Saturday, 26 March 2011


Yesterday evening we went to Glowworld aka a fancily dressed up funfair for parents to be manipulated and guilt tripped into spending *cough* wasting lots of money....

As it turns out it was rather good and despite our better judgement we all enjoyed ourselves! We all went on a ride or two, ate some candy floss and managed to avoid the scam amusement arcades. There were also a few fun entertainments with large inflatables with lights inside them.

This shot was taken just at the very end when we were starting to feel cold and achy and tired. We watched the "dance of the lobsters" for a second time before heading to the car park. Had Nathan known I was taking a picture of him it would probably have been much better as he kept moving! *sigh*

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Views from the Hilton.

This weekend I stayed at The Hilton Hotel for my friend's Hen party. We had an absolutely fantastic time. I'm going to be one of her bridesmaids next month so it's all very exciting!

The Manchester hilton is in Beatham tower which is the tallest building in the city. We were only about a quarter of the way up on the 12th floor but still got some pretty good views.

These are just a variety of my favourite night ones. They were taken at 1am after a reasonably good nights drinking so not the best shots in the world!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

By the Riverside

Taken on the "bandstand" by the river Tees in Barnard Castle where I grew up. We spent many hours playing here as children and it's quite nostalgic watching our own children play here now.

I used my 50mm lens which is an old German model. I love it, but for some reason it doesn't have a great focal range so there were a couple of shots that I tried out that just couldn't work. I'd taken another of Nathan sitting on the bench, but as soon as I'd moved far enough back to get the whole bench in it was out of focus! Oh well. I'm sticking with this lens for now though as I find the depth of colour and the flexibility of aperture so much better than with my other lenses.

This shot of Squish was taken a couple of minutes after she'd just fallen head first into the river and mummy had to rescue her!

I believe this unhappy face was a result of being told we had to leave early due to her younger sister's unexpected swim. As an aside... the bridge in the background has always been known to me as the 'silver bridge' but it has recently had some work done to it and a fresh coat of a more greeny-blue paint. It will always be "The Silver Bridge" though.