Birthday Gifts for You!


Any one who knows me will tell you that I get a little over excited when inspiration strikes. Ordinarily folk smile at my ideas but don’t want to get involved. Thank goodness for Kat, she didn’t think twice when I floated the idea of Capturing Childhood.

I have to confess I hadn’t really thought as far down the line as celebrating our first year in business. Yet here we are and by a happy coincidence we managed to spend the day together.

I am totally thrilled to be marking this milestone and can’t wait for you to see what we have in mind for year two. We’re kicking it off with our very first day workshop in London in just over a week’s time – to say I’m excited is an understatement!


We would not be here at this point without the huge support from our friends and students. The fact that we have so many repeat students fills me up with pride.

To say thank you Kat and I are both giving away some Capturing Childhood vouchers. You could be in with a chance of winning either a £95 or £55 voucher to use on any course (or gift to a friend) by commenting on this post by next Friday. Simple as that, if you want a second chance hop on over to Slugs on the Refrigerator and comment there.

I don’t go in for extra entries via twitter and facebook, I know it’s a good way of getting the word out (and we want it out) but I don’t think it’s fair to people who don’t have accounts. So please feel free to spread the word but don’t feel obligated to!


  • Giveaway is open Worldwide.
  • Maximum of one entry per person.
  • If your entry does not meet the entry requirements detailed it will be void.
  • You must leave your email in the marked field when commenting (allows me to contact you if you win).
  • The giveaway will remain open until 9pm Friday 10th May after which two winners will be chosen at random and notified by email.
  • There are two prizes, one Capturing Childhood Voucher of £95 and £55 respectively which covers the cost of courses at 2013 prices.
  • There is no cash alternative for this prize.
  • I reserve the right to change the conditions of entry at any time.
  • Not open to family members of Housewife Confidential.

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  • Reply Natalie April 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Happy birthday Capturing Childhood! :)

  • Reply Emma April 29, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Congratulations on a great business. Looking forward to taking a course soon (asking for it as a birthday pressie!)

  • Reply nina - tabiboo April 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Happy birthday…and quietly whispers (yes please) xxx

  • Reply Alma April 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    this is a great giveaway! I would love to win any of your courses. Congratulations on both of you and your success :)

  • Reply Super Kat (@thatkat) April 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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  • Reply claire April 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats, time flies! I love the picture. x

  • Reply bertied April 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Time cetainly flies hey!
    Happy Birthday and continued success in your unique and exciting buisiness venture X

  • Reply lambchop00 April 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! Here’s to have many more great years!

  • Reply Jen@mysentimentaljamboree April 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations to your both and Happy first birthday! Lovely shot of you beautiful ladies with your children.

  • Reply Muddling Along April 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Happy birthday!

    Cannot believe that it has been a year – you must be really proud of your achievements (and I’m saving up to do one of your courses so DESPERATE to win)

  • Reply Lucy pick April 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Happy birthday .. I will keep my fingers crossed for the prize!

  • Reply Heather April 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Happy, happy birthday! Can’t believe how fast the year has flown and I’m beyond thrilled that I got the chance to do one of your courses. I’d definitely like the vouchers so I can do another one! X

  • Reply liveotherwise April 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Happy birthday! I’d love to do one of your courses, they look great.

  • Reply Valerie April 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY talented and wonderful ladies. I had hoped to buy a course place around now, but money has been tight, so I would LOVE the chance to win and play with my new DSLR.

  • Reply Kelly April 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Happy Birthday to you and your wonderful business. Well done, you both continue to inspire me and my photographs x

  • Reply Kelly C (@Kellyfairy) April 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

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  • Reply Peggy April 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    As I said to Kat you have to be very very proud to have achieved so much in just year! Congratulations to you both and I am really looking forward to taking one of your courses because I definitely intend to x

  • Reply Linda Sweet April 29, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, my husband took one of your courses in January, and we both learned a lot, thank you!

  • Reply Helen - sitting in the kitchen sink April 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you even more success for the coming year – I loved the Manual Overdrive course I took with you at the start of the year and can’t wait to do more.x

  • Reply Tracy W April 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Happy 1st birthday, hope many more follow

  • Reply victoria (mrs_scruff) April 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Happy birthday! I’ve loved the courses – all of them! You have helped me capture such special memories x

  • Reply Vicki April 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Happy Birthday :)

  • Reply Rachel April 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Happy birthday! I am diligently entering here and on ‘Slugs on the refrigerator’ and SO hoping to win!

  • Reply joana melo colldeforns April 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Happy birthday!!! :-D
    I would like to join the contest and be able to win the gift!!!

  • Reply Lianne April 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Hooray, Happy 1st Birthday, you 2 are so inspiring! XX

  • Reply Helen April 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!

  • Reply Caroljs April 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! what an amazing achievement x

  • Reply Jeanette April 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I love this idea, you guys are fab, and I’d really love to win one of these prizes. x

  • Reply Becs May 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Happy birthday to you! *crosses fingers tightly*

  • Reply Carie May 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Happy business birthday to you! I loved the Collect the Moments course so I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  • Reply bristolparentingcafe May 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Yay! Happy Birthday and fab prize Kat. Staring a business is such a leap of faith and you both deserve a huge pat on the back for what you’ve achieved so big well done and congratulations as well.

  • Reply Liz (@violetposy) May 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I am so pleased for you both that it’s taken off. I think not only is it creative but run by two of the most talented women I know. Congrats xx

  • Reply Sandy Calico May 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    You’ve survived your first year in business. Huge congratulations. I love that photo too.

  • Reply Nic May 6, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Happy 1st birthday Capturing Childhood and the two amazing Kats! Keeping my fingers crossed in your competition, I’d love the chance to have one of your courses change my ability to capture my boys growing up!

  • Reply Esther May 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Happy birthday!!! I’d so love to win. Thank you.

  • Reply Caroline May 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Happy birthday! Would love the chance to win :)

  • Reply Flic Merrison May 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday! I’m still using the skills from the amazing Collect the Moments course. Would be great to do another one, ready for baby number 2 to make an appearance.

  • Reply Joanne White May 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve been trying to get to grips with my camera for too long now and it needs to be unleashed (run away now!). Congratumalations.

  • Reply greatbritishfamily May 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Happy first birthday. Great prize too.

  • Reply zoe May 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Happy birthday, what a fab year you have had! Please pop me in your hat, I would LOVE to take part in one of your virtual classes xxx

  • Reply Victoria M May 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Happy Birthday – all the very best of luck for Y2

  • Reply Bluebirdsunshine May 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Happy birthday! The story of you two & your business is so inspiring!

  • Reply Andrea May 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Happy happy birthday ladies! It’s an exciting milestone….you really inspire me!! And I’m not just saying that bc I want to win! ;-)

  • Reply Kate May 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Happy birthday! You run such wonderful courses and you deserve every success.

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