beckabelle #home is where I can run (and walk) freely. After three years of living under intense security measures in Nairobi (armoured cars, guards, guard dogs, electric and barbed wire fences, radio systems, safe rooms, huge locks, alarms, etc etc) I will never take my personal freedom for granted ever again! If you are luckily enough to live in a place where you are free to walk down the street without fear for your life then don't take it for granted! Get out there-rain or shine and enjoy life. 14h
  •   beckabelle *lucky not luckily 14h
  •   shansnaps Thanks for the tag, Becka! ♡ I'll do it after I've survived deadline hell! Haha. 12h
  •   beckabelle @shansnaps yay! When is deadline hell over? Xx 12h
  •   rachcatjones Hi, @beckabelle! I stumbled across your IG through a Hampstead Heath search (one of my favorite places on earth!) and I just wanted to let you know I love your feed and your energy and was really moved by this post! Hope to take a yoga class next time I am in London! Cheers! 6h
  •   beckabelle @rachcatjones hi! That's so nice of you to say - :) where are you living at the moment? I hope we do connect through yoga at some point in the future- that would be great 5h
  •   rachcatjones I live in the States, in Nashville, TN. On holiday in Spain currently. Will be in London in April and October of next year, so would love to book a yoga class! And hope to live part time in London in the future! 😬 4h
  •   beckabelle @rachcatjones well let me know when you're in london - would be lovely to meet you 3h
  •   katyvu So true! We do take such simple pleasures for granted in the UK! I talked to someone from the Far East recently who said that he just can't go outside running because of pollution! Love this xx 3h

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beckabelle So despite the aforementioned constant flux of my childhood - there were of course, also constants that helped define home. I had extreme allergies when I was a child as did my younger brother- and we weren't allowed pets for ages which made me sad because I love animals! And then one day when I was around 7 or 8 years old this black cat just adopted me! He kept coming to he house and wanting food so of course I obliged and I wasn't allergic to him! So he became my first pet- I was so happy. This is not the same #cat this is my just over one year old kitty called Sooty who I got last year. He also makes me very happy and he contributes to what makes up my current #home - day two of #thefiveshotchallenge good morning 2d

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beckabelle So the lovely @signegram invited me to be part of the #fiveshot challenge with the theme *home*... I have always thought a lot about what 'home' really means to me. I had a very transient upbringing with a new place , house , school and friends pretty much every year!! I was born in Bristol, and then spent many years moving around the U.K. And Europe - after finishing uni I upped and left to live in Kenya to work and be with the man I loved...in 2012 I returned to london to try and put down some of my own roots...and even though my restless spirit will never be tamed I am feeling closer to finding that elusive 'home' and to start this challenge here's a picture of my front door in my current home in hampstead ... Home is inside you not outside you... #content 3d
  •   miss_okapi your lovely entrance ! 3d
  •   beckabelle @aterroso and @hullmats thank you 3d
  •   beckabelle @katyvu oh glad you love your theme- it felt right :) @miss_okapi 3d
  •   signegram Great story :) looking forward to the rest! 3d
  •   _paleale I have the same problem. @beckabelle 3d
  •   beckabelle @_paleale do you consider Geneva Home? I hope we get to see each other soon- maybe this sept in Florida? I hope so xxx 2d
  •   _paleale @beckabelle I've moved so much I don't know what is home. I would say Geneva is the closest thing to home other than where I am right now. Like you said, home is what you make of it. And yes!!! I hope so! Let me know when u buy tickets xox 2d
  •   beckabelle @_paleale - of course Ill keep you in the loop! So much going on right now, but def think it's going to happen. Should prob just get on and book the tickets.. xx 2d

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beckabelle Another glorious day in London- spent some time reading and writing on the Heath - almost warm enough to swim in the ponds 5d

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beckabelle A lovely little parcel adorned with dried flowers and lavender popped through my letter box this morning #smellsdivine 6d

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beckabelle Had an interesting morning talking to a @fishbamira about the role of social media in our personal identity and in running a business. The increasing interconnectedness coupled with increasing anonymity makes for some strange behaviour in certain individuals and society...so then I escaped into nature and thought some more about all of this...and found a whole new part of the Heath I'd never been to before. Made my day...also this little guy doesn't need to worry about the increasing reliance on social media to form his identity! #mrduck 7d

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beckabelle Sunshine through my window - a gorgeous spring day in #london 1w

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beckabelle Cosy night in -Skype chat with @mawenagbedema 1w

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beckabelle In good company in #hampstead #keats 2w

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beckabelle Wise words on this bench - "live today forget the cares of the past." #yogi bench 2w

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beckabelle Such a nice morning - met the lovely @miss_okapi, taught her yoga and then took a stroll around my neighbourhood for some coffee. Happy Monday :) 2w

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beckabelle Lovely Saturday lunch and walk on the Heath with @stephwollenberg 2w

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beckabelle Setting up for a private #yoga class this evening -sooty thinks he's invited too... 2w

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beckabelle made friends with this fellow on the Heath today #komondor 3w

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beckabelle Missing Cambodia a lot but it's been a pretty glorious spring day in London today- a corner of my garden - #hampstead 3w
  •   miss_okapi Wow !! Coming to London next weekend , hope the weather will be as good then 3w
  •   beckabelle @miss_okapi I hope so too! Where will you be? Xx 3w
  •   miss_okapi I am staying with friends near London bridge but I will be all over the place has been so long since I was in London ! 3w
  •   beckabelle @miss_okapi Have a wonderful time :) 3w
  •   miss_okapi Thank you dear !! Xx 3w
  •   miss_okapi Just read your website , if I had more time I d book a yoga class with you. But maybe you are all booked ? 3w
  •   beckabelle @miss_okapi aw that would be lovely :) how long are you in town? Love how Instagram makes the world so small 3w
  •   miss_okapi Me too !i have met some instagrammers on my travels and it's so great ! I am flying back Monday the 7th at 5 pm, and I am free all Monday because my friend is at work 3w

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beckabelle Beautiful flowers every day at the vine retreat in Cambodia :) 3w

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beckabelle The rain is pouring down in Hampstead this afternoon. I'm working on yoga class sequences and missing this view ... #inspiration #bytheocean 4w

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