- Location: Buckinghamshire
- Website: http://orchardlanephotography.com
Since picking up their family camera a couple of years ago, Vicki’s hardly put it down. She has been collecting their memories on camera and loves the little everyday imperfect details that make up home life. Vicki shares her home with her husband and their two littles aged 6 and 3, who are always up for an adventure of one kind or another, mostly in and around their home county of Buckinghamshire.
When she gets a spare five minutes you’ll find her with a cup of tea and a chocolate digestive flicking through the pages of a house magazine looking for inspiration. They are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet as they strive to achieve ‘the good life’ in their self build eco-house project. Vicki’s dreaming of home grown fruit and veg in their gorgeous new home, just a bit of hard work first!
A few questions about nice things...
Who do you most admire?
Anyone who gives something a go. I’ve always been a bit cautious and would love to take more risks. Also, Mothers: everyone is trying to juggle and deal with whatever life throws at them. You just have to get on and do what you think is right for you and your family. Life is too short to worry all the time.
What are your favourite possessions?
Unsurprisingly, our family photographs. The old film ones from my childhood and the photo books that I have made for my children each Christmas to remember the years as they go by.
Tell us about your perfect day or weekend...
It would have to start with a cup of tea and pancakes with the children, followed by time at home; we always seem to be to-ing and fro-ing so time at home together is bliss. The afternoon would include a walk around the fields, ending up back home for a roast dinner with friends and a glass or two of red wine. Then once the kids are tucked up in bed I would be reading a magazine in front of the fire.
What makes you happiest?
The sound of my children laughing, real belly laughing. Sunshine. Fresh air. The mountains.
What would you like to do in the future?
I would love to take photographs on film and develop it at home. Travel more, there are so many places I’d love to be although for now I am happy here.