Friday, 5 April 2019


well hello again, light & life.
that's what it feels like
on this quiet Friday afternoon
when a fever has subsided
& the flu taken a more mellow form. 

today, my lens seeking 
natural tones & forms,
the body a slow pace,
the mind some rest. 

with these,
I wish you a light-filled weekend.


Friday, 29 March 2019


... I'm ready
for your new winds to blow,

 listen attentively
to your soft call,

take heed,
get lost in wonder.

"It is spring again.
The earth is like a child
that knows poems by heart."

~Rainer Maria Rilke


Saturday, 23 March 2019


oh boy
has it been a while
since I've shown my face over here.
despite my best New Year's intentions
not to get too swallowed up in work,
I got gulped right down...
but I'm resurfacing.

last weekend we gathered our little family
& headed over to a sleepy seaside town
on the south coast.

the air was thick
in mist, drizzle & hanging clouds
as we walked
around the area of villas
still deep in slumber.

we had a swim
at a newly-opened spa,
where the vast windows 
opening towards the endless grey sea sky
made the swim in the soft water of the indoor pool
feel like you were part of infinity. 

dinner in a quiet, candlelit restaurant
feasting on delicious local harvests
rounded it all off.

I swear I left kilos of stress
right there on those silent beaches
ready to hitch the next wave.
good riddance I say.
ready for fresh winds.


all images shot in Hanko last weekend.

P.S. There seems to be an issue
with commenting right now.
I'll look into it! 

Friday, 22 February 2019


it's 3.30 pm.
i just made the bed.
holiday mode.
yesterday my daughter & I
did a shop crawl.
she picked out decorations 
for her birthday party,
i went a little mad
in the flower shops.
had to finish off
with coffee,
hot chocolate
& cake of course.

it's been a week 
of not doing much of anything,
which has felt like everything right now.

it's cold,
but the light that floods in
whispers s p r i n g.
i'm sensing vibrancy in the air
that's opening up the senses.

tomorrow it's time for a sleepover party.
she'll be thirteen
& i can't quite believe it.
for me,
a few more days of relishing
the light,
the flowers,
the coffee that overflows,
pages of a book 
that beckon. 

wishing you a lovely weekend!


Tuesday, 19 February 2019


“there’s something beautiful 
about keeping certain aspects of your life hidden. 
maybe people & clouds are beautiful 
because you can’t see everything.” 

― Kamenashi Kazuya


Saturday, 2 February 2019


in a neutral gear.

the chilly winds outside didn't beckon,
but a creative urge pulsated,
so I grabbed the camera
& pointed it around the house.

it gets the urge out of the system.
the urge you can't not obey.

and I lose myself 
in the light, 
the music, 
the coffee, 
the moment.


Thursday, 31 January 2019


since the last post,
the big white has just got bigger,
& I've caught myself 
missing the heat. 

the beauty of photography 
is its ability to transport you
wherever you wish,
to the quiet streets of pretty little town Pienza.
we walked its streets
at riposo time
after a week in Tuscany,
on our way to spend  a week in Umbria.

if you're feeling the cold, too,
I hope these raised the temperature
a few notches :) 


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