Never knew it could be this cold in the U.K.

A very late happy new year and welcome to 2018!
Honestly, it’s too windy and cold where I’m located in the U.K. and it’s not very pleasant! I very much prefer the cold and snow of Sweden over this.

I’ve been very busy over the past few months, so obviously my blog became a bit… neglected. Not something that I had planned, but it just happened. I’ve been traveling, working, not being happy in work, and just trying to figure out what to do with my time. So, there are some exciting news.

I’ll be attending a workshop in September with one of my favourite photographers. Exciting!
I’ll be shooting a gig in Manchester soon, so keep an eye on this page and my Instagram.
As of February 2018 I’m focusing on my photography and setting up my Etsy shop unless some super exciting opportunity comes along.
I have several exciting photo sessions planned.

So, things are looking good for 2018! From February I’ll be available for bookings again.
Here are some photos from my newly created Instagram account:

Right. I’m going to have lunch now while studying some HTML and after that I’ll be going through my old photo archives. Wishing you all a lovely day and an amazing weekend!

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More photos from a sunny Sefton Park.

Good evening!
Today I visited the girl who I met a few weeks ago. We had some tea/coffee and biscuits, chatted about dogs and other things and discussed tomorrow when I’ll be taking care of one of her super cute dogs while they’re away. It was so nice of her to give me a car ride downtown later on so that I wouldn’t have to take the bus! I always enjoy chatting with her and spending time with her and her dogs and I’m super excited about having her dog Roxio over at our place. ♡
I’ve possibly got a couple more pet sitting bookings coming up, which I’m excited about. I’m meeting one of the clients next week, it’ll be interesting!

While downtown, there was much shopping which had to be done.
Basically, we needed a lot of new items for the kitchen, such as cutting boards and a bread basket. Since J went to work today I decided to try to buy as many of the items as possible so that he wouldn’t have to worry about getting all of that shopping done during the weekend when (in my opinion) he should be resting. ♡
I’m quite pleased with everything that I bought today – now we just need to find a nice looking dish rack and then we’ve got most of the new stuff for the kitchen covered.

As promised, here are some more photos from our walk in the park yesterday!

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Squirrels in Sefton Park.

Good evening from the U.K.!
J and I made American blueberry pancakes tonight, they were delicious. We ate them while watching ‘Modern Family’ on SKY and it was really nice to de-stress in front of the TV while being in eachother’s company.

I’ve been feeling restless most of the day and J was feeling a tiny bit better from his flu in the afternoon, so we decided to get some fresh air. This time I took my 70-200 mm f/2,8 lens with me. J was amazing in finding interesting things to take photos of, and even helping me bribe squirrels to get really close to us! ♡

At one point he was trying to herd some squirrels to get closer as I was hiding with my camera behind some bushes. For next time, we’ll be taking peanuts with us to give to the cute and fluffly little things!

I really want to get a better 70-200 lens, preferably with some image stabilisation on it because the lens is super heavy and it’s very difficult to keep my hands from shaking while trying to focus on a small animal such as a squirrel.

For tomorrow’s blog entry I have some photos of birds to show from our walk in the park.

But for now, it’s time for a shower before bed, and maybe a bit of shopping on Etsy/eBay – I’m ordering some items that will allow me to be creative in the shape of fake nail sets. I’ll talk more about this when I’m not so sleepy. Nighty night!

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A sunny day in Sefton Park.

Yesterday we had a beautiful, sunny day
here in Liverpool and I decided to take advantage of the warmth. In fact, it was such nice weather that I could actually wear my tights and shorts instead of my jeans! I loved it.
There were many people out in the park, and lots of cute dogs. I saw many (gray) squirrels, but sadly I didn’t take my 70-200 mm lens with me, and thus I couldn’t get any close-up shots of them. One of the squirrels was super curious and was waiting for me to feed it, so I’m thinking that I’ll bribe them with tasty treats next time I go to the park again.

Today I was reached by the news that at 05:28 in the morning, local Swedish time, my best friend Mariam and and her husband Wiggo became parents to my godson Emric! ♡ I’ve seen some photos of him and he’s absolutely adorable. ♡ I’ve bought sooo many clothes for him that I’m shipping to their home on Gotland.

I’ve spent most of today cleaning in the kitchen and taking care of J, as he’s having the flu. Poor guy. ♡

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Ghost member revealed: Omega’s true identity.

So, I seem to have totally missed this when it hit the news, but I finally found out about it.
A little while ago it was revealed that one of Ghost’s members, Omega, has made a video where he tells the world who he is, that he is no longer part of Ghost, and that the old band, Magna Carta Cartel (MCC), from which Ghost then later rose is active once again.
Wow. I don’t know how to process this information. I’ve been reading articles which state that the only original member left in Ghost is Papa. Really, though? I know they are out touring soon (I wish I could see them in Manchester after I’ve moved, but don’t really fancy going to the area were the venue is) but to me, it feels odd if all the original members but one have departed from the band.

Ghost comes from Linköping, which happens to be my hometown. I’ve had the priviledge of taking photos of them at two different occasions, once at the nightclub DOOM in Linköping where Papa Emeritus II handed the role as the lead singer over to Papa Emeritus III, and one time in Gothenburg at Lisebergshallen.

Here’s some of the photos from Gothenburg. Some of these were published in several news articles in a local newspaper (Linköping). For more photos (and more high quality ones), please head over to my special Flickr gallery dedicated to this particular concert. ❤ There are also some photos from DOOM if you scroll down on this page. I really do love the fact that I managed to get eye contact with Papa (and he was also caressing my lens at one point, but sadly I couldn’t get a very clear photo of it)!

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Continuing with the cat theme!
This blog is called purrfect photo, after all. I found some photos that I took of my friend’s cat named Selma a few years ago when she was a kitten. The photo on the top of the entry won a competition on Facebook, and was shown on national TV during prime television time!

If I was editing these photos today I would do the post-processing a bit differently, but I’m still quite pleased with them!

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Memories from a Swedish dog park.

Good evening! More photos from a couple of years ago.
The first photo, which is of a shar pei mixed breed, is my dog Metalica who is currently staying with my Mum in Linköping. We had a few good experiences in the dog park, but some dog owners were irresponsible and let their pets bully others, especially if their own dog wasn’t fixed. I decided to stop taking her to the fully fenced parks after an American Akita tried to spray her at one point to show his dominance and a young but much larger male dog wouldn’t leave Metalica alone and I had to go between them (Metalica’s fixed) due to the other owner just sitting there. Ugh, people need to be kind to their dogs, but also show some leadership.

The dog below is Amber, she belongs to a friend of mine. Both Amber and Metalica were adopted from Spain, but different shelters. I believe that she’s a mixed breed of podenco.

I’m absolutely in love with the post-processing of these photos. ♡ Seeing these really makes me want to take my camera with me to the closest park in Liverpool and take photos of dogs!

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