France May 2019 The Watermill part 3

For our final visit to the watermill, I’ll show you some of the interesting things I found walking around the grounds with my camera. In one of the sheds   Yes that was a surprise, here’s a few details of it There was another one in a lock up, but that still worked apparently. Had a bar in it too! My favourite part was the Water feature. So that brings me to the end of showing you around the watermill, though if you were interested there’s plenty more to see in the full album (including rusty stuff embedded in ivy and…

France ~ May 2019 ~ The Watermill ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE The inside of the watermill was very cozy, so I took a few shots 🙂 Nicola had left us some nibbles and cider for when we arrived. A cool kitchen and some natty eggcups in the cupboard! The snug where we sat to watch DVD’s in the evening The bathroom and our bedroom had views out into the garden Around the outside of the mill was lovely too And we made new friends Marmalade would come for tickles as long as we were outside and Fatcat stomped indoors whenever we were there and sat on Phils knee…

Road Trip ~ October 2017~ Day 3~ Waterloo~ part 2

Part 1 HERE We emerged from the underground museum to a gorgeous sunny day, so went and had coffee sitting outside of the cafe. The lion’s mound loomed above us, and a couple of times we looked at the (225!!) steps and contemplated getting to the top and decided against it! (crapola picture here as my exposure was all wrong but I didn’t get a better one 🙄 ) But in the end I just HAD to give it a go, knowing the view would be stupendous.  Phil groaned as he knew he’d have to come with me, but we…

Road Trip ~ October 2017~ Day 1~Bruges

After the Atlantic wall, we dicked about getting lunch and looking in shops for maps, and then drove off to Bruges, arriving there at rush hour, not the best time to be looking for somewhere. The satnav got us to the right place, but we couldn’t see the hotel.  I parked up on a precarious corner before we hit the one way system and Phil got out and walked back to where the hotel was supposed be.  It didn’t help that the name of it was different from what we had, but he found it, talked to the lady there…

Day 333 & Day 334~366

Yesterday morning I got up at 6am, packed my bags and went off to Newcastle railway station where I met my friend (and boss) Brenda to go to a product launch in Manchester.  It was due to start with lunch at 12 midday and to get there on time we were catching the 9.43am to York, changing trains and on to Manchester Piccadilly for 11.45am with a 10 minute walk to the venue.  Brenda arrived at the station with 1 minute to spare, and we ran on to the train and off we went.  There was a delay at one point,…

The Sunrise Sunset Fraggle report

It’s ages since I’ve been able to take a sunset shot, but I do like them, so am posting some of the ones I’ve taken along the way in the past few years.. Back in 2008 photography was just for holidays for me, and in Tunisia I had a little Fuji SX2000. I didn’t know about RAW, or post processing, or anything to do with photography, just point and shoot and hope to capture some good memories. I got up at 6am on the day we left to get the sunrise from our hotel balcony. I think these 2 pictures…

Over the hills and far away.

I am currently in a hotel room in a place called Warrington, which is near Manchester, and am here on a training course for work.  I travelled down yesterday on a beautifully sunny, if cold, day, and called in on one of my clients who lives in the wilds of Yorkshire on my way.  I haven’t brought my big girl camera as it’s not a photography trip, but I had to capture some of my journey so the little iphone hipstamatic was employed and I am quite pleased with the outcomes. So a very scenic journey to and from my…

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So tomorrow is THE BIG DAY. I will no longer be ‘an independant’ but a partner in a limited partnership with some other former independent colleagues and our management company. Contract signing day tomorrow, and tonight a get together with colleagues to discuss all the implications and issues of the contract. So am back in Southport at the Royal Clifton Hotel, after a journey from east to west over snowy hill and dale. So today’s photos are with the Hipstamatic and taken along the way.