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I decided to give this one its own space, as it was such an intensely magical adventure. While Mum went to Bath, Sarah and I delved into the New Forest near Brockenhurst, and found a childhood dreamland. The photos kinda speak for themselves…

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We spent about 5 hours just wandering wide-eyed through the forest. Then we hopped back on the train down to Lymington, where we found a totally different landscape, but similarly charming! We stopped at a strawberry farm we happened to come across while looking for the path to the beach.

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At last, after some local help, we found the walkway to the beach, via this amazing path lined with flowers!

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Finally the coast, complete with a view of the Isle of Wight.

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That day is a precious jewel I will treasure for ever.

BonfireFI

My good friend Sarah had her birthday celebrations at Kuitpo this year, with a bonfire and a “we-didn’t-bring-many-torches-so-we-cant-really-see-what-we’re-eating-but-it’s-tasty” feast of bonfire-related goodies. I particularly enjoyed collecting firewood and pretending to be a mystical forest creature!

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Firewood hunt!

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These pictures were good fun! We decided to have a play with long exposures and torches, the results weren’t too bad, though I’d like to try it again in a more controlled environment.

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Thankyou again Sarah, for a lovely, playful, bonfire evening.

-Em xoxo