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Toy Safari checklist

Let’s go to bingo! Hmm. Hang on. That’s not quite right. Let’s go to Scotland! Is that better? Everyone on board? SiP goes Scotland That’s right, it’s almost time for the Toy Safari to commence! Better get my ‘To do’ list sorted before the weekend creeps up on me unprepared! My main job: provider of …

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Kai doing Kendo in the garden

A waiting Kendoka

Kai was lonely. His brother had gone to Japan to learn from the top Sensai and was due to return any day! Kai waited by the door (in Seiza of course) on the day he was due to arrive, but the doorbell never rang. It turns out, Kai’s brother had posted himself back to the UK and …

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A little Easter baking

Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! – traditional English nursery rhyme, credited to ‘Mother Goose’ Happy Easter everyone! It’s Good Friday here in the UK, which means just one thing in …

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Toy Safari Bingo

There are a lot of things I could talk about when I think back to this past weekend’s meetup in London. I could talk about the ridiculous amount of walking I made everyone do. I could talk about the beautiful sight of springtime in London. I could talk about my love of London’s museums as …

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My first toy photo(s)

I’m not quite sure when I first started calling myself a toy photographer but it certainly wasn’t when I took my first toy photos on Christmas Eve, 2008.

Have LEGO, will travel

At the end of the month, I’m heading off to Hamburg for the 2016 European toy photo safari. The moment I saw it announced, I knew I had to go. To be able to share toy photography with other like-minded people is an opportunity I couldn’t miss. This is a little out of character for …

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