Albert In Memoriam

The purest soul that ever graced this earth has gone home to heaven for new Guardian Angel Dog assignments. I am beyond privileged to have had nearly 12 years of unconditional love from my little monkey. Rest in peace, Albiepops. We will always be together in spirit.¬†ūüíóūüź∂ Love, Neens xx

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Third annual autumn appreciation day

Charge your cameras and get outdoors – it’s autumn appreciation time again!¬† For the third year in a row, Albert and I headed to our secret spot (Blackbury Camp in Devon, shhhh, don’t tell anyone) for our Annual Autumn Appreciation Day. It was the perfect day; not a cloud in the sky and so quiet…

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Bluebells: Better Late Than Never

Blog posts are like bluebells: better late than never. Ever faithful to our tradition, Albert and I set off to Blackbury Camp in late April, for our fourth annual photo session among the bluebells (see previous excursions here). It was beautiful, but the bluebells were a little late this year and not in full bloom…

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How I became debt-free

I achieved a massive goal at the very beginning of this year – I managed to pay off my student loan more than 6 years ahead of schedule and become debt-free! Student loans are commonplace in Norway. They are offered by a state-owned organisation and easily granted, so they can get sizeable. And the repayment…

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Annual autumn appreciation session

It’s autumn appreciation time! Every year in spring, Albert and I head to the Iron Age hill fort Blackbury Camp near Honiton for a bluebell photoshoot [¬†2015¬†| 2016¬†| 2017 ]. Last year, it suddenly dawned on me that the place probably looks equally beautiful in autumn – and thus another annual tradition was born. [If…

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Autumn Anthems: Listen to this playlist on Spotify

Autumn Anthems – new season, new playlist! It’s October! Think colourful leaves, fresh air and brazing walks followed by hot chocolate, candles, blankets and doggie snuggles – and autumn anthems! It’s time to get ready for Halloween – and just a few days into November, it will be Guy Fawkes Night. Autumn is quickly becoming…

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Summer in Surrey: The Essence of England

Forgive me, Blogiverse, for I have sinned. It has been nearly 3 months since my last update. This summer has been stressful¬†for all the wrong reasons. The death of a most beloved dog (monkey’s¬†‘brother’, who lived¬†with my ex). Serious illness among friends and family. A ridiculous workload. Other dramz, too. Let’s not get into it….

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The benefits of being an early bird

From¬†night owl to¬†early bird I’m not a natural morning person. I used to baulk at the idea of getting up early. I run my own business from home, so it only takes me seconds to get to work and there never seemed to be any point in getting up early. However,¬†lately I have been waking¬†up…

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Morning walk along the River Otter

Last Monday morning, the sun was out and the tide was high – it was the perfect time¬†for a morning walk along the River Otter. It was an unusually beautiful morning. The birds were singing, the flowers were blossoming, and the monkey was making a splash¬†in the river. (If you can’t see the video above,…

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