For as long as I can remember, I have had a keen interest in photography and a camera on hand. I went from a film compact during childhood to a digital compact in my late teens and am now the proud owner of a Canon EOS 70D DSLR. My friends and family would be the first to tell you that I am always taking photos of everything and anything! But despite being an enthusiast, I have never actually been on a course. Instead, I have learnt manual controls through my own research and practice. So when my boyfriend and family bought me a Going Digital voucher for my birthday last year, I was excited to book a workshop. Read more “Going Digital’s Photography Course at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire”
Last year, our men did so well to surprise Jodie and me with a weekend away in Cornwall for New Year that naturally, we had some living up to do. Therefore, along with the third in our trio, Nikki, we treated the boys to a weekend away in Ceredigion, Wales. Read more “Surprise New Year Trip to Pembrokeshire, Wales”
In the past year, my other half has gotten me more in to drinking and actually enjoying beer. So when there was an opportunity to take a tour around the Hillside Brewery in Gloucestershire, I jumped at the chance. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing on dates – I’m sure Paul was sick of me by the end! – we settled on 18th November and it soon came upon us. Read more “Hillside Brewery Tour, Gloucestershire”
Have you ever heard of Weston-Super-Mare’s Carnival? I hadn’t. But after some of my family went last year and came back raving about it, I know I’d have to go to the next one. Fast forward a year and I’m very glad that I tagged along! Read more “Weston-Super-Mare Carnival, Somerset”
My friend and I have been trying to do different activities on our regular catch ups this year. Earlier in Summer, we went for a delicious Cocktail Afternoon Tea at Malmaison Hotel in Birmingham and the other weekend, we spent a relaxing afternoon at the Cotswolds Hotel & Spa. Read more “Pampering Spa Day at the Cotswolds Hotel & Spa, Oxfordshire”
On a trip to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, you are bound to come across some top-notch restaurants. The daddy of these fine dining establishments is Prithvi Restaurant* and recently, we were invited to sample their new Autumn menu. Since our visit, it’s safe to say that we now understand why it’s rated so highly on Trip Advisor! Read more “Lunch with Prithvi Restaurant in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire”
Dave and I looked after Pepper, Dave’s parents’ dog, in September and it was such a success, that we have had her stay with us again recently! The weather wasn’t looking bad on the Sunday and with Autumn being in full swing, we headed for a walk at Symonds Yat in Herefordshire. Read more “Autumn Trek at Symonds Yat, Hereforshire”
Here are some of the photos from a recent first birthday ‘Cake Smash’ portrait session; featuring the utterly adorable Romeo-Beau and amazing – and delicious! – cake from Laura’s Cakes.