This month marks my 10 year milestone with my blog A Compass Rose (ACR).
I started it in 2005 days before my first born son came into this world. Now he is just days away from celebrating his first double digit birthday. I think of everything that has happened in the past ten years and wonder how it all fit into one decade. Some of it made it on my blog, others did not and happened during a period of downtime away from the blogosphere. I have taken a lot of my most favourite photographs specially for the blog and my self portrait series. I have blogged every day for the most part of a year, working on a consistant flow of posts that covered photography, travel, third culture kids, and expat life. I have made a lot of friends and kept in contact with those that are as close as family. While my level of activity has gone up and down it has always been there, like an old friend, ready to pick things up where we last left off. Thank you to everyone who has ever come here, for the comments, for the support, and most importantly all the love and friendship. Thank you.
We are at our final day of Love Week and to the most awaited post of this series: The Ceremony. As well as including photographs from our photographer, Miriam Pinkston, I have included our wedding video. This is a special project I made especially for my husband today for Valentines Day. Continue reading
We are nearing the end of Love Week and one day away from the ceremony photos and video. Today we fast forward to the return back to our B&B in Wales where we changed outfits and had some cake! I wore the same trousers from my wedding, but opted for my favourite colour top instead of the white blazer this year. It is our 10th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal in Wales and I wanted to do keep things simple while making everything perfect and designed around us. When it came to the cake I decided to do go the naked cake route. Continue reading
We are over half way through Love Week and so close to Valentines Day. I have been having fun sharing with you some of my most favourite photographs taken by our long time friend and photographer Miriam Pinkston. We we asked why we chose Wales as our destination for our Vow Renewal and honestly it has the best of everything. Breathtaking views, rich culture, history, romantic settings, and picturesque coastlines. The places I have lived the longest have always been by the sea and it was so important that we get our pictures taken by the ocean. Continue reading
It is Travel Tuesday and we continue Love Week here at A Compass Rose. Today I take you to the coastal resort of Portmeirion. This is where we had our ceremony for our 10th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal in Wales. It is a really beautiful town that has a very Italian look to it as it is nestled in the woods and on the coast of the Welsh ocean. The colours are beautiful and it was a perfect place to renew our vows. Continue reading
A new week begins and we continue Love Week here at A Compass Rose. Today I share with you my favourites from my bridal portraits taken by Miriam Pinkston Photography. We shot at the Bed & Breakfast in Wales where we were staying for the week and at the coastal resort of Portmeirion. Continue reading
Today marks the day twelve years ago that Ryan and I started dating. It is another reason I felt this would be a perfect time to recap our vow renewal. As we continue Love Week with the recap of our 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal I share with you the next part entitled ‘The Serenade’. My son Ronan had been learning the ukulele in school which my family loves since we used to live in Hawaii. Ronan really wanted to play something for us on our special day so he provided the music as my other son, Maddox, walked me down the stairs. Continue reading