A brief love affair

You will recall I mentioned not so long ago about being excited to be the owner of a Leica camera.  Well I am about to sell it! Don’t get me wrong, I love it but the photography course I have started ensures that you take all of your photos in manual mode. The Leica can…

Celebrating our 10th Civil Partnership Anniversary 

10 years ago today, Richard and I tied the knot celebrating our union with our civil partnership. I still remember the day like it was yesterday and feel so loved and grateful for that day. I don’t know where the time has gone but we’ve had lots of love and adventures during this time.  Long…

Back in the saddle

This week has been very active but sadly that has not equated to much physical activity. At the start of the week I was in Rotterdam for work,  (Richard went home to Devon and Tilly to her place in the country). Of course, it’s not a long flight but all the usual issues of travelling…

City to city 

Had a work trip to Rotterdam earlier this week. Not much time to relax but it was interesting. Managed to snap some interesting shots flying over London on the return. Also got some fun snaps tied to the conference I attended with thanks to the Axe (Lynx) team and Instagram … As you can see…

Welcome to Colchester

  The weather has been lovely today so we decided to take a long walk around Colchester. We’ve lived here just over five years and we have had a good exploration of the town whilst we’ve been here and yet there is always more to see. I have seen Jumbo (the Victorian water tower) from a…

Time for another gym assessment…

It’s been about 10 weeks since we joined the Essex Golf and Country Club and my gym attendance is going strong.  It has enabled me to be focussed and allows us to both get out and have a decent round of exercise (which was the intention). Richard has found his groove in the pool whilst…

David Bailey? Mario Testino?

  …I don’t think so but I will keep trying! I am considering doing a photography course to try and get the most from my Leica but that won’t be for a couple of weeks. My boss, however, had the bright idea that we could do with some team portraits for our profiles.  Initially, I…

Work (out) Bitch!

Thanks to Britney the opening section of my work out today was harder than it should have been.  Work Bitch queued up on my playlist and I decided to match the speed of the traak whilst on the bike. Of course this was in the hardest section of my bike routine!   And then I…

A Relaxing Day

A relaxing (albeit autumnal) day at Woburn Abbey with friends. It gave me an excuse to test drive my Leica.  I am not sure what I am doing yet but these are my favourite photos from today.

I Leica it a lot!

After lots of deliberation and years of thinking about it, I took the plunge and got a Leica camera. I confess I cannot afford a brand new one but knowing how robust and advanced the cameras are, I managed to buy a really good quality D Lux 5 today. I have only been messing around…

Gym’ll fix it

Another day and another trip to the gym (well last night). I’ve done really well this week with three sessions at the gym since Saturday. Last night was the first post work session and although it was tough when I started I just got on with it.  To quote my colleagues I smashed it! I…