Sing 2 Beat Breast Cancer Choir rides again!

Twelve members of the gorgeous and talented Sing 2 Beat Breast Cancer Choir came together again on 1st October 2014 to open the Breast Cancer Care’s London Show with the wonderful classical singers Camilla Kerslake and Blake, singing our charity single “You Raise Me Up” which we recorded together in 2013.

Sing 2 Beat Breast Cancer Choir opening the Breast Cancer Care London show 2014 with Blake and Camilla Kerslake

It was so uplifting, being back together again – we haven’t sung together for nearly a year, but we’ve met up a few times in between for tea and cake and to catch up on all the latest news. I feel truly grateful to be part of this choir, and to have met these beautiful souls – and, of course, to have had the opportunity to work with international recording stars Blake and Camilla Kerslake. What an honour!!

Sing 2 Beat Breast Cancer Choir at the Breast Cancer Care London Show 2014

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International Connect to Nature Day

Connect To Nature Mandala

My friends Morwhenna Woolcock and Jaimie MacDonald have designated 21st September as International Connect to Nature Day, to encourage people from all over the world to reconnect with nature one moment at a time.

For my part, I spent the afternoon in Richmond Park sitting in a clearing and creating a wild mandala out of twigs and leaves, while rutting stags bellowed in the distance.

Connect To Nature Mandala

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The August Break 2014 – Day 29 – Nature

August Break - Day 29 - Nature

This is my favourite haunt when I want to be close to nature – a stretch of the River Thames about 10 minutes drive from where I live. We’re very fortunate to be so close to both the Thames and Richmond Park (see below), my other favourite haunt (although it hasn’t had so much of a look-in since I discovered the river!)
August Break - Day 29 - Nature

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The August Break 2014 – Day 27 – Lines

August Break - Day 27 - Lines

This is the first photo I’ve edited on my new Mac – it’s taken me ages, and I had to use pixlr.com to add the text!

I love the zig-zag effect of the lines from the two balconies and a flight of stairs.

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The August Break 2014 – Day 23 – Adornment

August Break - Day 23 - Adornment

This was an interesting photo prompt today – “adornment” doesn’t really figure much in my vocabulary.

I only ever wear a single dainty ring on one finger of each hand – and although I quite like large earrings, they hurt my ears. I do like scarves, especially if they have a bit of sparkle in them, and I have been known to wear a hat on occasions…

But the thing I most like to adorn myself with is a camera. When I’m wandering around with a camera, getting into awkward positions to find just the right angle for a shot, it’s like I step out of my quiet skin and turn into a bolder and more adventurous version of myself.

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