Sunday, January 30, 2011

Memory Mondays Week 4

This week I've dug out some photos from back in June when my friends and I decided that it would be fun to have a cupcake decorating party. I went to the local Bulk Barn and spent $20 on sprinkles and invited everyone around with some plain cooked cupcakes, we then all went to town with the icing, sprinkles and toppings. It was a sweet (terrible pun) time had by all for not a lot of cash and no alcohol involved, just belly aches to go home with. I still have a load of sprinkles left and the great thing about sprinkles is, they'll keep for a long time so I'm hoping to have another one sometime.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hop festival

No, I'm not talking of the hip kind. I'm talking of the beer kind.
The first weekend in September since 1990 the 'medieval gem town' of Faversham, Kent comes alive with different street performers, stalls, food stalls and the occasional English pub thrown in between. It celebrates the history that Kent, 'the garden of England' has with Hops where whole families would come down from the urban centre of London to stay in Hoppers huts and live for most of the month of September picking the hops in the fields. The hops were then dried out in oast houses which dot the Kentish countryside but most don't serve a purpose these days as a lot of the industry has moved to places like Germany and the United States.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Memory Mondays Week 3

Back in early March after Juliet had given birth to 4 kittens, when they were big enough to stand Chanel and I decided it would be hilarious to take photos of the Kittens Anne Geddes style. These are half of the best of the photos that we took. the other half will come on another memory mondays post.
Happy Australia Day!
The Calendar that I made with the photos. If you are interested in getting one of these, let me know, they can start on any month of the year.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Notting Hill Carnival

Carrying on from when I left Venice I headed back to my jumping off spot, England. The Notting Hill Carnival was very conveniently on during the weekend I got back and I had a wonderful time taking photos and grooving to the music in one of my favorite neighbourhoods of London.
To give you a bit of back story about the carnival Wikipedia states:
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event which since 1964 has taken place on the streets of Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , London, UK each August, over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the day beforehand).It is led by members of the British African-Caribbean community, particularly the Trinidadian and Tobagonian British population or 'Trinis', many of whom have lived in the area since the 1950s. The carnival has attracted up to 2 million people in the past, making it the second largest street festival in the world after theTrinidad and Tobago Carnival held in that country.

Seeing it from someone else's perspective
Wearing those headdresses like they mean it
Bobby's on Portobello Rd
Cotton candy love
No-one does a crowd like London
Some sailors get lucky with some sensible shoe wearing ladies
A few people from the crowd join a fun conga line
This girl has got her Primark fix
Some entrepreneurial kids
A wonderful mismatch of colours

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Memory Mondays Week 2

Just before I left Halifax I decided that I would try my hand at asking locally owned and run businesses if they needed any product shots. This got me onto the Halifax farmers market website and then onto photographing Rawthentic Chocolate. I loved the idea of being able to tell the story of that I was paid in Chocolate so I went along and took a bunch of product shots (below) of their beautifully crafted chocolate. Unfortunately I forgot to get the chocolate out of the fridge in the rush to leave to go to the airport for leaving for Europe and I never got to eat any of it which still annoys me to this day!