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It was not many moons ago that I followed a desire to work in hotels around the world in guest relations management.   I adored it and enjoyed living in Canada, Israel, Ibiza and Greece.   Many years later after I met my husband…. the world of pregnancy and babies .  I had left it late and so was lucky to have two daughters.  Life was busy and along with two stepchildren we settled back in south west London.   I stayed at home looking after my daughters 

After five years of home I started to search for a new direction.   Like looking at a blank sheet of paper with no words and a realisation that you need to start writing a new chapter.   I had long dreamt of a move to France.  It was sitting in the back of my mind but I had no idea how to make it happen.  A chance article in a magazine about a beautiful little village near the sea and mountains sent us to visit and there in the local cafe a seed was planted.  A year later and we were back in Aix en Provence visiting in a tiny international school.   Three months later we moved there for a year at least….. to explore and fulfil a dream.   It was a wonderful year in so many ways; it wasn’t easy and the children took time to adjust but like any rollercoaster ride there are the highs and the lows..  I started to write a blog www.mydreamyprovence.com which was so fulfilling.   I even started to get lots of followers and calls from people wanting to move to Provence.  My husband had bought me a camera so I dropped the kids at school and spent those free hours photographing French life.   At the very least I would document their time there.  It led to a passion for photography that I didn’t expect and on our return to London I signed up to study it.    Was it a great idea to go?   Absolutely!   I think about the ups and downs at first with the girls and sometimes I think I messed up their education for stepping off the wheel even for a short time but the other day my eldest said to me… Mum Provence was the best year of my life. Boy there was a little tear in my eye!

As I look at this image I’m amazed how I arrived so quickly at being a mum of two teenage daughters.   Do I feel older or does this make me feel younger?  Probably both but I certainly prefer wiser instead of older.  I call my girls ‘the whirls’ as they are constantly whirling around and my brain is doing the same.  My favourite fairground ride as a child was the Waltser and funnily enough I site motherhood as that ride.  Always spinning fairly fast and sometimes out of control until you feel sick and have to stop. This is one of my favourite images of my whirls; two teenagers defiant in different ways and not impressed with me taking the shot.  I’m not entirely sure how they felt about me blogging or studying photography and building a new business so in the end I hope they see that following a passion and being brave to try is a big life lesson.  After all I’m just another Mum answering questions like “Can you make me a hot chocolate! and The WIFI is off and Leave me alone but that’s OK as I know that I’m not alone.

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I NEVER PLANNED TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER AND IT NEVER STOPS AMAZING ME THAT EVENTUALLY LIFE LEADS YOU TO WHO YOU ARE MEANT TO BE AND WHERE YOU ARE MEANT TO FOCUS YOUR TIME

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