A moment for Max


"A flower could show you the way back to the Source, to yourself.  When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you.  Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.” Eckhart Tolle

Connections in life are as delicate as flowers and just as powerful - they don't need labels or definitions - they just are. And even the most fleeting of connections, the sound of a tiny heartbeat, an email across the world, a 140 character tweet or a quick squeeze of hand can have a lasting affect  and not only on those involved.

This post is dedicated to a little boy who didn't make it into the world, his life was fleeting and as delicate as a flower and yet his impact has created ripples of love that are spreading the world.  

So please, never underestimate any of your connections in life, even if they are with people you may never meet in person - they may be the strongest connections you ever make and don't underestimate your importance in the world either - the smallest of drops can create the biggest ripples xxx

Guest post: Olympic experience: steel, flowers and smiles

Olympic experience: steel, flowers and smilesby Mrs M

Something strange descended on London at the start of August. The normally reserved city dwellers, scurrying to and from their daily business, morphed into chatty smiley neighbours. It was not unpleasant... far from it! However, it was intriguing, like a mass invasion of bodysnatchers.

{The Velodrome (aka Pringle) was beset by people, like ants congregating on an ant hill.}

{The Orbit}

But what if ‘aliens’, whether from outer space or the depths of a rainforest, had landed on this island? What would they have made of an eastern corner of this river city with its incongruous steal structures?

They might have looked forbidding, menacing even, were it not for the delightful meadow flowers, armies of jolly marshalls uniformed in purple and orange, and the cheerful revellers sporting every colour of the rainbow...

Photographer: Mrs M from The Double Life of Mrs M Camera: Diana F+ Film: Lomography Redscale 100, Color Negative 400 and X-Pro 200 Location: Olympic Park (Stratford, East London)

Gadchick Issue 2!

Today is a very exciting day! 

Today is the day that not only can I call myself a blogger, designer, cad monkey and photographer... but I can also call myself a Freelance Writer!! Um, WOW!

I've written a short post for Gadchick before, but recently Diana contacted me about writing a Gadchick Ebook for Android Photographers, testing and reviewing a variety of Android apps, and Gadchick Issue 2 contains an excerpt of that Ebook, the Ebook that I wrote, haha!!

Issue 2 of Gadchick is all about photography and contains other brilliant articles by the amazing people you see above including Meg, Chelsea, Diana and Aline, who I just love. So if you love photography, whether its digital, analogue or with your mobile then
 check it out, you won't be disappointed!!

I'd like to quickly thank Diana, Aline and Scott from Gadchick for thinking of me to do this and believing in me, I never imagined when I started blogging that this would ever be something that I would do (um, I wrote an ebook...) or that I would be part of such a great team.
I am tickled (hello kitty) pink!!

p.s. Dear android photographers, the ebook isn't available quite yet, but it will be soon and of course I'll let you know when it is. There are some pretty amazing apps available on Android at the moment and the book also contains tips from me, so it will be worth the wait, I promise.