Worton Organic Garden

I’m back!

Well hello! I’m back!

I took a break for over a year, not for any specific reason but for several vague ones.

The nature of blogs had changed a lot in the past 10 years, the very internet itself seems ever more public, professional, and sponsored. Cozy little blogs about not much in particular are shutting down one-by-one. I wasn’t sure what place mine had in this new ecosystem.

Additionally on a more personal level in my day-job I now regularly take photographs, edit them, and put them online… so to come home and do exactly the same thing seemed not right. Should your hobby be different from your work?

I did however really miss having a blog! It is my diary of sorts. There have been many times when I’ve thought of something that I’d like to share online. Having a blog has also given me so much: I have met some great people, it has helped me in my career, and to be a better photographer.

I have given the site a new look and I’ve archived the old content. If there is anything useful that you want back, feel free to contact me.

My plan for the future is quality over quantity. I won’t be posting often but when I do post I hope to post something good. I am also doing several round ups – lists of useful things in the places that I visit often. The first of these is already there – my list of Berlin places. I confess these round-ups are as much for me as I like to keep track of what I’ve enjoyed!

The first proper post is coming up and it’s a big one – our Iceland trip.

Thanks for visiting.

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  • Reply Katharine 30th July 2015 at 7:59 am

    It’s very nice to have you back.

    • Reply Alice 31st July 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you Kat! :)

  • Reply rebecca 30th July 2015 at 7:10 pm

    So pleased you are back! I know exactly where you are coming from regarding small personal blogs, and I also share your feelings regarding the work-hobby balance – when I had my blog, I’d find myself using the exact same software at home that I was using during my time at work! I’m super-excited to see what you’ll be sharing over the coming months x

    • Reply Alice 31st July 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! :)

  • Reply Shay 31st July 2015 at 1:57 am

    Welcome back. :)

    • Reply Alice 31st July 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you Shay! :)

  • Reply Kris 31st July 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for years and have really missed your posts. Glad you’re back!

    • Reply Alice 1st August 2015 at 10:17 am

      Thank you Kris! :)

  • Reply Emma 1st August 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Really enjoy your blog, so pleased you’re back! x

    • Reply Alice 13th August 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Emma! That is nice to hear :)

  • Reply J-P 5th August 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Welcome back! I loved lots of your old posts, but the only one I’m worried I’ll no longer be able to reference is the one about Bridewell Organic Gardens.

    It’s what I always pointed people at, because it had such good photos, so if I had one magical fairydust wish then it would be… it would be…. [tails off, gazing with big, watery eyes at the stars, waiting for one to fall]

    • Reply Alice 13th August 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Hey J-P! How about I go to the next open day and take pictures? Deal? :)

      • Reply J-P 13th August 2015 at 7:31 pm

        Excellent! I’d love to go myself but we’re currently in house-move-planning hell.

        • Reply Alice 13th September 2015 at 7:11 pm

          I went! I took some pictures, I will probably post them soon.

  • Reply caroline 9th August 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve ceased to blog because I spend most of my work day online – brain drain!

    I do love your photos and subject matter so I’m glad you’ll still be posting!


    • Reply Alice 13th August 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Caroline!

  • Reply Madeline 13th August 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Your instagram has a little bit of the feel of the old Quaint Living, but I am excited to follow you properly on your blog once more.

    • Reply Alice 13th September 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you! :)

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