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In With the New...

In With the New...

Hello dear friends, So, finally an end to 2020 with its sadness and tragedy and fear.  But it was also a time for reflection, for thinking about possible changes to our lives, some of which may well be for the better.  So I wish you and your loves - be they human or canine or feline...a safe and happy 2021.  At least we can hug our dog because I know we can't wait till we can hug each other too. This photo is of me in doggy heaven!  And no, they are not my  dogs except for one: my boy,...

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Chihuahuas Can Fly

Chihuahuas Can Fly

Hello dear friends, I wonder if you think of chihuahuas as I used to - little dogs who could do nothing else except submit to being dressed up in pink, perhaps be driven about in a pram and lie about all day being petted.  Just lapdogs... but I soon discovered it is not so!  My photographer friend, François has two chihuahuas and, yes, they love the attention when they are dressed up. Indeed, Helios and Indy have an extensive wardrobe of clothes and an even bigger one of sunglasses. One day François and I went down by the sea at...

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Beyond Walls

Beyond Walls

If, because of Covid, you can't hang a photography exhibition indoors, then you hang it 'Hors les Murs' - ('Beyond Walls')   Photomenton organises a 10-day Festival of Photography each year in November with an exhibition of the work of 110 photographers at the Palais de l'Europe in Menton.  However, with France in its second Covid lock down of course this has been cancelled. But there is no stopping creativity and innovation for artists and here you see how the committee of PhotoMenton have arranged for one or two images from each exhibitor to be displayed at Les Sablettes Beach...

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A 'Titanic' Moment in Venice

A 'Titanic' Moment in Venice

Dear friends, Venice has to be one of the best places in the world to photograph dogs - no cars for starters!  And always with a camera ready of course. However, on this day I was leaving Venice and my camera was packed in my suitcase - it's hard to manage a suitcase, a shoulder bag AND a big camera.   I'm on the vaporetto, en route to Venezia Santa Lucia railway station to catch the train home to France.  I leaned out of the vaporetto and looking back saw one of the traditional rowing boats of Venice in the...

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DREAMS INTO REALITY: YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO DREAM ANOTHER DREAM - Interview by CARLA COULSON

DREAMS INTO REALITY: YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO DREAM ANOTHER DREAM - Interview by CARLA COULSON

Hello Dear Friends The last few days have been so exciting with the launch of my Fine Art Print shop. The response has been overwhelming and thank you so much for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on FB and IG and of course big thanks to everyone who purchased a print. It's so humbling to know my passion will soon be hanging on walls in Australia, in the USA and Europe. I am so blessed. Carla Coulson, photographer extraordinaire, my teacher, life coach, mentor and friend, has generously published an interview with me.  Click to read........ DREAMS INTO REALITY:...

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Ode to Bouchette

Ode to Bouchette

Bouchette was born over 10 years ago, but she didn’t have 10 birthdays as she was born on the 29th February – Leap Year. She was a character, she did what she wanted: she was stubborn, she decided when it was time to saunter round the village on social calls, and when it was time go home. She’d walk the ancient cobbled streets that led to the top of the village, and if she wanted a drink of water, she’d stand at the village pump, waiting for someone to turn the handle for her.
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