I have to admit to being mentally drained with everything that’s currently going on. JT and I spent many long weekends away in Nice. We love that city. We know that city. The people, the bars and restaurants, the flower market, the harbour in the old town, travelling from the train station to Monaco and Cannes. 

The terrorist attack that happened was a bit too close to our hearts for comfort. 

I almost lost it last night when the military coup happened in turkey last night. Again, one of our favourite countries. 

So what the hell is going on, dear reader. Because I don’t know. What I do know, or suspect, is that the evil among us aren’t finished. A good friend of mine stated that she wouldn’t now bring her children to any organised event. Whilst she recognised that meant terror had won, she said it just wasn’t worth the risk. 

It’s sad. It’s not exactly the best era I’ve lived through (and that’s saying something, considering my background). 

One can only hope our collective governments grow some balls and fight fire with fire. Because enough innocents have lost their lives in the name of a ‘god’. 

Sorry for the rather depressing post. Here’s a photo of Elsie looking like a gimp. 

Love and laughter, Gill

What a day. 

Millie has been bothered by gunk in her right eye for a few days. It’s usually around this time of year and it’s allergies. We’ve been giving her eye drops and antihistamines. 

Yesterday evening I noticed her eye was really badly swollen and the gunk was incredible. 

I phoned the vets and made an appointment for this morning. 

Well, it was BAD!!! The vet said he’d never seen an eye infection so bad. He operated to repair everything and so, tonight, she’s sleeping off the anaesthetic. 

It’s worse than having kids!!!!

Here’s my wee patient xx

I spend a lot of time checking out tattoos. Whether on Instagram, twitter, facebook or the plain old Google Internet searchymabob. 

I love tattoos. I got my first one 19 years ago this month. I got my second a week later. They’re addictive. And they hurt like nothing else on earth. I would rather have given birth to twins than have my back done again. 

I’m having my sleeve added to next week. I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to show you all. In the meantime you can see the work so far. 

Have you got tattoos?  Are you planning one? Or adding more?? 

Love, Gill xx

As I mentioned in my previous post I decided to add to my tattoo collection. I’ve spent a lot of time around various artists and in tattoo groups, so I’ve learned a bit of the inside track, the lingo, that sort of thing. Go on, ask me anything ?Every time I get into something I do it with passion. I decided a couple of years ago I wanted to be a tattoo collector and not just someone with tattoos. 

I now have some stunning artwork that I can show or hide should I need to. Funerals. That sort of thing. 

Pfffffft, whatever, I hear you say. 

Well, I went and got me some new hair too. 

It’s very liberating, getting rid of things that take up too much of your precious time. Short hair can be lovely too ❤️

Oh yeah. I wear glasses now too. OLD AGE!!! ?

What a year it’s been so far, huh.  I can’t remember a year in my entire life where we lost so much talent.  There has been so much hate, so many atrocities and so much death. And dont get me started on the weather, not just in the UK but the whole world’s weather is a bit ‘off’.

We voted to leave Europe and the sky didn’t fall in, thankfully.

And Cheryl got a chihuaha … you’re welcome.

So, what’s been happening here, you ask (ok you didn’t, shut up).

JT has finished his latest contract and has decided to take a bit of time off.  Which means, because I’m still not working, he’s under my bloody feet all day.  Love him, but OMG, get a job haha.

I’m still not working.  I’m recovering, but it’s taking a while.  I have every intention of getting back to portraits and dog photography (ok maybe even the odd cat), so in the meantime I have been keeping my Facebook business page up to date so I don’t lose my audience.  That shit takes so long to recover. Thanks for your loyalty, you know who you all are x

Let me know if you would be interested in family shoots, with great prices while I ramp up my portfolio again with fresh work.  Email me !

The girls are doing great.  We just had Tess’s anniversary to get through and, as I suspected, it was hard going.  We miss her beautiful face every day.  Millie is turning white now, she’ll be 7 at Christmas.  Elsie is still Baba and always will be. Mostly because she still acts like a puppy.  Hard to believe she will be 3 in September !!

I’ve also been adding somewhat to my tattoo collection. And I covered one that was a terrible mistake.  I am now rocking a beautiful foot tattoo instead of the stupid “friend” one.  Sheesh.  What was I thinking !  Thanks to Melissa at Vivid Ink in Stafford for some of my work, and latterly to Kevin Paul (that bloke off the TV) for my cover and upper sleeve.  Such lovely people, that tattoo bunch 🙂

Well, I did it, I posted on my blog.  I’m hoping it will be regular, but I’m not sure the format will be the same.  i won’t be posting millions of photos, but I will probably be musing and posting the odd one here and there.

Have a fabulous Sunday.

Love, Gill x

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