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I am embarrassed to say that I’ve had this limited edition denim blue Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera since last June, but haven’t had a chance to use it.

I tend to do wide angle shots for my interiors photography, but hadn’t got round to buying a wide angle lens for my PEN E-PL9.

One Bank holiday many years ago, I learned how to shoot with my DSLR camera in manual mode, and have never looked back since.

As it was a bank holiday this weekend, it prompted me to try out my Olympus PEN E-PL9. I haven’t any test shots to show you yet, but I thought I’d let you know how it went.

At first I was a bit apprehensive, as it was very different to my traditional camera. However, I felt it got easier after some trial and error.

I certainly think there is more to this camera than meets the eye. I will be enrolling on a half day course to get more out of it. So, what do I like about this Olympus PEN E-PL9 ?

First of all, there is no denying that the design and colour is super gorgeous right? I also like how comfortable my hand feels as I grip the smooth rounded contour of its body.

I’m pleased to say that the autofocus is very fast compared to my old clunky camera.

You can articulate the screen up to ninety degrees, which means that you can shoot at all angles without having to contort your back or neck.

I can now do flat lay shots without having to bend over. Don’t you hate it when you are too slow to react to a moving shot?

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 can allow you to react quickly with a touch of the screen.

It can also be tricky taking photos when you yourself are moving right?

The wonderful thing is that the Olympus PEN E-PL9 can capture a sharp image by stabilising it.

I’ve seen it in action and it’s amazing. Do you find yourself sometimes squashed into a corner because you need a wider angle shot?

Well, you can control your shot remotely with the Olympus PEN E-PL9.

All you need to do is to set your camera in position and control everything using your phone at a different location via wifi or bluetooth.

Finally, last but not least, I’ve always been jealous at how people can transfer their DSLR quality photos to post instantly on their phone. Well, I no longer have to be, because the wifi feature of the Olympus PEN E-PL9 means that I can do that too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my little round up of this cool camera. I still have lots to learn and will show you the images once I get better at it.

( The Olympus PEN E-PL9 was a gift to me from Olympus UK)

My happy yellow bedroom refresh.

I currently love the colour yellow. It’s such a vibrant and happy shade.

Spring is here, but it doesn’t always feel that way right?

I thought it would be good to bring a little sunshine into my bedroom with a yellow bedroom Spring refresh. The fast and easiest way to do this is to get some new bed linen.

My go to place for the best quality bedding is Christy.  Check out my new Bobbi Bed linen in Sunshine. That yellow colour trim is just wonderful. It’s 100% cotton at 180 thread count. It’s crisp and fresh. I’ve been sleeping like a baby. 

Actually, I quite feel like a princess too, because it feels so soft and luxurious, just perfect for royalty. One can dream right?

The whole duvet set is super affordable at £65 for a King sized duvet cover and a pair of pillow cases. yellow bedroom The finishing touch is one of Christy’s Jaipur throw and cushions in Turmeric.

So what do you think of my yellow bedroom? Have I brought the sunshine in? Here’s hoping for more glorious weather this bank holiday weekend.

( all photography and styling for the yellow bedroom are by Little Big Bell. The bedding was gifted).

Candles and scent diffusers – How to bring the Mediterranean vibe of Italy into your home.

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Wasn’t the warm weather fabulous?

It reminded me of my recent trip to Milan for the launch of Acqua Di Parma’s home scent collection. Since my return to London, I’ve been able to enjoy a few of their wonderful candles and scent diffusers. Not only do they smell amazing and transport me to sunny Italy, they look wonderful as decor too. Yellow is so on trend in interiors now, and Acqua Di Parma’s yellow is just the perfect tone.

Therefore, I have decided to style their lovely yellow candles and scent diffusers at home. Here is  Acqua Di Parma’s Buongiorno candle in my living room. scent diffusers Acqua Di Parma’s scent diffusers combined with scented candles create the most amazing ambience. Buongiorno is revitalising and fresh, like the morning breeze on a hot day. I have now placed different candles and diffusers in various parts of my home, to experience those different Italian moments that each scent creates. This Acqua di Parma Fico do Amalfi is another one of my favourite scents.

It is inspiredby the gorgeous landscape of the Mediterranean immersed in the soft scent of fig trees. Here is Acqua di Parma’s Luce di Colonia scented candle. It has citrus notes of Orange and Lemon  combined with Neroli, Vetiver, Patchouli and Petitgrain.

Above all, it is vibrant and happy. I wasn’t kidding when I said I have the candles all over the house. Here is the La Casa sul Lago candle in my dining room.

It’s all about a blend of fresh flowers, aquatic notes and musk. I feel so relaxed with all these glorious scents at home.  If you fancy a slice of Italy in your home too, then you can find out more about the scents on Acqua Di Parma’s site.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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