I knew this image was a favourite for a reason. The judges of the monthly competition obviously agreed. So often winning competition entries aren't just about the technical qualities but also about the story telling within an image. And for me this tells a very sweet story. This lovely puppy was oblivious to the commotion in the background but instead intent on behaving for the camera. She wanted her portrait taken and didn't care what her brothers and sisters were getting up to. I love it!
Meet Leo. Leo is 15 and currently going through an epic transformation that has momentarily turned the lives of himself and those around him upside down. A mum who once had the daughter she always longed for is now coping with the realisation that she will be living the rest of her life with a son instead. When your child is born you have certain expectations of the typical life they will lead but most of us know and accept that it won't necessarily end up the way we imagine. Not every person wants to marry, have kids or be involved with the opposite sex. Most of us have come to accept this and can adjust to whatever comes our way relatively easily. But few of us have expected to have to deal with a change in sex. Its not that we've hoped it won't happen, but just that it never occurred to us that it might. This is a new adjustment that we as a society are being presented with today, just like so many others that have come before. When I first heard that Phoebe