a quirky thirtysomething with a penchant for unicorns and glitter. I believe in magic and make-believe, and the gorgeous rebellion of making your life absolutely your own. And I'm a proud multipod!

I am a photographer and catalyst for small business owners, and a real life mermaid. I photograph people as they truly are, help women see and step into their brightest and best selves, add a sprinkling of magic to the mundane, and am a happy ambassador for stationery and slow living.

Proud to be both girly and geeky, when Iā€™m not writing, photographing or daydreaming, you can find me dancing burlesque, riding my bicycle Bluebell, growing herbs and collecting typewriters.

2018-19 Things

Things I want to do in 2018 & 2019. I only got round to updating this in November 2018 so it's covering both years šŸ˜‰ From my Daydreams To Do list and also from my general goals for the year.

~ Draigcon and/or Wizardry School ~ Steampunk events ~ experiment with film cameras ~ walk more ~ explore Colchester ~ beach time ~ kitty portraits ~ western riding ~ spa days ~ kayaking ~ learn to make bath bombs ~ recreate Lush's Angel's Delight soap fragrance ~ slow reading club ~ craft gatherings ~ work in sterling silver ~ build a catio ~ handwritten letters ~ photobook of the house project ~ print my own photos ~ explore

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