This is where the sun never shines. They had a lucky day one the other side of the fjord 😜🇳🇴
This mornings coffee stop 🔥
nigga, why you trippin? get your mood right
CAPTION THIS PHOTO. ☝ Let us know in the comments, what you'd use for the title of this insane 📸 by @swepix_
When Netherlands illustrator @olislagersdesign
got in touch with us to ask if we would like to stock her beautiful botanical textile prints, it was an instant yes from us ! I couldn’t resist keeping this pretty trio for our own home and yesterday we finally got round to hanging them in our bedroom 👏🏻🌿 They compliment @farrowandball
’s Green Smoke perfectly, don’t you think ?! They aren’t online just yet but you can check them out in our store 👍🏻They are priced £20-£30 depending on size.
Our shop is open 10-5pm today, see you soon !
I had planned to talk about how pretty this bunch of pink flowers are in this caption, but there’s something else on my mind that I just need to talk about.
Today I had literally the worst experience of my life with the Australian healthcare system. I’m not going to go into details in this post, but all you need to know is that I went there for a PCOS related issue and instead of receiving help and actual medical advice, I was shamed for the fact that I was overweight and told that there really is way more I could be doing for my body.
Nevermind the fact that I had just told this doctor that there are 2-3 weeks of the month where my hormones dip that much that I question whether or not I really need to be here - nevermind the fact that I explained I was in pain over half of my waking hours with cystic ovaries and chronic migraines. No - I didn’t need a blood test, or a hormone test, or perhaps mental health intervention. I needed to go on the contraceptive pill and ‘eat better’.
I’ve had these symptoms when I was 20 kilograms lighter and I’ve also had them when I was 10 kilograms heavier. Not to mention the fact that I only just regulated my cycles after almost two years of no cycles at all. I’ve had PCOS my entire fucking life - it’s a genetic condition, after all - so why aren’t doctors treating it as such?! The second you mention PCOS - most doctors (the majority who are male) - immediately begin the blame game and insist it’s entirely due to lifestyle choices. I can safely tell you that it’s not.
High levels of cortisol can bring the condition out in women who already possess the genetic markers for it - yes - but has anyone ever discussed the concept of extreme, chronic cortisol levels with you? Yeah, me neither.
I came home and cried my fucking eyes out for an hour because I had never felt so hopeless for women and their mental and physical health. If this wanker represents Australian healthcare then I am well and truly done with it.
Any recommendations for an endocrinologist or naturopath - preferably female - in the Sunshine Coast/Brisbane area would be greatly appreciated. ✌🏻
Probably the coolest thing I’ve ever stumbled across in a forest...
Guys it's already been a Week. and it's only Tuesday. Anyone else counting down the days to their next vacation....🏖️
HB to my favourite husband. Can’t wait to travel the ends of the earth with you 🎈
This beauty is from last year 😍 but I revisited my pictures and re-edited. So lovely. Slow to get moving here today, I’m going to enjoy my day off !
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
I love the prints on this stone, left behind by tiny barnacles maybe...you can't beat the patterns created by nature 💕
I didn’t know what a Bonxie was when this walk started. But by the end I knew what it felt like to have twenty of them dive bomb from the sky in attack mode, only to later learn they’re known as the pirate of the skies. It seems we were walking too close to their nesting ground. Considering I hit the deck screaming for most of this, I’m not quite sure how this photo happened. 🦅
Allt an t-Strathain.
You think you know a place...
I've been visiting Applecross regularly for years, spent many childhood holidays there. I'd heard about this swim spot in the famous book and resolved to visit but never got around to it. Then I saw @katietunn
swimming there a while back and it reminded me to go see it. A great set of pools (and slides! - maybe with wetsuit!) With a beautiful gorge at the bottom.
Just a little throwback selfie for you all, because today I’ve woken up full of cold and totally exhausted. Is it too soon to start counting down to the weekend again...?
New branding .... I’m so excited for the way Summer Love is heading.
You may or may not have noticed that Photography has been dropped from the business name and it is now Summer Love Life. Photography is still in there but there will be more of a lifestyle element to go along with it.
Life changes, us as people change and as the person behind the business it is inevitable that this influences all aspects of me, including my business.
The new website will launch in the autumn incorporating photography, holistic therapies and products and lifestyle. Underpinning it all ... Inspired by Nature.
Am I the only one who finds happiness in the cheery colors & texture of embroidery thread? I rather supect I am not!! 🌹 From a card I made for someone then in my life, but, it would seem no longer. I guess even relationships can compare with a flower in vibrant bloom, beautiful when present, happily recalled in absence 💕