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Hi!
 I guess I should introduce myself. I'm lucy and as far as I can remember, I've ALWAYS been a memory capturer. I'm a writer and a photographer. I have this innate need to ensure I have seen things and have a record of them so I don't forget. 
I adore Nature in all forms (well except snakes & wasps) and I enjoy being in nature, capturing what I see. This is probably why I mostly do landscape photography. I enjoy taking photos of my family too. This comprises of my rockstar husband - M, my cheeky boys - E & L , my cute cat - Charlie & my beautiful betta called Blake. 
This is not my first foray into the world of blogging, I used to run a lifestyle blog for 6 years previously. I really enjoyed having my little space in the huge World Wide Web. However, the more commercially successful it became the less I enjoyed it. 
I decided to wrap up after we made our change to island living.
Now I've decided not to ignore that writing itch, I also know that this time must be different.
I'm older now & I guess a fresh page is needed. 
What can you expect from my blog? 
My ramblings of anything & everything that I've been mauling in my head.
Usually it's to do with my family, friends, parenting, marriage, books, music, art, planners (yes you read that right), crafty experiments, politics & fitness. 
I hope that you enjoy not just my blog but the images I capture on my portfolio. If you were interested in other images that don't make it on here, then please do follow me on instagram: @lucytakesfotos . 
See you around,
Lucy 

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