The time I went to Scotland???
I’m sure I mentioned it but going back over my posts, you’ve seen some of the pictures but I haven’t said anything about the actual tour!!! Sorry, I forgot- and I deleted some of the pictures to make room for adorable ones of my cat* over Christmas!
I began my tour in the Lake District, where it rained non-stop all day, except for the last hour or so when I managed to get some shooting done! 🙂 Check this out!
(“I wanna see the sunshine after the rain…”)
I stayed with the lovely PUNKuate photography in Glasgow before jumping on the train to Edinburgh and the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Ever.
Seriously, if you are going to Edinburgh and you don’t have friends to stay with there, go to Caledonian Backpackers. I don’t even need to review it here- the reviews online speak for me.
THIS is the view from the front door:
As I didn’t get the chance to travel further North last year, I will be doing so this time when I tour Scotland in May!! 😀 I will be visiting Edinburgh, Fife, Aberdeen (possibly) and Elgin. If you live in or near one of these places and would like to be added to my mailing list, get in touch through THIS LINK and let me know!
The last shoot on my tour wasn’t in Scotland at all- I had travelled to Newcastle to work with Flobelob in Beamish Hall hotel:
With the exception of my shoot in the Lake District, the sun shone for all of my trip and as we decided to go outside and shoot in the grounds, it was lovely not to be in the centre of a city. We shot some art-nudes, some vintage fashion and some latex too!
As the hotel room had been booked for the night, I got to stay and spent most of the night reading and drinking stupid amounts of coffee. (And realising that phone signal could only be achieved by stuffing myself between the radiator and the wardrobe with my head on the floor. Sadly, I could not move the mirror enough to capture this image). 😛
I won’t dwell on this here too long, but having been bullied terribly for most of my life in school, it is always times like this that I feel most triumphant. I love my jobs (both modelling and writing) and some days (especially when I’m touring), the idea that enough people want to take my picture that I now make my job from it amazes me. The idea that people follow my writing because they want to hear what I have to say- even more so. I may have been the happiest lady on the planet that night. 😀
Here’s to many more nights like this. 😉
p.s. I’ll write a separate blog post about it soon but I’m touring the South Coast in March. Details are HERE. Get in touch if you’d like to make a booking!