Sunday, July 26, 2009


Lace-cap hydrangea after rain..

We are certainly seeing some varied weather these last few days. This morning we had almost monsoon-like rain! In between the rain, when the sun has come out it's been warm and sunny.

Kate has friends round, so the house is full of young voices and laughter which is lovely to hear.

Yesterday evening Phil and I went to a pre-wedding meeting for a young couple whose wedding we are photographing on 5th September. The venue is a marquee in the bride's parents' garden and honestly, you could not have a lovelier location! The house is set in a beautiful, rambling garden, with a big lawn in front. It has a conservatory and a cobbled courtyard; a beautiful porch and sash windows. Inside it is a real home, cosy and comfortable and tasteful. It's my dream house, in short! We are spoilt for choice for places to shoot both inside and out which is a great situation to find yourself in as a wedding photographer.The bride made me very happy when she told me her transport to the church will be a horse drawn carriage! This is a first for us and I think it will be fabulous as it's a real country wedding - it won't be a Jordan-esque glass coach, thank goodness!

I have decided to repeat the five day first phase of my eating regime this week; I've felt a few sugar cravings resurfacing and I succumbed a few Minstrels in the cinema on Friday watching the new Harry Potter film and then to a chocolate brownie yesterday! It was really nice but a but like giving Dracula just a teaspoon of blood...I immediately wanted to eat the entire batch! So time for a little boost I think. I'm really pleased I've managed to stay off sugar in tea and coffee. It's really silly but I get a little glow of pride when I hear myself saying "white, no sugar" when someone asks how I take coffee :)

10 comments:

Kerri said...

I think your new eating regime has been quite a success. You wanted the entire batch of brownies...but you only ate one. I would have eaten it all! and then some.

And isn't it great that you WANT to start the five day first phase again...I most likely would have said "dash it" this isn't working...and proceeded to eat whatever was in the house.

I'm proud of you!!

Faye Pekas said...

I love hydrangea. Mine are more of a blue. This is a nice color.

I ate a piece of birthday cake at work today. Not big but it will count as waaaay too many Weight Watcher points for me.

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh I love the country wedding! Did you see Living Channel's wedding comp? The country one was our village church venue.

mrsnesbitt said...

Just popped back re your comment about wanting hens...You are now the official godmother to Olwyn! lol!

cheshire wife said...

The brides parents' house sounds lovely. Some people are so lucky!

Akelamalu said...

Oh that house sounds so beautiful! I hope you will be able to share some of the photos from the wedding?

photowannabe said...

I can't wait to see the photos from that dream wedding. Its sounds delightful.
You sound like you are getting a real handle on the eating regime.
I lost 5 pounds on our trip to Kenya. Living and eating what the Maasai eat for an entire week helped me. When we got home yesterday and had some processed food, Hubby and I didn't feel so well. Its all good...maybe now I can loose more too.

Kerri said...

Missing you Julie! Hope you are well!!

picperfic said...

Beautiful Hydranger! We're photographing a wedding on 5th September and the reception is in the parent's garden in a marquee...it might be the same wedding haha!

I know all about food cravings, just had some of Maisie's birthday cake and now I want more! Lost a stone so far and must not put it back on, still need to lose a stone though, I WILL do it!

photowannabe said...

I know I commented on this long ago but don't know what happened to the post.
Am missing your pictures and comments. Hope you had a nice birthday Julie.