Fantasy Fairy Tales – Spring photo session in the Fairy Glen

We have changed our name to Fantasy Fairy Tales as it is for boys as well as girls and we didn’t want them to feel left out.

So if you have a budding wizard, knight in shining armour, Peter Pan or any other Fairy Tale figure you can think of, Please come along.

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Pregnancy Bump Photography with Unwin Photography

Pregnancy bump painting is a huge craze in America and rapidly gaining popularity here in the U.K.  The ideal stage  of pregnancy is 7 to 8 months but can be done at any time. Incorporate it with a professional maternity session for something special and unique to you!

 

Had a fab time in the studio today with Suzy from Angel Art SW.  It was fascinating to watch her design and paint an amazing image on such a precious tummy.

                                                                                                                                                 

 

Pregnancy bump painting

Why not arrange to have it done as part of your maternity portrait session with  Angel Art  SW a professional face-painter based l

ocally.

 

 

 

Pregnancy bump painting

Chat to Suzy to decide on a design – colours, theme or images, baby’s name or due date can all be incorporated.

 

 

 

 

Pregnancy bump painting

Have photos taken beforehand and then let Suzy work her magic. With as many breaks as needed!  It should be an enjoyable and relaxing experience for you.

 

 

 

Pregnancy bump painting

You can also have photos with your children taken and they can have their faces painted too!

 

 

 

 

The session will take approximately 2 hours – depending on type of design and how you are feeling!

 

 

 

 

 

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West Buckland Dog Show with Unwin Photography

West Buckland held their 2nd dog show last weekend in aid of the village playschool and primary school.  The sun was shining and everyone turned up for a fantastic event. Continue reading

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Themed Christmas Studio Portrait Session 2013 with Unwin Photography

We are setting the studio up for our Christmas portrait sessions again – this time over 2 weekends

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Fairy Glen Experience with Unwin Photography

Ok – It’s what you’ve all been waiting for – Dates for the next Fairy Glen Experience!

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Treborough Woodland story telling by Story-Well

I recently took the grandchildren to a story telling in the woods.  It was a magical day and the kids loved it.

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Avalon Elf Coats photo shoot with Unwin Photography

We had a fantastic time recently with Annabelle from Avalon Elf Coats photographing her latest collection of wool free dresses.

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Somerset Wildlife Trust – visit to Langford Heathfield Nature Reserve

The State of Nature report, launched by Sir David Attenborough concluded that…  Nature is in trouble and we need to take action now!

I had heard this on the news and in the papers, but didn’t think much about it – until I went to a very informative talk by the Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Newborn baby photography – Meet Arthur!

I have always been very confident about getting babies to sleep for their photos – until I met Arthur!  9 days new and he was in charge! No way did he want to go to sleep and miss out on all the action! We tried everything, cuddles, songs, music, white noise, top up’s on milk – frequently! – and he just looked with those big blue eyes and thought – no chance mate!

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IATP balloon release in aid of Action Mesothelioma Day

Not photography related, but very close to my heart.
 
On Friday 5th July 2013,  the  IATP are doing a  Balloon release supporting Action Mesothelioma Day
 
Mesothelioma asbestosis diseaseA few years ago dad was diagnosed with Mesothelioma.  The outcome of this is never good news and the patient usually has approximately 10 – 12 months left to enjoy life.
 
 
 
 
 
We wrote out a ‘bucket list’ and dad and the family had fun fulfilling them.  We had a weeks holiday in Wales, a canal trip, a visit to Banbury where dads mum was buried and he’d never been to visit it, lots of days out.
 
Dad did have the option of chemo, but it was so far advanced it wouldn’t have made any difference and probably would have made him feel worse.
 
For 10 months dad seemed fit and healthy, then all of a sudden he started to go downhill very quickly.  He spent some time in the local hospice St Margaret’s Hospice to get his medication right and then came home to continue playing bridge and his garden until he couldn’t cope any more.
 
He was only in hospital for a few days at the end.  We played his favourite musical themed hits and he sang along and had a tipple of his favorite whiskey. It was lovely.
 
We scattered his ashes at Babbacombe – his favourite beach and not a day goes by that we dont think of him.   We know he is at peace now and we often raise a glass in his honour! 
 
RIP dad –  Eric Riddick 14.02.34 – 21.11.2010 
 
 History of Asbestos
The properties of asbestos have been known from ancient times. This is not just that asbestos was fire proof, but that is was dangerous. In Roman times it was known not to buy slaves from asbestos mines, because although they might look healthy when bought, they did not live long.
 
Modern commercial history began in 1870 when a large deposit was found in Canada.
 
Properties of asbestos that make it so useful are:
■good thermal insulation
■stable at high temperatures
■good electrical insulation
■high tensile strength
■long flexible fibres; and
■does not degrade over time.
As such, asbestos was widely used in buildings for insulation and fire protection, e.g. roofing, cladding, thermal insulation, etc.
 
Every week 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related disease. If you carry out work on a building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000, you could have been exposed to asbestos, without even knowing it.
  • Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than any other single work related illness.
  • Asbestos-related diseases can take 15-60 years to develop and there is no cure.
  • Asbestos-related diseases are currently responsible for more than 4500 deaths a year in the UK and the number is still rising
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