107 weeks and 1 day | The Eccentric English

This captured moment takes me back to last year.

We were having a lovely weekend camping when I got a message from an old uni friend saying ‘will you help me out with a design project I’m doing’.

Never one to shy away from helping a mate, I agreed and asked him what I needed to do.

And this was the brief.

Think of a place that means something to you.


Then go and measure a 10″x10″ square — on the ground — and dig it up. In one piece.


Next, stand behind the hole — holding the piece in both hands — and have your photograph taken behind the hole.

Erm… OK.

Obviously I couldn’t do it there and then, as we were in the middle of a field, having a rare old time with our friends but I promised I’d help him out when I got home. Which, obviously, was the best — most meaningful — place I could think of, in which to dig my 10inch hole.

(Plus, I wouldn’t get into any trouble either!!)

So a couple of days later — armed with a spade — my boy and I went out into the garden to take my photo for the project.

Now, I could have worn my everyday clothes.

I could have even worn my  gardening clothes.

But that would have been too normal.

After all, digging a square of earth and standing in front of the hole — whilst having your photo taken — is pretty odd behaviour right?


So why not fully embrace an eccentric English project, by looking like an eccentric English person? Party frock with wellies anyone?


So here is the result.


A properly odd captured moment!! Looking like a properly eccentric English woman.

What my friend Rich didn’t get to see was the outtakes!

I look back on these and they really make me laugh! Two tiny boys — who’ve only recently started walking — careering in and out of shot. Falling over. Getting back up.

Aaah — these captured moments are some of my favourites! I’ll be so happy, in the future, that I took part in this crazy project! They epitomise a really happy summer, spending time together as a family and doing fun, random, things.

The Eccentric English




Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 3rd April 2015 / 6:24 pm

    You’re amazing! And beautiful. Love this photo and all the out-takes! Such an amazing post :) Jess xx

    • 4th April 2015 / 9:47 am

      Awww — that’s a really lovely thing to say *blushing* — thanks Jess :) xx

    • 4th April 2015 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Aby — it’s my favourite party frock — in my very favourite colour!! :) X

  2. 4th April 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Love this Caro and you look amazing ,I love the honesty of the outages too, with the boys creeping into the shots x

    • 5th April 2015 / 10:32 am

      Aaah thank you!! It was SUCH a funny thing to do… I’ll really appreciate these pictures in years to come!! The Twinkles will grow up knowing thinking that their mama is a loon! :)

  3. 4th April 2015 / 9:29 pm

    What a wonderfully weird project!! I adore it and I adore the yellow dress!!! #MyCapturedMoment

    • 5th April 2015 / 10:33 am

      So weird isn’t it?! But lovely too — I loved the brief! Plus it gave me the opportunity to do something that I wouldn’t have otherwise! x

  4. 5th April 2015 / 9:48 am

    Oh my god this is too funny, I was like, “What??” when I read the brief, but the photo you took looks amazing – makes perfect sense now! #sundaystars
    Sabrina x

    • 5th April 2015 / 10:35 am

      Thanks Sabrina! Bizarre isn’t it?! But fun too… Might as well make the most of such an interesting brief! I’ll treasure these pics when I’m older! x

  5. Holly Poppins
    5th April 2015 / 11:14 am

    Sounds like a good little project to be apart of! I love your dress- it really suits you!

    • 5th April 2015 / 6:25 pm

      Aaah thanks so much! It was such a fun project to be part of :)

  6. Steph
    5th April 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Hahaha – what a fabulous omen to have on film – though of course yes I agree – the outtakes are what has made it all the more memorable! Love you, you nutter!!! Fab! Steph xxx

    • 7th April 2015 / 8:17 am

      Hahaha! Thanks Steph! :) I love all of them — the final shot is ridiculous and the outtakes are very sweet!! Such a fun project to be part of! :)

  7. 6th April 2015 / 9:37 am

    What a lovely, yet unusual, project to be a part of!
    I’m loving your outfit and your out takes, the boys wandering round is just so darn cute!
    I have to admit I’m completely jealous of your garden! You have my dream garden and I’m not surprised you chose it as your most meaningful place. xxx #mycapturedmoment

    • 7th April 2015 / 8:19 am

      Thanks Katie — I love our garden too… I was obsessed with ‘The Secret Garden’ when I was a child. It’s lovely to have my own secret garden now I’m all grown up :)

  8. 6th April 2015 / 5:10 pm

    Caro these have to be my favourite captured moment pictures of the week!! Your friend sounds fabulously crazy, which I love!! The yellow dress is just perfect – good styling!! xx

    • 7th April 2015 / 8:21 am

      YAY! That’s brill :) Do I get a prize ;) Haha! Just joking :) It was a brilliant project — so happy to be asked to do it. I’ll treasure these pics in years to come x

  9. Mackenzie Glanville (reflectionsfromme.com)
    7th April 2015 / 5:13 am

    Awe you look too cute, think I want that dress, sunshine yellow, love it! #Twinkly Tuesday

    • 7th April 2015 / 8:22 am

      Thanks Mac — it’s my very favourite frock! In my very favourite colour! Winner all round :)

  10. Morna
    7th April 2015 / 8:20 am

    What a strange project! I love that you fully embraced it though. I also love your garden!

  11. 7th April 2015 / 7:26 am

    lovely photos! Looking lovely in that frock even if it is while gardening! thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

    • 7th April 2015 / 8:23 am

      Thanks Amy! I’ll let you into a little secret… there was no gardening that day ;)

  12. 7th April 2015 / 7:45 am

    Little ones are great at photo bombing. What an interesting idea. I also can’t think of many places I love that would be thrilled with me cutting holes in their ground but I love the concept.


    • 7th April 2015 / 8:25 am

      HA! That’s why I did mine at home!! I could just imagine being arrested for digging up a square of earth in a prominent public position! Good job ‘home’ is my most meaningful place! :)

  13. 7th April 2015 / 10:37 am

    Lol, that is brilliant and I love the way you’ve embraced the eccentricity by taking the photo in a party dress and wellies – brilliant. Love the outtakes with your twins too – such fun photos :-) #twinklytuesday

    • 7th April 2015 / 10:57 am

      Thanks Louise — as they say, if you can’t beat them, join them!! I thought the project was odd so it seemed fitting to take an odd photograph! :)

  14. 7th April 2015 / 12:07 pm

    What a creative response to an ambiguous request! I’m not sure exactly why, but this post and your response make me want to spend the day creeping on your blog, lol! I love it!!

    • 7th April 2015 / 5:46 pm

      Haha! Gotta love an interesting brief eh?!Thanks so much Christina x

  15. 7th April 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Amazing photo. Love the “behind the scenes” photos. Lovely dress!

  16. 7th April 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Oh my word, your garden, amazeballs! It’s so secret garden and you look all Alice in Wonderland in the pics. Love crazy ideas like this one (and the crazy kids photobombing you) #twinklytuesday

    • 7th April 2015 / 5:55 pm

      HA! Thanks so much! The garden sold the house to use, if I’m honest. I’ve always been a sucker for a walled garden ;)

  17. LittleOandMe
    7th April 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Wow you look a character in a book! This is so bonkers but amazing at the same time! Also what a gorgeous garden
    Becky xx

    • 7th April 2015 / 8:57 pm

      Haha!! It was quite surreal, I must say! My husband’s eyes nearly popped out of his head when I rocked up in my favourite dress! ;)

  18. Penny Pincher (Dawn)
    7th April 2015 / 8:49 pm

    The dress is awesome, looks great with wellies lol

    • 7th April 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Haha!Thanks so much :) Most dresses look good with wellies, surprisingly! I know this, as mine always get taken to festivals!! No point saving them for best!! ;)

  19. 7th April 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous dress, gorgeous lady! :) xx

    • 7th April 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Aaah — that’s lovely of you to say — thanks so much Sarah! x

  20. 8th April 2015 / 7:33 am

    Ha that’s absolutely brilliant. Love that picture of you! Fabulous dress too!

    • 9th April 2015 / 10:52 am

      Hahaha! Thanks pet :) Makes it slightly more amusing with a straight face, rather than a smile! ;)

  21. 8th April 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Brilliantly bonkers. Your garden is AMAZING! I love walled gardens but we just have a broken fence. I like the idea of random challenges. Might have to start this with our friends. Could get dangerous.

    • 9th April 2015 / 11:07 am

      Hahaha! Thanks so much Adrian! What is it they say about the English being bonkers? It’s definitely a totally false accusation! ;)

  22. 9th April 2015 / 11:42 am

    That is BRILLIANT. And oh – your dress with those wellies! I’d be seriously tempted to turn this picture into a print for the kitchen… it’s wonderfully eccentric and quite lovely.

    • 10th April 2015 / 1:44 pm

      Haha! Thanks Amber — it makes me grateful that I have such odd friends, cajoling me into doing random stuff like this! ;)

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