Today, I met up with my wonderful friend Will (not Matt Damon, although striking resemblance that's for sure) for a late lunch at Carluccio's in Leeds as he was visiting from London for a meeting...
I was bowled over by all the link up's last week to my new Brilliant Blog Posts linky (over 60)-thanks so much, I loved reading all the varied 'brilliant', entertaining, moving and informing posts-what an incredible community of writers us bloggers are huh?!
STOP PRESS as much-loved online marketplace eBay have revamped their UK site to include a new and quite frankly, fabulous 'Collections' feature, reminiscent of Pinterest but with much more purpose...
When photographer Kirsty Mattsson kindly offered me a family shoot, we'd discussed a Mother's Day theme to start ( it also evolved into head shots and a style shoot too) but the most important, most utterly enjoyable part of the day was with my family: my husband Peter and our sons Oliver (4) and Alexander (18 months)-a Mother's Day shoot I'll always cherish.
So this week has been cold, like flipping FREEZING cold as the boiler went bust and it took the boiler man 3 whole days (well it was the weekend over 2 of the days) to locate the part we needed to finally defrost.
Welcome to my new 'Brilliant blog posts' linky which was born from the interest and popularity in a short time of my Pinterest board of the same name. (You can follow here and request an invite).
Kirsty runs a bespoke, Yorkshire-based, portrait photography business specialising in weddings, lifestyle photography, and family and baby portraits. She loves getting the best out of people and is passionate about giving her clients unique, creative, vibrant images that will be treasured and passed on to future generations.
I've always loved John Lewis and always will, it's this family's go-to place for furniture, kid's clothes, homeware, bedding, prams... thank goodness we can buy online now we've moved to Leeds which *whispers- is yet to open a store...hopefully it's coming soon!
Leeds based Kirsty Mattsson of Kirsty Mattsson Photography, kindly gave my family and I an enjoyable, memorable photo shoot, putting us all at ease and snapping away, capturing quite simply staggeringly beautiful shots of my sons to treasure always, and even persuaded my camera-shy husband Peter to get in the frame to boot (quite an achievement).
Barnardo's Support the Unsupported advert is a powerful film highlighting the importance of Bernardo's vital work in helping sexually abused children in the UK.
I was actually going to name this post as 'The Americanisation of my son' with maybe the use of 'z' not 's' in Americansation to be, well a little ironic.