Bex & The Twins in February 2021

Take a listen to Bex in conversation with Jacqui Rushton about this month’s blog.

I don’t know about you but we are leaping into March with hope for spring, warmer days and dare I say it – the end of Lockdown 3.0??

Here’s what we got up to in February and what we’re looking forward to this spring…

Snow Days!

We finally got some snow in Sussex to help add some excitement to those boring days at home in Lockdown v3 this winter!  The twins (and I) were so excited when we finally got some proper snowflakes falling – even if it wasn’t laying at first.  Luckily it kept going long enough for a mini snowball fight in our garden and a couple of days later there were some overnight sprinklings available to create ammo for round two before school/work in the morning!  Lots of fun even though we’re still desperately waiting to christen the twins’ new sledges from Christmas!

Colourful Books – Gift Guide

One from my colourful gift guide series on the blog, I’ve shared some favourite colourful books, maybe one for Mother’s Day coming up for any colour-loving mums out there 😉

Carrots for Valentine’s Day – who needs a bunch of flowers?!

I’m kidding, I do love flowers but this year I’ve been enjoying playing with food photography and getting creative with the colours and styling on my kitchen table.  These carrots from Oast Farm Buxted were perfect for this idea I had in mind for a Valentine’s Day photo and then made a delicious soup too!  Win-win!

Valentine’s Day & Pancake Day

These sort of merged into one for us as we made chocolate waffles for breakfast on Valentine’s weekend and heart shaped pancakes for Valentine’s day!

Black History Month

We’ve been doing some extra reading at home for Black History Month, I can highly recommend the Little Leaders set of books by Vashti Harrison, Priya really enjoyed looking through it and learning about various inspirational black women, her favourite being ballet dancer Raven Wilkinson.

Hour by Hour Project – A Day in the Life

I took part in a personal project challenge, documenting a day in our life with a photo every hour and they had to be black & white which is very different for me as you know how much I love colour!  It was great to think differently and look for moments to capture each hour, I’m so glad I did it as there are photos here that I LOVE which I never would have had were it not for this challenge!

Food Photography

Playing around with colour theory, food styling and photography at home has really helped keep me sane during this lockdown as a creative release for fun!  I’m just loving this combination with orange and blue complementary colours too.  And who doesn’t love blood oranges, so delicious – I love eating my art when I’m done photographing it!  Hehe.

Fingers crossed for a nice warm spring and lots more fun as we head into summer, we’ve optimistically booked tickets for Elderflower Fields which has just changed it’s weekend to July in the hopes we’ll be able to enjoy this fantastic local family festival!  We really needed something in the diary to look forward to while things are still a bit uncertain.  It’s a big year for Nik and I as we both turn 40 and it’s our 10 year anniversary this summer so we have lots of celebrating to do and we hope to do it out and about if we can!

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