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My name is Ruth, between the 9 to 5 I sit at a desk.  Between the 5 to 9 I wander to unexplored cities and dip my toes in new oceans.  Eat delicious, sticky, mouthwatering, foods washed down with crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, South African Malbec or the barman’s most recommended cocktail.  Bulge my wardrobe with summer dresses when I should really be shopping for the UK’s 364 day winter.  Quench my skin in lotions and potions, hunt for the perfect red lipstick and let my nasal passages go wild with new beauty scents.

But my main passion?  Photography.  Scratch a little deeper and you find this blog is my playground, my space to experiment, learn, discover all what my camera can achieve.  I don’t like being squished up in a little box, so my camera and I aim to document and share all the awesomeness we come across right here, with you.

Fancying working together?

I’m always looking for new people and businesses to work with.  There’s no need to be shy, I’m a friendly type.  Email me at and let’s see what awesomeness we can shake up together.



18 responses

  1. shellyfaber

    Thank you for reading, and, enjoying my Poem, Ruth. Your attitude, and work, are very heartfelt and refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

    July 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  2. Great blog you have! 🙂 Thanks too for stopping by our blog and liking our post on Phuket. It’s very much appreciated! 🙂

    July 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    • Thank you 🙂 And most things ‘Thailand’ gets my approval! 🙂

      July 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  3. Ruth- I’m glad you started a blog. As odd as this may seem, at age 60 I can relate to most of what you said in this ‘about’ posting. Some days I feel like 17, as life and adventures seem new as each day arrives. Not sure what the formula is for staying young, but I think it has something to do with our hearts. At 60 I feel only slightly wiser than I did in my youth and maybe that is a good thing? Best wishes!

    July 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    • Ahh thank you, I love this comment. I know exactly what you mean, at age 30 some days I think I’ve learnt most of my lessons, then the next I’m left feeling clueless. Glad you’re liking the blog, I’m certainly enjoying making it 🙂

      July 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  4. Wonderful! So nice to “meet” you 😀

    July 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

  5. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post on Beauty in the Ditch. You have some very nice photos on your site.

    July 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  6. I’ve nominated your blog for the sunshine blogger award.

    July 14, 2012 at 3:15 am

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog today and for liking “Gratitude”. I just browsed your blog….you have some fabulous images and I look forward to seeing more.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:20 am

  8. By Emmy

    What a great meaning behind your blog title! I wish I thought of it myself!

    August 17, 2012 at 4:07 am

  9. Cakes

    thank you for visiting my story blog and liking one of my posts! 🙂 x

    August 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  10. Ruth, what fun that you popped over to my space, cos popping back over to yours was a pleasure! I love your concept – we need more creative, 5 to 9ers in the world! (:

    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    • I love it when that happens right? And yes we do!! 🙂

      August 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  11. Great blog Ruth. Thanks for visiting mine by the way! Your writing reminds me of Leandra from Man Repeller, which is suppose to be a compliment 😉

    August 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

    • I’m about to hang my head in shame, as I hadn’t come across MR before, and have just had to go check it out. Glad I did! Thanks for introducing it to me as well, and I’ll take it as a compliment 😉 R x

      August 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      • I’m glad you checked it out and enjoyed it! Tks for passing by! X

        August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  12. Ruth, you haven’t posted in a few weeks. Is everything ok?

    January 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    • Hey!
      Everything’s fine. I found I was getting lost with what I wanted/what my aim was with this blog so took a step back and reassesed. I know exactly what I want now and splitting my photography in two halves. Food and travel which I’ll set up some point soon, but also people photography. I’ve literally just set up my Facebook page for it if you want to check it out 🙂 RuthRidgewayPhotography

      Can’t wait to do the other half of my photography interest/business soon too!

      January 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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