Monday, August 18, 2014

living local : a weekend drive to the lake


lake from Daniel Grey on Vimeo.

You know that I cherish photos but when it comes to film...well, it captures the best stories. I just wish we could all make it in front of the camera.



For the past six weeks I've been lucky enough to drive around in the Ford Ecosport Titanium. For someone that has only ever driven well loved and very used cars, it's been an absolute treat to zip about in a brand new and very compact SUV. I've never really experienced what the industry calls "ease of driving" before but I can assure you that a plethora of mod cons really does make car travel enjoyable - as does that feeling of being "up high" - it really does make you feel safer. The height of the Ecosport means getting the kids in and out of their carseats is a breeze, the reverse sensors are a comfort when squeezing out of tight carparks and the automatic windscreen wipers and lights ensure there are two less things I need to think about whilst driving. But you know what the Ecosport's best feature is? Its ability to lull young children to sleep.

Thanks to Kidspot Voices 2014 and Ford for the the opportunity. It's been grand.


21 COMMENTS

  1. GIFs are the closest thing we can get to moving pictures that aren't videos, unless we go to the wizarding world! teehee. My family owned an Acura when we were back in the States and it was so comfortable. I wish we could have brought it over with us during our move to Beijing! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. GIFs are cute but not quite the same as film ;)

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  2. I know you know this, but goodness your Daniel is talented.

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    1. Isn't he just! He filmed this with such ease (and so quickly)...I was most impressed x

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  3. You are very lucky to have such a clever partner, such a beautiful video! x

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    1. I felt particularly lucky the other day when we were watching the film of Che's first week of life. Such precious, special memories there - to hear our voices, to hear his first cries, to watch us as we brought him home for the first time - priceless x

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  4. Oh your Daniel is a wiz! I'd love to see more of his creations on here

    p.s. what a beautiful day you seemed to all have. That hammock looks so comfortable.

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  5. How great is that gently swinging shot from the hammock while Che is exploring the tree. Lovely. X

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  6. Jodi, this is so beautifully captured. Well done Daniel!

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  7. Your beloved has such a talent. Bravo Daniel! xx

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  8. What beautiful and special memories Daniel has captured. I really must capture more snippets of video, so precious. x Dre

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  9. this is so beautiful Jodi. i always forget about film...

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  10. what a beautiful little film!! :)

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  11. Beautiful Jodi, thanks for sharing this little glimpse of your family life...
    Ronnie xo

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  12. Yup, that video was just beautiful. Good job Daniel!!!

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  13. such a beautiful video! simple and lovely.

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  14. This is inspiring me to take more video! So beautiful.

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