Ever since their children flew the nest, Julie and Chris Grove have been exploring the world on magical holidays to every corner of the globe. Since their first holiday together on honeymoon to the Lake District, they’ve gone on to visit every continent, including unforgettable trips to India, New Zealand and Antarctica. This globe-trotting couple relive their travels by creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK of each adventure, and now have a wonderful collection of books to share with their family.
The grandchildren are especially fond of looking through these mementoes, and can often be found in the corner by the bookshelf, surrounded by the photo books of their grandparents’ travels. As Julie explains, “We’ve always been a photographing family”, and the CEWE PHOTOBOOK is the perfect way to take these treasured family photographs and bring them to life. “When you make something you invest it with love. It’s a collection of expressions of love for my family”, Julie says. Their 2014 trip to Antarctica was a particular highlight for the pair, and the couple admit that the photo book of this once in a lifetime journey might just be their favourite from the collection.
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Julie is the one who designs all of the couple’s photo books. Each one is made as a gift for Chris, and he won’t see it until it arrives in the post, so every book is a surprise. “I always say, ‘Thank you for a lovely holiday.’
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"2004 was when I discovered digital photography. It was the year I retired and my colleagues gave me a camera. This was a revelation to me. And in a way, these CEWE books are the perfect companion to digital photography."
Although he jokes that he only went along “to carry the bags”, Chris loved their Antarctic adventure just as much as Julie, and describes it as “an extraordinary holiday”. His favourite part of their trip was walking amongst the local penguins, who are quite unafraid of humans.
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"Once you find yourself walking amongst wildlife which has no fear of your presence you feel very privileged."
Photographs of happy family moments can be found in every corner.
Julie always keeps her small Canon camera close by, just in case a photo opportunity arises when she’s out and about.
The couple often look back through their photo books of past trips. “It is a joy. To look at them again is to relive those experiences.”
A small souvenir to remind Julie and Chris of one of the highlights of their trip to Antarctica: walking with the local penguins.
I've got a map of the world on my study wall, with pins in it. We now have pins in all the continents.
Julie and Chris’ growing collection of photo books is one of the first things you spot when visiting their home.
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