The August Break is back!

The August Break is back! |

It’s that time of year again! Back in August 2010 I realised I needed a break from blogging so decided to only post photos on my blog that month. I don’t remember if I kept this up, but I invited my readers to join in and just like that, the yearly August Break was born.

This is a community project that has no real rules –  the idea is to simply take a photograph every day for the whole of August. That’s it. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there. If it’s the summer where you are it’s a lovely way to be present to the moments that will be gone before you know it. If it’s the winter, what better way to liven up your day than with a creative project to play with? :)

You can use any camera. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or just enjoy taking them without sharing. You can start and not finish. You can join in at the end.

Anything goes, loves!

The August Break is back! |

Once again I’ve created a list of photo prompts you can follow – or not, anything goes, remember? —  you could even use them as daily writing prompts with or without photos.

This year we can share our photos and gather as a community in several places: Instagram with the hashtag #augustbreak2015, Facebook and Flickr. Plus we have a blog roll so we can find new blogs to visit — head over to the main August Break page to add your blog.

Here’s to a beautiful month of mindful pleasures! xo

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend |
Oh my dear, sweet, neglected blog. It may seem that there is nothing going on here but behind the scenes everything is going on. I finally got to play with the new site this week and it’s slowly coming together. My designer and developer haven’t given me a date for the launch yet but I’m hoping it will be within the next couple of weeks. I am so ready to birth this new version of my online home, so ready to share words in a new space, to the point where I just can’t bring myself to write here any more (as you may have noticed!).

I’m working on two new courses which I am completely obsessed with and excited to share (should be ready to welcome in the autumn). I’ve also been doing last-minute edits on the London book, and can now officially tell you the title: LONDONTOWN: A Photographic Tour of the City’s Delights.

And for those who’ve asked, yes, absolutely, the August Break will be happening again this year! More on that next week, I promise.

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One hundred words of now

One hundred words of now |
Dates. Disappointments. Hangovers. Laughter. Quiet. Hope. Tinder. Decisions. Heat. Sweat. London. Sister. Nephew. Cucumber. Chorizo. Cacao. Water. G&T. Pimms. Dehydration. Expectation. Talk. Boredom. Patience. Impatience. Lipstick. Perfume. Laundry. Cotton sheets. Kantha. Flip flops. Nail varnish. Showers. Sultry nights. Restless days. Linden blossom. Pavements. The tube. Tourists. Exasperation. Fantasies. Realities. Awakening. Specificity. Poetry. Words. Blank pages. Website. Designer. Emails. Excitement. iPhone. Polaroid. Vintage fan. Humidity. Oracle cards. Essential oils. Showers. White nectarines. Rekindling friendships. Love. Notebooks. Lavender. Incense. Black coffee. Tattoos. Music. Meditation. Sleep. Dreams. Morning routines. Lust. Frustration. Intuition. Planning. Escaping. Wondering. Becoming. Releasing. Living. Knowing. Silence. Soul. Now.