Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hazel Nut

Hazel who? Hazel Nut is a small red squirrel, about 10cm tall with a velvety coat and a big personality. She loves accessories and cake, among many other things.

I’ve always had various fluffy/furry creatures in my life who have had names and personalities and many stories behind them, but it’s something I’ve not shared until recently. Understandable really, some people are far too sensible/busy/clever to be worrying about small squirrels.

However I started to photograph Hazel Nut and post a few photos on my personal Facebook page and she became very popular. Friends started asking me where Hazel Nut had gone when she didn’t show up online. So I decided to give my squirrel her own Facebook page. Photography is all about creativity and applying it to the things you’re passionate about…and one of my passions happens to be the adventures of a small furry squirrel!

If you’d like to join in Hazel Nut’s adventures, you’ll find her here.

(Hazel Nut’s about to go to Paris, the biggest adventure of her life so far……)

Posted in Photo Projects

The Life List

For years now I’ve kept a notebook of all the things I want to do in life, the places I want to visit, the courses I want to do (millinery this term), the challenges I want to have a go at….and gradually I am ticking them off (and adding more of course). It’s easy to say that “life is too short” and then carry on as normal until another New Year’s Eve and then think, ok this year I’m going to do xxxx, then it gets forgotten again in the busyness of life. So for me my notebook is a constant motivator to fit in all these wonderful things so that when I hopefully get to a ripe old age I can sit there happily and feel very satisfied with my years on the planet.

This month I’ve ticked off another thing from the list. I’ve put together my own exhibition of photographs and they’re out there for people to see. It’s not about selling loads or trying to be famous (!), but it’s about that rewarding feeling of doing something that I’ve always wanted to do. It’s also quite revitalising to do something that felt a little bit scary to do and realise that we can be scared and still do things anyway.

If you’re in Leeds looking for a nice coffee and maybe a chocolate brownie, pop to Seven Arts Space in Chapel Allerton to see the photos – details here – the exhibition ends on March 27th. Enjoy!


Posted in Life Lessons