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messily:

photojojo:

Korean photographer Ho-Yeol Ryu made this digital multiple exposure of planes taking off at Hannover, an airport in Germany.
It’s one of those project ideas that takes a lot of time but pays off in the end.
Multiple Exposure of Planes Taking Off

Reblogged for AF, who loves planes more than anybody I know.

Showing my inner plane geek…

messily:

photojojo:

Korean photographer Ho-Yeol Ryu made this digital multiple exposure of planes taking off at Hannover, an airport in Germany.

It’s one of those project ideas that takes a lot of time but pays off in the end.

Multiple Exposure of Planes Taking Off

Reblogged for AF, who loves planes more than anybody I know.

Showing my inner plane geek…

Jubilee Gift

Today I received a gift from Her Majesty The Queen which I am considering as a celebration of her 60 years on the Throne. It may well be simply a rebate for the tax that her servants took from me but I prefer to think of it as a present.
Now I am not normally what you might call a Royalist but I can scarcely think of a better way to celebrate her Jubilee than this.
Oh and the extra bank holiday works for me as well.
Thanks ma’am

messily:

Spotted on Broadway and 61st. Awesome.

messily:

Spotted on Broadway and 61st. Awesome.

I haven’t posted on here in a while, mainly because I’ve been travelling. Christmas week in Ireland, New Years in California and two weeks in Nevada (working).

Sitting back home in England now I contemplate how lucky I am. While my friends joke that I am becoming American I feel so fortunate to be travelling to the US for work and increasingly to spend time with The American who makes me so happy.

This holiday season I spent quality time with close family in beautiful, rural Ireland. I missed Grandparents who could not be present, and a girlfriend on another continent. But I enjoyed daily beach walks, open fires in a country cottage, games with a super-fun pup and pubs in sleepy Irish villages.

A rushed return to England was immediately followed by a flight across the bigger pond to enjoy the most relaxing, perfect, romantic New Year celebration. It involved roof top beach bars, Surrey bike rides, hot tubs at midnight, coastal adventures and a crash course in speed boat driving in Mission Bay!

Now, back in the real world, I miss doing all this fun stuff with the people I care about. But I know the next adventure won’t be far away. And I just hope it will be as fantastic as the Christmas/New Year of 2011/12.

Awesome

Awesome

The perfect week
This photo sums up a pretty perfect birthday week. Today I turned 31. I celebrated my week in Long Island and Manhattan. It was about beach walking,  wine tasting, home cooking, Montauk meeting, new friends, maybe even new family, an amazing city, an incredible inflatable parade, the biggest turkey ever, catchphrase with cousins, posh roof top apartments and a lot of bubbly.
All of this was before my surprise birthday Scavenger Hunt through New York City. This involved a perfect mix of  fancy tourist spots and ‘insider’ Manhattan secrets. I guessed the clues to the touristy ones but I needed a search engine for the ‘local spots’. I am sad to be back home on my birthday but I know I am lucky to have celebrated last week in such style.
Regardless, this was the perfect way to spend the perfect week with my favourite American.

The perfect week
This photo sums up a pretty perfect birthday week. Today I turned 31. I celebrated my week in Long Island and Manhattan. It was about beach walking, wine tasting, home cooking, Montauk meeting, new friends, maybe even new family, an amazing city, an incredible inflatable parade, the biggest turkey ever, catchphrase with cousins, posh roof top apartments and a lot of bubbly.
All of this was before my surprise birthday Scavenger Hunt through New York City. This involved a perfect mix of fancy tourist spots and ‘insider’ Manhattan secrets. I guessed the clues to the touristy ones but I needed a search engine for the ‘local spots’. I am sad to be back home on my birthday but I know I am lucky to have celebrated last week in such style.
Regardless, this was the perfect way to spend the perfect week with my favourite American.

GPOYW: Halloween edition

GPOYW: Halloween edition

Highlights in the past month:
Successful delivery of Vegas’ newest tradeshow
2 days of golf & beach parties in the Nevada sun
A perfect week of beach walks, open fires, pumpkin carving and wine tasting with The American on Long Island
Brighton Birthday dinner for the auld fella at Jamies Italian
Guy Fawkes night ‘episode 1’ for The American in England
Next weekend I will celebrate my birthday early ahead of my thanksgiving visit to New York, a week later The American returns for a very English holiday, and New Year will be San Diego.
All in all not much to complain about really. A pretty awesome multi-location winter.

Highlights in the past month:
Successful delivery of Vegas’ newest tradeshow
2 days of golf & beach parties in the Nevada sun
A perfect week of beach walks, open fires, pumpkin carving and wine tasting with The American on Long Island
Brighton Birthday dinner for the auld fella at Jamies Italian
Guy Fawkes night ‘episode 1’ for The American in England
Next weekend I will celebrate my birthday early ahead of my thanksgiving visit to New York, a week later The American returns for a very English holiday, and New Year will be San Diego.
All in all not much to complain about really. A pretty awesome multi-location winter.

It isn’t necessary to know exactly how your ideal life will look; you only have to know what feels better and what feels worse…Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than on how you think an ideal life should look. It’s the process of feeling our way toward happiness…that creates our best lives.

Martha Beck (via thedailycourtney)

I am currently trying to apply this philosophy to the process of paring down our stuff before the movers come on Sunday.

(via messily)

Agree. Totally.