Glastonbury Festival 2015

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And so there is another Glastonbury over. I’ve got a serious case of the post-Glastonbury blues so I thought I’d share my weekend and daydream away back to Worthy Farm.

After an, ahem, eventful start (Fran!), we piled into our cars and off we drove to Somerset. We arrived at 7am and by 10am our camp was set up in the wonderful Park Home Ground, overlooking the Other Stage.

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As the only one in our group of 12 that had ever been to Glastonbury before, I decided to take the group up to the top of the hill by the Stone Circle for the first night to give them an idea of the site and we were treated to the most majestic sunset.

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It’s a truly magical place and I felt even more in love with it this year.

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I didn’t see a bad act all weekend, but here were my two highlights:

Florence

2015FLORENCEANDTHEMACHINE_LIVE_GLASTONBURY-2015_WO-10260615.article_x4I love, love, LOVE Florence and have followed her career since she played in a tiny tent at Leeds Festival in 2008. Her set was full of energy, excitement, emotion. She showcased her fabulous new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, as well as the best of her back catalogue and a heartfelt version of Times Like These by the Foo Fighters. Every song was brilliant and her voice continues to give me goosebumps. What was lovely to see was how grateful and humble she was about the performance. It was incredibly moving, a real highlight of the weekend.



Lionel

Lionel Richie performs on the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury FestivalOh! What a feeling!! When we’re dancing on the ceiling! Lionel’s set was un-be-lee-va-bl! Glastonberry! Hellooooooo, is it me you’re looking for?! It was just a brilliant, uplifting, hilarious set. I adored it! And so did 100,000 other people, fantastic!

After a wonderful weekend, we all watched The Who together before heading home the next morning. It was wonderful.

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Until next year, Glastonbury

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Music of the minute

Every so often I like to keep you updated on what’s top of my current iPod playlist so here’s a few of my favourite tracks that have been circling my head for the last few weeks…

Jamie xx – Loud Places (ft Romy)

Oh Jamie, you wonderful, wonderful man. Everything you touches turns to beautiful, aural gold. I implore you to give this one a listen, just heavenly. This video is pretty sweet too.
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PYLOT Magazine // Issue Two

May I introduce Issue Two of PYLOT Magazine, The Family Issue.

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I work on this magazine with a very talented bunch of individuals and twice a year we release a new issue. We are immensely proud of it and I’d love for you to check it out.

We are an all-analogue, fashion and photography magazine — pioneering a modern approach a digitally saturated image economy. The publication works with a carefully selected group of the most exciting creative minds to form a distinct voice through its design and content.

The soul of the magazine is devoted to the publication of all analogue fashion, fine art and architectural images. It subscribes to a strict no beauty re-touching policy, celebrating the unique artistry of analogue processes. The objective is to offer readers a critically engaging, rich and multi-faceted content.

Through the craft of creating images PYLOT looks to explore the ever-increasing questions that form around the ethical uses of photography in fashion and popular culture.

If you’d like to check out more, or purchase a magazine, please visit pylotmagazine.com

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Val Thorens, first skiing holiday!

Hello! Or should I say bonjour!

I have just returned from Val Thorens in the French Alps, home from my first skiing holiday!

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It was amazing – I’m hooked. I’ve got the bug, and anyone who has been skiing will know exactly what I mean when I say that. This is a massively picture heavy post, so sit back, press play on the video below (song of the holiday!) and enjoy whilst I show you around Val Thorens…
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Hello 2015!

It has been a while. I know, and I’m sorry. The chaos of December, starting a new job, Christmas, New Year and a holiday means I’ve been a little busy of late. There’s no excuse, life just got on top of me for a bit.

So I thought to make up for my utter lack of posts I would do a bit of tidying up. If you look at my previous two posts, you’ll see what I got up to for the last two months with my final month in photographs posts. If you come back tomorrow, you will see a post about my brilliant holiday to Val Thorens in the French Alps!

But for now, let us have some music shall we? Here is a run down of my favourite songs of 2014.
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A year in photographs – December 2014

And so we come to the final instalment of my year in photographs. December was amazing, I had such a good time in December, it was packed with fun things, all my friends and family and Christmas. A dream month. To celebrate this, I couldn’t pick just one photo for each day, so here are my highlights from December.

This project has been so much fun to so, and so rewarding to go back over my photos each month, which otherwise stay sat on my photo, rarely looked at again. I would highly recommend doing this next year if you’re interested in it. Leave me links below if you are and I’ll check out your photos – would love to see them!

Here’s to 2014, it’s been brilliant.

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The poppies at the Tower of London

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This year marks the 100 year anniversary since the start of the First World War. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is the installation created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper. Together he created 888,246 ceramic poppies which have filled the Tower’s famous moat, one for each of the British casualties in the First World War.
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