Hello my loves, Happy Wonderful Wednesday. Goodness me the time seems to be absolutely flying by at the moment. I got back from the UK last night and had allll the cat cuddles. I've been playing with my camera so much in the past week, so this post is absolutely jam packed with photographs. I'm really enjoying getting to know it. Being able to capture the shots I see in my head both as a photograph and as a video is such an amazing feeling. I could never quite reach that level with my iPhone and other cameras, no matter how much I edited. I've also found that I'm barely editing the photos at all, preferring the raw image that I've worked to create manually. So less filters and more real life is what's on the cards at the moment. Not that I think filters are a bad thing at all, I've really enjoyed using them in the past, but I'm in that state of mind at the moment where I want pure reality. We try so hard to make something look asthetically pleasing with filters that we loose the original beauty of it. Sometimes we just need to take a moment to look for the beauty in the first place before changing anything.
Anyway, I shall stop with the rambling and get on with this week's wonderful gratitude list...
.: Smiling. Whenever I'm near to Fraser, I catch myself quietly smiling. One of those smiles that instantly reaches your eyes. He makes my heart and soul happy, which is something I am grateful for every single day.
.: Tommy. On Thursday I popped up to my Nan and Grandad's, where this little bundle of trouble met me at the gate. He is absolutely adorable, but rather naughty sometimes!! That little face looks like butter wouldn't melt, but oh my goodness can butter melt. As well as causing a full on melt down for everyone around him!
.: Billy. I also popped over to see my Grandad on Thursday and played with this little rascal. My Nan passed away last year and since then we have become very close. He is actually my step Grandfather but you would never guess so. We went out for lunch and seeing the joy it brought him to take me out as he told the waiter proudly that I'm his Grandaughter really warmed my heart.
.: My best friend. On Friday I spent the day with my best friend Laura. We went to the supermarket to stock up on snacks and tea, then proceeded to spend the whole day on the sofa watching an old TV series called Teachers. It stars a young James Corden and is pretty fabulous. The characters are in their late twenties, and definitely don't have everything together, which makes you feel a whole lot better about life!! We had sweet jacket potato with tuna and sweet corn for lunch and I devoured a box of berries.
.: Cats Cats Cats. By the time Friday came around, I had been in the UK for nearly a week without any contact with cats. So I was over the moon to cuddle and squish Laura's furbabies.
.: A walk in the woods. On Saturday we went for a walk in the woods with Fray's brother and girlfriend as well as Molly the most loveliest chocolate brown labrador ever. We had a lot of fun as I was filming a Spanglish Vlog episode and teaching them a little Spanish as we walked around.