Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Great Gathering!

I am a bit of a bus geek, and a train geek, infact an all-round 100% geek, so I was excited to visit the National Railway Museum's recent event, The Great Gathering.
We all know The Mallard, and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its world speed record the NRM has brought all of the 6 remaining A4 locomotives together, including ones from Canada and the US!
It's amazing to think they were all built in Yorkshire too, in Doncaster between 1935 and 1938 a total of 35 A4's were built, what an achievement!
It was brilliant to see them all, and see they joy and excitement it brought to all us train geeks!
I went with my dad and some of our friends, and we had a great time.
I can't recommend a visit to our railway museum enough, we are so lucky to have it in York, and it's a free attraction too! Get yourselves down there!
There will be another chance to see the great gathering in October / November so get there early to miss the queues and you will have a brilliant day.

Sausage Dog Club!

Since welcoming Frank into the family I seem to have met lots of other sausages, and recently arranged for us all to meet up for a nice walks in York.
I couldn't believe it when 15 sausages and over 30 people turned up!
We certainly were a sight to see and caused a lot of excitement as we walked along the river and through Rowntree's park!
It was amazing to that that dachshunds come in so many colours, hair types, sizes and personalities. Every single one was different! I was especially taken with Derek the puppy!
Many thanks to the brilliant Reading cafe in the park, that welcomed us into their patio area for tea and cake, it was much appreciated!
Hoping to organise another walk again soon, so get intouch if you have sausages or know someone that does, and non-sausages are also welcome haha!

The Elephant House Cafe

I am a big Harry Potter fan, so popped into the Elephant House cafe for lunch.
The cafe overlooks the Greyfriars Kirkyard, which JK Rowling used to walk through on her way to the cafe, where she wrote most of the early Harry Potter books.
The school that overlooked the other side of the graveyard was the inspiration for Hogwarts, and many of the main characters names where picked from gravestones in the kirkyard.
The toilets in the cafe are a homage of graffiti from Potter fans, and indeed, 
how did Neville become the hottest!!??
We bumped into the lovely Alexander, a volunteer at Greyfriars Kirk, who gave us a brilliant tour of the graveyard, and even showed us the Potter, McGonagal and Tom Riddle headstones, and told us some amazing stories from his time working there. 
Feel so lucky we bumped into him, what a brilliant bloke!

Edinburgh fun!

Ricky & I had a lovely trip up to Edinburgh for my birthday and we had a glorious few days in the sunshine being tourists!
First thing on my list was doing the vintage bus tour, you know I love my old buses!
I also am  head over heels for Greyfriars Bobby, the most loyal and inspiring dog in the world!
If you don't know his story you can check it out here.
We also had a brilliant time on a ghost walk with Adam Lyle (Deceased) and the Mad Monk!
It was so much fun and hilarious, I really recommend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh, 
check them out here.
I was also very impressed with all the brilliant charity and vintage shops, some great stuff at cheap prices, and I snapped up the red cape coat for a tenner!
We also had the most amazing meal at Castle Terrace, their food is just beautiful, and the 3 course lunch menu is a bargain at £25 ( it felt more like a 7 course lunch after all the canap├ęs, amuse bouches and little extras they chuck in, divine!).
Cannot wait to return to Edinburgh again soon x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Latest editorial for Element Mag... coming soon!

Had the pleasure of shooting this gorgeous pastel and artist inspired editorial 
with some of my favourite creatives! 
It will be featured in the launch issue of Element Magazine, which will be out very soon.
Here are some behind the scenes pics to whet your appetite!
Styling by Gemma Harrison @
Hair & makeup by Lou Box @
Model - Tabitha @ Boss

Vintage bus heaven!!

I recently shot a short film that was inspired by 50's Vogue and starred the most wonderful collection of buses from The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Co.
Anyone who knows me will know that this was a dream shoot for me as I am a massive bus geek, and was even re-united with the bus that we had at our own wedding!
You can view my wedding video featuring the bus, on the home page of their website, how cool!
Get in touch with Kirsty for all your vintage bus needs, any excuse I say!