Oh hello! It’s been a while since I last posted and this is in fact my first post of the year. I actually have a backlog of photos that I need to share so hopefully I can take myself out of the ‘lazy blogger’ category soon. I’ve titled this blog New Beginnings because I class 2017 as just that. Most years I just carry on as I was before with no real resolutions or goals. 2016 was my year of change, more on that under the photos. I wearing a Lavish Alice Jumpsuit and Zara Sling backs


Last year was the year of change. I hadn’t been happy in my marriage for a long time and neither had my ex. We separated early 2016 and the divorce was finalised in December.

I’m still in the home we bought together, but I’m currently house hunting so I can move back to were my friends and family are. I’ve been through some ups and downs with this as I discovered rental properties are not very pet friendly and is highly competitive when you actually like somewhere. A family member has very kindly offered to look after Luna for the time being if needs be which has opened up my options.

Eva, my daughter is taking everything in her stride and I do wonder how everything will effect her when we have actually moved and she settles into a new school. I think it will be easier for her and me when I’m back living around my support network and not in a village in Surrey where I don’t really know anyone to any degree of closeness.



I’ve become very focused on my photography work (my portfolio is I’ve been working with existing clients and added some new ones this year. I headed off to the French Alps last week to shoot chalets, staff and guest experiences for a brand called Ski Beats. I’ve also been working with Karen Millen for interview features. Also continuing to work with business people for press portraits and bloggers for collaborative work they have in the pipeline.

Photography is my passion and I really feel so lucky to earn money doing something I love. I really hope it continues the way it is going at the moment. Of course photography like with any freelance work, has busy periods and quiet ones.



I didn’t really hang around long after I separated from my ex husband to jump straight back in, which probably wasn’t the wisest decision I’ve made. I spent my late 20s and early 30s in a cold relationship so felt I had waited long enough. It truly is a whole new world from what I remember it was when I was in my early 20s.

I had a short relationship with someone from my past that ended in disaster and it made me feel completely lost. I clearly wasn’t in the right frame of mind at the time. But he is someone I have and will always care about and there are no hard feelings now.

I thought it was best to leave any thoughts of relationships for the time being as I had enough on my plate without the distraction and was completely single all of the latter part of 2016. It was a new experience for me as I’ve always been in relationships with very small gaps between. Of course… things seem to find there way to you when your not looking for them and I’ve always been one for letting life take its route and seeing things through if they feel right. Cryptic, but you can probably guess what I’m talking about.

So this was quite a personal post for me and I don’t like going to into detail online when other people are involved. But I’m looking forward to getting into the swing of 2017. moving back to my hometown and hopefully lots more photography work and blogging 🙂

  6 comments for “NEW BEGINNINGS

  1. 9 February, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Oh gosh you’ve had a hard year Kylie. Sounds like I am now where you were last year – although nothing’s been said and I am just look at options. It’s an incredibly hard decision to make and I hope you are in a better place because of it. Kids are resilient so I am sure Eva will be fine, she has you after all x

    • memoirmode
      10 February, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Oh no! Really hope you come to a decision that’s right for you, let me know if you want a chat! I don’t think I’ve been the best mum I was or can be during all of this. I have severe mothers guilt. But onwards and upwards x

  2. emmabradley147
    10 February, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Oh Kylie I really hope things come together for you all. Here’s hoping 2017 is your year and it brings, happiness.

    • memoirmode
      10 February, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Thank you lovely lady x

  3. 12 February, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Your plans sound great! It is a shame how it is so difficult to have a pet in a rented apartment, landlords should make this easier for people. I hope you all the luck in the year 2017, it sounds like it’s going to be an exciting one! 🙂

    • memoirmode
      13 February, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      It’s so frustrating! About 90% won’t allow pets. It’s the few that ruin it for everyone else. Thank you x

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