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MANIFESTING MY GOALS, WISHES AND INTENTION FOR 2019...

MANIFESTING MY GOALS, WISHES AND INTENTION FOR 2019...

Do you get a bit reflective towards the end of a calendar year?  I do, big time! In part because it’s always incredibly sobering to think that yet another year has passed, but also because it’s so helpful for me to analyse what worked, what didn’t work and what to focus on during the new year.

When I started blogging I had a practice where I shared my food blogger wish list for the year ahead. I did it for the year 2015 and 2016 and then fell out of this practice, settling instead for quietly writing the new year’s wish list in my journal. I call BS on that because sharing the list publicly makes me work harder, gives the wish list more power to manifest itself and provides me with a sense of accountability.

Hence here it is, my wish list for 2019. You ready?

VEGAN GREEN GODDESS SAUCE RECIPE IN COLLABORATION WITH GEM® AVOCADO

VEGAN GREEN GODDESS SAUCE RECIPE IN COLLABORATION WITH GEM® AVOCADO

Disclosure: This is a paid advertorial with GEM® Avocado. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

For me the best recipes are easy, vegan, quick and SO good, you can’t help but make them again and again and again! Today’s vegan green goddess sauce recipe, which I’ve developed in collaboration with GEM® Avocado, fits this criteria perfectly. It’s the kinda, throw-it-together-last-minute-sauce that ALWAYS comes out tasting delicious, even if you get a few of the measurements wrong, swap one herb for another, or add some extra pepper for good measure. It’s not precious or precise, though I’ve written it down in the best version that I know so that you can make the green goddess sauce, tinker with it and then make it even better ;).

PEANUTBUTTER ENERGY BALLS IN COLLABORATION WITH DENBY POTTERY

PEANUTBUTTER ENERGY BALLS IN COLLABORATION WITH DENBY POTTERY

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Denby Pottery. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

In case it's not blatantly obvious I LOVE being social. You know, chatting, hanging out and chilling with friends, having a laugh or two and nibbling on some delicious vegan food in the process. Sharing experiences like these really help me get through the long, dark days and nights in January. And having pottery pieces that are both functional and pretty go a long way in making these kind of evenings with friends fun and stress-free.

3-DAY FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

3-DAY FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

In September, Aimee from Twigg Studios and I taught a 3-day food styling and food photograpy workshop in my home 'studio' in London. It followed on from our 3-day workshop which we taught back in March this year; we enjoyed it so much we decided to do it all again and am I glad we did; we had SUCH a good time.

So much so that we thought it would be nice to have YOU take a look at what went down, just in case you're thinking about attending one of our food photography workshops in the future ;). Ok then, without further ado, let's get stuck in, shall we?

12 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

12 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

After the success of this summer's 10 day FREE instagram photography challenge, I'm over the moon to invite you all to join me for my 12 day FREE instagram autumn photography challenge! Like last season's photo challenge, this one is really about giving you the framework, support and inspiration to pick up your iphone or camera regularly, practice your skills and fine tune your photographic eye. Furthermore, this on-line challenge was lovingly designed for you, to allow you to establish a regular instagram posting schedule (sooo important as you know from this post here) and become part of a creative community. In addition, we're going to be working to establish a cohesive instagram grid with the aim of making yor instagram gallery irresistable. 

10 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

10 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

10 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

I strongly believe that practice makes perfect and photography is no exception; the more you pick up your iphone or camera, the better you'll get. It's why I lovingly designed a FREE instagram on-line photography challenge where you can share your images with like-minded creatives who are there to provide you with inspiration and encouragement.

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS PART 3

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS PART 3

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS PART 3

Hi everyone! Today's blog post is all about sourcing and making wooden food photography backdrops. It's part of a series I started last year about backdrops for food photography. You can find part 1 here, where I talk about using paper (yes, paper!) and concrete (yes, concrete!) as a backdrop and part 2 here where I write in detail about using fabrics and metal. 

So are you ready for me to delve right in?

1. Natural wood
Cost: low/medium/high
Effort: low/medium/high
Storage: easy/medium/a tad more complicated
Availability: 9/10

3-DAY LONDON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

3-DAY LONDON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

3-DAY LONDON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING WORKSHOP WITH TWIGG STUDIOS

It was probably around this time last year that Aimee from Twigg Studios asked me to run a food styling and food photography workshop with her in what seemed the unbelieveably distant future (March 2017!). Without hesitation I said yes and man, am I glad that I did. Though Aimee and I are VERY different people, us working together always kinda sorta really goes! And, I feel our lovely work connection shone through in this weekend's 3-day food photography and food styling workshop which was held at my humble, cosy home 'studio' in South East London. We only took 4 students each day to allow for lots of 1-2-1 attention and were over the moon that the workshop was sold out :).