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“Who Will Stop The Rain?”
– John Fogerty –

We’re on our fourth day of non-stop rain now. There really is no break at all, it’s either pouring or drizzling! It doesn’t bode well for adventuring on Holiday tomorrow although I have searched at least seven forecasts now, and found one that’s favorable so I think I’ll stick with that…

There’s really only one thing to do when it rains. Blog about it (because I’m English) and take the macro lens outside whilst wearing pyjamas and no shoes, and lie in the flowerbed photographing flowers.

Tomorrow will hopefully be completely different – sun, sea and fluffy white clouds! Or at least that’s what we wish for. But there will definitely be some seascapes here and there and the odd historical sight that’s a given. But do be patient because the blogs will likely be quite sporadic! I’m taking internet with me (yes you can do that in a little dongly wongly!) but might have to build up my photos across two days. We shall see!

So for now, that’s it from me! Rest assured I will be taking more than one photo a day across the next five or so days – see you on the other side!

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“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ”
― Christian Dior

I’m not sure the above quote is entirely true. I mean if you smelt my perfume you wouldn’t know that I’m a photographer. But if you looked in my handbag and saw the spare batteries, lens caps and cleaning cloths then you’d figure it out straight away! Either that or I’m a hoarder who collects strange things…

I treated myself to some perfume yesterday. I don’t think I have every bought myself perfume. I think it’s always been a Christmas time thing from family members. But yesterday when I went shopping with my friends we spent some time sniffing out the perfume aisle in Boots and I must have tested loads before suddenly I stumbled across the most perfect scent.

It was summer, long drinks, holidays and warmth all rolled into one little (very expensive) bottle. I was addicted. So was one of my friends. We both bought a bottle! It was whilst listening to the gale force winds battering my windows last night and despairing of another day of washed out photography that I had the idea of what I could photograph. Perfume!

I own four bottles of perfume – three are branded and one, which is my favourite – was $6. I bought it in the USA a few years ago and it has lasted! I’m not the sort of person who goes in for brands – in fact the perfume is probably the only branded thing that I own. It’s worth the cost…

So I made use of a rain covered window again today to get my background. Natural lighting, a wooden box propped up on a couple of books for the stage to raise the bottles above the line of the window sill et voila. Job done!  Rather pleased with the effect in the end actually! So there we have it – I’m a mix of Poeme by Lancome, Princess by Vera Wang, Daisy by Marc Jacobs & $6 Japanese Cherry Blossom. Not all at once. What’s your flavour?

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