A London South Bank walk – BML17 insta-walk

London southbank insta-walk - Bubbablue and me

After 2 years of having 2 weekends of blog conferences back to back, I know it’s too hard.  In future if the timings are like that again, I’ll be making a decision for one only, and based on  BML17 this year, it won’t be that one unfortunately.  I want to focus this on one of the good things about BML this time, and that was the insta-walk – a London South Bank walk. Much as I love to wander with… Continue Reading “A London South Bank walk – BML17 insta-walk”

Oxford walks – Holywell and Botanic Gardens

Oxford walks - Bubbablue and me

It’s not often I get the chance (and excuse) to go out with my camera and just roam without having an agenda.  But when my car is in for service, it’s a perfect excuse as N never wants to come with me. Unfortunately I hadn’t realised that my day in Oxford coincided with the global instawalk, otherwise I’d have tagged along with the Oxford instawalk gang. Being lazy I decided against taking my mirrorless camera.  A slight mistake as it… Continue Reading “Oxford walks – Holywell and Botanic Gardens”

Holiday photos with Samsung Galaxy S8 from Three

Taking holiday photos with Samsung Galaxy S8 phone = Bubbablue and me

I love having a new phone (don’t we all), but I’m on a sim only contract so buy my phones outright and make them last 3 years.  So I’m some way off being able to change to the Samsung Galaxy S8 that I was loaned by Three.  I’m an Android girl through and through (can’t cope with no back button) and I’ve had 3 Samsung phones, so I know what I like…and the S8 I definitely like. The S8 camera… Continue Reading “Holiday photos with Samsung Galaxy S8 from Three”

Welsh beaches – Three Cliffs Bay and Caswell Bay

Beach days in Gower Wales - Bubbablue and me

When you go on summer holiday with children, the main aim is usually to spend time on the beach.  For 3 years running we’ve always gone camping with friends in the same week, and so far have had pretty good weather throughout. This year though, only going for 4 nights instead of the usual 6, and we weren’t as lucky.  We had 2 beautiful days of sunshine – arrival day and the second day, and did manage to make the… Continue Reading “Welsh beaches – Three Cliffs Bay and Caswell Bay”

Why you should edit blog photos and tips on how

How and why you should edit blog photos - Bubbablue and me

With the rapid increase in Instagram users, and bloggers wanting to make their blogs really reflect their content and life visually, photography seems to have enjoyed a resurgence in interest.  Many of my non-blogger friends have ‘big’ cameras (DSLRs that they mostly only use on auto), and the talk amongst bloggers is often about what cameras they should have for photography and/or vlogging.  But there’s so many bloggers who use photos on their blogs but don’t show them off properly. … Continue Reading “Why you should edit blog photos and tips on how”

My Sunday Photo – Strictly show

My Sunday Photo - beauty and the beast Strictly Banbury costumes and dancers

This weekend has been the local Strictly show, with local ‘heroes’ and ‘pros’ from the local ballroom dance school.  This year 2 of my friends were taking part – they both danced nicely, but for the matinee I was at they didn’t make the final stage. There were some lovely dancers – some I couldn’t tell who was the pro, others were definitely not dancers!  I’d love to take part in something like this, maybe if I lose my weight,… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – Strictly show”

Lost without my broken camera and how to fix them

Where to fix your camera - Bubbablue and me

Over the past few months I realised that my lovely mirrorless camera (*affiliate) had broken.  I’ve just got it back from being repaired, and realised how much I really loved that camera, and how much I feel like I’d lost a limb when I was without it. I realised my camera had broken and was gutted.  It’s not that old – well, 2.5ish years old.  It still worked, but the shutter dial would only work one way.  It would turn both… Continue Reading “Lost without my broken camera and how to fix them”

Living Arrows 2017 week 18 – sleeping bag snuggles

Living Arrows 2017 week 18 snuggling up

This week’s Living Arrows shot was going to be a totally different photo.  And then I found this (and a series of other similar shots) that I’d taken of N when I got my camera back and was testing it out again). When N gets tired, he brings his sleeping bag and pillows downstairs to snuggle up in and watch tv (currently Horrible Histories is his obsession).  He kept hiding from me but eventually agreed to have his photo taken.… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 18 – sleeping bag snuggles”

My Sunday Photo – newborn lamb

My Sunday Photo - newborn lamb

We arrived home the other day to see more sheep and lambs being put out in the field behind the house. This newborn lamb was only 10 minutes old.  It took a wobbly while to find milk, its mother seemed a bit bemused but wasn’t really helping it. N’s being very good and counting the sheep and lambs out in the field each morning to check they’re all still ok.

Project 365 2017 week 17

pulling faces

I thought this week’s Project 365 would be lacking photo options because several days I didn’t recall taking any. I’m finding it seems to be same old, same old things I’m seeing, so I’m not feeling that inspired.  But I managed the week, so on to next weeks. I did get my camera back from its repairs, and all is sorted.  I’m happy to have it back, although it does feel weird having a big camera back in my hands… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 17”