cookiesncandies Got told off by the daughter for taking a photo of the reverend's backside. The problem with living in a small town is that you'll know someone who knows someone who knows someone....... p.s. Had to delete the previous photo because it was all wonky. Tip for today: do not post a photo before downing a strong cup of coffee 11h
  •   kathybilo How anyone can notice anything other than that beautiful wisteria is past me🏻 2h
  •   quinksigg88 well spotted Little L 2h
  •   mysterygirlofficial Beautiful!2h
  •   penny.met A favourite shot of mine especially with the wisteria - gorgeous 55min

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cookiesncandies Lush bougainvillea, sun filled days and one of the prettiest hill towns in Provence. 2d

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cookiesncandies Thank you all for the lovely comments. I've been meaning to reply but haven't been well all week. Anyone suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)? If you do, what has worked for you? 2d

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cookiesncandies Being a regular nosy parker and peeking into places I'm not allowed to. 3d
  •   baibasoika Haha, the caption.. That's so me 2d
  •   twodriftersxo So sweet 2d
  •   applespoon that's what I always do! glad to know you, Marlene! it seems that we have quite some common friends on Instagram 🏻🏻 love your photos a lot! 2d
  •   kamarin Loving the composition 20h

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cookiesncandies I've unearthed a whole bunch of unedited photos which I'm going to post intermittently over the next week or so. This one's from one of my favorite places on earth - Côte d'Azur. 4d

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cookiesncandies A fancier take on the traditional meringue. 4d

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cookiesncandies I'm dying for the weather to be consistently warm so that I can dine alfresco or have a picnic in the park. #bonkersweather #tbt 5d

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cookiesncandies The last vestiges of cherry blossoms. 6d

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cookiesncandies Teaching @snowflakesfairy how to do cheesy moves and getting a mortified looking @tschang to film us. #NoShameWhatsoever 1w

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cookiesncandies If I told my long deceased grandma that her favorite chintzy calendars, chipped ceramics and rusty old tins along with traditional Chinese music wailing in the background are now considered properly cool, she'd be incredulous. Who knew serving guests simple home cooked congee with bacon is the new thing to hit London!

It was oddly nostalgic walking into Chinese Laundry and seeing all these very Chinesey (sorry, I don't know any other way to describe it) stuff that were once scattered all over my grandma's lopsided wooden house on stilts when I was a wee child.
1w

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cookiesncandies A time traveler from the early 1900s would feel right at home seeing this gentleman and his antique shop. In fact, walking through parts of Camden Passage felt a lot like stepping back in time. 1w

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cookiesncandies First time nabbing a shot of these two buddies looking rather normal. Success! They usually break out in the weirdest-alien rising from a crater-break dance-creatures from a horror movie poses the minute I raise my camera. 1w
  •   bettymarielim Lauren has grown so much since we last saw you all in Kuching - sweet 1w
  •   cookiesncandies @bettymarielim hi Auntie Betty, it's been a long time. She was so little the last time you saw her. 1w
  •   sweet.by.design How time flies!!! I still remember how excited she was when she saw me and run to me!!! What was agessssss agoooo. Guess she properly can't remember me now!! Hahaha 7d
  •   cookiesncandies @sweet.by.design she was crazy about you! Poor Kenneth though... He was traumatised up until she was 1! 7d

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cookiesncandies Creeping on those two lovebirds on the left only to find out that they were laughing at our antics (mostly the daughter's). #backfired 2w

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cookiesncandies I've been asked many times if all I do is take photos of pretty houses and flowers on Instagram. I rarely feature my work here as the photos tend to appear on clients' websites. Well, that is until @charissa_fay set me on right path (thank you, Charissa!). I've built a new website (link on profile) which features some of my work. This time, I'm smart enough NOT to name it Cookies and Candies (and all things fluffy 😶). 2w

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cookiesncandies What do you do when you find a carpet of cherry blossom petals.....(passersby thought we were a nutcase but then joined in the fun too). 2w

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cookiesncandies Best thing about my job? Photographing inspiring women like @onlinestylist.
For the past couple of years, I've had the opportunity to meet (and photograph) many entrepreneurial women who followed their dream. There's an invigorating synergy and a hotbed of ideas when likeminded people get together. #sisterhood
2w
  •   jo_bccl Thank you so much Marlene... that's a very generous thing to say🤗. Learning from a master certainly kick started something not quite sure what but I am looking at everything differently 2w
  •   cookiesncandies @jo_bccl you'll notice how much you've improved when you look back at all your old photos in a year's time. 2w
  •   robert.sparrow Your very welcome 2w
  •   stylisa Such a great idea to feature such inspirational women. 🏾 1w

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cookiesncandies They teach phonics in school but English is anything but straightforward. You read it one way but say it another. Check these ones out. Anyone know any other mind-boggling words?
Reading (Redding)
Barnham (bar-nem)
Swanwick (swan nick)
Salisbury (souls bree)
Gloucester (gloss ter)
Hampshire (ham sure)
You can tell a newbie to the UK by the way they pronounce Shire as Shyer....
2w

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cookiesncandies The days are getting longer and warmer (sort of. This is UK after all). The best time for a stroll is just after dinner and before sunset when the streets are quiet and calm. The benefits of living in a small town means you bump into friends all the time and it takes minutes to get from A to B. 2w

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cookiesncandies Trying to train the real husband to be a good Instagram husband while perfecting a nonchalant #strideby. 😑 Do. Not. Do. It. Stresssssss.... 2w

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cookiesncandies Wisteria season is in full swing 2w

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