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A Trip to Winter Wonderland and Bavarian Village, London, Hyde Park - Samsung Nx1100


Last Friday I was unwillingly dragged to Winter Wonderland, something I was adamant I would not enjoy seen as I’m a big scrooge and I hate the cold. Alas, I got up, got ready and got myself down to Marble Arch tube to meet my friend Tasha. I figured if anything, it was an excuse to try out my camera seen as all it’s had the chance to do is take pictures of lipstick since I bought it.

First port of call was to buy some gloves though so we had a mooch over to Primark. – It was a bit pointless on my part though seen as I discovered about three seconds after taking the tags off that I couldn’t work the camera with ‘100% leather’ gloves on so my fingers were cold anyway.  Continue reading


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A Day Trip to Dovestone Reservoir, Greenfield, Saddleworth

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During the lush weather I had a little escape up to Manchester for a week and it was lovely to spend a weekend hitting the sales at the Trafford center and then a few days in the week taking long walks in the countryside and generally winding down and relaxing.

On the Monday I ended up at Dovestone Reservoir, a fantastic National Trust spot with awesome views and numerous trails to follow. We went for the simple loop which took around two hours including photo breaks. There are a couple of hardcore trails for recreational walkers and mountain bikers but generally it’s just a great place for a long stroll.

I had a really strong urge to run to the nearest dog shelter and adopt a companion as Dovestone is just one of those places that I can imagine a dog would love.

In a place as breathtaking as this it makes me glad that I live in England.  I think this may be my new zen place 🙂 Continue reading