days of summer. VIII

the wash coming off of the ferry.
the sun setting by the Isle of Wight.
the purple sky.
Emily watching the sunset.

light-leaked sea.
one last windswept self before home.

a windswept pair. (awkward fact: most of the hair over Emmy's face is actually mine... it was so breezy!)
a quick snap of all of the instax photos I took on holiday, all lain out on my bed when I'd got home.

Homeward Bound

France - England, 2011.


Here are the photos that I took while we were all on the ferry, going home across the Channel, from Normandy back to Portsmouth. It took about 6 hours to get back, and so, after getting settled and then having some dinner, Emily and I had plenty of time to go about our business while Nani and Grandad read and relaxed in our seating area :) After watching 'Paul' in the cinema, we went for a final wander around the ferry, eventually ending up on the top deck- my favourite place to be on ferry! Foolishly, I'd forgotten to bring a hair-band and so my hair went everywhere while Emily quickly ponytalied her hair and looked perfectly normal, especially in comparison to me, what with the sight of me standing next to her! In my mind's eye, I'd say I looked an awful lot like Mrs. Twit from 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl. Oh dear, haha, what a sight I must have been...
by Quentin Blake.
Anyhoo, once I'd gone past the point of caring about the state of my hair, and Emily had stopped laughing at me, we found a spot facing out to the sea so that we could watch the sea and the sky go by as we talked about things and just chilled out. After a while, and after taking many pictures of the Isle of Wight as we neared Portsmouth, we got a bit chilly and so went back to Nani and Grandad for a little while. But, as soon as I saw a streak of deep pink in the sky, I persuaded Emily to come back outside with me so that I could take pictures of the sunset! And, voila!, these are the photos that I took that afternoon/evening on the ferry :) I hope you like them, and I hope you haven't got too bored or annoyed with my frequent blogging this week! Thank you for all of the lovely comments I've received about them :) it honestly means so much to know that people are actually seeing my pictures and actually liking them, so, from the very bottom of my heart, thank you! I really hope that you're all happy and well, and that you're all having a lovely day or evening, wherever you may be in the world!

Lots of love, Mari-ann 


  1. every single photo seems to personal and filled with unique memories.

    1. Thank you so much, Regina! That honestly means so much to me :) ♥

  2. such beautiful summer photos! i love how they don't have that classic, cheesy, summer-ish colors :)

    1. Thank you so much, Bahar! I'm so glad that you like them :) ♥