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It is somehow almost the end of the summer holidays, and I have no idea where the time has gone. Unlike most of my previous summer holidays, I have actually spent this one working. Not doing particularly taxing work, but work nonetheless. Driving around Northumberland in a leisurely way, teaching the keenest of my students, who still wish to have lessons in the holidays. Building myself a photography portfolio, so I can finally start turning my hobby into a means to make a living. And learning to edit film footage. One person who I have been working a lot with is Kate, who has The Last Homely House YouTube channel. Full disclosure: she is my mother-in-law(!) Kate has been building her YouTube platform for the last two years and now has over 11,000 subscribers. If you haven’t watched any of her videos, I highly recommend giving them a go. She is a maker of many things, so there are videos on quilting, gardening, cooking, book-making, and many more. A window into a creative life in Northumberland. As she is gaining a larger audience, she was in need of some assistance, so I have started helping her with editing her videos and working on ideas for content. It does not feel like work though, as we have so much fun doing it.

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These photos were taken last week when I stopped by her new pottery studio to film a video. She has recently found herself a new space to work – in the old stables of a farm,  nestled in the hills in one of my favourite corners of Northumberland. We spent a few hours there, having an explore of the lovely old buildings and eating biscuits, while Kate threw some pots; it is such a peaceful place to spend time. When I arrived, Kate had her headphones on and was singing along loudly to herself, unaware of my presence. I managed to capture this on film, much to both of our amusement. After a few hours I left her to her throwing and drove through the beautiful late summer countryside to meet my friend’s baby girl, who was only a few hours old. It was a lovely day.

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