Saturday, 18 December 2010

The Eleventh Hour!

I have been a little unwell recently. I was rushed into hospital with a suspected mini-stroke and had to stay in for a week. Glad to say, I am now home and making a good recovery.

However, this left me very little time to arrange christmas stuff and even less time to work on my submission piece for Seth's book. Details here.

My piece involved doing a photo shoot with my children, Kitty and Nico and today was my last chance, but the weather couldn't have been more perfect.

These are some of the extra shots I took of them against the beautiful, wintry backdrop of Boughton estate.

Kitty needed no encouragement to get in front of the camera, especially when I said she could wear my original victorian petticoat. Nico, on the other hand, had to be bribed with £5, but it was worth it for such beautiful photographs.


  1. Stunning photos Jo! You really did an amazing job. They look like you paid a fortune for a professional photographer to take them.

    It's almost unbelievable what you've been through considering your age and all. So scary and thank goodness you are OK.

    Hope you are putting yourself at the top of the list of things to take care of!

    Happy Holidays


  2. OMG Jo!!! Glad to hear you are recovering but thats some scary stuff. Here's to a better new year for you! Love the photos of the kids, they look fabulous! I know what you mean about bribing. My son is always the same about photo shoots but loves it once he gets into it and my daughter is always the first to put her hand up! Have a wonderful xmas and new year, full of lughter, family, love and creativity!

  3. How weird - I thought i commented on these photos?? Oh wait! It must have been on Facebook! Lol. Well, I'm so glad you are on the improve Jo. Geesus but you gave us a scare there! I wonder if we're all getting to that age now where you just can no longer take your health for granted. Ha! I would have thought late 50s was the time for that, but obviously not.

  4. Jo, So glad to hear that you are home and recovering..the hospital is not a wonderful place to spend time.
    Amazing photographs of your beloved angels...just stunning all around..truly professional in all aspects!

    Take care of yourself and wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.

  5. i so hope you are feeling better, my sweet friend. last we spoke you were -- so keep it up! we need you all healthy and good. :)

    the photos of your kiddos are just stunning! soooo gorgeous! i would like to send finn over for a few days so you could take some good ones of him. i'm horrible!

    happy belated solstice, merry christmas and happy new year. let's chat soon. xx

  6. I hope you are feeling better soon!
    Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2011!

    Hugs, Gaby

  7. Hiya!:) Jo these are great! love them...the red coat looks fantastic and the cutie wearing it is a stunner! Nico has such a soft little face- he's a dote. Hope you're feeling strong again.Spring will be here soon enough & I hope to get over to see you. We can hire out a tandem...that just popped into my mind there...yeah just like THAT!
    Rainey J

  8. Wishing you a happy healthy new year. I'm so sorry for what you've gone through and hope the new year will bring health and happiness for you. The pictures of your children are gorgeous. ( both your children and the pictures!) Wishing you all the best- for joy, creativity and friendships! hugs

  9. Hi Jo

    So glad to hear you are ok. :-)

    Wonderful pictures of your children!

    Feel free to borrow pictures from me, and thank you for your lovely post.

    I look forward to follow you.

    All the best

    Franciska :-)

  10. I can't believe how long it's been since I visited here. Just have to tell you how taken I am with your photos of Nico and Kitty .They are striking!
    Alos want to tell you again how glad I am that you are on the mend. Take care, dear friend. XOXO Deb