Storms and Stories

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This months chosen location was supposed to be Finchale. Unfortunately, thanks to mother nature and storm Eunice we had to cancel at short notice.

The cloud looked in at the window,

And said to the day, “Be dark!”

And the roguish rain tapped hard on the pane,

To stifle the song of the lark.


The wind sprang up in the tree tops

And shrieked with a voice of death,

But the rough-voiced breeze, that shook the trees

Was touched with a violets breath.


Pet Therapy

As our day out had been postponed, extended family sought refuge in our home. Sharing stories and getting those cosy feels. We have a menagerie of pets. It was so nice watching out littlest nephew interacting with them all.

What are the benefits of pet therapy?

  • Improving motor skills and joint movement
  • Improving assisted or independent movement
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Increasing verbal communication
  • Developing social skills
  • Increasing willingness to join in activities
  • Improving interactions with others
  • Motivating willingness to exercise
  • Making you happier, lessening depression, and improving your outlook on life
  • Decreasing loneliness and isolation by giving you a companion
  • Reducing boredom
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Helping children learn empathic and nurturing skills
pet therapy

Location of the Month

Each month we’ll highlight a local location we love to shoot.

With local stories shared in:

And exclusive offers only available to mailing list subscribers.


Location of the month – Where should we go next?

Support Local

Nearby to Finchale is the village of Great Lumley. It was in this small village Capturing Dreamz was born.

Abigail, founder and owner, has curated together a beautiful gathering of soft furnishings to create a number of themes for a variety of occasions.

She has also partnered with other local businesses to adapt and upgrade the packages to make it extra special. Including photography from yours truly.

I blogged about some we hired last year:

Unfortunately due to personal circumstances she can no longer continue with this fab little business.

Luckily, if you are a budding entrepreneur she is offering these bespoke, handmade and designed indoor teepees for sale. Capturing Dreamz as a small business is for sale. This is a fantastic opportunity. For more info contact …


I believe in the power of community over competition. I would love to discover more local businesses I can encourage and support.

Do you own or run a small business or community initiative local to us?

Can you recommend any great small businesses you have worked with or know?

Why is Photography Important?

I’ve read that children feel safe, welcome, seen and loved if there are images of themselves in the family home. I love this idea and think this is something every family needs to know.

You see stories, memories and keepsakes are important. Life is short. Our humanity is what makes us beautiful. The light will never look or be seen the same again and neither will we. We will never have this moment again. So, let’s capture it!

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