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My name is Annie. I live in the beautiful New Forest, in the South of England with my husband and two children, Kitty age 8 and Ozzy age 7. I love meeting new people, having new experiences and learning new things. Blogging led me into photography, now a firm passion of mine. My blog & photography have taken me around the world and offered me some pretty awesome opportunities. It's also opened up a whole online community to me, that's ever growing and it's good to be part of something bigger.

 
 

Photography

I love taking photographs. Rarely does a day go by when I haven't got my camera in hand, photography is a huge part of my life and consequently this blog is very visually led. Currently I am shooting with a Nikon D4S & Fujifilm XT1. You can download a selection of my images in high resolution for free on Unsplash, where I also work building community.

 
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Illustration

The Hackney borough, of which Dalston belongs, has it all—from bespoke boutiques that feature independent designers to thrift stores and craft fairs full of one-of-a-kind finds. This is where rising fashion stars like Mara Bond got their start, taking inspiration from the dynamic culture of East London. No matter what store you go to, you’ll find products that you couldn’t get anywhere else.

 
 

Charity

I am also a third of Team Honk along with my good friends Tanya and Penny.Having visited Africa on three occasions with Comic Relief we wanted to fund raise to support this great charity.Over the past three years Team Honk has helped raise £70,000 for Comic Relief thanks to our creative fund raising and social media campaigns - and of course the fantastic blogging community around us.

 

Work

Whether you’re looking for an intimate jazz club, large music hall experience, disco with a killer DJ, or eclectic music festival, Dalston has it. Some of the most fun and innovative bands, artists, and musicians flock to our district for its creative energy and diverse music scene. Take the opportunity to experience it all up close and personal. We promise you won’t regret it.