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Sunday, 24 May 2015

24.05.15 Silent Sunday

Lanzarote beach

Friday, 22 May 2015

My Samsung S5 and its amazing camera

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It was a year ago that I wrote about my mobile phone woes. It was a post which won me a mobile phone! A Samsung Galaxy S5 to be precise. I haven't looked back since I got it. I adore my phone. The main thing about it that I love is the camera. It's incredible, and has taken my photography to a new level. 

Me and my Samsung S5

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Trespass Florissant Waterproof Jacket Review

When I was contacted by Trespass to ask if I would like to review a jacket, I jumped at the chance. I didn't have a lightweight coat for the summer. We do a lot of walking in the Dales where we live and the weather is rather unpredictable, so something which would keep the rain and the wind out would be perfect! I chose this jacket, the Florissant waterproof jacket in Cornflour blue. It is such a gorgeous colour and I have received so many compliments on the colour whilst wearing it.

Trespass Florissant Waterproof Jacket

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Gallery - Landscape

The Photo Gallery - Week 231

I feel very honoured to be the reason behind this week's theme. I met Tara at the first Cybher and she inspired me to begin taking photography seriously. Not too seriously, but thinking about shots and composition and light. Mainly light. It was not long after this that I started taking a 'good morning from' picture,  which I take most days without fail! They started as landscape views from our old house, with weekend pictures from my grandma's house. Now they are taken from her house every day, although sadly my grandma is no longer here to see them.

Yorkshire Dales sunrise

This picture was well timed, the sun making silhouettes on the sheep and glaring straight into the lens.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Disney on Ice Review

My children and I were lucky enough to be asked to review Disney on Ice's current tour Magical Ice Festival. I managed to keep it a secret and didn't let slip to the children that we were going. When we arrived they were ridiculously excited and I have to admit that I was too. We haven't ever been to anything by Disney before, but they adore the films. Sadly we missed the first part of the show, the Little Mermaid, but I am told by others who were there that it was amazing. We came in just as Ariel was suspended from a rope spinning very high up which was an incredible stunt!

Tangled Disney on Ice

Sunday, 17 May 2015

17.05.15 Silent Sunday

Cherry blossom blue sky

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Kidzpod review and giveaway

We have been trying out Kidzpod lunchboxes at home. My daughter has a packed lunch at nursery every day and, during the holidays my son has a packed lunch when he goes to sports club. Previously we used the insulated cloth ones which do tend to get rather dirty, so I was keen to try the Kidzpod, which is hygienic and easy to clean.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Your YouTube #25

My favourite video from last week was from Kaz at It's a Mum Thing where she shares her top tips for beating exam stress. Her tips are fantastic and I definitely could have done with them last year when I was sitting my final exams at university! I also love the tip about treating yourself to stationery. As for getting rid of distractions, I used a download called anti-social which blocked the internet for me and meant I couldn't be distracted by anything when I was trying to revise or do essays.

The linky is open below and can I please request that everyone watches and comments on the two videos previous to your own, that way we all get comments on our videos. Lisa will be doing her best to comment on everyone's videos as I shall be sunning myself on a beach over the next week! If you are one of the first to link up. then it would be appreciated if you come back towards the end of the week and watch the later videos.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Barbie Colour Me Cute Review

A doll whose top you can change and has a colour changing dog too! It sounded incredible, so when the opportunity arose, I knew my daughter would love to review it. If you have seen my previous Barbie review, you will know that was our first introduction to the world of Barbie, and my daughter adored it. The Barbie Colour Me Cute comes with a Barbie, a dog, a vanity stand, a wand and a bath for the dog. 

Barbie Colour Me Cute packaging

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Week 131 - What has made me happy

The countdown has officially begun! To be honest, the unofficial countdown has been going on for a long time, but it is now under a week until we go on our first family holiday abroad in a hotel. To say I am excited is an understatement. In all honesty, I am slightly concerned that I am building my expectations up too much, but the promise of childcare and time alone by the pool reading a book is almost too good to be true! We have twelve guests staying on Friday night, so we are going to be in need of a break by the time we board a plane on Sunday!

This week has been rather chilly and rainy, interspersed with flashes of sun, a sign of the summer to come and a promise of warmer weather. 

Here's what has made me happy this week...

Betty's Harrogate