Love, love love this image. It's like it's raining sunshine. The effect was created by using my lensbaby. That's 'my lensbaby' - not 'my lens, baby.' What do you think? It's not a lens you'll see me using at weddings as the results are completely unpredictable - and that's why I love it.
Fairies, dragons, princesses and knights at Hoghton Tower during the summer. These little princesses are our grand daughters.
This was taken in the grounds of Chatsworth House. Bob and me went to a friends 'posh do' in Sheffield and decided to make the weekend of it. Good times.
During the summer I joined a walking group. The Wednesday night 2 hour walk was always a bit of a challenge. Not so much a walk as a slow ish jog. Some of the views were spectacular.
This exotic sunset was taken from - our front drive! I was thrilled when this image was used for the cover of a glossy magazine.
I didn't think you'd want to see all 650 of my shortlist so here are a few of my absolute favourites. If you enjoy looking at other people's holiday snaps then there are loads more of the Norway images on Flickr
In common with most mothers I wanted a family portrait of my rapidly expanding family. I wanted something that reflected our personalities so there was no way we'd be sitting all neat and posed for more than a nanosecond. This was my favourite out of them all.
"Hang on' I can hear you thinking, 'how did you manage to take the picture if you're in it?'
I asked my very good friend Sheila if she'd do the honours.
Didn't she do well?